Here is the run down on parts used on the Power Wheels Princes Jeep build
Gas Tank https://amzn.to/2Tack0a
Go Kart seat https://amzn.to/2S8BSys
Hiem Joints HERE
1” Steal Tubing Wall Thickness .083”
Hydraulic Brake Caliper & Master Cylinder Kit (605501) http://bit.ly/2FK7DqI
8" Brake Rotor - Gold or Black Color of Rotor: Gold (05706) (05706) http://bit.ly/2S23fu5
Sprocket / Brake Hub with 3-1/8" Bolt Pattern Bore Size: 1'' Bore (K400243) http://bit.ly/2RDH6mc
#530 31T Drive Sprocket (3-1/8" Bolt Circle) (New) (05721) http://bit.ly/2MgJrOb
Galvanize 4 x 4 Wheel Hub (1" Bore) (K260050) http://bit.ly/2AR4F0A
4 x 4 Galvanized Wheel Hub (Front with 5/8" Bearing) (K260055) http://bit.ly/2CtRmmH
Aluminum Butterfly Steering Wheel (600680) http://bit.ly/2RBOrmb
Complete Spindle Set - 4-1/2" x 5/8" (421400) http://bit.ly/2FAsNIU
1" Bearing Kit (3 hole) (400400) http://bit.ly/2sBnpfY
40" Deluxe Flexpruf Steel Solid Axle - 1" (AZ1413-40) http://bit.ly/2AUmKdZ
DNM Mountain Bike Rear Shock 750 lbs https://amzn.to/2W40FTa
Wheels are 8” SS golf cart wheels but are no longer made :(
Hey guys Edwin here and this is my baby... I drove the same truck from 16-24 years old and I had no idea how much fun driving could be until I bought this car. She is a 2002 BMW 325 CI that I am building out to be my first drift car. I bought the car in 2017 with 106,000 miles on the dash. It was lowered, on 3 piece BBS and already had the M3 hood and bumper. The came as an automatic so my first car project EVER was a 5 speed swap. This took me about a year as I had never even changed my oil before and I was way over my head. Eventually I got everything together and welded the diff with the help of Russel from Garage 52 in Spokane Washington. Next I gutted all the unnecessary interior and took the car back to Garage 52 for a custom roll cage. The cage building can be found in this video.
Next of course for the drift vert comes racing seats and harnesses. For seats I got two OMP TRS-E in red. This may have not been the best choice as they are impossible to keep clean but hey you live and you learn and in the mean time I am in love with the red interior. I went with Black Racequip 5-Piont Harnesses because they look great with the seats and I was recommended them by a friend.
The BMW Ute all started with a 1998 323is left for dead in a field with no wheels and no clutch. Looking for a project to do the Gambler 500 in we had to have it. It fit within our $500 dollar budget for the rally event and was a rear wheel drive with a 5 speed. The coupe was in rough shape with zero interior, one working power window and had 4 different colored body panels.
First step was to pick up the car. We put on the wheels, replaced the clutch then got to work. We knew from the beginning we wanted the car to be a truck so right after we got it running we chopped it. A few minutes of sawsall-ing and grinding later, we had the beginnings of a truck. Next came many, many hours of welding and fabricating to reinforce the body and make a roll cage to make up for all the strength we removed when we cut the roof off. A few cans of spray paint, some cheap plastic fender flares, and some Auxbeam fog lights really finished off the rowdy look we were going for.
Surprisingly, the Ute survived not only the Gambler 500, but also the 1000 miles to get there and back. After so many miles of misery in it, we had fallen in love with this absurd little car/truck thing, so we decided to keep it and keep modifying it when we have time and energy. We rerouted the exhaust up through the bed and added some cherry bomb mufflers to make it sound and look just a bit more rowdy.
What’s next for the BMW Ute? Who knows? Maybe we will get some snow tires and do some ice racing, or slam it and take it to a drift event. stay tuned to find out!
This is the official build thread for the Totaled Toyota Tacoma Project.
We started with a 1st gen Toyota Tacoma that was rolled/totaled and left for dead. We bought the project for $150 from a friend and got to work.
We removed all the fenders and broken windows then removed the bed. When we did this we found terrible frame rust. Next step was to give it a test drive and see how much work she needed.
We charged the battery, aired up the tires, changed the oil and trans fluid then took it for a drive. Every selection on the automatic transmission was drive except for park. We we drove it around the yard it only seemed to be in second gear. We played around with the shift linkage and got nowhere fast. It was time for a new transmission.
While we were waiting and looking for deals on a five speed trans we got to work on the front fenders and bumper. For the bumper we used 1 1/2”D 1/8”W Steel tubing and bent it with our Rouge Fab HD600.
For the fenders we used 1”D x 1/8”W steel tubing with 1/8” think plate steel and we are so happy with how it turned out! These fenders are absurdly strong!
We found a great deal on a manual transmission and all the parts for a swap just over the border in Canada from our new friend Clinton, and got to work. It was a very straight forward swap, with almost everything just bolting right into place. The only modifications required were to cut holes in the firewall to mount the clutch pedal and master cylinder, and hard wire the neutral safety switch so it would start. Having a bad auto trans was the best thing that every happened to the Taco, because it was born to be a manual anyway! She is a completely different beast with the 5 speed transmission!
Next up it was time for some safety features, and first on that list was a full exo-cage! We started with building a flatbed out of some scrap steel we got from our neighbor, then built the roll cage attached to that and welded to the body and frame. There was never any chance of going back to stock on this build, but now there is absolutely no turning back. Once again, our Model 600XHD from Rogue Fab got a work out bending all that 1 1/2” OD x 1/8” wall tubing, and this time we got their VersaNotcher, which made all the tubing notching incredibly easy and precise! The cage turned out awesome and super sturdy. No more fear of our heads being crushed in if we get too rowdy!
We wanted to hit all the trails in Moab Utah this fall, but the little 30” snow tires it came with would not be up to that task. So we got ourselves a set of 37” Nitto Trail Grapplers and some awesome Mamba M23 wheels! These tires look absolutely incredible, and they performed beyond anything we imagined!
The Crunchy Taco is complete, for now. We have many ideas and plans for it in the future, but for now we are focusing on some of our other builds. Stay tuned for more videos of the Taco getting rowdy!