The Jeep required an extensive rebuild... more or less. The body was in sore shape, repair work was needed on a few essential parts. Parts were hard to come by... rather... unattainable due to the age of the vehicle. But all in all, the end result wasn't to shabby.
The work garnered a decent amount of attention to my amazement. I was offered upwards of 80 dollars for the Jeep once finished. The rebuild only cost me, with help on supplies, roughly 20 to 30 dollars so that would have been a decent profit. However, I turned down the offers as I was building this for my daughter and not for sale. Future options to be sure once shes done with it though. lol
Current day. i acquired, again for free, a Harley Davidson Edition F-150 power wheels truck. Mechanically, this thing is sound. No Issues to speak of, but looks wise, it needs a little sprucing up. So, plans are now in the works to refurbishing the Vehicle with some minor customization's.
Since the vehicle was procured for a friend. The funding of this project will not be mine to bare. So that makes this all fun.
Stay tuned for progress on this one just the same. The pictures I have right now are of the BEFORE status of this vehicle. I regret not doing this for the Jeep more than the one pic I had of it. So this time, I was prepared for the BEFORE so I can match it fully to the AFTER look.
So without further delay, below are the pics. Enjoy and thank you for following and any comments are appreciate.
So, no real progress to speak of, but a plan of attack is certainly in motion.
Since the Harley Davidson decals are hard to come by, I have decided to give the F150 a new lease on life and change the look of the truck a bit.
To do this, I am going to be purchasing two different decal packs that fit the truck and will then be using decals from both sheets to complete the custom look of the truck.
The look will be very aggressive and be my personal version of a concept or one off Raptor Edition.
Here are the decal packs I am speaking of.
Be it that the truck is black already, both themes will look great when merged. Minus the racing numbers of course. Not a winner with me there, but I think I can use the majority of the decals to reclassify this truck and make it look more impressive.
For the hood, I plan on painting racing stripes but the color of the strips is still in the air. Thinking red and the stripes will be painted to match the Raptor side emblems so color matching will be key here.
I am swapping the Chrome rims to my sons F150. I am then going to take the rims currently on my sons truck, which are gray or imitation alloy and I am going to give them a custom paint job to be placed on the "Raptor"
Essentially, with the painted stripes and the rims and a little bit of Chrome repair and adding, that's all the paint needed here and all that's left is simply a re-badging of the truck, but the end result should be fairly impressive.
Stay tuned, work begins within two weeks. Or as soon as the supplies can be obtained.
So I was looking at the Radio sticker for the truck and realized that this sticker does not come with any of the sticker packs. It appears that this sticker, unlike the rest is pre-installed.
I certainly have no wish to allow this to go untouched as the rest of the truck will look finished "Like New" quality and then only to look at the radio and see it cracked and faded. not to mention the Power Wheels logo on it is a bit rubbed off as well.
Here is the picture of what I am referring to.
So, I am creative enough to do something with the battery cover for the radio... but there is yet another option. I saw the new truck not only has a working radio like the F150 but with one, very cool added feature. An Aux-in jack that supports MP3 players.
Now I know, its truly not needed, but would be an awesome added feature to add to the customization of this truck. The image below is the radio I would like to obtain. Given that the price is cheap enough that is.
So, could someone help me find out where I can buy the radio pictured above so I can figure out if this is a viable option cost wise?
If too costly, I will continue on the road to clean up and customize the current battery cover.
Orderd the decales and the one needed part for the wheel which was a center cap for one of the wheels.
bit of snag in the order though and won't know till Monday how it will pan out. ThougHt the store was local... It wasn't, so I selected store pickup... Emailed and asked if they could ship it to me instead and add the center cap to the order as well... We'll see.
the breakdown begins soon. Pics coming everyone watching, stay tuned.
Received confirmation that items needed for the build will be delivered today. Which means the breakdown can proceed this weekend... perhaps... a small chance... I may even be able to complete the build this weekend.
Would be a fast turn around to be sure. But the painting and customizing is minimal so the refurb should be straight forward and easy.
Provided I have the time that is.
Personally, I want this to be a quick process. I have a quad I am redoing after the truck and I am eager to try my hand at amping that one up as well.
More about that later. Supplies are coming together. Sorry for little to no pics as of late. Nothing to really take pictures of until the break down.
I will try to catalog the breakdown point for point so anyone considering taking on this sort of project will be aware of what to look for.
I know I have said this multiple times already... but... Stay Tuned!! Work is about to officially begin.