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flux83
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Tucson
Airzona

153 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2009 :  13:51:28  Show Profile
I am starting out with a very used 2001 G3740 Street Scene Silverado.
What I am turning it into is a Halo 3 M12 Light Reconnaissance Vehicle a.k.a. Warthog. I'm calling it the Chupa Thingy based of a Halo machinima Red vs Blue.
To complete project I am going to cut body to closely resemble the warthog. Second construct parts from hubcaps to towing hooks(tusks). Third bondo modifaction. forth cleaning. Lastly painting. Maybe later contruction on weapons systems, but not untill i finsh every thing else. Any input would be great.


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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2009 :  13:56:43  Show Profile
so this shows what I started out with and what it should look like.


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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2009 :  14:51:54  Show Profile
Here are my ruff drawings.

Halo Warthog Side

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Halo Warthog Front and Back

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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2009 :  16:14:49  Show Profile
Day one
Dismantling
Day Two
Cutting
A pain cutting it but then started using a jigsaw using a metal bit
After cutting i used fire to smoth out the cuts so no one gets cut.
Side

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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2009 :  16:16:47  Show Profile
Day three
Sanding using some 800 grit sandpaper to prepare for painting
decided to go with the higher grit so it will have some tecture to it. But we will see if it works.
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sdubb
Senior Modder






1661 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2009 :  17:11:31  Show Profile
Hey Flux if you need anything let me know. I can deliver. Also if you see any of my rides that you are interested in let me know. Pretty much the whole fleet is going well besides the Gaucho's but they need a lot of work.

"Time to take a ride on the information superhighway."
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2009 :  21:44:48  Show Profile
Thanks
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Schnoz
Apprentice Modder

Clarkston
Wa
USA



55 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2009 :  22:51:00  Show Profile
Warthog? That thing looks more like a Puma

Ford f-150 painted ford blue with white interior and white racing stripes. upgraded to a gruber 12v 10ah(completed)

Firerock Jeep upgraded to 12v and painting black and red(with skulls)
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2009 :  23:25:02  Show Profile
Tou meen like a big cat
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2009 :  23:27:17  Show Profile
Day Four
Still standing(my hasnt been this tired since.....wait lets not go their.)
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rollndice83
Expert Modder

Lansdale
PA
USA



850 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2009 :  07:42:40  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by flux83

Day Four
Still standing(my hasnt been this tired since.....wait lets not go their.)

Welcome to the club buddy

When 18V is to slow...Time to go to 50cc quads
88 Super 6Volt Corvette Project
90 Suzuki Quad Super6 on 12V
12V F-150
12V Suzuki 3-Wheeler(2WD Super6)Current Project
Lifted Fire Rescue Jeep(Upgrading to 21T 18V)
WildThing Super6 Volt
12V Harley(WIP)
Original 6V PW Hot Rod
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Schnoz
Apprentice Modder

Clarkston
Wa
USA



55 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2009 :  10:55:17  Show Profile
Now your just making up animals Grif...

RvB never gets old.

Ford f-150 painted ford blue with white interior and white racing stripes. upgraded to a gruber 12v 10ah(completed)

Firerock Jeep upgraded to 12v and painting black and red(with skulls)
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RICKYVB
Senior Modder

TAMPA
FLORIDA
USA

1265 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2009 :  12:00:39  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Schnoz

Now your just making up animals Grif...

RvB never gets old.



WOW,Nice work so far. The Chevy would have been the last powerwheels I would have thought to use.
But,by the way it looks great so far.GREAT JOB!!!

Oh and just an idea,BELOW!!!




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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2009 :  20:19:25  Show Profile
I would love to do that but to make it look right iwould need to cut the sides and fold them in about 30 deg. but I am terrible with plastic.
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cjlucas78
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Cypress
Texas
USA



143 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2009 :  05:10:17  Show Profile  Click to see cjlucas78's MSN Messenger address
best bet would be to make it with fiberglass

What is the fun in keeping items factory?

My Son's Raptor Project
http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8687
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2009 :  14:52:33  Show Profile
that would work. I am trying to get this done in the next few days before ODST comes out. I should be able to if I can get some people to buy some things on craigslist
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2009 :  16:17:04  Show Profile
Just got done cutting out the front panel for the lights and the tow hooks. Not attached yet I need to paint them.


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sdubb
Senior Modder






1661 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2009 :  21:30:16  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by flux83

that would work. I am trying to get this done in the next few days before ODST comes out. I should be able to if I can get some people to buy some things on craigslist

Well what ya selling?

"Time to take a ride on the information superhighway."
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2009 :  21:40:26  Show Profile
Nintendo Dsi, nokia 5310, airsoft guns, Final Fantasy 7(black label), Game and watch for the ds.
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2009 :  17:03:26  Show Profile
ok so I tried to fill some spots on the side with Bondo. It did not work so im going to do with out for now, maybe later find something else to fill it.
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RICKYVB
Senior Modder

TAMPA
FLORIDA
USA

1265 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2009 :  10:46:03  Show Profile
AWESOME!!!

