As a kid, if you didn't have a motorized car of some sort, you weren't truly living.
I remember having a red motorized Jeep, and it was the first telltale sign that I was destined to be a horrible driver. I was always running into everything in sight and I swear I spent more time pushing it around than actually driving it.
But for parents on a budget, even the most basic of motorized toys can still cost an arm and a leg. Instructables user evilosis found a way to transform an old motorized scooter he found on eBay into an epic car for his daughter.
For about $50, evilosis purchased this scooter on eBay.
He took inspiration from military vehicles.
He began by disassembling the scooter.
After that, he built the shell of the car using marine plywood.
Our designer opted for a truck bed instead of a second row of seats.
Using as many parts from the scooter as possible, he developed a steering device.
He also purchased a used BMW steering wheel from a local junkyard.
The builder reconfigured the scooter's original controls and added a manual brake.
He later added a bonnet to protect the motor.
After a fresh coat of paint, this baby was ready for the open road!
Perfect for any pint-sized diva!
Barbies, grab your Kens and cruise into the weekend sunset. For the full rundown on this awesome ride, check out the original post.