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Old 11-05-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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Mini Jeep Build

So my jeep had a kid...
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He's growing so fast I had to get him new shoes....
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Lets see how the fit
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I'd say pretty good
He's gunna need to get stronger though.. poor little guy
Hope this'll do
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Now in all seriousness my addiction has gone to far...
All in good fun though.
I'm doing this mini jeep build for myself and hopefully one day my son.
I'm only 18 myself and just love toys
I picked up that power wheels jeep for $20, knocked 5 off from craigslist. My buddy paid for it though cause I took him to see his gf since he wrecked his truck haha, thanks man.
So with the mini jeep and no money into it yet my dad let me have this craftsman 6hp tiller with a briggs and station motor thats not running.
I figured tillers were designed to dig in and for torque so thats why I asked for it from him.
Now I have a motor and the body at no cost to me.
Next comes the tires... 18x9.50 on an 8 inch rim.
Got all 5 plus 4 suv tires off craigslist for $20, what a steal.
This friday I will be welding up a frame thanks to my buddy John who is supplying some nice scrap metal and letting me use his welder for free.
I have good friends
Thanks to all who contributed so far and stay tuned for project mini jeep.
Trying to make it a small scale model of mine.

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Old 11-05-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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Man, I have wanted to do this for years. By the time I get my Jeep done and am able to start it my kids will need real Jeeps. Two more years and my oldest will be driving.

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Old 11-05-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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Man, I have wanted to do this for years. By the time I get my Jeep done and am able to start it my kids will need real Jeeps. Two more years and my oldest will be driving.
Help your kids make them for their kids when you become a grandpa haha. Time flys man.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:00 PM   #4
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Welp stripped it all down and did the frame Friday as promised. It was my first time welding but my buddy let me use his welder and gave me a 2 minute lesson haha, wasn't to bad.

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Old 11-12-2013, 01:42 PM   #5
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hijack.....

I built one for my son a few years ago. Working headlights and tail lights. Custom decals.

visit www.modifiedpowerwheels.com if you really want your head to spin. You are not alone.




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Old 11-12-2013, 03:50 PM   #6
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hijack.....

I built one for my son a few years ago. Working headlights and tail lights. Custom decals.

visit www.modifiedpowerwheels.com if you really want your head to spin. You are not alone.
Oh I know believe me, I researched a lot of different things before I started this. What sets mine apart is the fact that it is going to have a gas motor, I have only seen 4 or 5 people in my research who have done it. Of course along with a gas motor it will have real tires, frame, lights ect. I want it to be the closest thing possible to my actual Jeep.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:22 PM   #7
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Well I made up a rear axle from the sprocket on the tiller, some tubing and some bolts. Also took apart an old lawn mower for steering parts but realized the frame would be perfect with a bit of modding. I sat the jeep ontop after a bit of welding and this is how its gunna look. Tad bigger than I planned but still awesome.

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As a reminder this is just another mock up, it is not yet completed and many things will be modified.
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What happened to this thing? Im ready to see some mud fly!!!!
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What happened to this thing? Im ready to see some mud fly!!!!
My welder broke and I put off fixing it cause I had a few thousand in repairs on my actual jeep. The welder just got fixed and so did my jeep. Work should be restarting soon.
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This thing is cool
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:21 PM   #11
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I wana see you drive it thru a mud hole when ur done!!
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haha man, never thought to do something like this. these look awesome
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Wow that thing is awesome, can't wait to se it when it is finished. If only the body was a little bit bigger to fit the frame a little bit better.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:34 PM   #14
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Wow that thing is awesome, can't wait to se it when it is finished. If only the body was a little bit bigger to fit the frame a little bit better.
Yea the newer kids jeeps are way bigger... Might switch the body out later cause that's easy.


As for work on mini jeep its in the negative temps here right now and I still have work on my actual jeep. I'm sorry everything been delayed lately, I really do wanna bang it out for you guys.

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