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turbokev
Senior Modder



Fremont
New Hampshire
USA

1283 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2009 :  12:06:36  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage

This thread contains the Mustang builds..

There is another thread with video walk arounds of the completed cars located here:
http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14760

___________________________________________________


Here's the Mustang I found for $35 on Craigslist..






It obviously sat outside as it is quite faded and spider web infested

The good thing though is that the tires have zero wear, the shifter
still had the hi-speed lockout screw in place and the seat was all
the way forward so it was most likely driven by a little kid in slow speed only.

My youngest, Cooper, wants a red Mustang for Christmas very badly but there
was no way we could afford to buy him a new one.. Finding this one came at the perfect time.


My plan is to completely take it apart and clean and repaint the whole car.
It will stay bright red and the interior will get freshened up too.
I'm also going to add lighting front and rear.

It's going to take some TLC to get it ready for Christmas morning, but
I'm looking forward to working on it.. it will be SO worth the smile it brings


Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



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Taz11
Advanced Modder

Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



3739 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2009 :  12:21:17  Show Profile
You have to operate in "Stealth Mode" too.

Drive it like you stole it!........out of somebody's garbage!
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12vwiz
Expert Modder

Mobile
AL
USA



505 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2009 :  12:30:59  Show Profile
Nice find!
He'll love it

My first mod - john deer gator On Hold
Peg Gator LHR shifter Wiring diagram
Big Foot - driver relocation In progress
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Podiesdad
Expert Modder

Palmyra
Wi.
USA



714 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2009 :  17:55:04  Show Profile
That's one that's on my wife's wish list. We both like that Mustang body style. Nice find, nice price!!

GAUCHO GRANDE-3 H2s-GRAVE DIGGER-KIDTRAX FIRETRUCK-BLUE THUNDER-2 LAMBOS-MIGHTY MAC-GATOR-2 BEETLES-ETC-ETC-SOME OF THESE RUN, MOST DON'T....YET
"Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads."
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2009 :  19:13:22  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
"stealth mode" ... yep.. this one is getting done in the basement.

It's taken apart now for the most part.. windshield and dash are out,
trunk, hood, front clip etc.. just the wheels and motors left to remove.

I picked up some supplies today..



Flame red plastic paint, tan interior paint, pinstripe, & LED lighting.

I grabbed four of the cheap LED flashlights that have 9 LEDs in a circle..
I think they are going to work perfectly for the headlights and driving lights..

The LED strips are great.. prewired to work on 12V, and you can cut off
three at a time and run jumper wires to each little section or leave them
in a long strip.. there are 36 LEDs in total and they are pretty bright



These strips are going to be perfect for the Mustang tail lights / brake lights~




Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



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slantedii
Journeyman Modder

simi valley
ca
USA



211 Posts

Posted - 11/27/2009 :  19:16:48  Show Profile
dude...homedepot had a sale of 6 flashlights plus 2 head lamps, along with 24 aaa batteries for 10 bucks.

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mford514
Apprentice Modder

lakeland
fl
USA



92 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2009 :  18:38:00  Show Profile
any updates on this? have u got anything done in the past couple days?


-Mike


my first PW...09' mustang GT...stock (as of now)

-Daddy's Rides-
Lil' Quad 19.2v
Barbie Cruisin Tunes Jeep...in progress
Barbie Mustang (stock for now)
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CJB
Senior Modder

Lino Lakes
MN
USA



1589 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2009 :  19:00:13  Show Profile  Visit CJB's Homepage
Be sure to keep that little demo battery pack that came with the LED strips. It's very handy for testing and trouble shooting.

12V Lil Jeep; 24v Race Car Project (abandoned); Red Wrangler (WIP);18v Police Silverado
Polaris 2X ; Polaris 700; Xtreme Machine ; 12v Super 6 Firerock
Gaucho Grande; Tinkerbell Ninja; 12v S6 Trail Rider; Brute Force 24v
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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 11/30/2009 :  22:51:20  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by slantedii

dude...homedepot had a sale of 6 flashlights plus 2 head lamps, along with 24 aaa batteries for 10 bucks.



