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gseric69
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Red Lion
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Posted - 11/03/2008 :  21:14:34  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
Well, I saw this one on Craigslist and couldn't pass it up. I always wanted a metal frame Jeep, I just had to drive an hour to get it. No batteries or charger, but the wiring harness had the recall work done on it.
I already found a red grille complete with false headlights on EBAY for $12 shipped to replace the custom job it came with. Not too shabby so far.
I'm looking forward to working on this one, but I have a feeling I won't get started on this one until next spring. That way I can plan it out and start getting parts for it. I'm thinking of lifting it and putting some 14" wheels on it.


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36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
RIP: 12V Super 6 Suzuki Quad w/Seperate Brake pedal (Decommissioned/Parted)

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colinandmylesmom
Senior Modder



USA



2351 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2008 :  21:20:55  Show Profile
Sweet ride, we had that same exact one, but sold it as it didn't steer worth crap. Of course, we didn't want to bother modding it or fixing the steering.

Some people love the older vehicles and say the gears, etc were better made, but personally every older vehicle we've had, quad/jeep, I wasn't too fond of, hence why we parted them out or sold them whole.

Some big wheels would look smokin' on that though, some Silverado wheels or Escalade wheels!



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KrazyJuice
Expert Modder

Toronto
Ontario
Canada



617 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2008 :  21:24:47  Show Profile
Nice find
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gseric69
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Red Lion
PA
USA



6315 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2008 :  22:01:59  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by colinsmom

Sweet ride, we had that same exact one, but sold it as it didn't steer worth crap. Of course, we didn't want to bother modding it or fixing the steering.

Some people love the older vehicles and say the gears, etc were better made, but personally every older vehicle we've had, quad/jeep, I wasn't too fond of, hence why we parted them out or sold them whole.

Some big wheels would look smokin' on that though, some Silverado wheels or Escalade wheels!



I'm probably going to put some batteries in it this weekend and have my daughter test it out. That way I can see what I need to do to help it steer better. We have a pretty hilly yard, so good steering is a must. Since I'll be lifting it, I'll fix any steering issues at that time too.

I have one and a half of those older quads too, but so far they've just been sitting there (in the background). I haven't decided what to do with them yet. I like my ninja quad better so far, and that one is getting modded next.

36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
RIP: 12V Super 6 Suzuki Quad w/Seperate Brake pedal (Decommissioned/Parted)

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gseric69
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Red Lion
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USA



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Posted - 11/06/2008 :  06:30:13  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
Well I tried to do a quick test with it and put some batteries in, unfortunately it only went backwards. Looks like I'll have to take the F/R switch apart and clean it up to see if I can get it moving forwards.
I got the new grille for it today, and what an improvement it made already.

Oh, and you know what really grinds my gears (to quote Peter Griffin), can't Fisher Price spend just a little more and put screws in these things that't won't rust! Stainless screws don't cost that much more around me, and it sure would be better than the rusty garbage they are using now.

36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
RIP: 12V Super 6 Suzuki Quad w/Seperate Brake pedal (Decommissioned/Parted)

Edited by - gseric69 on 11/06/2008 09:50:21
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gseric69
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Red Lion
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USA



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Posted - 01/26/2009 :  08:01:32  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
Well I haven't started on this one, just been collecting parts for my plans, but yesterday I happened upon a fortunate score. I was going to pick up an F150 for what I thought was Super 6 motors to replace the ones I burned up, but when I got there it turned out that the owner had modded it and had old 13T metal frame gearboxes in it. So I was pretty psyched I found 2 more gearboxes to do my 4WD conversion here.

So far the plans are to lift the Jeep, install the rack and pinion steering from a Gaucho and make it 4WD. Everything is in place, I just need to figure out how to make the front end work now.

36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
RIP: 12V Super 6 Suzuki Quad w/Seperate Brake pedal (Decommissioned/Parted)

Edited by - gseric69 on 01/26/2009 08:02:09
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sdubb
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1661 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2009 :  13:20:38  Show Profile
How hard is it going to be to install the rack and pinion steering?

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gseric69
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Red Lion
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Posted - 02/13/2009 :  13:28:14  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by sdubb

How hard is it going to be to install the rack and pinion steering?



