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Old 12-18-2016, 11:21 PM   #1
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Not sure who remembers or has seen the first Raptor i built my son so here is the link to it.

https://www.f150forum.com/f38/bought...raptor-282348/

It was time for a upgrade! So we got him a Raptor Power Wheels a few weeks ago and from the second i brought it home i started modding it and absolutely love the way it has turned out.

First thing that needed to be done was the headlights. The "reflector" lens sticker was peeling up and not installed straight. I removed the factory sticker and got some Orange Reflective Vinyl to replace it with.

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After that was done i retrofitting the headlights and blinkers with LEDs, along with LED tailights as well as installed Amber LEDs in the grill. Also notice the Orange(Front) & Red(Rear) Reflective as the side marks on each corner of the truck. You can also see the license plate my dad had made for it.

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Old 12-18-2016, 11:22 PM   #2
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Next was the wheels. They came chrome so i took a small glass blaster i have to them to roughen up in prep for paint. Couple coats of primes, paint and clear later they were finished. I also put some Red Reflective Vinyl behind the wheels so it appears that its got a Big Brake Kit on it.

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Of course having headlights alone isnt good enough so a set of "Rigid Duallys" were installed. Since the bumper didnt have anything to attach the lights to i got some Kydex which is a plastic thats mold-able when heated thats is used alot in making conceal carry holsters to have something that the lights could attach too. I also took some Red Reflective Vinyl and wrapped the letters in the grill. I even used the same Red Vinyl to wrap the front license plate and had a SVT emblem cut out of Black Reflective Vinyl and put that on the front license plate.
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Next was i added the red strip to the steering wheel and removed the fake plastic ignition key and installed the switch to turn the lights on and off.
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The fake side mirror stickers had to go so those were tossed in the trash and i cut and installed some plastic mirror replacement mirrors in there place (this picture was taken before i glued them in place which is why its not straight. They were glued and taped into place straight)
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The black velcro seatbelts just didnt go with the flow of the build so i got some red straps with buckets for the seatbelts.
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To make the tail lights pop more i took some Red Reflective Vinyl and overlayed the tail lights so they reflective when light hits them.
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I also overlayed the 3rd brake light with Red Reflective Vinyl as well. You can also see that i got a small electrical panel box and made him a mini Yeti for the bed. We all need to support the guys that put there life on the line everyday for us so i put strips on the back window to show our respect.
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Showing off the wiring for all the lights under the hood.
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Heat Sinks on the motors to make sure they stay cool.
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The Finally Product! You can see the Oranger Reflective Vinyl on the sides mirrors.
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Both of his Raptors
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After seeing the picture above i had to wrap the Ford on the grill to the Mini Raptor.
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Where is the pic of your boy driving it, or did you build the Raptor for yourself?
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Where is the pic of your boy driving it, or did you build the Raptor for yourself?
It's a Christmas present, so he hasn't gotten it yet.

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Dad of the year right there! Man, such impressive detail!
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Thanks! Its been really fun to build! My wife is about to comit me if i do anymore modding to it though


I got a few more things up my sleeve that id like to do, just need to find some time to knock them out. If not, i'll do them after i give it to him. Its got 2 speeds, 2.5mph and 5mph. Once he gets a hang of the 5mph is when the performance mods will start. Plans then will be upgraded motors and either 18Volts or 24Volts, and maybe a divorce JK. Its currectly 12V.


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Wow, nice job! We got my son a 2015 F150 Powerwheels that is blue. Bad thing is the traction sucks. Got rid of a Jeep Hurricane to get the F150, that thing would literally go anywhere it wanted to go. I regret it. Hope your boy has better luck with traction than we are having.
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Wow, nice job! We got my son a 2015 F150 Powerwheels that is blue. Bad thing is the traction sucks. Got rid of a Jeep Hurricane to get the F150, that thing would literally go anywhere it wanted to go. I regret it. Hope your boy has better luck with traction than we are having.
They had a 15 F150 at Walmart when we bought this one. It was on clearance for $140 but it was Purple. I thought about getting it and painting it Silver to match my truck but didn't want to deal with paint flaking so I got the Raptor which was of course more than double the Purple F-150.

I been reading on modifiedpowerwheels.com and the general census is that the hard plastic tires suck. They sell bands to put over the tires and others have come up with other ways to get traction to the ground but the issue is since it's not variable speed(either all or nothing) the sudden power to the motors with tires that grip they are known to tear the gearboxes up. I have a few ideas I may try if it's to bad. My street is asphalt so it may need something I'd not for traction, for the noise. Worse case is I'll spend the money to do a variable speed controller on it and add some sort of rubber to the tires.

I may try experimenting with adding weight to the rear. If that works I may add another battery in the rear under the bed to help.

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