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defensivewound
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marysville
wa
USA

558 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2010 :  22:42:26  Show Profile
Saw this sittin in someones front yard in pretty bad shape, looked like it needed rescuing. After a little chattin with the owner I ended up getting it for free! I forgot to get a pic when I got it home but it had the black interior (faded), a broken hood, a really messed up spoiler, shifter was screwed, radio and dash cluster were toast, tires were worn thru, the front end was kinda tore up and it had bad scratches everywhere. Decided to make this one an 18v Roush and resell it. I had all the donor pieces I needed from the other Mustang project. Here is what I have planned for it, but a touch different...



Started prepping



Radio (pretty much matches the condition of the car)



Replacement



Cluster



Replacement



Got most of the bondo work done, including shaving the GT emblems. (pre sanding)





And started painting. I ran out of paint so this is all that got done. This is a textured paint so I will have to sand down the texture before I move on to the clear and graphics.







Shaved GT emblem



More to come...






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Mustang http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13851
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Dongskie
Journeyman Modder


Manila
Philippines



380 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2010 :  00:47:59  Show Profile  Visit Dongskie's Homepage  Click to see Dongskie's MSN Messenger address  Send Dongskie a Yahoo! Message
I'm drooling over here....

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Taz11
Advanced Modder

Bloomsbury (08804)
NJ



3739 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2010 :  04:50:07  Show Profile
NICE!

Drive it like you stole it!........out of somebody's garbage!
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blake711
Advanced Modder

Skiatook
OK
USA



2622 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2010 :  05:22:40  Show Profile
Very nice work!

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dasilva100
Journeyman Modder

Kitchener
ON
Canada



445 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2010 :  07:53:11  Show Profile
Subscribed! This will be great!
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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2010 :  11:13:08  Show Profile
Thanks guys! This one is much less involved than the other project so progress should should be faster. Lets just hope this one does not snowball on me!!


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Mustang http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13851
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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2010 :  21:33:23  Show Profile
Got some more paint and continued painting. I only got as far as the hood, windshield frame and tail light panel. I am already up to 6 cans of the graphite paint! This stuff does not go far.





And I added a little detail to the lenses.






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ms1120
Senior Modder

M-Town
Georgia
USA



1464 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2010 :  21:42:04  Show Profile
Hey I dont want to be a spoiler but why is it that we can see your garage floor? Mine has been gone for more than a year. lol. Nice work

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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2010 :  21:46:03  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by ms1120

Hey I dont want to be a spoiler but why is it that we can see your garage floor? Mine has been gone for more than a year. lol. Nice work



Because my "garage" is 1500 sq. ft.!!!


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Mustang http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13851
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Edited by - defensivewound on 09/25/2010 21:46:28
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ms1120
Senior Modder

M-Town
Georgia
USA



1464 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2010 :  21:51:33  Show Profile
Lucky dog lol

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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2010 :  21:57:30  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by ms1120

Lucky dog lol



I really did luck out with my new place. If you didn't read elsewhere, I live above an empty 18,000 sq ft warehouse in a brand new apartment and it came with the "garage". I have a total space of 3000 sq. ft. and access to the warehouse where I plan on putting a drift track for the 18v PW's. Luck was on my side on this one. I am currently building a paint booth in the garage too.


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Mustang http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13851
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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 09/26/2010 :  22:51:50  Show Profile
Got the headlights in (but not wired in fully) and the grills and seats painted today. The headlights are the Oznium pre wired ones.







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Mustang http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13851
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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 10/11/2010 :  17:54:22  Show Profile
Finishing up the front end paint work.

I first laid down a few coats of clear to bury the texture and give it a protective layer. Then I used 1/8" fine line tape to lay out my edges. This tape makes for very clean edges and its flexible vinyl so you can tape out clean flames and graphics with a continuous edge!







Then masked off the rest.





Then I scuffed it and sprayed it with Krylon Fusion Flat Black topped with Krylon Flat Clear.