Yep, picked up a set myself. My initial reaction was these were much cheaper quality than the set they had for the same price last year. I just pulled them out and did a side by side comparo and, for PW light application, I think this year's are actually better. Both have 6 LEDs. This year's are grouped more tightly and they put off a whiter, tiny bit brighter light. The flashlight bodies are definitely thinner gauge metal and are lighter, making them "feel" cheaper. But, in MPW uses, most folks just want the internals anyway and the thinner bodies will be easier to cut through. :)

Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
Ford F150 (C3493) US MARINES - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7264
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 12/01/2009 :  03:03:40  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by mford514

any updates on this? have u got anything done in the past couple days?



Actually, no..



My wife has been patiently waiting for me to build her a new work space in her craft room so I took care of
that over the last few nights. It came out nice and she's thrilled so I'll be getting back to the Mustang tonight.

I did order a few things from Hobbymasters though..
A brand new radio/soundbox, battery meter, chrome stickers, and Barbie stickers for the Mustang.
The Barbie sheet at least has new vents, knobs, parking lights, 3rd brake light and lower grill stickers..
I'll make my own gauge stickers for the dash.

I was going to buy hubcaps but at $8 dollars each it was just a little too much..I'll paint the ones I have instead.

I was trying to stay on a $100 budget for this car and I'm already over a bit.

$35.00 - Car
$34.95 - Lighting
$18.00 - Paint
$09.00 - Stickers
$13.50 - Radio/soundbox
$05.40 - Battery meter
-------
$115.85 - Total for the project

Tonight I'm going to take apart the rest of the car and get everything prepped for paint~



Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2009 :  20:12:18  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
I have the car completely apart now..

Look at these tires..this is the right rear and is the 'worst' one



Aside from a couple small scratches, there is no wear..
It's amazing how dirty and faded the car is for such an obvious lack of use..




Now I'm cleaning stuff up and get ready for paint and wiring~



Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower


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mford514
Apprentice Modder

lakeland
fl
USA



92 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2009 :  22:21:37  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by turbokev

quote:
Originally posted by mford514

any updates on this? have u got anything done in the past couple days?



Actually, no..



My wife has been patiently waiting for me to build her a new work space in her craft room so I took care of
that over the last few nights. It came out nice and she's thrilled so I'll be getting back to the Mustang tonight.





wow whats really funny is my wife has a craft room just like that....she has like 3 diff sewing machines, 1 for embrodry, 1for sewing, and for for surging. and she has a cricut(vinyl cuter)...its funny the wifes do the crafing stuff and we play w\ powerwheels. lol


-Mike


my first PW...09' mustang GT...stock (as of now)

-Daddy's Rides-
Lil' Quad 19.2v
Barbie Cruisin Tunes Jeep...in progress
Barbie Mustang (stock for now)
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2009 :  12:58:25  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Got out to the garage at lunchtime to start the painting process..






It's in pieces and it already looks 100 times better


I also got the dash cleaned up and installed switches in the center vents..
One for the main power and one for the lights..

Tonight I'm going to detail the dash..


Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



Edited by - turbokev on 12/03/2009 18:27:45
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bugman72
Journeyman Modder

Jefferson City
Missouri
USA



125 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2009 :  13:35:03  Show Profile
Put one 12V Oznium Superflux in each light up front and she'll be plenty bright!! The stock buckets do a fairly decent job of reflecting the light back out. Just drill a small hole in the center of each and wire in parallel.



Greg

My Purple Quad Rebuild


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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2009 :  15:42:40  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by turbokev

Got out to the garage at lunchtime to start the painting process..

It's in pieces and it already looks 100 times better


I also got the dash cleaned up and installed switches in the center vents..
One for the main power and one for the lights..

