We have been tossing around the idea of getting Jakah a power wheels for a while now. He drives his cousin's around and loves it. But they are EXPENSIVE! And we wanted to wait until he was old enough to appreciate it. (Ha ha ha)
But we found one on craigslist for $50. It came with 2 new tires that needed to be installed. It had a bad battery, and the front end was bent so it couldn't steer. But other than that it was really nice and taken care of.
So we went ahead and bought it. Jakah officially has his first project truck! I don't know who is more excited about this jeep, Jakah or his dad!
Jakah has been super excited and couldn't wait to drive it. Unfortunately the battery lasted long enough for him to go down the street, and then we had to push him back home.
But that gave the boys time to make a new front end.
Overall we spent $125 total. Not too bad for a power wheels. Casey made all the front end parts himself. They were just pieces of steel that he drilled and filed down. Its awesome having a handy husband!
Of course its hard for a 2 year old to wait (and possible just as hard for the 30 year old) So after installing all the new front end pieces and 2 of the tires Casey let him try it out.
|This looks like a future senior picture!|
|Wheeling it off the curb|
|Getting pushed home|
|Watching the tires spin|
The battery has finally arrived, all the new tires have been put on and we have a very happy 2 year old! And a very proud husband! (he is also a little jealous!)
We also found out that two of his friends in the neighborhood have jeep power wheels, So I think they will be starting a mini jeep club! I can't wait to get them all together and get pictures of it!