I'm not sure what it's going to entail yet, I haven't really had a chance to look at it and what will need to be done. I'm hoping I can do it without having to weld anything since I don't know how to weld and don't have a welder either.

36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
RIP: 12V Super 6 Suzuki Quad w/Seperate Brake pedal (Decommissioned/Parted)
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glht_omni
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426 Posts

Posted - 02/15/2009 :  16:53:43  Show Profile
since those have the 700 series motors, you beter throw those revolvers motors in it and 24v it!

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berchet porsche carerra 6v RIP (parting out),
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gseric69
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Red Lion
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Posted - 02/16/2009 :  08:27:45  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by glht_omni

since those have the 700 series motors, you beter throw those revolvers motors in it and 24v it!



Yea, definitely going to go with 24V. I just need to see how the batteries will fit under the hood. There doesn't seem to be as much room as the newer uni-body Jeeps have.

I didn't even think about the motors, but I'll probably keep the stock ones until they fail just to keep costs down for now.

36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
RIP: 12V Super 6 Suzuki Quad w/Seperate Brake pedal (Decommissioned/Parted)

Edited by - gseric69 on 02/16/2009 08:32:45
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swhenrik
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Pengilly
MN
USA



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Posted - 02/18/2009 :  14:42:10  Show Profile  Visit swhenrik's Homepage
I'd say to have the kids try the steering before planning any mods to it. My opinion is completely the opposite of Colinsmom's.... the metal frame Jeeps have excellent leverage for the steering, and all steel parts that don't flex or bind. The newer vehicles have plastic blocks that flex and drag a lot, and the leverage is completely screwed up. If this one doesn't steer better then any newer PW on the market, get out the oil can!

The leverage is so much better in fact, that I don't think you'll see a problem even after adding the 4wd.

Keep in mind, those gearboxes are LOUD. With 4 of them spinning, and any speed mods, I'd just plan on putting a walkie talking in there with them so you don't have to yell so loud to get their attention.

Projects: Jeep, Bigfoot, Lil' Quad, Dora Quad, Dirt Grinder, Nascar, Intro, Ultimate Gaucho
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blindside
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Springfield
MO
USA

13 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2009 :  17:54:52  Show Profile  Visit blindside's Homepage  Click to see blindside's MSN Messenger address  Send blindside a Yahoo! Message
Any new progress on this? I just picked up this exact vehicle and I'm considering doing some tinkering. Curious to hear what you've come up with.

I have 1 problem to address before I make it any faster, the back roll bar where the seat belts are attached have worn out the holes they are inserted into and don't like to stay in place well. I've thought of a few things but I'm wondering if anyone knows a sure way to get better support for them, since this is where the kid protection is mounted. :)

Thanks in advance, and good luck on your mod! I look forward to seeing what you've come up with.
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gseric69
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Posted - 06/01/2009 :  19:40:49  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
Hey, unfortunately this one has taken a back seat while I work on the Apache. I have still been collecting parts for it in the meantime though, and I have just about everything ready to go. I have the metal frame lift kit, 13" wheels and four 13T gearboxes ready to go on. I've decided to stick with the stock steering set up, and sold the rack and pinion Gaucho assembly to Krazyjuice so he could fix his up.

Mine didn't have shoulder seatbelts, but I think the one cfanto got did. I haven't taken a close look as to how the rollbar is connected to the frame, but I know on my Sun Jammer, the main bar was screwed on from beneath. I'll try to take a look at mine tomorrow and see if I can come up anything.

36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
RIP: 12V Super 6 Suzuki Quad w/Seperate Brake pedal (Decommissioned/Parted)
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gseric69
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Red Lion
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Posted - 11/10/2009 :  17:11:54  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
As a result of my Harley ad, I got to talking with a lady who was interested in getting a 2 seater Jeep for her children. I was telling her about the work I do, and she asked me if it would be possible to make the Jeep to look like Sarge from Cars. So this project has now evolved into another Sarge build. This should be a fun one.
Unfortunately due to the time constraints to get it ready in time for Christmas, I'm going to have to drop the 4x4 project for it.
Instead it'll get a set of 17T #7s and 18V.