After that cured, I wet sanded with 600 grit paper to remove all of the orange peel followed by 2000 grit paper. Next, I cleaned off the residue from sanding and lightly masked the flat black area and sprayed another layer of the Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel.





Hummer H2http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14341
Mustang http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13851
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blake711
Advanced Modder

Skiatook
OK
USA



2622 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2010 :  10:14:04  Show Profile
Man that clear on that silver POPS out. That paint looks great its obvious the time you have in this thing so far.

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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2010 :  10:24:50  Show Profile
Thanks blake711, the paint is my passion. I'm mounting the grill and grill trim right now, I'll get pics up tonight.


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Mustang http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13851
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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2010 :  12:14:28  Show Profile
Finished mounting the grills.









The top grill is held tightly in place with a hidden screw disguised as a Roush emblem (not shown in the pics above). Emblem was made out of plexi glass with a screw threaded into it and super glued in place. It will have a Roush sticker put over it and then clear coated.





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jparthum
Senior Modder

(77627) Nederland
Texas
USA



2272 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2010 :  14:59:04  Show Profile
Looking awesome!



(pics link to threads)

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AUSSIE DARREN
Journeyman Modder

BRISBANE
QLD
Australia



374 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2010 :  15:47:11  Show Profile
what a great job just tell your kids they can look but not touch
you don't want to scratch that beautiful paint job!!

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2010 :  19:45:32  Show Profile
Thanks jparthum! This is turning out better than I planned.

quote:
Originally posted by AUSSIE DARREN

what a great job just tell your kids they can look but not touch
you don't want to scratch that beautiful paint job!!



I'm actually very lucky because my son is very good about not running into things and he keeps his toys very nice. This one is going to be sold anyway... maybe.


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

Edited by - defensivewound on 10/12/2010 19:46:37
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Divinar
Moderator

San Jose 95123
CA
USA



3057 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2010 :  19:49:32  Show Profile
I don't know if I could bring myself to let a kid sit in it, let alone drive 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),
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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 10/12/2010 :  21:55:03  Show Profile
Lights off...



Lights on!









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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2010 :  19:34:18  Show Profile
Dash and radio are painted and some lighting put in.









Hummer H2http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14341
Mustang http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13851
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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2010 :  20:32:00  Show Profile
That lighting on the dash is pretty cool. What is it?

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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2010 :  20:45:07  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by drew510

That lighting on the dash is pretty cool. What is it?



It's a neon string. This one is from Autozone and it was $20 for a 5ft. length but it's 12V ready. I found them on Ebay and they are half the price and almost twice the length but are not 12V ready; they run off of 2 AA batteries and have 3 settings- stale, blinking and faster blinking. For Ebay, just search "neon string light".

Edit- You have to shave down the outer rim of the stereo face to allow room for the string in between the stereo and the dash and it is super glued into place.


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
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l3viathan
Journeyman Modder

Wellsville
New York
USA



151 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2010 :  21:02:00  Show Profile  Visit l3viathan's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by drew510

That lighting on the dash is pretty cool. What is it?



The technical name for it is EL Wire.



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drew510
Senior Modder

Portland
OR



1079 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2010 :  07:49:36  Show Profile
Cool, thanks guys!

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TerryInLeesburg
Journeyman Modder

Leesburg
VA
USA



133 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2010 :  09:57:55  Show Profile
This really looks great.
If you were not so far away, I would pay you to paint my truck (the real one).... what you do with a rattle can makes the pros look bad!

Got a link for the headlights?

Terry

Just learning...
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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2010 :  11:02:15  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by TerryInLeesburg

This really looks great.
If you were not so far away, I would pay you to paint my truck (the real one).... what you do with a rattle can makes the pros look bad!

Got a link for the headlights?

Terry



Wow, thank you! Here is the link...

http://www.oznium.com/prewired-superflux This will take you directly to the ones I used.


