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Post pictures and Vids of your modifications here.
By TTSaleen
#120929
So my daughter has a Barbie (Pink) mustang that I got her about 3 years ago.
This thing has been beat, banged, scratched, faded, repainted, faded-again, and paint was chipping off.
The hub caps were no longer chrome and the decal kit inside was faded and peeling off.

So I decided that I needed to "modify" her mustang to be more like mom & dad's.
LOL


BODY MODS =

1. So I decided to have the body stripped, then sanded, primed, and painted base coat & clear coat.
Shout out to Chad @ Automotive Transformations in Angier! He takes care of all my stuff!

2. I then figured that the Super Snake center stripe would look good, so I got the carbon-fiber decal and put it on.

3. Next I decided the white interior had to go.
What does every Mustang owner want? Answer is Black interior!
So I changed it all to black!

4. I figured the dingy gray windshield looked bad, so I tinted it black also! Haha!


DRIVETRAIN MODS =

1. She cannot have a plastic shifter in a nice car like this!
I made a custom shifter handle (bolt from Home Depot) and put my Hurst Quarter Stick ball on it.

2. Next I figured it needed a shifter boot, so I cut a piece of black Suede and put it on!

3. If Shelby folks can upgrade their superchargers for more power, then I figured adding another battery would BOOST the output of this one as well!
I added a 6 volt battery in series with the existing 12 volt battery.
Now it has a 18 volt system that runs fast!

4. New "Super Snake type" wheel covers were ordered and put on! Got the bling-bling back! Haha.


WIRING MODS =

1. I decided that this car needed lights so my kid could ride at night. I added 1 Watt LED spot lights on the front. I had to drill out the chrome reflector bezel to fit around the lights, but it looks natural.

2. I then added Red LED strips to be the rear tail lights.

3. Next I added a Red LED strip under the dash to have Ambient lighting.

4. I put a fuse block and a terminal strip under the dash on the firewall that ties all my connections together.

5. I gutted the fake plastic radio and installed lighted-switches into it with a custom wiring harness and quick disconnect I made.
One switch is for the lights.
The 2nd switch is for the Ipod Bluetooth Speaker setup.

6. Finally I added a master kill-switch on the dash (red toggle). It kills power to the entire car.

Any way, here's some pictures.
She got it tonight and had a ball doing burnouts & doughnuts in the subdivision!
LOL!

Ryan




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By TTSaleen
#120994
cantdrivestock wrote:Cute lil video car turned out great!

What are you using for "traction bands" and where did you get them from?

I love the shifter, how did you end up holding it in?


I got them off an old tot-sized battery operated 4 wheeler.
It had these rubber traction bands installed in the middle of each plastic wheel.
However those wheels had a track for the rubber bands to install into and keep them from moving.

On my daughter's mustang, the bands slip and come off.
I am considering another alternative at the moment as I don't want to glue them on since eventually they will wear out.
By TTSaleen
#120995
macwest wrote:It's so shiny! Great job and nice Saleen!


Thanks! It's base coat and clear coated just like a normal vehicle! Haha!
I appreciate the compliments!
By BB_Mike
#121792
Awesome. As a car guy myself, I started shaking my head when you went to put the fender stripes on. Had me going!

And as a turbo car owner, I am toying with the idea of two add ons for my kids rides:
1) making the additional 6V battery a momentary switch on the dash or stearing wheel.
2) Buying one of the fake ricer blow off valves that run off the battery: search on you tube for this: Saber-edv V3
if you had this sticking out of the hood partially and brough it to car shows/meets she would be an instant hit. lol

I'm afraid to give my kids more traction. Traction is when you start breaking stuff at the track :)
By TTSaleen
#121844
IcedFish wrote:Man good choice of music and beautifully done stang.... that song totally took me back a few years.


Haha! Glad you enjoyed it.
Might be showing my age a little bit with that one. LOL!
*cough* 42 *cough*
By TTSaleen
#121845
BB_Mike wrote:Awesome. As a car guy myself, I started shaking my head when you went to put the fender stripes on. Had me going!

And as a turbo car owner, I am toying with the idea of two add ons for my kids rides:
1) making the additional 6V battery a momentary switch on the dash or stearing wheel.
2) Buying one of the fake ricer blow off valves that run off the battery: search on you tube for this: Saber-edv V3
if you had this sticking out of the hood partially and brough it to car shows/meets she would be an instant hit. lol

I'm afraid to give my kids more traction. Traction is when you start breaking stuff at the track :)


For sure! My daughter loves the car, but sadly she is getting so tall that my next mod is coming up with a way to modify the seat to give her more leg room.
I had thought about modifying the floor and cutting out the raised section under the seat and adding some new "flooring" to be flat, like a go-cart.
Still debating this.

Ryan
By TTSaleen
#128882
Quick update.
Car still going strong! Batteries doing great as well as the original motors!
Only issue is one of the front fog lights randomly cuts on/off. Been too lazy to replace it. (Cheap set I got from Autozone).

Ryan
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By MR_Pat
#134688
Love it. I added a CF hood stripe on my kids car a while back.. LOL he had been driving it around and I had gotten the stuff for my RC car. So I hooked him up and did the stripe and the wing in CF. I need to look into those relay systems . Im afraid he's gonna burn the motors up if i keep letting him run with the 18 volts as i just jumpered the 2 batteries together.
By TTSaleen
#134691
It's been about 1 year later and the mustang is still going strong!
My daughter is getting taller, but still tries to ride this occasionally!
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