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My summer Funco build

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I decided late last season that my gen 4 was looking pretty dated.      I took the car down to Alex Arvizu for the beginning of the facelift and 6 weeks later i got the car back hardly recognizable.    Tore it down to nothing and had it powdercoated.     Finally got the car back together,  had a few pieces painted then had the top black stripe wrapped by Rick at Cactus Auto Tint.   I kept it secret all summer,  not only for the shock value but also because i didn't want anyone's opinions!  Haha.  Was tough not spilling the beans,  and not being able to ask my buddies questions along the way! 

During the build,  i replaced everything with the slightest amount of wear,  rod ends, bolts, trans!, basically the car is new. 

I was worried about the roof line but think it turned out awesome thanks to Alex Arvizu.  

BSsand seats did a geat job on the seats.

Had a few delays and one scary moment (missed one of the alternator wires which arced to the body and burnt up part of my wire harness)  but luckily it didn't do too much damage.

All in all, it was a pretty fun project,  learned a ton about the car and now know every nut and bolt in it   

 

Heres a list of everything i did to it: 

Reworked front end/ lights
Replaced several heims
Rebuilt all hubs
Powdercoat chassis and all arms
Rebuilt shocks
All new airbags
Replaced Airbag mounts and hardware
Cerakoted shocks
Powdercoated floor black
Installed air lift system
New seats
Replaced rear bench with buckets
Radius roof with gen 6 look
2 5150 whips with 1 long flag whip
Painted dash/ deck/ scoop
Powdercoated beadlocks
Throttle cable and shifter ball.
Replaced clutch master
Replaced brake master
Replaced turning brake
Replaced oil and boost gauges
Added wired dome light
Powdered dash and remounted
Replaced steering wheel
Added steering wheel PTT
Painted hubcaps
Painted dzus fasteners
Rigid light bar and pods
Added front doors, enclosed rear
New fuel pump and relocated filter
Remounted radiator
Rebuilt trans with all new gears
Serviced cvs
Installed new taillights
New cooler cover
New rear view mirror.
All new suspension bolts
New uniballs
New rear bag bushings
New battery
New seatbelts
New starter
Partial wrap

 

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Damn that’s nice.  Good job

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Amazing Transition, and great insight by Hondo... thanks for posting

Enjoy that new ride...

 

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Looks awesome.

Great job.

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Nice job👍

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One hell of a transformation! I really like the color combos. Awesome job all the way around!

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WOW!!! Great transformation.  Looks bad ass.

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2 hours ago, mellen_mpz said:

I took the car down to Alex Arvizu for the beginning of the facelift and 6 weeks later i got the car back hardly recognizable.

Good plan. The facelift turned out great.

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Is this the same color as your first King Sand Car?

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1 minute ago, ROBERT L said:

Is this the same color as your first King Sand Car?

Very similar (and the reason i picked it! ).... good catch! 

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Very Nice......

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Total transformation 👍🏼

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Alex does awesome work!!!

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looks great Jeff

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Looks awesome !

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That was definitely a cool project. It was very hard keeping it secret. Way too many lookers coming through the shop.  I can't wait to see it all shiny and complete in person. 

 

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Looks great!

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Impressive list of upgrades....love the new look!  :headbang:

~jw

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Car turned out great and major props to @Hondo The roof lines and doors turned out killer. The refresh is a great mix of modern looks but still has the "open" feel that makes these cars great. Props for a great build. 

 

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Beautiful transformation. Congrats on the new car. The colors look great. 

 

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Congrats on the new car looks awesome 

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Wow! Came out gorgeous

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looks amazing!  Who did the shocks?  I love that you kept the fighter pilot dash.  Plain and simple.

 

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Well done guys ,Well done ! 

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I see your car made the Funco Owners Club Facebook cover... 

looks really good! I love that color. 

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