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All those "freebies", almost freebies and "came up-ons" and those really good deals can go here. LOTS OF PICS WELCOME. :-)
By CavenderAlyssa
#83266
Hi,

I have been reading this forum for about a month now and this is my first post. A little history on how I got into BPRO's. When my son turned 3 my wife and I bought him a Jeep Rubicon for his birthday.
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He is now 5 and has a little sister who is about to turn 3. We naturally wanted to get her a Power Wheels for her 3rd birthday. I began doing research to pick out the right one for her and came across this site. I enjoy tinkering with stuff and loved the idea of modifying BPRO's. After a little while on craigslist I also could no longer justify paying full price for one, or even a sale price for that matter. I now have 7 BPRO's in the garage, and a slightly irritated wife in the house 8-) .

My first acquisition was a corvette for $45 with a good battery and charger.
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Paid $45 with a good battery and charger, lockout screw in place.
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I followed that up with an arctic cat later that day for $40 with no battery or charger.
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$40 with no battery or charger, lockout screw in place.
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The next week I found two Barbie jeeps, one for $10 and the other for free. The free jeep was my first mod victim and is now 18V. Then a neighbor of mine saw all the power wheels and gave me his daughters old escalade. It was pretty thrashed but had a good battery and tires so I plan on parting it out so I did not bother posting a pic.
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$10 with no battery or charger, lockout screw in place.
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Free with bad battery, mod to 18V
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At this point I had 6 BPRO's in the garage. All the kids who live on my court love it and and our street looks like nascar on occasion. My wife informed me we had enough and I was not allowed to buy anymore. :roll:

A few days after my wife put her foot down a Peg Perego Polaris RZR popped up on craigslist for $40 :shock: . Of course you all know what happened next. That's right I bought it too. :D
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$40 with charger, weak battery, broken left rear shock, and cracked frame
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The RZR had a broken shock and a crack in the frame. After a little research on this wonderful sight I fixed the frame with some angle iron and I got the new shock in the mail today. The kids took the RZR on it's maiden voyage tonight and loved it (the wife thought it was pretty cool as well).

I have loved reading this sight and hopefully I will find more BPRO's to list in this section, but for the sake of my marriage I will probably concentrate on modifications for the time being. I hope to add lights to the RZR and Arctic Cat and maybe attempt a lift on one of the Barbie Jeeps.

Thanks for looking and let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions on mods.


By SAHDman
#83307
A RZR.....for $40......you are now my least favorite person :lol: :lol: :lol: Excellent score and I also like the camo Artic Cat. Worst case scenario you can use the general one in one out rule. If you find a cool one to pick up, sell a jeep or something you like less! I was told to have no more than one (I heard two) keepers for my daughter. The rest are flips but some hang around longer than others :D .
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By Whitepup
#83325
OMG!!! A 40 DOLLAR RAZOR!?!??!?!!? /cry

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