36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
RIP: 12V Super 6 Suzuki Quad w/Seperate Brake pedal (Decommissioned/Parted)

Edited by - gseric69 on 12/16/2009 22:58:01
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MustangFreak
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San Antonio
Texas
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Posted - 11/11/2009 :  02:31:12  Show Profile  Visit MustangFreak's Homepage  Send MustangFreak a Yahoo! Message
Subscribed... take lots of pics . You planning on adding the eyes, and a mouth?



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gseric69
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Red Lion
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Posted - 11/11/2009 :  07:27:19  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by FjCruiser

Subscribed... take lots of pics . You planning on adding the eyes, and a mouth?


Yes, she said she wants me to do the eyes. I'll have to see if I can find or make some stickers for the Eyes. I have an extra set of McQueen eyes, so I may scan them and change the color to match Sarges eyes.
I've been thining about the mouth and how to handle it. His bumper already matches the bumper on the Jeep when he's not smiling. Most of the images I found show him with just a little upper curl in his lip. The one picture I found of him with a smile has a curved bumper.






36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
RIP: 12V Super 6 Suzuki Quad w/Seperate Brake pedal (Decommissioned/Parted)
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Taz11
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Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



3739 Posts

Posted - 11/11/2009 :  07:37:23  Show Profile
How about using a heat gun to make the mouth? That plastic gets really workable when hot. I fixed a kinked windshield frame with one.

I get vinyl from a local sign shop. You should be able to make eyes out of some white and black. Cut it by hand.

Drive it like you stole it!........out of somebody's garbage!

Edited by - Taz11 on 11/11/2009 07:42:28
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gseric69
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Posted - 11/11/2009 :  07:55:08  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by Taz11

How about using a heat gun to make the mouth? That plastic gets really workable when hot. I fixed a kinked windshield frame with one.




That's not a bad idea. Luckily I have 3 extra bumpers to work with too, so if I screw one up too bad, I have backups

36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
RIP: 12V Super 6 Suzuki Quad w/Seperate Brake pedal (Decommissioned/Parted)
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gseric69
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Red Lion
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Posted - 11/18/2009 :  12:20:00  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
I met with my customer this morning. Plans are to add head and taillights, make the windshield up to resemble Sarge's eyes, and add a spare tire and gas can.
One thing I wasn't sure of was weather or not I should keep the Roll Bar light, and/or roll bar itself on the Jeep. Since Sarge is a covered Jeep, I wasn't sure which way to go. Thoughts?
I have a set of the rectangular lights like Cfanto has on his here that I could add LEDs to.



The Jeep has already been torn down. Sticker removal and washing is next....

36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
RIP: 12V Super 6 Suzuki Quad w/Seperate Brake pedal (Decommissioned/Parted)
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Taz11
Advanced Modder

Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



3739 Posts

Posted - 11/18/2009 :  13:07:11  Show Profile
To look like Sarge it needs a roof. Of course, a roof that clears the drivers head is way out of proportion.

Here's my thought. Use a 2 piece rollbar(like on the Safari Jeep)and cover it with some olive drab material like the real jeep top. Just leave it open over the seat fo head clearance. Oh...and no lights on top.

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drew510
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Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 11/18/2009 :  13:22:10  Show Profile
Do you know how to sew at all? You could make a cloth wrap with some army green material and put it on the roll bar - like the LE Jeeps (and some Barbie Jeeps)have. I'd ask the customer if they wanted the roll bar lights. Another option for them would be the old Bigfoot style ones like I have on my Jeep. You could do the Harbor Freight headlight mod to them.

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Dylan13
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Oakmont
Pa



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Posted - 11/18/2009 :  13:22:27  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Taz11

To look like Sarge it needs a roof. Of course, a roof that clears the drivers head is way out of proportion.

Here's my thought. Use a 2 piece rollbar(like on the Safari Jeep)and cover it with some olive drab material like the real jeep top. Just leave it open over the seat fo head clearance. Oh...and no lights on top.




I agree, need to make some sort of canvas thing for behind the seats

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gseric69
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Posted - 11/18/2009 :  14:06:04  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
I like the canvas idea. I do know how to sew, the problem is time. This needs to be done before Christmas since it's a present. I would also need to locate the rear bar from a Safari Jeep, since mine does not have the two bar setup.
I did send my customer an email to see what she thought.