Tonight I'm going to detail the dash..





Is that Fusion Red? It seems so much REDDER than when I tried it...


Escalade (Rubber tires, LED lights, Key switch, Remote Kill, wings. Wings?)
Lil Wrangler (2WD, 12v, Lights), Dora Jeep (Super-6 @ 12v, lights), Jeep Enforcer turned Aftershock (18v, WIP),
Grape Gaucho A151 (24v, scooter controller, WIP)
KFX Quad (Remote Kill), Crushmeister! (Silverado), Limited Edition Jeep (Stock)
Kawasaki Mojave 250 (Stock), PP Gator (Lights), Home Depot Loader, Lightning McQueen (Stock)
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sdubb
Senior Modder






1661 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2009 :  17:55:08  Show Profile
Its not fusion he posted a pic of the rustoleum. I was looking for something like that but no luck around here.

I just bought the fusion and its such a dark red (its called pepper red :(

"Time to take a ride on the information superhighway."
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dgraves
New Member

Rocky Mount
NC
USA



30 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2009 :  18:31:18  Show Profile
Where did you get those LED strips? Those could come in handy.

currently restoring a 1991 Porsche 911 18V
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2009 :  18:31:35  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Right on~

I was very happy when I found the Rustoleum plastic paint at AutoZone.. Same price as Fusion at WalMart.

Took a little longer to dry, but at least is is very RED

It's going to look great assembled.. the color has a bit more gloss than the Fusion as well~


EDIT: The long LED strips came from Autozone as well.. they are 12V ready.
..and, you can cut them in to little segments and solder jumpers..
They are going to be my brake and tail lights~




Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



Edited by - turbokev on 12/03/2009 18:33:39
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SpeedRacerRC
Apprentice Modder

Everett
Wa
USA



55 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2009 :  18:32:01  Show Profile
Awesome looking!

I'm lookin for one of those myself! I'm jealous!
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Mark Hering
Journeyman Modder

Lowndesville
SC
USA



140 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2009 :  19:05:28  Show Profile
Thanks ALOT Kev, my wife looked over and saw the craft room and now she wants one too! Isnt it ENOUGH that you guys incite me work on power wheels to attempt to keep up with your ever so cool designs, but now I have to build a new craft room too??? Sheesse!

I am the Mangler's parent plus a 12v jeep,an Eliminator and a super 6 jeep project and now a gator that needs some aid. The ever changing fleet.

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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 12/04/2009 :  13:14:41  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Sorry Mark LOL..

Hey it was under $100 in wood and supplies and my wife loves the extra workspace.. well worth it.


I got the dash painted last night and added a couple switches to the center vents for lighting.



Also got the center console painted.. Need to find a PRNDL to print up for it~


Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



Edited by - turbokev on 12/05/2009 21:49:44
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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 12/04/2009 :  13:44:46  Show Profile
Lookin really good.


Hummer H2http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14341
Mustang http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13851
Mustang Project 2 http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14695
Mustang 3- ROUSH http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20516
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2009 :  21:48:59  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Got sidetracked today with 'around the house' projects but I did
manage to get the dash just about done..

I printed up some new gauges for the dash and used one of my wifes serious
looking hole punch contraptions to get the LEDs lined up nicely..
Also added a little detail to the center console and dash..








I also started work on the taillights by printing up new stickers for
the inside of the lens area..wasn't easy finding an image to use~



Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower


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MustangFreak
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San Antonio
Texas
USA



1221 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2009 :  01:09:38  Show Profile  Visit MustangFreak's Homepage  Send MustangFreak a Yahoo! Message
Those gauges look sweet!! The chrome wheels kind of suck... a lot of chrome has come off of mine... the blue mustangs have the better hubcaps, they are grey... dont know why there is a difference.



