Custom Transformer Autobot Tailgate

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  1. Hye6640

    Hye6640 Guard City

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    Check out my tailgate replicated from the movie. Tell me what you think.
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  2. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Nevermind, you got it. :thumb s
     
  3. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Double post is doubley.
     
  4. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Thats pretty sweet! :thumb 

    Is that metal or bondo/glass?
     
  5. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Huh. I expected something about the white Windcharger remold.

    Anyhoo, looks nice.
     
  6. Rayzilla Prime

    Rayzilla Prime I RIP ALL MY RAZE!

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    I thought the exact same thing. It is a white vehicle though. LOL


    What Switchblade said - looks nice.
     
  7. masterjetfire

    masterjetfire Well-Known Member

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    sweet, if u had a black car, it would look better, but this is awesome work
     
  8. Kingplay

    Kingplay Banned

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    very nice emboss!
     
  9. gonzo23

    gonzo23 Well-Known Member

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    awesome! how did you do it?
     
  10. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I forgot to mention that it looks really fucking slick. Nice work.
     
  11. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    Very impressive...so how did you do it...?

    Also...if you ever decide to sell your truck I hope the buyer likes Transformers...;) 
     
  12. Hye6640

    Hye6640 Guard City

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    I took a picture of the tailgate from ironhide in the movie to a buddy of mine who has a machine shop. They used autocad i believe to make the drawing for the computer. then that info was sent to the shop so that each piece was cut by laser. I Bought a whole new tailgate so that when i do sell the truck i can keep the embossed tailgate. Then took it to the autobody shop where they flipped the tailgate handle and sealed the hole. They then set each piece exactly where it goes and used some sort of automotive grade weld kind of like a jb weld but better so they wouldnt have to use a real weld and warp the gate. then they bondo it up and shot the paint on. the emblem is roughly 12 inches tall.
     
  13. MegaHavok

    MegaHavok Well-Known Member

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    Out of curiosity what would it have cost at non-friend prices??
     
  14. Hye6640

    Hye6640 Guard City

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    My cost was about 500 for the machine shop, 1000 for the new tailgate including all necessary parts, and 1500 for the body work. So 3 grande total, i assume that it would cost around 1000 for the machine shop, the tailgate i got at a fleet price so i assume that is around 1200-1300 and the body shop around 2 grande
     
  15. Soundwarp

    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    That is freaking awesome!
     
  16. MegaHavok

    MegaHavok Well-Known Member

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    Sooo out of my price range but kick ass dude good for you
     
  17. AMG

    AMG Old School

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    That is awesome.
     
  18. Optimus-JD

    Optimus-JD Team Laser Explosion!

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    Wait.....$3,000.00 for an embossed logo is what you paid? Good Lord, where do you live?
    Don't get me wrong, it looks cool, but damn.
     
  19. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Tasty. Pricey, but tasty. :p 
     
  20. sixshot2K

    sixshot2K Soundwave is #1!

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    Lol coolness
     

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