Maketoys MTRM-9 Downbeat ( MP Jazz )

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  1. songrobin

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    I can try to take more pictures over the weekend. Bluish tint is very easy; cheapest way to go is use some sort of light blue sharpie on the bulb before installation! My preferred way would be any translucent spray paint such as Tint-it followed by a layer of clear coat.

    The original dark headlights do come off, but not easily. Firstly, the 2 halves of the hood can (and need to) be removed-- with great care. In my case, I took an 8mm drill bit from the back of each headlight and simply drilled through to the other side. It helped that I started with a pilot hole first with a smaller bit. After installing the LED, I used a bit of hot glue to secure in place. That's pretty much it!

    Afterwards, I was not careful with the 2 hood halves and I ended up breaking a clip on one of them. I count myself very fortunate that TFsource was able to mail me a replacement, but it took an entire year to finally receive it!
     
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    Dont mind me, I am just working my voodoo for a reissue.
     
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    I have Downbeat, but I know that my brother and many others missed out. I'd like to see a reissue for him. :cool: 
     
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    Jeez, I was just asking a simple question man! No need to give me the run-around like some Goblin king. :D 
     
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    Compulsive lyrics aside..

    Jazz and Bruticus have had beef before (Dreamwave and Fall of Cybertron are a couple I recall).

    Time to burn Autobot
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    Ah, the one with the touch...

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    Here's the pic of backside of the hood. Just aim dead center with a drill and it's practically plug and play with the 8mm bulb; it may help to start with smaller bits and make your way up to 8mm. You can see the wiring I applied in my case (secured with hot glue).

    They also sell 8mm blue diffused bulbs so you don't have to color them yourself. (Keep in mind that the actual light is blue if you run power through them!). Cheapest I found was $1.80 for a pack of 10 on ebay: Pre-Wired LEDs 3/5/8/10mm Diffused 12V Various Colour Prewired Light Emitting B1 | eBay

    Hope that helps!

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    You, sir, are a legend!

    If ever our paths should cross I would like to offer you the beverage of your choice and a hearty handshake!

    Your collection is one of the most unique and awe inspiring out there and whilst I lack the coordination to do any of the mods you show I do appreciate the "behind the scenes" look at how you do it!
     
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