Hummer H2http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14341
Mustang http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13851
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TerryInLeesburg
Journeyman Modder

Leesburg
VA
USA



133 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2010 :  11:33:21  Show Profile
Thanks for the link... will be watching this closely.
Terry

Just learning...
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the gambler
Senior Modder

Jacksonville
Florida
USA



1437 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2010 :  09:36:51  Show Profile
Exactly what paint did you use on this?

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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2010 :  09:44:21  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by the gambler

Exactly what paint did you use on this?



Krylon Fusion Graphite Textured Shimmer for the base. The clear coat is Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel. I would highly suggest using the enamel for the clear for two reasons- 1. You can wet sand it with no issues and 2. It is very very durable.

Black- Krylon Fusion Flat Black w/ Krylon Flat Clear. This combination also makes your interior black pieces look new again. I could not find a Flat Clear Enamel or I would have used that instead.

Edit- For anyone that doesn't know: The key to wet sanding is getting rid of the "orange peel" texture in your clear coat. This will allow your next coat of clear to lay down perfectly flat for maximum shine. You will feel the difference, while sanding, when the texture is gone. You will also be able to see it after you clean it off and let it dry.


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

Edited by - defensivewound on 10/15/2010 10:03:12
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l3viathan
Journeyman Modder

Wellsville
New York
USA



151 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2010 :  10:16:37  Show Profile  Visit l3viathan's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by defensivewound

Black- Krylon Fusion Flat Black w/ Krylon Flat Clear. This combination also makes your interior black pieces look new again. I could not find a Flat Clear Enamel or I would have used that instead.



Not sure if you've ever tried it, but Dupli-Color Vinyl Coating (HVP106 Flat Black) or SEM Vinyl Dye works awesome for that new plastic look. It doesn't coat like paint, it acts more like a dye, and preserves the fine media blasted looking texture that comes on most formed plastic (dash, seats, etc). It also doesn't scratch off, because of the dye like properties.



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sleepy23
Journeyman Modder

Maryville
TN

495 Posts

Posted - 10/20/2010 :  18:52:02  Show Profile
good looking ride. i am just now starting back on the kids toys, so i will have to hunt down the last stang to see how it came out.

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colinandmylesmom
Senior Modder



USA



2351 Posts

Posted - 10/21/2010 :  19:16:01  Show Profile
So what power source you using for the white/blue headlights, a power wheels 12V battery, mind showing a pic of how it's hooked up to the battery, I never quite understand how it's done, I want to get some lights for our Gaucho, was going to use a set I found on Ebay that use a 9V battery and everything is ready to go, and we already have some 9V batteries from our kids remote controlled cars, but these look nice too, if I know how they can hook up.



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defensivewound
Expert Modder

marysville
wa
USA



558 Posts

Posted - 10/21/2010 :  19:40:48  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by colinandmylesmom

So what power source you using for the white/blue headlights, a power wheels 12V battery, mind showing a pic of how it's hooked up to the battery, I never quite understand how it's done, I want to get some lights for our Gaucho, was going to use a set I found on Ebay that use a 9V battery and everything is ready to go, and we already have some 9V batteries from our kids remote controlled cars, but these look nice too, if I know how they can hook up.



Mine will be hooked up to a 12v tap when I get to that point. My car is not wired in yet, I was just holding the wires on a battery for the pic. I am basically just copying Turbokevs set up. I'm sure he would be willing to get you those pics for you, heck, I could use them too! I'm still learning electrical also. 12vwiz is also the man to talk too.


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Mustang http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13851
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I.dont.wanna.grow.up
New Member

Fairfield
CA
USA

39 Posts

Posted - 11/01/2010 :  18:22:21  Show Profile
LOVING IT!!! I need to get up and finish mine! It mighthelp if I had a garage floor

I'm the cool dad I always wanted.

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S1 C5, S1 C5R, Peg Ducati Monster S4, PW harley, LT H2,and a super weak get set gokart.
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