Jeep Wanabe

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Have to Thank Jeff Fitch for his post on Facebook of a Jeep Kart body in Bloomington Cragslist
I can't let something like that not be used
found a Go Kart outside St Louis, had to cut down the wheelbase 3 inches to match the body
took pic's of Jeep decal and grill, had print shop print new decals
added supports and a roll bar
headlights are in the works
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Very cool!
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I tried to click "like". Darn you Facebook for making online life too easy!
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Nice work Dan!!
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Some lighting ideas for you... the headlights I used on Thomas’ Power Wheels Jeep were these crazy-bright 3” 1-watters. The description says work light but they definitely have a focused beam like a headlight.

https://www.ebay.com/i/332094973028

I had to get creative with the mounts so the lights would be flush with the grille. The lights cannot be disassembled.

For brake lights I used 2” rounds... the grommets made them easy to install with no hardware.

https://www.ebay.com/i/361180217825

The turn signals and side markers were these... again with grommets for easy surface-mount installation:

https://www.ebay.com/i/361984822310

The size on all these looks about right. The go-cart looks a bit larger but these would be close, size-wise.
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Looks great! Now we need video of you driving it.
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Video on Bets FB page
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Headlights on
These are Parking lights from CJ5-7
perfect size
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Do not light up
maybe someday
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