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Divinar
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San Jose 95123
CA
USA

3057 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2010 :  11:49:45  Show Profile
I finally got a free Powerwheels - from Craigslist. (Well, I probably burned three gallons of gas going to get it...)

An old Silverado with a charger and a dead battery. The flame stickers on the hood practically fell off when I was washing it down, but it works fine with a good battery in it.

This thing is huge!

53.24 KB

The charger works but the battery was toast, as advertised. I put it on the SC-600a overnight, and it still showed no charge. Oh well, pull the connector and scrap it.

First thing I did of course was to cut out the stop so the steering wheel could turn farther. JD spent more time playing with the microphone than driving 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)

sssrip
Journeyman Modder

Churchton
MD
USA

170 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2010 :  11:58:23  Show Profile  Send sssrip a Yahoo! Message
Nice job.

Super6 Fire Truck
Gator
Big Jake
Cat Skid Steer
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F125
Apprentice Modder

Mountain House
CA
USA

87 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2010 :  12:21:06  Show Profile
Congrats on your first! Hopefully there's more to come. Are you gonna go with Silver and Black theme?

Compared to the Escalade, do the Silverado have more leg-room or they about the same?
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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2010 :  12:25:13  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by F125

Congrats on your first! Hopefully there's more to come. Are you gonna go with Silver and Black theme?

Compared to the Escalade, do the Silverado have more leg-room or they about the same?



Silver & Black? Oh, yeah, the Raiders. Not a big *ball fan.
If JD has any say, they'd all be purple!
If the polish trick works, I may buff up the black plastic, then put new flames on it... I wish I could get replacement stickers, though.

Legroom in the footwell looks about the same, but the seat is further back.
If I took off the seat completely, I could sit "inside" it (with my butt at the back bumper!)



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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blake711
Advanced Modder

Skiatook
OK
USA



2622 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2010 :  12:51:35  Show Profile
Very nice find. Silverado is one of my most wanted.

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F125
Apprentice Modder

Mountain House
CA
USA

87 Posts

Posted - 06/14/2010 :  13:23:27  Show Profile
quote:
Legroom in the footwell looks about the same, but the seat is further back.
If I took off the seat completely, I could sit "inside" it (with my butt at the back bumper!)


Cool. So with minor mod, bigger kids can fit in this ride no problem. This gives me another option to pursue. Thanks!

On the same boat with replacement stickers. A lot easier just to buy the factory one. Do need a sheet for the Dune Space Beetle but will most likely end up making my own.

Let me know how the buff works...
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sleepy23
Journeyman Modder

Maryville
TN

495 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2010 :  04:59:05  Show Profile
Do you have big plans for it yet?

Mustang GTR: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16343
F-150 Super Snake: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16824
F150 Raptor: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18071
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Taz11
Advanced Modder

Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



3739 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2010 :  05:22:12  Show Profile
Oh thank god....now I don't have to hear you whine about no freebees in Ca!

Seriously though....Great find, It looks like it has lots of "grow room"

Drive it like you stole it!........out of somebody's garbage!
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sleepy23
Journeyman Modder

Maryville
TN

495 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2010 :  09:16:39  Show Profile
i see what you mean about the body now... it looked alot better when looking at it on the ipod.

Mustang GTR: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16343
F-150 Super Snake: http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16824
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turbokev
Senior Modder

Fremont
New Hampshire
USA



1283 Posts

Posted - 06/15/2010 :  09:39:03  Show Profile  Visit turbokev's Homepage
Awesome.. I've been wanting another Silverado ever since we got rid of ours..




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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bigair49
Journeyman Modder



Canada

114 Posts

Posted - 06/18/2010 :  11:15:41  Show Profile
If you don't use the step bars I'll take em

http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17704
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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 06/18/2010 :  12:20:29  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by bigair49

If you don't use the step bars I'll take em



Not planning on parting this one. It's probably going to get the 24v scooter controller "someday" - it's big enough to compete with the Gaucho...


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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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2010 :  08:52:54  Show Profile
JD wanted this one transformed into... well, let's leave it as a surprise and see if anyone can guess as I build it.

For now it will stay 12v, we'll only do cosmetics

Disassembled, and JD stripped off the stickers.



JP, I stand corrected - there is more legroom in here than in a Jeep. But the extra 4" is PAST the gas pedal



First coat of paint in the body (and the back bumper):



First coat on the parts:



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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sssrip
Journeyman Modder

Churchton
MD
USA

170 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2010 :  08:56:53  Show Profile  Send sssrip a Yahoo! Message
quote:
Originally posted by Divinar

JD wanted this one transformed into... well, let's leave it as a surprise and see if anyone can guess as I build it.