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mford514
Apprentice Modder

lakeland
fl
USA



92 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2009 :  19:14:46  Show Profile
when you wire up your headlights will you take some detailed pics so i can see how...im doing my first project now....i bought the same flashlights that u got for the headlights, just not sure what i need to do to wire them up.

ty


-Mike


my first PW...09' mustang GT...stock (as of now)

-Daddy's Rides-
Lil' Quad 19.2v
Barbie Cruisin Tunes Jeep...in progress
Barbie Mustang (stock for now)
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2009 :  22:07:33  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
I did the tail lights tonight.. but I'll document the headlights too..

I printed up some new inner lens stickers and trimmed out the areas where the LEDs will go..




Here they are on the tail panel and ready to go back in the car..






...and here is the panel back in..







Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower


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mford514
Apprentice Modder

lakeland
fl
USA



92 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2009 :  22:14:15  Show Profile
lookin good.


-Mike


my first PW...09' mustang GT...stock (as of now)

-Daddy's Rides-
Lil' Quad 19.2v
Barbie Cruisin Tunes Jeep...in progress
Barbie Mustang (stock for now)
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MustangFreak
Senior Modder

San Antonio
Texas
USA



1221 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2009 :  01:33:58  Show Profile  Visit MustangFreak's Homepage  Send MustangFreak a Yahoo! Message
Like the blackout panel, I just did my sons last week... it was a pain to tape it all off. Already looks 100x better than when you first got it.



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Modmom32
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Cookeville
Tennessee
USA



830 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2009 :  20:23:22  Show Profile  Visit Modmom32's Homepage
PRETTY... Someone said they found a cervini...are you going to create or add a body kit, the one I saw was JUST WOW, But I like this too soo far.. I love Mustang so I am sure it will be a hit.

*arctic Shark snowmobile (beng modified again, scooter) but works!
*indianaJones Harley *desert bike *desert Challenger street bike *saftey 1st Chopper *SF viper*Herbie fully loaded via remote 12v....18v if lucky *gravedigger *mx350 *john deer tractor( still his favorite) *blue flame bigfoot *A151 * qty 2 twin 700* mx3 trike n 2 powerrider nascars (DALE SR n used to be #24 now General Lee) SOLD> 12v herbie
AMY
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2009 :  22:24:24  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
I'm under a bit too much of a time crunch to go too crazy on this..

Waiting on the new radio and battery meter so I can attach the windshield etc..
I did get the front subframe in and some more painting done, here's where I'm at tonight~



I'm using an Escalade shift handle.. looks better IMHO~




I need to get going on the headlights next.

Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



Edited by - turbokev on 12/14/2009 05:14:11
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HLMDAD
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Apple Valley
Cali
USA



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Posted - 12/08/2009 :  23:13:21  Show Profile  Visit HLMDAD's Homepage
wow.....im impressed! i wish i was that creative! :(

My wife said stop at 10... well 35 and counting.





My new website
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defensivewound
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marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2009 :  23:28:52  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Modmom32

PRETTY... Someone said they found a cervini...are you going to create or add a body kit, the one I saw was JUST WOW, But I like this too soo far.. I love Mustang so I am sure it will be a hit.



You can buy a body kit for the Mustang PW??? Where? I want to see!!

Or did I just read into that wrong?


Hummer H2http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14341
Mustang http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13851
Mustang Project 2 http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14695
Mustang 3- ROUSH http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20516

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MustangFreak
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San Antonio
Texas
USA



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Posted - 12/09/2009 :  00:59:14  Show Profile  Visit MustangFreak's Homepage  Send MustangFreak a Yahoo! Message
I dont think you can buy the kit... you can buy a cervinis mustang with the body kit though, for 500 bucks... cervinis.com

Its pretty cool has side pipes, sweet spoiler... "Lil C-500"

Looking good, makes me want to repaint my sons now, just dont feel like doing all the bondo and sanding to get the plastic even.




