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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2002, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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OT - Who Here Fixed Up the Toy Jeep for thier Kid

It was a while back and one of you here did some mods to a motorized Toy Jeep . I think it was Dirt Dog but I`m not sure . I`m fixing one up for my Grandson and I know you did some cool mods to it [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Let me know , ok ?

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Re: OT - Who Here Fixed Up the Toy Jeep for thier Kid

Yep, that was Dirt Dog. Last I heard, the PowerWheels Jeep was bigger than his!
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Re: OT - Who Here Fixed Up the Toy Jeep for thier Kid

On the PBB there was a thread a couple of months ago about modifying Powerwheels.
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Re: OT - Who Here Fixed Up the Toy Jeep for thier Kid

I coundt find anythign with the search thread "powerwheels" ( well one thread not helpful unless I want a custom tube kidos rig!)

did you have another thread in mind infantryYJ?

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Re: OT - Who Here Fixed Up the Toy Jeep for thier Kid

I tried the search too, but couldn't find anything either, I want to say that the timeframe of the thread was around Labor Day, it may have gone into the thread cemetary [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] You might be able to get MattS to pull it for you.
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Re: OT - Who Here Fixed Up the Toy Jeep for thier Kid

I'd be interested as well. My son has a Peg Perego Jeep and sheared the front left wheel off. While I've got it apart I'd sure be interested in tweaking it a bit. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: OT - Who Here Fixed Up the Toy Jeep for thier Kid

Ya I thought it was him . The problem with them is the low power due to insufficient battery and the traction !! I know he had pics of what he did to the wheels and stuff and my search turned up nothing either . As much I hate to , I`ll check out the Pirates BBS and see what the write up is all about . Thats the main vocabulary of my 2 1/2 year old Grandson , Jeep , Jeep , Jeep , Jeep , which is all my fault [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]


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Re: OT - Who Here Fixed Up the Toy Jeep for thier Kid

for traction Ive been thinking of a bunch of stainless sheetmetal screw ( with the large head) screwed into the wheels?

it might just rip them off if it hooks up, maybe some JBweld under them, or

how about clean the wheels really well, and epoxy some paddles on them..hehe sand tires.

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Re: OT - Who Here Fixed Up the Toy Jeep for thier Kid

For traction, why don't you take an old tire inner tube, cut it so that you can fit it around the big plastic tire, that should help out alot,....no lugs, but a better gripping surface.
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Re: OT - Who Here Fixed Up the Toy Jeep for thier Kid

Yup it was me. [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Traction mods:
Rear tires have 5/16"(head) self drillers screwed in a faux bogger type of pattern. For the front I have a single row down the middle to help it steer.
Bigger/better meats mean you need MORE POWER. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
HUGE power increase was done with the addition a jumper box 12v sealed battery. It's small, lasts 3 time as long as the original one, can be charged in an hr with my regular battery charger, and THEY RIP. [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
Thats really all I have done to this one. The last one had some tranny issues [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] that took me a little to get worked out, but this one has been fine.(musta beefed it)
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