What spots,and what do you need on Craigslist?
Fiberglass reduced for flexing works great!!!

Great how to for fiberglass if you need it below!!!

http://www.explorerforum.com/fiberglass/fiberglassing.htm

Edited by - RICKYVB on 09/20/2009 13:17:04
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/20/2009 :  15:14:35  Show Profile
thanks for the advise. I am going to try one more time using Bondo on the side to fill the door gap. this till I am going to use very low grit sand paper to score it. But I did fill the holes on the hood where the hood scoop was.
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RICKYVB
Senior Modder

TAMPA
FLORIDA
USA

1265 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2009 :  08:24:17  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by flux83

thanks for the advise. I am going to try one more time using Bondo on the side to fill the door gap. this till I am going to use very low grit sand paper to score it. But I did fill the holes on the hood where the hood scoop was.



A great way to attach Bondo is Drill a WHole lot of holes.
Basically,make it look like a cheese grater or screen.When you apply your first coat press firmly to force the bondo to go through the holes.The back side will have little bubbles that are bigger then the holes. Basically,it makes a Rivet of sorts.Let this harden and apply thin coats afterwards. The final coat can be done with a tiny bit of acetone to make the bondo more liquid thus filling tiny pin holes.But the bondo will dry extremely fast.

You can allso spray black paint on the second to final coat then sand.This will show you the pin Holes perfectly. You can use BONDO pin hole filler for this.

The only bad thing about bondo on plastic is that the plastic will flex alot.This will crack the bondo!
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2009 :  03:18:07  Show Profile
Is thery any thing you can think of that would work better to fill the holes. I am going to get back to work on it in the morning, just finished ODST(great game).
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2009 :  03:20:14  Show Profile
Oh Just got my battery in today ordered it early sunday morning from gurber in phoenix so not to far from me but batt looks good and it works.
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RICKYVB
Senior Modder

TAMPA
FLORIDA
USA

1265 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2009 :  08:29:51  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by flux83

Is thery any thing you can think of that would work better to fill the holes. I am going to get back to work on it in the morning, just finished ODST(great game).



Can you take a picture of the holes?
You can use a Plastic welder!
While they run a pretty penny,This is one tool worth the money if you plan on modding powerwheels as a hobbie.
The plastic welder is basically a soldering iron.This thing come with plastic to melt and mold and will make solid smooth conections.
Then no matter how much flex you get,it will not crack.

They look like this...



or more advanced model...



I like the cheaper one myself.The handle is not in the way when you get into tiny spots!!!
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2009 :  17:06:57  Show Profile
need to go get some more drill bits working on putting cotter pins through the axels. But i did gut all of the electric working untill i get the leds for the front and back. But that shouldnt be that hard.
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/26/2009 :  21:31:18  Show Profile
so I got the holes drilled and the wheels back on for now. The windshield, towing hooks and rear bumper are painted, I did paint the hood but after I finished it didnt look the right shade, so Im going to get a differnt shade of green and paint it again. I still need to paint the body but not untill I get more money to get more paint. Still waiting for the LEDs from HK and need to find a harrnes for the rear bumper and caps for the tow wench and put them together, paint and then some detail painting then done so im about 75% done. But i do have a question I am using krylon fussion paint and I need to paint half inch lines on it what type of paint should i use with a paint brush???????
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RICKYVB
Senior Modder

TAMPA
FLORIDA
USA

1265 Posts

Posted - 09/28/2009 :  06:59:52  Show Profile
You could prepaint the lines with fusion.
Let the paint dry for a day.Then use electrical tape to cover the color you want to stay. Then repaint the original color over the tape and the body. While the paint in still wet,pull off the electrical tape to keep the fusion from sticking to it as you remove the tape. This will give you near perfect lines.

Or you could just use vinyl Pinstripe from an RV store.They have larger Pinstriping rolls. 1/2" should be easy to find there!!!

Where are the Pictures man?
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2009 :  00:34:30  Show Profile
So here are some pictures I just attached the towing hooks and the wench and also painted the windshield.



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RICKYVB
Senior Modder

TAMPA
FLORIDA
USA

1265 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2009 :  08:09:00  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by flux83

So here are some pictures I just attached the towing hooks and the wench and also painted the windshield.



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Friggen sweet so far.

I knew I should have made my Powerwheels Winch. You could have mounted it on the front of this sweet looking warthog!

Maybe I will work on it this week and post some pictures here if you want?
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sdubb
Senior Modder






1661 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2009 :  08:11:12  Show Profile
Looks like you definitely need a tire swap. To much bling

"Time to take a ride on the information superhighway."
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RICKYVB
Senior Modder

TAMPA
FLORIDA
USA

1265 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2009 :  08:40:10  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by sdubb

Looks like you definitely need a tire swap. To much bling



Give it time,he had some pictures of the wheels with what he wanted to change them too. I think he is going with the factory WARTHOG wheel caps.
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2009 :  11:28:04  Show Profile
yeah I have some wood that is 1/4 inch that I am cutting and painting to use as a hubcap.
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2009 :  10:08:39  Show Profile
Thanks ricky for the advice to drill holes for the bondo it worked great now I need paint.