Mc'Donald's Fry Box?

What do I win?

Super6 Fire Truck
Gator
Big Jake
Cat Skid Steer
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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2010 :  08:58:40  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by sssrip

quote:
Originally posted by Divinar

JD wanted this one transformed into... well, let's leave it as a surprise and see if anyone can guess as I build it.




Mc'Donald's Fry Box?

What do I win?



Ha, Ha, Ha.
And it's not a giant Dora truck, either!


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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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2010 :  11:41:57  Show Profile
A few more painting shots:







Reassembled in time for the demon to play with it (so I'm done for the day):



I have some yellow stripes to add, eyes, and I need an extra bumper to make the mouth...


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)

Edited by - Divinar on 06/24/2010 12:45:34
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blake711
Advanced Modder

Skiatook
OK
USA



2622 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2010 :  11:44:40  Show Profile
You are the second person in as many days posting photos of painting a vehicle with the axels and wheels still attached. That never crossed my mind. I guess its not a bad idea especially for a quick flip you don't want to mess with.

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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2010 :  11:53:49  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by blake711

You are the second person in as many days posting photos of painting a vehicle with the axels and wheels still attached. That never crossed my mind. I guess its not a bad idea especially for a quick flip you don't want to mess with.



Or if you're not painting the underbody.

Since this one was black, I thought it looked pretty good. (but there's some overspray in the front wheel well I'll have to deal with...)


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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Dylan13
Senior Modder

Oakmont
Pa



1113 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2010 :  12:11:47  Show Profile
My Guess - Firetruck

Super Power Gaucho
Peg Gaucho - John Deere Makeover
Peg Gaucho / Peg Gator / Peg Buck Quad
Hot Wheels Lambo - 12v
Enforcer Jr. - 2WD Super 6 - 12v
'lil Sport Barbie - 2WD High/Low rewire
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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2010 :  12:43:18  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Dylan13

My Guess - Firetruck



Good guess, but no.

Would it help to know it's getting eyes?


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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CJB
Senior Modder

Lino Lakes
MN
USA



1589 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2010 :  13:34:38  Show Profile  Visit CJB's Homepage
Ironman??

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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jazzcat
Expert Modder

Mesa
az
USA



748 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2010 :  14:42:14  Show Profile  Visit jazzcat's Homepage
LIGHTENING McTRUCK!!!!


Or mcqueen but since its a truck and all

delightfully tacky
His- 1965 VW Bug - 45 year old dust collector/yard ornament
Hers- 2001 VW TDi Golf- 45 mpg with 1 battery
Kids- Berchet 2002 Porsche Boxster S - 6V of fury
MAGICA-1700 miles away..work in progress
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blake711
Advanced Modder

Skiatook
OK
USA



2622 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2010 :  15:28:38  Show Profile
handy manny? I have no ieda.

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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2010 :  15:58:11  Show Profile
Last shot - the eyes are printed on normal paper and taped in place for now, and the bar in back is about 3" too high for now...


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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Taz11
Advanced Modder

Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



3739 Posts

Posted - 06/24/2010 :  16:04:22  Show Profile
Mack?

Drive it like you stole it!........out of somebody's garbage!
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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2010 :  14:33:32  Show Profile
This is an experiment - My target truck has huge metal rims, and low profile tires. So, a quick masking off:



And a shot of Fusion "Nickle Shimmer"



(I put a brick on the throttle to keep the rear wheel spinning while I sprayed)

And the hood:



And the first side:


(It's gonna be fun trying to match this pattern on the other side...)

It should have a scoop, and those spikes should be more twisty flames, but I just don't have the skill to do that.

I'm going to have to cut up that front bumper to make the mouth. Hope I can do a halfway decent job...


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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blake711
Advanced Modder

Skiatook
OK
USA



2622 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2010 :  16:56:58  Show Profile
So what is it?

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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2010 :  18:28:58  Show Profile
I'm really surprised no one has recognized it yet.
Either you've never heard of the show, of I did a worse job than I thought

The Crushmeister!