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Modmom32
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Cookeville
Tennessee
USA



830 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2009 :  15:37:47  Show Profile  Visit Modmom32's Homepage
my bad... I misunderstood

*arctic Shark snowmobile (beng modified again, scooter) but works!
*indianaJones Harley *desert bike *desert Challenger street bike *saftey 1st Chopper *SF viper*Herbie fully loaded via remote 12v....18v if lucky *gravedigger *mx350 *john deer tractor( still his favorite) *blue flame bigfoot *A151 * qty 2 twin 700* mx3 trike n 2 powerrider nascars (DALE SR n used to be #24 now General Lee) SOLD> 12v herbie
AMY
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gfran
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Burlington
New Jeresy
USA

4 Posts

Posted - 12/10/2009 :  10:05:59  Show Profile
Looks good!
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defensivewound
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marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 12/10/2009 :  16:45:23  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by MustangFreak

I dont think you can buy the kit... you can buy a cervinis mustang with the body kit though, for 500 bucks... cervinis.com

Its pretty cool has side pipes, sweet spoiler... "Lil C-500"

Looking good, makes me want to repaint my sons now, just dont feel like doing all the bondo and sanding to get the plastic even.





Gotcha. I'm gonna check that out.

Lookin good; like an episode of Wrecks to Riches!!


Hummer H2http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14341
Mustang http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13851
Mustang Project 2 http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14695
Mustang 3- ROUSH http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20516
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turbokev
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Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2009 :  05:11:00  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
The restoration of the red Mustang is nearly complete..
Everything is back together, I'm just waiting on an LED setup I ordered for the front lights.
Got my new radio and battery meter from Hobbymasters installed too.
The car is looking FAR better than it did 2 weeks ago!





Now for the part I wasn't really planning on.. Another Mustang came up (somewhat) locally and I had to get it.

Now both boys will have a Mustang parked next to the tree Christmas morning..
only problem is that my oldest really doesn't like red so I need to do a complete repaint
on this second one even though it is in brand new condition.. I should have time to get
this one done for Christmas moring as well..


Here it is next to the nearly completed one~




It was soooo nice to take apart this one as it was seriously like new.. Zero grunge.
It only took about 20 minutes to get it apart and ready for paint prep~





look how clean the underside / motors are..




It's going to be a busy week

Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



Edited by - turbokev on 12/14/2009 05:16:39
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mford514
Apprentice Modder

lakeland
fl
USA



92 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2009 :  18:38:52  Show Profile
cutting it a little close if you're gonna get it done for christmas aren't ya....

(i said this in another thread too...i didn't realize that you had combined the project pages.) the red one looks good though.. got any pics of it w\ lights on?


-Mike


my first PW...09' mustang GT...stock (as of now)

-Daddy's Rides-
Lil' Quad 19.2v
Barbie Cruisin Tunes Jeep...in progress
Barbie Mustang (stock for now)
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2009 :  18:56:57  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Not yet.. The little LED sets I got shoul dbe here tomorrow or Wednesday.

I hope to have the second ones body parts at least primed and
some of the black stuff repainted by tomorrow night..

I ordered a 2010 style hood today and an Escalade shifter

Already told my wife I'm going to be busy downstairs most evenings till Christmas LOL~


Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



Edited by - turbokev on 12/14/2009 18:58:03
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 12/15/2009 :  12:30:14  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
I set up my paint area in the basement last night and got the car primed..

Check out this paint booth.. especially the redneck ventilation system




(yes that's one fan pointing air at another fan -and there' an open window behind me too)

It actually works pretty well.. Priming last night and painting quite a bit today and there
have been no fumes in the living room above this area.. My wife said she can't smell a thing upstairs.


I read on the Fusion paint can a warning about applying second coats.. It says 30 minute dry
time, then apply second coats BEFORE 24 hours or AFTER 7 days.
I know there have been some discussions about wrinkled paint etc and this time line seems like what
needs to be adhered to in order for the paint to stick and dry without issues.

