Mad Mods: Mini-Raptor Roars!
Clever dad modifies his son’s Ford F-150 Raptor toy electric truck.
We love modded out trucks, no matter what size they are. We recently came across this post on ModifiedPowerWheels by user asanjayf. This crafty and creative dad bought his son an electric toy F-150 Raptor. He added some awesome modifications and upgrades that turned the toy into a wee mean riding machine.
First, asanjayf added a remote kill module and on-dash indicator so he could monitor his son, and be in control of where and how he’s riding. Next he added a “real” ignition key by replacing the plastic key with a real key unit that his son uses to power the car by switching to “On.” This function only works when dad has it switched on with his own remote.
For flair and authenticity, he added a digital power gauge to the dash.
Every truck needs to make some noise, so he replaced the toy horn with a 6v horn. But every kid can make too much noise, so dad smartly made sure that he can switch off if it beeps too much.
He redid the lights by swapping out the toy’s “stock” lights with new headlights, 2×10 white LED lights with 2 mini blue lights; undercarriage lights, 2×16 white LED strip lights under the side steps; and police strobe lights, red and blue strobe lights added in front and rear.
The interior and on-dash got a boost by the addition of lights made from blue strip lights.
Another cool touch was added by giving all the lights their own individual power switches.
Not one to skimp on detail, he made realistic seat belts out of 1.5-inch navy blue luggage straps.
Gotta’ have some traction, so the wheels got that in the form of 2.5 inch bicycle tubes.
He replaced the mirror stickers on the driver and passenger side mirrors and pasted real mirrors in their place.
We love the imagination and ingenuity asanjayf utilized in this project, the end result is a Ford Raptor that we would love to drive, if we could fit in it.
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