(Sorry for the low quality, that's a photo of my TV, with the DVR paused)


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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Dylan13
Senior Modder

Oakmont
Pa



1113 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2010 :  18:32:05  Show Profile
Nope, never heard of the show - but if I had, I'm sure I would have figured it out - that looks great Are you gonna stripe the top of the cab too

Super Power Gaucho
Peg Gaucho - John Deere Makeover
Peg Gaucho / Peg Gator / Peg Buck Quad
Hot Wheels Lambo - 12v
Enforcer Jr. - 2WD Super 6 - 12v
'lil Sport Barbie - 2WD High/Low rewire
Barbie Dune Beetle / Police Harley / Red Harley
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blake711
Advanced Modder

Skiatook
OK
USA



2622 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2010 :  18:54:09  Show Profile
Same here never heard of it but I don't watch much tv.

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Divinar
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San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2010 :  19:31:33  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Dylan13

Nope, never heard of the show - but if I had, I'm sure I would have figured it out - that looks great Are you gonna stripe the top of the cab too



Yep. Stripes on top and on the other side, then the roll bar with a speaker in the box up top. I'll pull the sound off the TV (There's two guest appearances of the Crushmeister, both times he has a distinctive 4-note horn, one episode there is no other sound around 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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wrencher
Journeyman Modder

New Kensington
Pennsylvania
USA



292 Posts

Posted - 06/25/2010 :  19:44:28  Show Profile
that looks great....i say u did a grat job of matching it up.....
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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2010 :  16:32:13  Show Profile
OK, this one has been stalled by the "real world", but I got a friend of mine to redo the eyes:





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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jparthum
Senior Modder

(77627) Nederland
Texas
USA



2272 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2010 :  22:18:19  Show Profile
How did I miss this thread?!?

Looks GREAT! Sorry, I've never heard of the show either.



Are you gonna make some side pipes out of conduit too?

I've got another Silverado front bumper if that'll help any with making the mouth...?



(pics link to threads)

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Divinar
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San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2010 :  17:35:27  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by jparthum

How did I miss this thread?!?

Looks GREAT! Sorry, I've never heard of the show either.

Are you gonna make some side pipes out of conduit too?

I've got another Silverado front bumper if that'll help any with making the mouth...?



I wanted to - but the truck really needs those side steps - both to get in and to stiffen the sides!

How much for the bumper shipped to 95111? (I don't know that I need it, I'm gonna try to trim it and reuse the part that came out...)


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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jparthum
Senior Modder

(77627) Nederland
Texas
USA



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Posted - 07/04/2010 :  22:20:44  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Divinar

quote:
Originally posted by jparthum

How did I miss this thread?!?

Looks GREAT! Sorry, I've never heard of the show either.

Are you gonna make some side pipes out of conduit too?

I've got another Silverado front bumper if that'll help any with making the mouth...?



I wanted to - but the truck really needs those side steps - both to get in and to stiffen the sides!

How much for the bumper shipped to 95111? (I don't know that I need it, I'm gonna try to trim it and reuse the part that came out...)



Let me find the best way to package it, and I'll let you know.

Yeah, I thought about side pipes being in the way of the step. I guess you could go under the step, but they would probably need to be pretty short to keep the step usable, which would kinda defeat the whole look.



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Dongskie
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Manila
Philippines



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Posted - 07/04/2010 :  22:53:29  Show Profile  Visit Dongskie's Homepage  Click to see Dongskie's MSN Messenger address  Send Dongskie a Yahoo! Message
quote:
Originally posted by Divinar

This is an experiment - My target truck has huge metal rims, and low profile tires. So, a quick masking off:




I thought was a white-walled tires...

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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2010 :  11:04:25  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Dongskie

quote:
Originally posted by Divinar

This is an experiment - My target truck has huge metal rims, and low profile tires. So, a quick masking off:



I thought was a white-walled tires...



It could have been - but then I'd have masked the center, too.

I thought about doing that to Lightning, along with the "Radiator Springs" look - but it's probably my most resellable car right now...


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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hotrodtodd
Expert Modder

Delhi
OH
USA



985 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2010 :  11:15:25  Show Profile  Visit hotrodtodd's Homepage
Nice job! The show is a big hit in our household .A while back I was thinking of doin a bigfoot pw into "Little Tow" but never went ahead with it.Oh and my sons favorite is "Junk Boy".....it may be a little harder for me to duplicate.

Lifted Metal Frame JeepPower Drivers Trike
Bigfoot
Worksite Gator
Driveway Racer
Handy Manny 6v quad
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Divinar
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San Jose 95123
CA
USA



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Posted - 07/05/2010 :  11:18:15  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by hotrodtodd

Nice job! The show is a big hit in our household .A while back I was thinking of doin a bigfoot pw into "Little Tow" but never went ahead with it.Oh and my sons favorite is "Junk Boy".....it may be a little harder for me to duplicate.



Oh, good - I was worried that I was the only person watching this!