Of course that meant that I HAD to get color on my primed parts today insteaf of Saturday like I planned~

Here are a few shots from last night and this morning~








The blue isn't showing very well in pictures, but it's really cool in person..

My LEDs came today so I'm going to work on the taillights for the blue one and get going on some front lights too..


Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



Edited by - turbokev on 12/15/2009 12:35:19
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CJB
Senior Modder

Lino Lakes
MN
USA



1589 Posts

Posted - 12/15/2009 :  12:34:34  Show Profile  Visit CJB's Homepage
Wow. Love the color. Also love the fan pointed PERFECTLY toward the window.

12V Lil Jeep; 24v Race Car Project (abandoned); Red Wrangler (WIP);18v Police Silverado
Polaris 2X ; Polaris 700; Xtreme Machine ; 12v Super 6 Firerock
Gaucho Grande; Tinkerbell Ninja; 12v S6 Trail Rider; Brute Force 24v
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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 12/15/2009 :  19:40:13  Show Profile
Nice "paint booth"
(Better than what I have, anyway)

Pity you didn't get this one earlier, you could have painted the faded one and not this one - but the "new" red is redder!


Escalade (Rubber tires, LED lights, Key switch, Remote Kill, wings. Wings?)
Lil Wrangler (2WD, 12v, Lights), Dora Jeep (Super-6 @ 12v, lights), Jeep Enforcer turned Aftershock (18v, WIP),
Grape Gaucho A151 (24v, scooter controller, WIP)
KFX Quad (Remote Kill), Crushmeister! (Silverado), Limited Edition Jeep (Stock)
Kawasaki Mojave 250 (Stock), PP Gator (Lights), Home Depot Loader, Lightning McQueen (Stock)
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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 12/15/2009 :  22:24:01  Show Profile
I haven't had any problems pushing the 24 hour envelope a bit. I know I have gone almost two days before between coats.

Finished Projects:
F150 4x4 Off Road turned Oregon State Beavers - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19323
TRU Bigfoot turned Oregon Ducks: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14563
Jeep Wrangler (78490) http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11606
Ford F150 (C3493) US MARINES - http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7264
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2009 :  13:46:20  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Last update before the 'completed' post.. hopefully Wednesday night~


Blue car is 99% done.. no lights, but a complete repaint with several home made stickers.
I've got a 2010 power bulge hood on the way but it took longer to get than I thought
so I painted the stock hood just to be on the safe side.. I can add the 2010 hood later.





..and the red car is 95% done.. I got the LED lights in place in the headlight reflectors..
Tomorrow I just need to connect all the wires that are already run under the hood.




Tonight I'm driving to Sayville NY to pick up our Grandmother and I'm driving her back tomorrow morning..
Leaves me just Wednesday night to finish it up since we celebrate Christmas with family
on Christmas eve.. It's going to be a busy night Wednesday LOL~




Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower


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colinandmylesmom
Senior Modder



USA



2351 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2009 :  20:11:56  Show Profile
wow!!! These look awesome...love the new blue one...that is so sweet! I'm jealous all you guys do all this stuff...wish my husband would do this stuff...I want some lights, but it'll never happen..I've read on here how to do it, but just can't wrap my head around it..I couldn't even put together a new toy Colin got yesterday w/o my husband's help...I simply can't read directions and do something. I really want some Mustang lights too :(



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Divinar
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San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 12/21/2009 :  20:52:39  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by colinandmylesmom

wow!!! These look awesome...love the new blue one...that is so sweet! I'm jealous all you guys do all this stuff...wish my husband would do this stuff...I want some lights, but it'll never happen..I've read on here how to do it, but just can't wrap my head around it..I couldn't even put together a new toy Colin got yesterday w/o my husband's help...I simply can't read directions and do something. I really want some Mustang lights too :(



Here's a longshot idea - reduce the front panel to the smallest part you can, mail it to someone, have them mount the lights, leaving two wires. One to the switch, one to the Neg of a battery.


