Few pics of Autobot-themed Dodge Charger, 1:1 scale

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  1. toxico

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    Wasn't really sure how to classify this or even where to put the pictures really, so if this thread needs to get moved elsewhere I understand.

    Until recently I owned a TF-themed 2007 Silver Metallic Dodge Charger that a buddy of mine tipped me off was mentioned on these forums as having been spotted last year.

    Sadly, I had to let the car go in August (and pretty much my entire TF collection) due to a divorce. Here are pictures from when it got traded and descriptions of work done for sake of completion. Not all the pics are TF-themed so skip 'em if you aren't interested:



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    Flat black grill with old Charger emblem, replaced Ram's head with aluminum Autobot logo from Billet Technology.



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    Custom stripes, lowered on Mopar Stage 1 springs (1" drop). 255/55/18 tires, far wider than stock and fill the wheel well nicely. 18" Charger Daytona wheels (black pockets fit the theme better and I hate big rims). Front chin spoiler is by Danko Reproductions.



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    2008 factory HID housing retrofit, added the sticker while I had them ripped apart to fix a moisture leak.



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    License plate, before the trunk work.



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    This got noticed the most, of course: Painted/tinted tail lights, trunk lid with lock shaved, painted satin black with 5" custom-machined aluminum Autobot logo from Billet Technology. Also added that diffuser between the exhaust tips (doesn't really look right in this picture).



    On to the inside!


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    Added this Ipod interface in the ashtray because I don't smoke in my cars (never mind the cigarettes...).



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    Replaced stock passenger air vent with one from a Daytona, which has a pocket for a dash tag. Had Billet Technology make the one you see here.



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    Replaced Ram's head on the steering wheel with this domed adhesive one (shipped from Greece!). I had originally ordered labels from ReproLabels but they ended up not being right for the application.



    There you have it. I had plans to have silver Autobot insignia stitched into each front seat but I never got to that point.

    In closing, here's a minor mod to one of two figures I held onto :p  (my daughter came up with it):

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  2. shizen22

    shizen22 Subaru's drill punch

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    Aaah, a Hello Kitty Unicron! Run for the hills! :lol 

    Nice work on the car. Too bad you had to give it away. :eek: 
     
  3. jtwhoib

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    I have a 07 Charger now....I'm very jealous of this one! Sucks you had to part with it!
     
  4. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Did you personally make these modifications or was this car originally sent to a custom auto body shop?
     
  5. toxico

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    Did them mostly myself, a bit at a time. The trunk and stripes were done professionally; otherwise, I at least installed everything personally.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This being the case, I think it's safe to have this thread in Customs here! Your work looks really sharp :thumb 
     
  7. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's beautiful..and I don't usually like Dodges :D  I would be happy to drive this one around.
    Like the Hello Kitty Unicron too!! :thumb 
     
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    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    sorry for your loss :(  hope the kids don't have to much problems with the whole thing....

    keep your chin up and I have deeply respect for your optimism in the post!!!
     
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    That is so badass. I wish someone made stuff like that for my Mazda, heh heh.
     
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  12. toxico

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    I actually started to put it here, but wasn't quite sure how to classify it, lol.


    The blue orb is the control knob for the harmon/kardon Drive+Play iPod interface (the screen in the ashtray). The cool thing is the Drive+Play kits are only like $20-30 on Ebay. Was a ton of fun to install. I had a guy who was going to take a stab at changing its boot-up logo to an Autobot insignia but it never happened.

    Thanks for the compliments, all! Uh, and that iPod interface worked without issue for three years...
     

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