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  1. Black Gold 380R

    Black Gold 380R Multiple SVT Collector Established Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    For those who don't know me my name is Glenn and I have been building 03/04 Cobra diecast for the guys in the Terminator section for almost 2 years now.

    Link for those who may be interested to see some of my Cobra builds:

    https://www.svtperformance.com/threads/official-terminator-diecast-thread.1139672/

    Recently an SVTP member contacted me and asked me if I would build a Lightning for him. I had only done Cobra's up to that point and decided to look into it and see what I could do.

    Well, after a few months of research and looking into the diecasts available and decals/emblems needed I decided to give it a try.

    I ended up starting with a Maisto Lightning diecast (Note: Maisto is my preferred brand as they come apart without breaking parts easily). I completely disassembled it and began the build process. I stripped it down to bare metal and then gave it a base coat of primer. Then I applied a primer sealer and wet sanded it with 2000 grit.

    Then I applied a base coat of automotive paint code SN (Sonic Blue). I then placed the Lightning fender emblems, SVT and Ford tailgate emblems on the truck. I then clear coated the truck with house of Kolor clear coat.

    I finally cut and buffed the truck using 2000 and 3000 grit and polished it with the 3M three step polishing system.

    Here are the results:

    Here is what I started with:
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    Here it is in Primer/Sealer:
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    Here it is in Base Coat SB:
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    Here is the finished Product:
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    Lightning 16.JPG

    Note if you're interested in having a Lightning built in a color that might not be available from Maisto (i.e. True Blue, Oxford White, Sonic Blue, Dark Shadow Grey, etc. or you would like a color it never came in i.e. Mystichrome or Competition Orange) please shoot me a PM to work out the details.
     
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  2. got_h8rs?

    got_h8rs? Member Established Member

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    very cool!
     
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  3. Black Gold 380R

    Black Gold 380R Multiple SVT Collector Established Member

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    Hello All,

    I was asked to build another Lightning, so I just wanted to share...……

    Owner wanted aluminum wheels and a bed cover.

    Original truck.
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    Build process....
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    Completed Truck. I will be painting the side mirrors per the owners request. 20191229_154852_resized.jpg

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