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Found a plastic utility van at the thrift store for .99¢. 2 AA batteries in the bottom will make all the lights turn on with a dual option switch. I tested this circuit and it still works!

Disassembly to prep for primer and paint.




Then painting the safety red/orange along the bottom. I had to paint it higher than the prototypes because I had to cover the existing stripe on the toy.


Then wheel prep and paint as well.




Thanks for looking

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The light bar parts are from an electronic component that I disassembled.



I masked off the clear light parts and sprayed aerosol aluminum color. The clear lights were horse-hair painted acrylic clear red. The rear light was already included with the original toy so I just painted it clear red as well.

The insignia and placards were sourced from the internet then scaled to size. Then I printed them on self adhesive label paper.

A few more angles are in the Under Glass post topic.


Thanks for looking

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