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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2009 :  04:44:59  Show Profile
Ok I got paint tonight paying the electric can wait lol.
The hood, hubcaps, head light panel, and rear panels are done here are some pics.

This is the picture of the barcode on the hood in the game.

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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2009 :  04:47:01  Show Profile
wow lookingat the picture of the barcode it doesnt look right but it is on a angle. It looks alot better in real life.
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RICKYVB
Senior Modder

TAMPA
FLORIDA
USA

1265 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2009 :  10:48:50  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by flux83

wow lookingat the picture of the barcode it doesnt look right but it is on a angle. It looks alot better in real life.



I like it.

Your welcome!!!

The Halo Style CAMO is right on,brother.Looks great!!!

And here is the winch I said I was going to build.
My custom made WINCH!!! Patent not pending...LOL



It may end up being a 6 VOLT not so super winch.
12 volt,is kinda fast!!!LMAO



Cut away view...



Sorry it took so long.Your way past the front winch stage!!!

Edited by - RICKYVB on 10/01/2009 10:51:15
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2009 :  12:04:31  Show Profile
so is therer a bolt in the middle or do you have the axle rod going all the way through
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RICKYVB
Senior Modder

TAMPA
FLORIDA
USA

1265 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2009 :  12:33:56  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by flux83

so is therer a bolt in the middle or do you have the axle rod going all the way through



It's an axle rod.I will have the PVC drilled in the center then the outside of the PVC pipe will hold the axle in place. One side of the brush gaurd will be glued while the other side will have 2 screws in it.One at the top of the pipe and one at the bottom.That will make it easy for any repairs needed in the future. I am using NINJA quad parts so far so repairs(LMAO) will be needed. I may use an escalade gearbox instead and not have to worry about repairs.

The 2 hubs are bolted together internally with 2 bolts.The cut away picture shows what I am trying to type...LMAO
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2009 :  19:22:50  Show Profile
That is frekin sweet if I get some more motors gear boxs and etc I will deffently have to make myself one I rould even redo the front of the chupa to do that.
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2009 :  19:25:14  Show Profile
Oh I am almost done painting I need one more can of paint and then I just need to put it togather. I will have video of my son riding it tomarrow.

P.s. I started celebrating early ha ha ha, f*** lol.
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chiefdan73
Journeyman Modder

waterford
michigan
USA



348 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2009 :  20:12:16  Show Profile
I chopped up a off brand mini firetruck and used the gear shifter and gearbox as a winch on my 4x6...just run it at 6 volt,12 is way to fast

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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2009 :  21:20:37  Show Profile
Intrasting
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 10/02/2009 :  01:42:54  Show Profile
Ok so Its almost done I still need to install a voltage meter and a faux speedometer in the dash. I also need to make headlight and taillight lenes and install them. But here are some pictures of it 98% done. I will have a video and better pictures done after I finish adding those few things on.


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Ok so now I am going to go get some much needed sleep.
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RICKYVB
Senior Modder

TAMPA
FLORIDA
USA

1265 Posts

Posted - 10/02/2009 :  08:09:56  Show Profile
Friggen awesome,Brother!!!
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RICKYVB
Senior Modder

TAMPA
FLORIDA
USA

1265 Posts

Posted - 10/02/2009 :  08:11:44  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by chiefdan73

I chopped up a off brand mini firetruck and used the gear shifter and gearbox as a winch on my 4x6...just run it at 6 volt,12 is way to fast

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Thanks,I was worried it was going to be to fast.I thought that it was my imagination at first till I put a piece of tape on it to see the rotations...

Way,way to fast.6 Volt is the way to go on this one!!!
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G I Joe
Expert Modder

Windsor
Ontario
Canada



616 Posts

Posted - 10/02/2009 :  12:31:19  Show Profile
Looks great! now all you need is the machine gun!
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flux83
Journeyman Modder

Tucson
Airzona



153 Posts

Posted - 10/03/2009 :  09:44:10  Show Profile
Machine gun is in the works will have plans made shortly.
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Fortis
Senior Modder

melbourne
victoria
Australia

1154 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2009 :  06:21:20  Show Profile
I know you are nearly finished this impressive thing, But I ran across this and thought you might be interested. A working Warthog, as built by Weta studios for Peter Jackson.

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2009/08/halo-warthog-wheels-on/

Lots of detail photos too.


Alex.

Colbert: So the AK-47 is like the Windows platform of guns, it's everywhere.

Pike: No, no. It's MUCH more reliable than that.

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G I Joe
Expert Modder

Windsor
Ontario
Canada



616 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2009 :  06:41:50  Show Profile
that thing would be awesome to own, but not for $200,000
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