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Old 11-18-2017, 09:06 AM
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Looking great! do you have a plan to rig up functional headlights?
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:24 AM
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LED lights arrived a couple of days ago. I have two larger headlights, a couple of red tail lights, and then 4 amber lights that I'm planning on putting in the fog lights on the bumper, and the other two can either go to fog lights on the roll-bar, or to the rear blinker spots. The lights are small enough where they can fit in the confined spaces of the small plastic fixtures of the toy. Prewired, and waterproof. They are a small enough electrical draw to where I can add lights if I want.

There are some pretty cool modifications done on these toys, but the people who do them don't want to share where they get parts, or how they wire things up...The ride-on toy world is way different than the inclusive and helpful atmosphere we are accustomed.
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I thought I would share some of the results from blowing hot air on the oxidized plastic pieces. The seats were some of the worst, maybe that they are red? The oxidation was at the point where the plastic had something like a "powder" coating. Some fine sanding to remove a lot of the damaged "powdered plastic" and then heat gun treatment. Hot air applied until the plastic kind of looks wet, either clears the oxidized top coat, or removes the colored layer with the top...Either way, it brings back life to the piece, not to the point of being brand new looking, but acceptable enough that you don't need to paint, and have that chip off after use...
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Did you get that snorkel on yet Kurt!?
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Did you get that snorkel on yet Kurt!?
Haha....No Drew...I just got a call from the painter (yeah, I brought it to an automotive paint shop for a paint job that would hold up to future abuse) The paint is done, and I'll pick it up tomorrow.

I'll start putting everything together, and documenting it for the club (or anyone who stumbles on this thread) It will be cool...

Hold on everyone, it's coming....
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Looking forward to seeing it all painted! I would love to do this for my daughter one day!
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:55 PM
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OK, gotta string you along a little before I reveal the paint...I got the motors and axles/wheels put back on. I repainted the silver "rims" bright white to match my 40, and also repainted the wheel caps a silver instead of the red they originally were. Got the wire harness placed, but still need to hook up the shifter, and power pedal to it.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:38 PM
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The "hitch" was chewed up pretty badly, and while I don't have plans for a trailer, I thought I would try to repair the piece. I applied hot air from a hot air gun to soften the plastic and get it close to the original position.

Put an old crummy socket that fit in the hitch hole to keep it clear when I apply the plastic putty
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:48 PM
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The epoxy is a two part deal that is like modeling clay...part two is wrapped around part one, so there is no measuring. Just cut off a piece the size you want and start mixing up the ball of clay...kneading it up in your hands...

I mashed it in the end of the hitch, and overbuilt it by quite a bit because I wanted room to be able to sand it, and form it. Then set it aside to cure. By the way, it cures fast...under a half hour.
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I hooked up the new shifter to the wire harness, as well as the "gas" peddle.

I got the head light, and tail light wires placed, to start hooking up the led lights I got for it. I took way too much time lookin for mirror finish mylar for reflective backing behind my light lenses. I found some super light weight stuff, but thought it would be easy to find some heavy duty stuff at hobby lobby in the scrapbook section...no such luck...

If anyone knows where I could buy a sheet of the stuff, I'd appreciate the info..
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