I am restoring/converting a Capcom mini-cute cab. Here are some of the before pics.
As you can see, it was in rough shape.
I did a lot of rust removal, sanding, and priming. Then I had the paint matched and had it painted at a local body shop. I also had new decals printed up.
The body shop didn't do the greatest of jobs, in fact, they didn't bother to paint any of the white pieces on the inside. Shortly after this pic was taken I had to move and the cab sat in storage for about a year. Since then I had the decals stripped off, more paint matched, and had it repainted at a new body shop. I'll spare you the details, but dealing with the paint ppl in my area has been a nightmare. The latest guy was overdue on the job by about 8 months, having blown 10 "deadlines". He also wanted to charge my twice the initial quote, which trust, he didn't get away with.
He neglected to remove the top of the control panel when he painted it, so of course it chipped when I tried to remove it. I'm in the process of sanding that down and as soon as I get a few warm weather days, I'll repaint it.
Other than that, all that's left to do is everything. I have to move again (probably at the end of the month) and I'd like to get as much done as possible. To that end, more than anything I need recommendations on where to buy casters, instructions (preferably a vid tut) on the proper way to crimp the female quick-connects (I prefer soldering or molex crimps and I can't seem to get good crimps on these), and dimensions/scans on the original mini-cute decals. I also need dimensions on the plexi-glass ad-holder or whatever it was called. Mine were inadvertently thrown out.
The more recommendations/tips & tricks, the quicker I can post pics! Thnx!