Escalade (Rubber tires, LED lights, Key switch, Remote Kill, wings. Wings?)
Lil Wrangler (2WD, 12v, Lights), Dora Jeep (Super-6 @ 12v, lights), Jeep Enforcer turned Aftershock (18v, WIP),
Grape Gaucho A151 (24v, scooter controller, WIP)
KFX Quad (Remote Kill), Crushmeister! (Silverado), Limited Edition Jeep (Stock)
Kawasaki Mojave 250 (Stock), PP Gator (Lights), Home Depot Loader, Lightning McQueen (Stock)
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 12/22/2009 :  22:51:46  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
With the exception of 1 or 2 tiny details (like a front plate for the red one) they are DONE


Coopers (red)












Carters (blue)

Got the power bulge hood today so I primed it..



Then I taped off the bulge and painted it..



And put it on the car..




No lights on Carters.. just not enough time and I've already promised him we'd
do up his police Gaucho over the winter with lights and all that.. One of
his Christmas gifts will be a box full of LED strips and a strobe controller~


I'll add a couple more pictures once they are parked together by the tree..
I should have a couple of pretty excited boys on Friday

Thanks,
Kev

18V Mustang v2.0 : 18V Mustang v1.0 : 12V Mustangs : 18V Gaucho Police
18V NASCAR : 12V Extreme Machines : 12V Hurricane Resto : 18V Mustang with Blower



Edited by - turbokev on 12/22/2009 22:52:33
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ms1120
Senior Modder

M-Town
Georgia
USA



1464 Posts

Posted - 12/23/2009 :  00:03:22  Show Profile
Very Very Shiny. Nice job kev

Fixing things that arent broken...and making them cool
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12vwiz
Expert Modder

Mobile
AL
USA



505 Posts

Posted - 12/23/2009 :  09:16:06  Show Profile
Wow, no playing around here! TKO
The Hood really sets it off.

My first mod - john deer gator On Hold
Peg Gator LHR shifter Wiring diagram
Big Foot - driver relocation In progress
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gseric69
Moderator

Red Lion
PA
USA



6315 Posts

Posted - 12/23/2009 :  09:52:26  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
Gorgeous, simply gorgeous paint jobs!

36V Peg Perego Apache - Project: Super Power Police Jeep, 18V Metal Frame Jeep - Project: Sarge
Dragon/Craftsman Pickup Hybrid (WIP), 18V John Deere Off Road 4x4 (Gaucho, SOLD!)
12V Lil Jeep, 18V Turbo Sun Jammer Jeep, 12V Super 6 F150 Blue Thunder,
18V Lightning McQueen & 12V Lightning McQueen w/Duratrax Motors (Sold)
18V Green & Blue Ninja Quads w/19T's, 18V Dora Quad with 21T's
12V Harley Bat Bike w/Duratrax Motors, 12V Pink Harley (Future Trike)
Future Builds: 12V Xtreme Machine, 12V PW Fire Truck, 6V Wild Thing Super 6 & Mach 5
RIP: 12V Super 6 Suzuki Quad w/Seperate Brake pedal (Decommissioned/Parted)
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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 12/23/2009 :  15:59:41  Show Profile
I wanna have Christmas at Turbokev's house!

I bet you'll keep the "paint booth" in the basement


Escalade (Rubber tires, LED lights, Key switch, Remote Kill, wings. Wings?)
Lil Wrangler (2WD, 12v, Lights), Dora Jeep (Super-6 @ 12v, lights), Jeep Enforcer turned Aftershock (18v, WIP),
Grape Gaucho A151 (24v, scooter controller, WIP)
KFX Quad (Remote Kill), Crushmeister! (Silverado), Limited Edition Jeep (Stock)
Kawasaki Mojave 250 (Stock), PP Gator (Lights), Home Depot Loader, Lightning McQueen (Stock)
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