Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Hye6640, Jun 25, 2008.
Check out my tailgate replicated from the movie. Tell me what you think.
Nevermind, you got it. s
Double post is doubley.
Thats pretty sweet!
Is that metal or bondo/glass?
Huh. I expected something about the white Windcharger remold.
Anyhoo, looks nice.
I thought the exact same thing. It is a white vehicle though. LOL
What Switchblade said - looks nice.
sweet, if u had a black car, it would look better, but this is awesome work
very nice emboss!
awesome! how did you do it?
I forgot to mention that it looks really fucking slick. Nice work.
Very impressive...so how did you do it...?
Also...if you ever decide to sell your truck I hope the buyer likes Transformers...
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.
Out of curiosity what would it have cost at non-friend prices??
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
That is freaking awesome!
Sooo out of my price range but kick ass dude good for you
That is awesome.
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.
Tasty. Pricey, but tasty.
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