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Just a few of my "up-grade" goodies

Post by Darktalon » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:16 am

I finally got the rest of the parts in for my conversion......I'm told that the body shop will be finished by next friday (the 19th)

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I managed to snag a set of KI3K "type" wheels on Ebay for $700.00
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I quick vid of the scanner:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v70/Darktalon/KITT/?action=view&current=ourscanner-4finishedproduct.flv

Still shot and a vid of my orb....not dead on accurate but still pretty cool:
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http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v70/Darktalon/KITT/?action=view&current=100_7027.flv

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Re: Just a few of my "up-grade" goodies

Post by Slade » Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:41 pm

Awesome,cant wait to see it all together :D
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Post by tamatt27 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:37 pm

Wow man. That looks great! What hood is that? It looks different from my Trufiber one. Where'd you get the scanner?
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Re: Just a few of my "up-grade" goodies

Post by knightprobe89 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:29 am

very nice, cant wait to see the finished product! :good:
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Post by Darktalon » Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:53 am

Thanks guys.
The hood came from Ebay and I believe it's called the "Venom" hood.
As far as the scanner goes, it was made by an online buddy of mine.....he really did a Hell of a job with it! :good:
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Post by tamatt27 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:27 am

Darktalon wrote:Thanks guys.
The hood came from Ebay and I believe it's called the "Venom" hood.
As far as the scanner goes, it was made by an online buddy of mine.....he really did a Hell of a job with it! :good:
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Can you post up more pics of the hood by chance? I'd love to see the underside to see how you're going to mount the scanner. I've had a helluva time with mine due to the hood contours.
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Post by Darktalon » Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:22 pm

Can you post up more pics of the hood by chance? I'd love to see the underside to see how you're going to mount the scanner.


I would if I could but it's in the body shop an hour away.
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Post by modelmaker » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:20 pm

Great work!!!

Would i be correct in thinking your orb has a plasma ball inside it??? if so how did you get it to react so well to Vals words???

Sorry for the interrogation lol i am currently working on my fourth incarnation of the orb and really like the effect you have gained here!

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Post by Darktalon » Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:06 pm

Nope...not a plasma ball at all. (tried that first...didn't like it)
It's one of those pocket clip on plasma things that you see a lot of kids wearing to/at dance clubs (it's actually a flat piece).....the reason that it reacts so well is that it's sound activated.
My buddy incorporated it along with some custom LED work as well as a rounded candy mold for the lense & brought it all together.
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Post by Darktalon » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:59 am

Ok for those interested.....
I talked to my buddy that did the orb for my car and he's willing to make more to sell to the general public.
What you'd be getting is the chrome plated plate (NOT the actually Mustang Dash plate), complete with screens, all electronics, custom battery box as well as the dome....all complete and ready for mounting.
All you'd have to supply on your end is a couple of toggle switches and of course...a car. :D
He's working up a price as we speak so as soon as he gets me a total, I'll post it up.

In the mean time, here's a couple pics of the battery box:
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The scrobing LEDs run on 2 "AA" batteries and the plasma runs from a 9 volt.....each is controled by it's own toggle.
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Post by Slade » Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:33 pm

Awesome :good:
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Post by Darktalon » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:42 pm

Just picked him up from the body shop.....just a few more steps until finished!
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Post by tamatt27 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:07 pm

Wow, looks awesome man! I'm very intrigued to know what kind of hood that is though. It's different than my Trufiber Venom... Got any pics of the scanner?
What are the next plans?
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Post by Darktalon » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:16 pm

Thanks dude, glad you like!!

As far as the hood goes, this is where I got it:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/06-07-08-09-Ford-Mustang-Venom-Hood-Trufiber_W0QQitemZ230334594125QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item35a102fc4d&_trksid=p4506.m20.l1116

I really don't know that much about it other than I paid, they shipped.
Scanner wise, it's not installed yet....I'm hoping for that as well as the blue neons to be done by Friday.
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Post by Pct1theory » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:12 pm

Man that looks so good. Cannot wait to see KITT all finished!!! :D

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Post by Darktalon » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:12 pm

Ok so I just got the scanner mounted and let me tell you, IT WAS A PAIN IN THE ASS!!!

As tamatt27 mentioned, with the curve of the hood vs. a straight one piece scanner, it got a little iffy as to whether it would fit or not....
BUT,
With the way that the scanner was built, there was just enough (and I mean JUST ENOUGH) flex for me to get it in there....all and all, I'm totally happy with it.
You can check out a short video here:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v70/Darktalon/KITT/?action=view&current=100_7197.flv

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Post by Slade » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:25 pm

Wow that looks awesome :D :good:

So you replaces the GT emblems as well with the cobra ones right?How much did that cost?
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Post by Darktalon » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:36 pm

So you replaces the GT emblems as well with the cobra ones right?How much did that cost?


Correct.
Cost wise, it was right around $200.00 for the full emblem set.
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Post by weeezl » Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:36 pm

Man, thats gonna be bad-ass!!

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Post by Slade » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:53 pm

Darktalon wrote:
So you replaces the GT emblems as well with the cobra ones right?How much did that cost?


Correct.
Cost wise, it was right around $200.00 for the full emblem set.
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Wow :D

Awesome car :good:
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Post by modelmaker » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:06 pm

Car looks Fantastic cannot wait to see it done Kudos to you my friend :good:

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Post by Darktalon » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:17 pm

One more small detail finished......I figured that they'd give the inside of the car a nice custom look.
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Post by Darktalon » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:26 pm

Sorry....had to throw this vid link up, the knight time light show just blows me away!!
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Post by Slade » Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:08 pm

Awesome but I got ask where did you get the floormats or were they custom made? :D
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Post by Darktalon » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:00 pm

I made the floor mats.....for the most part.

I priced a set of custom ones on Ebay and the crazy lady wanted $227.00 for the set. I already had the mats so I took a scan of the logo to a local embroidery shop along with the mats...the nice/sane lady told me that the mats were to thick to work with so I opted for having her make a set of patches for me for what I thought was a reasonable price (compared with the first quote anyway)
I brought them home, traced out the shape on my mats, cut out the carpet in that section with an exacto blade and then contact cemented the patches in place as an inlay.
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