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  1. On 9/16/2018 at 10:07 PM, 89AKurt said:

    I was checking out some junk mail, car dealer promotion with a light fob that showed you got the winning number (yea right).  I pulled the unit apart, it's just one LED light, but am contemplating the use of fiber optic that came from a party accessory.

    Nevertheless, will keep an eye on this topic.

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    Are you serious? Not to long ago I chucked one of those ads with the fob. Now I will for ever keep that Larry H. Miller does it all the time...... Thank you  for sharing will be looking at the fob possibility next time one comes along.

  2. at harbor freight for another 150.00 can get a lathe, now I am not knocking the tool itself, I have seen one on instagram, would love to actually own one. I think in my own opinion of course is I do not see what makes it $400.00. its like a dremel with a blade.  Probably will come down by half in the next year and a half.

  3. On 2/13/2018 at 9:24 PM, socal76 said:

    John, sometimes you make make me want to cry Uncle and just sell everything in my collection. Kits, tools, paint, I mean everything! Then the insanity comes back and I go,"Well he has worked at it for a while, so maybe if I dedicate that much time, maybe I can get half as good". Then I look at the year on the calendar. It tells me, nope nobody lives 150+ years and I am already older than you are! And Chris, don't be laughing too hard, because you have done the same thing to me! LOL!!

    Here here I second that notion.

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    got it installed. Metal plate helps hide the ugly setup of the wire hinges meeting the hood. I can also make many of them using this as a copy and add murals to them that can be changed out from time to time.

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    the lil round thing is the magnet. I will cover all that up with putty and paint....

  5. 14 hours ago, Belugawrx said:

    Nice start D

    Like the side hinge on the hoodB) might wanna tube those for easy painting,...no?

    Thank you, the picture does not show it very well but there is a quarter inch tube epoxied to the hood and the wire runs thru it. It took me a while and several tries to the the tube just right in order to get the hood back off and back on. Now my issue is getting the 3d foam to fit the hood and hid most of the wire. I also just came up with an idea using thin steel from an altoids can and a magnetic to be able to put a removable mural under the hood on top of the foam to help hide the rest of the wires. pics to come shortly.....

  6. On 8/31/2018 at 5:29 PM, Rider said:

    I agree on the hood having to be set aside, it takes away from the model. This is looking like it will be a real stunner when done. The interior looks to be lowrider inspired. 

    Thank you very much, yes the button tuft is used for lowriders. I am torn between making this a lowrider, or just a rod.

  7. On 2/19/2018 at 8:46 PM, Bowtienutz said:

     

    may not be exactly what your looking for but check out my fotki site you'll get lots of ideas.http://public.fotki.com/VincePutt/semi_truck_shows_/ look at Kramer wrecker and the macungie truck show allong with the carlisle photo albums these are trucks that I've see close up and clean.Enjoy

    Thank you for sharing really  cool resource.....

  8. Thanks guys, been awhile, just a little update. Finally got the hood hinged, nothing I hate worse then display a model and have to sit the hood beside it.

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    also covering up the hinge locations on the inside of the rear door.

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  9. To me I  can not see anyone in 2045 restoring a Prius!! Most of the new stuff sucks, but I blame the government getting into the business due to the epa. Needing unrealistic mileage and smog equipment (that really does not help when the real polluters never get their vehicles checked!!! They have to make them out of plastic and foam. It is insane. Just look at the cars after the mid and early 80's that is when the over all looks went really bad......

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