36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
RIP: 12V Super 6 Suzuki Quad w/Seperate Brake pedal (Decommissioned/Parted)
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mad_dog1968
Journeyman Modder

Tabor City
NC
USA

133 Posts

Posted - 11/18/2009 :  14:26:06  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by gseric69

I like the canvas idea. I do know how to sew, the problem is time. This needs to be done before Christmas since it's a present. I would also need to locate the rear bar from a Safari Jeep, since mine does not have the two bar setup.
I did send my customer an email to see what she thought.



You could always use PVC, that's right... I said it... to create the canopy section. Drill holes in the frame to route the PVC through and add some grommets around the holes you drill to give it a clean look. The cloth will cover the PVC so it shouldn't be too noticeable. Are you going to mount a spare on the back too like Sarge?
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gseric69
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Posted - 11/18/2009 :  14:29:59  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by mad_dog1968



You could always use PVC, that's right... I said it... to create the canopy section. Drill holes in the frame to route the PVC through and add some grommets around the holes you drill to give it a clean look. The cloth will cover the PVC so it shouldn't be too noticeable. Are you going to mount a spare on the back too like Sarge?



Yes, I'm going to be using a wheel from a Lil Jeep since it's smaller. PVC might be a possibility. I'll be going out later to get some supplies, so I'll take a look at the sizes there.

36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
RIP: 12V Super 6 Suzuki Quad w/Seperate Brake pedal (Decommissioned/Parted)
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the gambler
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Jacksonville
Florida
USA



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Posted - 11/18/2009 :  15:21:55  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by gseric69

I like the canvas idea. I do know how to sew, the problem is time. This needs to be done before Christmas since it's a present. I would also need to locate the rear bar from a Safari Jeep, since mine does not have the two bar setup.
I did send my customer an email to see what she thought.


Do you know any electricians? You could use some 1/2" EMT conduit, any electrician would know how to bend it for you.

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12vwiz
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Posted - 11/18/2009 :  16:47:53  Show Profile
This is going to be one cool mod
document Well please.

Hey, gseric69
Is putting the eyes on the windshield going to block the child from seeing? I'm not sure were a child's line of sight is on a jeep. Do they look over the windshield?

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Posted - 11/18/2009 :  18:43:29  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by 12vwiz


Hey, gseric69
Is putting the eyes on the windshield going to block the child from seeing? I'm not sure were a child's line of sight is on a jeep. Do they look over the windshield?



No, the kids look over the windshield in these, so it won't be a problem.





BTW, I did pick up some 1/2" PVC tonight. It's cheap stuff, so if I don't find the bar, I'll just make one.

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Posted - 11/19/2009 :  15:02:25  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
Got a little bit done tonight. Made up the eyelids and window divider for the windshield.





Before I do anything else I have to fix this big crack behind the grille. The previous owner had screwed a piece of plastic in to brace it, so I have a bunch of little screw holes to fill in too.




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Posted - 11/20/2009 :  16:04:19  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
Made the upper lip in the grille from epoxy putty.




And got the smiling bumper roughed out.


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Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
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Posted - 11/20/2009 :  16:45:21  Show Profile
That upper lip kinda reminds me of "oh Wilbur" OOPs wrong tv show!

How well does that epoxy stick to the PW plastic? I've had it "pop" a few times. Maybe you could stick a few small screws from the back side when it hardens.

It looks Sarge for sure.

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Posted - 11/20/2009 :  18:54:17  Show Profile  Visit Modmom32's Homepage
HEY 3 DEMENTION>>> AND PUTTY......
quote:
Originally posted by gseric69

Made the upper lip in the grille from epoxy putty.




And got the smiling bumper roughed out.




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Posted - 11/20/2009 :  20:15:43  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by Taz11

That upper lip kinda reminds me of "oh Wilbur" OOPs wrong tv show!

How well does that epoxy stick to the PW plastic? I've had it "pop" a few times. Maybe you could stick a few small screws from the back side when it hardens.

It looks Sarge for sure.



LOL

I used the JB Weld stick. It seems to stick to plastic pretty well so far. I'm going to try a little bit on some test plastic and put it in through the ringer to see how it does.

When the lady came by on Wednesday she left me this toy Sarge to use as a model, so this is the expression I was trying to copy.


