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Old 02-07-2009, 09:36 PM
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lol the heck with where the lights will be, paint the damm thing lalready!!!
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Finally got around to painting it and I messed it up. I painted it yellow, masked the hood, then backed it with black. The black bled through below the beltline and now it looks like crap. It's almost lime green! And that's the last color I would have wanted to paint this thing. I might just weather it like the old yellow paint is faded and dirty or something. Is there a quick easy way to remove paint from lexan?

If I can't remove the paint, I might just paint it from the outside. Or maybe just leave it as it is. I'm going to hold off on the decals till I figure out what to do. I should have went with my original paint scheme but I changed it at the last minute. Oh well... I also cut the front out like I've see on a lot of 1:1 240z's.

Still need to clean up the opening. Will be using a combination of Hilux lights, Clod dummy lights, and a Tamiya light kit.

To do something like this...
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:33 PM
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remask the windows on BOTH sides and use dot3 brake cleaner. its not a 100% fix sometimes it works great sometimes it dont, but its your only real choice.
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:00 PM
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Inspiration pics:


This is what I'm going for, a priavteer, club rally car.

I decided to re-mask the windows and paint the body from the outside. It turned out OK and looks sinister in black. I also went back to these wheels, they look similar to some OZ Racing wheels I found on some 240z's on the web.



Still need to add a few more decals, and get the lights mounted in the grill.
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:19 AM
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that looks awesome. the white wheels don't even really look out of place on the rest of the blacked out car.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:15 PM
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I started on a perch for the lights using Plastruct and the original bumper. My plastic work skills are suspect but it turned out alright.


Now all it needs is some paint and the lights installed.
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:02 PM
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very good i like it
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Pulled this one off the back burner!

Figured I might as well finish this one. My last idea for a way to hold the lights didn't work out. So I simply bent up a piece of metal, like I should have done in the first place, and mounted the lights. I used the Marchal lights that were on my Brat and 2 lights off a Hilux rollbar so the 2 center lights will work. I still need bulbs and to add the lenses.





I wanted this to look like an old school Japanese rally car so I used period decals. Still not 100% on wheels but they will do for now. I know, I need to cut the body post. Switched the motor out cause that Tamiya Sport Tuned motor was rusted out on the inside. Should have it out for a run tomorrow. The chassis looks so new and clean, I kinda almost don't wanna get it dirty.




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that looks pretty sick .
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that looks pretty sick .
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:12 AM
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This thing drives nicely, real smooth. Batteries crapped out on me real quick (been having a real problem with my NIMH batteries lately, won't keep a charge) so I didn't get to run it long.











Still need to paint the inside of the grill black and maybe add an exhaust pipe and side mirrors.
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What about HPI vintage 8 spoke wheels?

Their like the ones on the blue 1/1 car
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What about HPI vintage 8 spoke wheels?

Their like the ones on the blue 1/1 car
Hmmmm... Might consider that.
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