For Junk Boy, you may need to start with a fire truck...


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Posted - 07/05/2010 :  11:22:09  Show Profile  Visit hotrodtodd's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by Divinar

quote:
Originally posted by hotrodtodd

Nice job! The show is a big hit in our household .A while back I was thinking of doin a bigfoot pw into "Little Tow" but never went ahead with it.Oh and my sons favorite is "Junk Boy".....it may be a little harder for me to duplicate.



Oh, good - I was worried that I was the only person watching this!

For Junk Boy, you may need to start with a fire truck...

Yeah I thought of the fire truck but if I ever found one it would stay stock looking.
It would be fun to build all of the trucks on the show.lol

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Posted - 07/05/2010 :  11:41:50  Show Profile
This weekend, I tried to get the roll bar done.

I had previously bought some 1-1/4" PVC conduit and sweeps (the 90 degree bend) and couplers, but when I mocked it up, it was too thick, and the couplers were too visible.

I remembered reading about a trick to bend PVC pipe using sand. The link posted to this forum was dead, but a quick Google search with the keywords led me to it's new incarnation

I didn't have any caps laying around, but I cut a couple 3' sections of 3/4" PVC pipe, used Gorilla Tape to close off the end, filled them with sand, and taped off the other end



I made up a "jig" out of a scrap plywood, my 5" hole saw, scrap 2x4, and 4 1-5/8" screws. I clamped it to the table, and applied heat.



This was the "worst" bend. See the wrinkles on the inside?



After they cooled, I removed the tape, dumped out the sand, used Goo-Gone to remove the numbers printed on the pipe (this also preps for painting). I had left a few extra inches on each end when bending (as it's always easier to cut the pipe shorter than to stretch it longer) so I trimmed them, glued them to the conduit box, and applied the first coat of Fusion Nickle Shimmer:




JD is convinced that the big "C" on the top is where the horn sounds, so that's where I'll have to install the speaker, eventually.


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Posted - 07/05/2010 :  16:33:11  Show Profile  Visit hotrodtodd's Homepage
Nice job on the bends ,that looks like it works good.I noticed your heat gun there,is that from harbor frieght?Been thinking about picking one up,does it do the job alright?

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Posted - 07/05/2010 :  16:49:24  Show Profile
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Originally posted by hotrodtodd

Nice job on the bends ,that looks like it works good.I noticed your heat gun there,is that from harbor frieght? Been thinking about picking one up,does it do the job alright?



Yep, that's a Chicago Electric.
It works well enough, which is pretty much the real slogan of Harbor Freight tools, right?

I'd probably kill their sawzall clone in a month of contractor-level work, but for the occasional use, it's been fine.


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Posted - 07/05/2010 :  18:48:32  Show Profile
Clever! I'll have to remember that technique. That would have come in handy when I was making the EM front bumper. Your "worst" bend looks better than the example given in the link!

I have the same heat gun, but haven't used it yet. On sale for $10 - couldn't pass that up!

I pulled the front bumper today, but still need to package it. Wanna PM me your addy so I can figure shipping?



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Posted - 07/13/2010 :  13:21:37  Show Profile  Visit chozian's Homepage
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Originally posted by Divinar
Yep, that's a Chicago Electric.
It works well enough, which is pretty much the real slogan of Harbor Freight tools, right?

I'd probably kill their sawzall clone in a month of contractor-level work, but for the occasional use, it's been fine.



Nice! I'm going to have to remember that for bending PVC. Also, I've been meaning to pick up a heat gun from Harbor Freight for light usage.


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Posted - 07/23/2010 :  17:40:05  Show Profile  Visit chozian's Homepage
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Originally posted by jparthum

Clever! I'll have to remember that technique. That would have come in handy when I was making the EM front bumper. Your "worst" bend looks better than the example given in the link!

I have the same heat gun, but haven't used it yet. On sale for $10 - couldn't pass that up!

I pulled the front bumper today, but still need to package it. Wanna PM me your addy so I can figure shipping?



I picked up that same heat gun from Harbor Freight this afternoon. They had it on sale from $19.99 to $9.99. I used a 20% off coupon to make it $7.99. Hopefully I'll have the opportunity to test it out soon.


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Posted - 08/06/2010 :  18:18:07  Show Profile
cool somehow I missed this one

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Posted - 08/06/2010 :  18:34:41  Show Profile
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Originally posted by the gambler

cool somehow I missed this one



Thanks!


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You should be getting a box of parts from me tomorrow or Tuesday, so don't think it's a bomb!


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