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Topic: Cozy Coupe into Gotham City Taxi  (Read 3171 times)
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« on: May 19, 2013 05:47:11 PM »

My son and I were browsing Pinterest one night, and we ran across a few cozy coupe makeovers. Initially he requested a batmobile, then he wanted a taxi cab. I decided to combine those ideas into something all is own. He loves it!

I had a really good time working on this project. It took a total of 4 days (due to letting the paint and polyurethane dry.) I used the Krylon spray paint made for plastic. It took two cans of yellow to get proper coverage, but I was satisfied with the final project. I sealed everything with traditional brush-on polyurethane. It takes longer and clean up is a little bit of a drag, but the results and resiliency are worth it.

I hope you've found this project inspiring, and I'd love to see what others come up with.
Here's our version of A Gotham City Taxi:

A close up of the front:

The headlights are actually small pocket mirrors:

A detail of the side design:

And finally, his customized license plate and crazy hypno-brake lights:

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013 06:23:33 PM »

Pretty awesome! I'm not nearly crafty or patient enough for this, but this rocks.
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013 06:51:12 PM »

This is amazing! One of the perks of having kids will be getting to redo one of these  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013 01:02:22 AM »

Phenomenal job!

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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013 04:16:23 AM »

Great project, and I'd jump into a taxi with such a cute cabbie any day!
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013 07:19:49 AM »

Haha, that's awesome! Great job! hitting, this rocks! Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013 08:03:15 AM »

That is so awesome!

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This project has been pinned to Craftster's Superhero Crafts pinboard!
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