This DIY Dad Started With An Old Motorized Scooter And Built Something Incredible


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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.

For about $50, <a rel="author" href="https://www.instructables.com/member/evilosis/" itemprop="author" target="_blank">evilosis</a> purchased this scooter on eBay.

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He took inspiration from military vehicles.

He took inspiration from military vehicles.

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He began by disassembling the scooter.

He began by disassembling the scooter.

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After that, he built the shell of the car using marine plywood.

After that, he built the shell of the car using marine plywood.

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Our designer opted for a truck bed instead of a second row of seats.

Our designer opted for a truck bed instead of a second row of seats.

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Using as many parts from the scooter as possible, he developed a steering device.

Using as many parts from the scooter as possible, he developed a steering device.

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He also purchased a used BMW steering wheel from a local junkyard.

He also purchased a used BMW steering wheel from a local junkyard.

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The builder reconfigured the scooter's original controls and added a manual brake.

The builder reconfigured the scooter's original controls and added a manual brake.

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He later added a bonnet to protect the motor.

He later added a bonnet to protect the motor.

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After a fresh coat of paint, this baby was ready for the open road!

After a fresh coat of paint, this baby was ready for the open road!

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Perfect for any pint-sized diva!

Perfect for any pint-sized diva!

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Barbies, grab your Kens and cruise into the weekend sunset. For the full rundown on this awesome ride, check out the original post.

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