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Old 01-29-2009, 03:30 PM
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Default 5B's gender changing operation...(update 5/1 Back to 5T AGAIN... What?!!)

My 5B is going under the knife. When it emerges, it will be a 5T. I will post pics throughout the night. I am pretty excited to work on this project. I have my paint masks and paint idea picked out, so I figure I will paint/work/paint/work, etc. and the body and truck will be ready at the same time late tonight.

Wish the Mrs. luck, because when it comes out it will be a Mr....

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Old 01-29-2009, 03:32 PM
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Be sure to follow up the operation with proper hormone replacement therapy, otherwise he may get cranky.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:34 PM
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here is a before...

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Old 01-29-2009, 06:41 PM
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Are you actually converting to a 5T, or are you using thr Proline conversion?From all the parts, I'd suspect a full blown 5T...
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:44 PM
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LOL, Dale, your thread title cracks me up.

I cant wait to see the transformation, so far I have only read several threads on the net talking sbout the speculation of a 5T to 5B transformation, but you are the first one on the net (or anywhere from what I know) who is actually making such an endeavor.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:14 PM
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LOL, Dale, your thread title cracks me up.

I cant wait to see the transformation, so far I have only read several threads on the net talking sbout the speculation of a 5T to 5B transformation, but you are the first one on the net (or anywhere from what I know) who is actually making such an endeavor.
a guy on the baja forums has done it also.Full blown 5B to 5T conversion
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:17 PM
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ORIGINAL: MadManAndrew

Are you actually converting to a 5T, or are you using thr Proline conversion?From all the parts, I'd suspect a full blown 5T...
The patient will be undergoing a full blown 5T conversion this evening, not just a Proline conversion per her request. The 5B is in good spirits and expected to make a full recovery. She will be under through the procedure so she shouldn't feel too much.
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We patiently wait to see the full make-over, keep us posted, doc!
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:42 PM
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All I got to say is you always have something nice going on. I am curious.... How many rcs do you have? Over 50???? Oh yeah, cant wait to see the conversion.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:47 PM
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Dang, it looks like Dale has logged off for the night. I guess he is finished with the operation (I;m old school, "procedure" sounds like whay you do when you flush your radiator). His truck is probably resting in recovery for now!
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:07 PM
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Doctor is in the office and ready to operate...
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:37 PM
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So, is he going to pull through?

I though you logged off and were hard at work already! None the less, the suspense is actually killing me. I should go to bed already, but I;m now glued to this thread wanting to see the progress!
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ORIGINAL: SAVAGEJIM

but I;m now glued to this thread wanting to see the progress!
you could use some fingernail polish remover to fix that...
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I am about done masking the new body... I am doing a pretty conservative paint job with flames and some airbrushing. Something about a $140 body makes one really think about what they will paint. SAVAGEJIM, this project will probably go for another 3 hours. I won't have progress pics for another hour or so.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:36 PM
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Body is going in for the first coat of black.

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Old 01-30-2009, 12:58 AM
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Default RE: 5B's gender changing operation begins tonight...

Nose job is done. It was pretty easy, actually. We will soon be moving to the mid section. The first coat of paint is done so we will be moving to the second coat.

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Updated body shot.

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Looking good Dale, keep it coming!
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:24 AM
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Ok, throwing in the towel for the night. Black and purple are down on the body. Tomorrow I will paint the flames.



Rear body mounts and side body mounts are done.

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Here is a teaser shot. He is starting to feel better.

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Your smiley faces are crooked na, Looks cool!!
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Ya, the 5B mounts them on their side where the 5T bumper mounts them from the bottom, hence the sideways stickers. I will have to see if HPI will hook me up with some smiley faces.
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Dam dood that looks really good.

You know I'll be honest. I love the look of a 5B and the fact that all those thousands of dollars we put into them in mods you can see, you don't always have to take the body off to see the goodies. But after seeing this with out that ugly HPI body and paint scheme makes me want one. I hate to say this being that I am a avid clone basher but I have been thinking about picking up one of those KM clones for $379.99 off ebay and doing the conversion to it.

Again dood the truck looks great. A++++

O and hurry up and get that film off it so we can really see it.
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Thanks man! I will get her done tonight. I need to clean up some overspray and then lay down the rest of the paint. The truck part of the conversion is almost done. HPI is really smart. The conversion is really seamless. I love that I can have a buggy or a truck depending on my mood. Plus, I only paid $450 for the 5B SS to begin with, so I am still into this for less than new 5T and I get to do it the way I want.

Wicked, keep an eye on the eBay, I see HPI 5Bs for $400-$450.
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