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Offline Shiroth

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Pink Jeep
« on: December 02, 2018, 11:46:40 PM »
Started off just watching youtube and randomly came across a "larger" plywood jeep video, I instantly decided to make my own but smaller, something the kids could play with.

Started off with a green jeep built around a pocket bike engine, turned out to be a bit heavy for the clutch on the small engine, burned out 2 of them before I decided to swap over to a 6hp off an old power washer. It was one wheel driven and kind of rattles your eyeballs around.

Now to the "Pink Jeep"

A brief description...
It has suspension to reduce eyeball vibrating, a differential for rear wheel drive, and a torque converter. (all upgrades in comparison to the green jeep)

Edit: I hit enter in the preview and it posed it.
The motor I originally used for the pink jeep was a Mitsubishi off another power washer, its in one of the pictures. I did end up swaping it out for a new motor from princess auto. one of the jets was missing on the carb and was proving to be one hell of a time to find a replacement. and I happened to have the new motor in a box, so it just got slapped in.

this project was my first ever real attempt at welding, so a lot of it might look like chicken crap =P

























« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 12:32:58 AM by Shiroth »

Offline stevehuckss396

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Re: Pink Jeep
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 11:55:23 PM »
That is cool as heck. I like to fix up Model T go-karts so I can appreciate the miniature cars and trucks.
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Re: Pink Jeep
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 12:12:48 AM »
I'm a real fan of flat fenders... had a '47 CJ2A until a few years ago. A guy offered me a deal I couldn't refuse..  :'(

You don't mess around with framework! That looks like it would take a direct hit.

Excellent!!   :praise2:

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Re: Pink Jeep
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 12:14:14 AM »
Cool buggy!!

Offline Shiroth

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Re: Pink Jeep
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 12:24:21 AM »
They get a little better each time I build one, learning as I go that kids crash into stuff, the green one has had the bumper bent in on more then one occasion now, so I beefed it up a bit.

Then next one I have planned with will be 4 wheel drive with a starter, eventually would like to build the V8 to slap it in there and be completely kick ass, by then I might actually be decent at building them, I still feel that my skill at it are is poor at best.

« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 12:29:58 AM by Shiroth »

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Re: Pink Jeep
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 12:30:24 AM »
Thanks for posting some of the details!! Really cool project and I know the kids must love them!!

Bill

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Re: Pink Jeep
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 12:43:00 AM »
I will have to go out sometime and take some more pictures, a lot of it is missing, such as the pedal system and the rear end with differential and motor ect.

If anyone does become interested I can post the plywood layout for it, everything else is "winged" so I don't have plans for it lol

Offline Ye-Ole Steam Dude

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Re: Pink Jeep
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 01:17:24 AM »
Hello Shiroth,

Really kool Jeeps and I like the green army trailer. Lucky kids.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: Pink Jeep
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 02:22:01 AM »
That's really neat!  And it looks like the kids love them, so what could be better? :)
Kim

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Re: Pink Jeep
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 02:04:19 PM »
No offense is intended, but...

I looks like you're on the way to a performance group that can go to the local parades.

You just need a Candy Cannon mounted on the back of one of them.

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Re: Pink Jeep
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 03:46:48 PM »
We have a young girl that brings her John Deere tractor to out show every year. It is painted the same color pink, and is always a hit!!

Bill

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Re: Pink Jeep
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 05:31:27 PM »
No offense is intended, but...

I looks like you're on the way to a performance group that can go to the local parades.

You just need a Candy Cannon mounted on the back of one of them.

ShopShoe

I was almost tempted to make a small parade float for it and have it in the Santa clause parade.