I drive a Ford Escape and think that would make a swell alternator. I don't think one exists, so I want to make a custom one. I need your guys advice. What current alternator should I destroy to make the custome one? I think an OP alt would work best because the two are similar. Many of you gasp at the idea of destroying an optimus prime alt, and it's a little hard for me to swallow too. For the escape bits, should I make them from scratch (really hard!) or buy a 1/24 scale model and use it's pieces? I have access to my university's machine shop, so I have the tools on hand. Lemme know what you guys think!