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#32530
Here is my project. Over the next week I am turning my and my sons beloved pp thundercat into a bronco fan machine.

I started tear down and paint today however the 2 year old is none to excited to give up his daily driver so this will be interesting... So I'm starting with non essential parts.

Here it is original:

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Here's prep on brush guard and rack
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After
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Before and after shocks
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#32688
Making some serious headway in the last couple days.

I forgot to take a pic of the wheels- but they are silver like the brush guard. I will reasemble the wheels tomorrow and get the frame back up off the ground.

Here is some paint pics. It turned out amzing. I am not sure the pics do it justice. the seat is beyond cool. So in a couple days after it cures in the sun I will wet sand and final clear.
I did Krylon Fusion with the Adhesion spray, and then Rustoleum clear over it. Is it too early to feel lucky that I have no webbing or wrinkle?

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Last edited by gwinnythepooh on Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#33004
I know that I "hurried" my process a bit, but I figured with sun baking in 100 degrees for 3 days was good.
I wet sanded and then cleared again for a brilliant shine. It looks soooo good. Theres a few flaws here and there where I or my husband screwed something up, but barely noticeable. One part was a mud flap trying to get it back on the paint chipped. But I expected that... those things are flimsy plastic and I didn't figure they'd hold paint well.

I am really impressed with my first project!! :)

I still need rear hubcaps and if I can ever locate some other parts, like the shifter I will replace those. A big thanks to Sea Stork for the new grips!!!!!!

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#33619
nice paint job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#35981
Thanks! I am so in love with it! Everyone that sees it is just in Awe! Its parked in my front yard with a big flag on it for tonights game!

So for the Team logos and the Chrome head on the front, those are stickers/decals from the team shop (school bookstore etc) and then the original gauges I took to a decal shop, they photo shopped the old decals that I had scanned and made me new silver ones. They custom made the flames for me. I spent about $30 on decals and stickers total, but it was necessary.
So I Painted everything, then applied all the decals, then clear coated over them all so that they never fade or peel. It looks amazing.

For the seat I used White Pinstripe as the yard stripes and again cleared over that whole thing.
#38155
gwinnythepooh wrote:Thanks! I am so in love with it! Everyone that sees it is just in Awe! Its parked in my front yard with a big flag on it for tonights game!

So for the Team logos and the Chrome head on the front, those are stickers/decals from the team shop (school bookstore etc) and then the original gauges I took to a decal shop, they photo shopped the old decals that I had scanned and made me new silver ones. They custom made the flames for me. I spent about $30 on decals and stickers total, but it was necessary.
So I Painted everything, then applied all the decals, then clear coated over them all so that they never fade or peel. It looks amazing.

For the seat I used White Pinstripe as the yard stripes and again cleared over that whole thing.


could you please send me the scanned gauges.... i would like to get stickers made the same way..

thank you tony
#51518
Replaced a few of the chewed pieces thanks to Biehlm!

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OLD Pedal Assembly with Rocker Switch
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Changed over to larger pedal with Plunger switch
didn't line up perfectly but oh well...Way Better
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Now has all 4 hubcaps! YAY!!! (and the fog lights!)
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Last edited by gwinnythepooh on Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#57694
Very sad moment here in pooh corner.

Thundercat was sold this weekend. I thought I was going to curl up in a ball. It was like breaking up with your first love.

That seat belonged in the smithsonian :lol:

It went for $250.

This was my first pw, my first peg, my first problem, my first paint job, I loved it more than a lot of things... :cry:

It's going to be a long grieving process.
#57841
He was just saying "wheres she taking my 4Weller" lol.

Hes over it already, luckily he's got 8 more parked in the garage. He's getting his off road machine- the Eliminator and we also got a bigger Peg 700. Thus why this had to go. Sad Panda

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