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Posted - 11/20/2009 :  20:39:02  Show Profile  Visit hotrodtodd's Homepage
I love it cant wait to see it when its done.

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Posted - 11/20/2009 :  22:35:15  Show Profile
Now,this is a true Sarge Jeep.
Love the work.Looks perfect so far!!!
Where is the Pvc?
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12vwiz
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Posted - 11/20/2009 :  23:42:06  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by gseric69

quote:
Originally posted by Taz11

That upper lip kinda reminds me of "oh Wilbur" OOPs wrong tv show!

How well does that epoxy stick to the PW plastic? I've had it "pop" a few times. Maybe you could stick a few small screws from the back side when it hardens.

It looks Sarge for sure.



LOL

I used the JB Weld stick. It seems to stick to plastic pretty well so far. I'm going to try a little bit on some test plastic and put it in through the ringer to see how it does.

When the lady came by on Wednesday she left me this toy Sarge to use as a model, so this is the expression I was trying to copy.




Looks great, hats off

If you have problems with it holding...Drill small holes in the plastic and force the epoxy through them and flatten the back side giving it a sandwich effect.

That box of heat shrink... would make me smile too

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Wow, looking good. Cant wait to see the finished project.



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Posted - 11/21/2009 :  06:54:48  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
Thanks guys.

Well, the epoxy did start popping off a little on one side when I started messing with it. I actually did what 12vwiz suggested and drill some little holes, and also wrapped the epoxy around the bottom on the second round, so I'll see how that holds. I'll probably reinforce with some small screws too.

It also turns out the plastic on the main body was worse off than I thought. I started sanding a couple scratches out and the top layer just turned to pink dust. So I sanded the front half down last night to try and get rid of as much as the chalky plastic as I could.

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Posted - 11/21/2009 :  07:40:10  Show Profile  Visit hotrodtodd's Homepage
How have you been sanding by hand or machine? I think a da sander would work well just havent done it to a pw yet.

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Posted - 11/21/2009 :  14:14:40  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by hotrodtodd

How have you been sanding by hand or machine? I think a da sander would work well just havent done it to a pw yet.



I've been doing it by hand with 100 grit paper to start. I was scared I'd take too much off if I used an electric sander.

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18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
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12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
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I used a random orbit and it worked pretty well just work your way up t to a pretty finre grit so yiou don't see swirl marks in the final paint job. I didn't do it but I would think a heat gun could help motth out some of the fine sanding scratches as well.

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Posted - 11/23/2009 :  20:13:01  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
I didn't get anything done over the weekend since I was handling my son's birthday party, but I did make some progress tonight. Got the grille and bumper finshed up and painted. They weren't compeltely dry yet, but here are some shots of them.







I also decided to fill the windsheild wiper holes in the windshield since Sarge was never depicted with wipers. I'll sand these smooth tomorrow after it hardens and then paint it.




I'm going to try printing out some decals for the eyes next. This will be my first attempt at printing my own decals...

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12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
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You do that wiring yourself? :P

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Posted - 11/23/2009 :  20:54:13  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by the gambler




You do that wiring yourself? :P



It ain't pretty, but it works

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12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
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Posted - 11/23/2009 :  21:25:56  Show Profile
You know im an electrician myself, and I do a lot of things at home I would never do at work.

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Posted - 11/23/2009 :  21:35:24  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by the gambler

You know im an electrician myself, and I do a lot of things at home I would never do at work.



LOL, I'm the same way.

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Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
RIP: 12V Super 6 Suzuki Quad w/Seperate Brake pedal (Decommissioned/Parted)

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Posted - 11/24/2009 :  05:48:42  Show Profile
Hmmm, sounds like my house. 30 breakers and half the house is on 2 of them.

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Posted - 11/24/2009 :  22:01:04  Show Profile
you done sanding yet? :P

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Posted - 11/25/2009 :  13:03:31  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by the gambler

you done sanding yet? :P



Been doing some painting. Haven't had much time to work on it this week though.
I did get my eye stickers printed, and they look good. Also made a door sticker for it too.

36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
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Posted - 11/25/2009 :  14:24:21  Show Profile
what kind of door decal you make? I got the star and the numbers if you want me to email you them.

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