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Toyota Supra
Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: June 10, 2004
KitMaker: 715 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2005 - 10:45 AM UTC

I am interested in buying and playing around with this car
Because it is my favourite car i feel as if i have to put it in its full well earned glory and because it is a Supra it would probably be a street racing car.
The only problem is the fact that the hood doesn't suit my needs so i am having to build a new hood
I was thinking of the the mongoose hood from need for speed but i cannot find any pics
can anyone help me and tell me how i would go about scratch buidling a new hood??

And does anyone know of a realistic way to create Neon lighting underneath the car??
New York, United States
Joined: January 29, 2004
KitMaker: 3,836 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2005 - 01:20 PM UTC
Hey Scott check this link out, if i had some more info i'm sure i would be able to help. Get back and let me know.

Take a look around the whole site, they have some nice pics.
Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: June 10, 2004
KitMaker: 715 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2005 - 10:27 PM UTC
Mother I am trying to do this to a model car... god help me
Quebec, Canada
Joined: March 23, 2004
KitMaker: 2,412 posts
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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 08:13 AM UTC
hey scott, for the neons, maybe some lego fiber optics, tho i am not sure if they'd be the best, i was to old to play around with them when they came out. but just a thought that might work

Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: January 08, 2005
KitMaker: 1,066 posts
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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 08:53 AM UTC
hmmm.. let me see...

I would probably take the hood, create some wooden templates, glue them on the hood and use that to vac-form a new hood.

As for neon: You could use railway electronics, but I wouldn't be surprised if there would be model neon available somewhere (turn out there isn't )

but this might help
California, United States
Joined: April 01, 2002
KitMaker: 4,285 posts
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Posted: Saturday, March 05, 2005 - 03:35 AM UTC
For your neon lighting check around for sheet lighting. Low voltage, no heat and should be easy enough to find. I have seen it in several hobby catalogs. Only drawback I think would be the price. Last time I checked it was rather pricy for what you get. Since you wouldn't need a whole lot, maybe this wouldn't be an issue. Just my .02 worth. "Q"
ps. check this site out

Massachusetts, United States
Joined: June 16, 2002
KitMaker: 2,312 posts
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 12:30 PM UTC
How about using LEDs. Radio Shack should be a good source of these. They are pretty bright so might do the trick.