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Just a few of my "up-grade" goodies

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:16 am
by Darktalon
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

Comments weldcome.
DT

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

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:41 pm
by Slade
Awesome,cant wait to see it all together :D

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

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:37 pm
by tamatt27
Wow man. That looks great! What hood is that? It looks different from my Trufiber one. Where'd you get the scanner?

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

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:29 am
by knightprobe89
very nice, cant wait to see the finished product! :good:

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

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:53 am
by Darktalon
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:
DT

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

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:27 am
by tamatt27
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:
DT

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.

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

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:22 pm
by Darktalon
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.
DT

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

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:20 pm
by modelmaker
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!

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

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:06 pm
by Darktalon
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.
DT

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

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:59 am
by Darktalon
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.
DT

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

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:33 pm
by Slade
Awesome :good:

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

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:42 pm
by Darktalon
Just picked him up from the body shop.....just a few more steps until finished!
DT

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

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:07 pm
by tamatt27
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?

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

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:16 pm
by Darktalon
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.
DT

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

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:12 pm
by Pct1theory
Man that looks so good. Cannot wait to see KITT all finished!!! :D

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

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:12 pm
by Darktalon
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

DT

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

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:25 pm
by Slade
Wow that looks awesome :D :good:

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

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

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:36 pm
by Darktalon
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.
DT

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

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:36 pm
by weeezl
Man, thats gonna be bad-ass!!

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

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:53 pm
by Slade
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.
DT


Wow :D

Awesome car :good:

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

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:06 pm
by modelmaker
Car looks Fantastic cannot wait to see it done Kudos to you my friend :good:

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

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:17 pm
by Darktalon
One more small detail finished......I figured that they'd give the inside of the car a nice custom look.
DT

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

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:26 pm
by Darktalon
Sorry....had to throw this vid link up, the knight time light show just blows me away!!
DT

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v70/Darktalon/KITT/?action=view&current=100_7198.flv

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

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:08 pm
by Slade
Awesome but I got ask where did you get the floormats or were they custom made? :D

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

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:00 pm
by Darktalon
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.
DT