Non-TF: DeLorean Flash Drive

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  1. Conundrum

    Conundrum Dabbler of the arts

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    "You mean to tell me that you built a flash drive out off a DeLorean?"

    Why yes, yes I did. :wink: 

    I saw a tuturial on another sight a ways back on how to turn a Hotwheels car into a flash/thumb/jump/whathaveyou drive. I've been itching to do this since I heard they were releasing a Back to The Future DeLorean and now that I had the time, I did it.

    It looks real simple to do and it kind of is, but it did take around 2 hours or so. The amount of time and work you put into it really depends on what size of flash drive you want to use. The one I chose was a bit large for the Car's body so I needed to use a dremel tool and grind a lot of it down to fit. Once that's out of the way, you just cut a notch in the back, assemble, and glue it back together. Lucky for me, it still works!
     

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  2. plowking

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    that's fantastic. love it.
     
  3. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    THIS IS SO KEWL...

    now I want a my little pony external hard-drive for my Wii ;) 
     
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    Dark Skull Well-Known Enabler Moderator

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    Nice!
     
  6. HAIL_KING_PRIME

    HAIL_KING_PRIME Well-Known Member

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    hey nice work! with mine i paint stripped it then with a green Brillo pad brushed the panels in one direction. looks very realistic
     
  7. sh002

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    that is cool. is it the type of flash drive that light's up? that would even be cooler.
     
  8. chansformers

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    wicked!!!!!and functional!!!

    but no "mr.fusion"?:D 
     
  9. Conundrum

    Conundrum Dabbler of the arts

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    Thanks for the comments everyone!

    It does, but the light ends up sitting right underneath the back, where the engine would be. However, because I thinned the grey plastic there to squeeze in the flash drive, you can see the orange light shine through. It does provide a neat effect.

    Also, there is no Mr. Fusion because this represents the DeLorean at the beginning of the trilogy. That addition wasn't added until the end of part I.
     
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  10. knockoff

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    does it transfer at 1.21 gigabytes/sec? :) 
     
  11. Takun

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    Such a slick custom - can you post the link for the site with the tut?
     
  12. Pun-3X

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    Hey, if you're going to do it, why not do it with some style? :D  (Hey, no one else had said it yet)

    That's a great little mod there. Thanks for sharing!
     
  13. Conundrum

    Conundrum Dabbler of the arts

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    I can't remember which site it was but I did find this one for you: Hotwheels Flash Drive

    It seems to be pretty similar to what I did.
     
  14. HAIL_KING_PRIME

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    niiiice
     
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    Best flash drive ever? Could be! And I'll bet someone does this with Hasbro Speed Stars....
     
  16. nemesisconvoy

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    Thats great....where did you get the DeLorean?
     
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    NICE!!!