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By gwinnythepooh
#59067
SO on to my second driveway racer, had so much fun doing Francesco- this one moved up in line. 8-)

So here is what I started with. A Rally Racer in pretty good condition for $25. had a broken motor lead... fairly easy fix.
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Busted right off, a common problem with these because of the low vibration
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Soldered new wires (ok, so really Scotty5 had to rescue me on this one and he did it) and we were good to go!
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Here is how the car has sat for the last 6 months. In pieces. The actual car is in my closet. LOL
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And Today they jumped in the tub! Tomorrow I'll start sanding, etc. I hope to have paint finished by this weekend!
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and here's what I am shooting for!!!
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Last edited by gwinnythepooh on Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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By aVWguy
#59096
gwinny .... that parts wash pic needs a floating rubber ducky ... then it would look like the mess i make here with the help of whatever nephew is here(the neice is still too young for too much of that)
lol




[EDIT]
spotted the duck after posting
Last edited by aVWguy on Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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By aVWguy
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By aVWguy
#59134
lol nice
do the test pilots of your builds get to help with that step???
i have a blast with the extra hands here when they visit
SOOOOOOO looking forward to building one with my son :D
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By ms1120
#59319
I found that laquer thinner and a scotch brite pad work wonders in stubborn decals. They are a must for Hummer older paper decals found on the yellow on. I have still not convinced my wife to let me use the tub or dishwasher for PW parts.
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By gwinnythepooh
#59322
Darn. Lol I use both. Works great... Should have seen my tub after parts got out. But then again I'm the one who goes back and cleans everything with bleach.

About every other day I find slot machine parts in my dishwasher (husbands hobby) so we're even.
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By aVWguy
#59412
this is where its nice to live in a big OLD!!! house lol .. the tub is big enough to completely submerge the magica body (upside down) and all 4 wheels
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By madmaxdecals
#59491
Can't wait to see this....love Mario Kart
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By gwinnythepooh
#59581
So progress being made... Got decals today. Don't even WANT to say what the guy charged me... Its was a nightmare.
I don't know what all the weird shadows and highlighting are in my pics, everything looks good and normal. LOL

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I still have some touch up to do on the checkers
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Again, FROG TAPE is awesome!! No bleed through and no touch up needed! And never lifts the color underneath, and I stripe less than 24 hours after original color.
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By landon
#59584
This is coming out sick, Gwinny! (And fast, I need to get motivated!) Are the checkers a decal or are you painting them on with a brush?? They look great in the picture, but I can sympathize with your perfectionist eye, lol! Definitely a great and fun idea for a build, I can't wait to see this assembled!
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By gwinnythepooh
#59593
Its honestly a sad story.
stupid me... I painted the whole wing white, and then frog taped criss cross. Wasn't thinking... So only every other square that was supposed to be black turned out black. Woops! So then I had to go back and hand paint all the squares... .UGH! Oh well, its turning out fine. I think it gives it a little character.

I also got wheels painted tonight but didn't take pics.
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By madmaxdecals
#59614
Wow....looking great!
By Scotty5
#59864
too funny about the checkers. The things that seem so logical sometimes are just not. So now everything else being pretty equal, which cart gets the best battery huh.
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By aVWguy
#59873
next part to figure out for this build .. makeing it shoot spiked turtle shells ... :lol:
just kidding looks great
cant wait ti see the official race video
#59974
Very cool....
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By Whitepup
#60017
OMG, that is freaking awesome Gwinn...
#60047
I will watch the video as long as you wear a Mario Costume and yell Wahoooo!!!
#60103
gwinnythepooh wrote:There will be no costume and no wahoo....LOL....

:cry:
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By jimdenver
#60550
I really like what you did with your Rally Racer... my 5 yr old son loves to drive his car; but the front wheels are falling apart... since you look like you know a lot about these karts would you happen to know where a dad can find a new set of tires for the car... any help would be much appreciated.
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By taz11
#60805
I missed this all while I was on vacation. Looks great! Wahoo!

No costume....... Boo Hoo :cry:

:lol: :lol:





...and yes, mine is still running and a favorite.
#63551
Gwinny??? Where have you gone?
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By taz11
#63579
gwinnythepooh wrote:I here! Moving in 8 days!! Insanely busy!

Good news is I have to do 2 projects in June so I will make up for lost time



PHEW!

Forgot about the move.....for a minute I thought I scared you off with the costume comment :shock: :roll:

Good luck with the move.....don't let the movers touch the toys! (wouldn't want any scratches ;) )
#63589
Oh heck no on the scared costume comment! Haha. I keep looking at my g karts everyday thinking I need to get them down. Mario hasnt even had a maiden voyage!! :( sad panda

I have a car hauler and all the cars will be in a separate trip of their own!! :) I'm so stressed out about it. Haha.
By soulstice
#100163
Really nice work. I picked up two of these recently myself and plan to paint them.

What paint do you like to use? Also for deep scratches, is there a filler you use to fill the voids?
#105333
I use Rustoleum 2X with the primer. Deep scratches are hard, I use bondo but honestly it chips off and breaks...you may be better off sanding down as much as you can and then just leaving it. If you are talking about the bottom bumpers- just leave them, they will get all scratched again...
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By iDz Bowl
#105414
Awesome job! Also, I never thought about putting parts in the dishwasher (i'm gonna have to try that!). Great hand painting too, I know how hard that can be sometimes! :)
By shardian
#105452
iDz Bowl wrote:Awesome job! Also, I never thought about putting parts in the dishwasher (i'm gonna have to try that!). Great hand painting too, I know how hard that can be sometimes! :)


Just be EXTRA sure you don't turn on the drying heat.
Had a friend who swore by dishwasher cleaning his pinball plastic parts. He was washing an extremely valuable ramp set from a WhiteWater pin once and forgot to turn off the heat. It badly warped everything and he had the privilege of spending almost $400 for more ramps.

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