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#1 Rave Crocker

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:53 AM




So July 2nd 2012 on my 17th birthday My Dad Hands me the keys to my First Car, A 1986 Ford Escort Pony , some time later I decided I wanted it painted after my brother inlaw Charles kept telling me about the $50.00 paint job which was rustoleum based, I wasn't sure what color but it was going to be better than, rusty blue
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still because it was my first car it was special to me, and yes its really called a ford Pony
and then came My little pony, I was instantly hooked after being told by my friend thousands of times to watch the show in which my response was ,
Rave: "I'm not going to watch my little pony"
one day I got bored and watched it. what did I get myself into....
months pass, I finally know what I want the car to be painted as, my mother is an artist, I assume ponies should be easy they are filled outlines so I asked her
Rave: "Mom, Will You paint ponies on my car?"
Misty: "If you sand the car down, prime it and all the hard stuff and buy everything , i will paint ponies on your car"
of course my mom thought I was lazy and would never do it
and then I bought sand paper,paint,primer, lots and lots of painters tape, and stole a bunch of thrifty nickle newspapers from a store that they weren't using anyways, i mean they are free right?
When I finally started sanding the car down my mother told my dad,
Misty: "I guess We're doing this"
now my dad is not exactly the most talkative person and always thought I was a little weird so he wasn't too surprised
none the less my father was still as supportive as my mother he just didn't show it as much, though he vowed never to drive that car ever again, which he hasn't done amazingly
but he would come outside while my mom was painting to give ideas and pointers and generally watch for a bit.
I'll be honest, sanding that car by hand was extremely boring, tiring and made my hands look disgusting for a few weeks.
October 7th 2012 the first video is released. titled
"The Rustoleum Challenge Part 1"

nothing happened, in November I saw a post on Equestria Daily about posting submissions, So I sent them an email they included it in a roundup and sent an email back saying how great the car was
later I posted the video in my Facebook groups I was a member of
ABQ Bronies (bronies in Albuquerque)
Bronies (main group?)
Texas Brony Collaboration (all Texas bronies)
March 26th 2013 I posted a Picture of me in front of the newly painted car. promoting the next video was coming soon
April 16th 2013 the second long awaited video was released titled
"The Rustoleum Challenge Part 2"
I'd like to thank everyone who watched the videos, kept in contact with me through the whole thing, and the community in general you've all been a great group
But I'd mostly like to thank my friends and family for the overwhelming amount of support , and I'd like to mention this car has got to be the best thing that's ever happened to me, I got to spend a lot of time with my mom, make so many friends, and how can you not be in a good mood when people stop what they are doing and smile and their kids faces light up so big when they see the car, people have actually followed me across town just to get pictures with the car, and it is such a great feeling knowing you can make so many people smile. even the big bad and tough guys in their trucks will tell me that they don't like the show but my car is "bad ass"
so look forward to video 3 it wont be soon because it will most likely be the biggest part of the series.
again thank you all
Rave Crocker.

Edited by Rave Crocker, 27 August 2013 - 11:11 AM.

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#2 Neutrona



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:48 PM

Has to be the most awesome Pony-related thing I have ever seen done.  It helps that it just happened to be a Ford Pony.  Its almost like it was fate or meant to be.  You can bet that if I get me a car, I'm going to try something similar.  It's going to be so cool once we save up the bits to go to a convention, we totally have to take the Pony car.  Oh, and FYI, if something should happen and you decide you have to sell the car for some reason (I hope not), I got dibs on it.  I better be the first to know.  That way you know the car will go to someone you know will take care of it and it will technically still be in your life.  But let's hope it never comes to that.

Edited by Ziero1986, 16 April 2013 - 11:00 PM.

#3 Mordenheim



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:45 AM

You have the kind of car I always wanted to have.  Unfortunately I'm just too tall for them.  The paint job is just amazing and I look forward to seeing the next video!

#4 Rave Crocker

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:51 PM

posted a new video




not part 3 , but i wanted to post something and i might keep making small videos i dont know, i'm also thinking about making some tips and hints videos on how to paint with rustoleum, and probably how to install things on cars, let me know if you guys would be interested in a video series like that.

#5 Rave Crocker

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:17 AM

Alright guys! As some of you may know my radiator died on me, I'll be replacing it very soon, along with the distributor

I've compiled a list of things I plan to add to the escort interior wise and exterior wise, what I'd like to know is what you guys want to see added to the car, keep in mind I am not made of money so cheaper things are encouraged.

Plastic Ford Emblems to be re printed to say pony in ford font, (temporary logos are done)
Rainbow dash to be printed and dipped in chrome with wings spread for hood ornament.
DMC Delorean 14 inch rims with new goodyear tires
DMC Center cap to be reprinted saying Pony
Clear coat (really needed)
Reverse Hood
Lambo door kit
Rear window louvers like on the gt 86 escort

Pop out indash (done)
pop out cup holders (car has no cup holders) (being fitted)
power window conversion (mostly done)

power locks with keyfob

headliner (done)

Professional carpet install
Seats reupholstered
inside door panels reupholstered
digital HUD Speedometer
Horntones mp3 horn replacement (want the horn to say yay in fluttershy's voice)
replace all bulbs with LEDs
backup camera
GPS Rear view mirror replacement

Each spark plug wire will be a different color
Engine Dress-up bolts in different colors
Cold Air Intake
Possibly a turbo charger
Cherry Bomb glass pack muffler
Burn tip tailpipe

If there is anything else at all you guys would like to see shoot me a message or comment on the topic!

Edited by Rave Crocker, 22 April 2014 - 12:58 PM.

#6 Rave Crocker

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 01:01 PM

updates, installed power windows, they need a power source atm, the radio needs to be rewired as the battery cable for it is dead, installed a new ciarette lighter, i don't plan to keep it in the car after i install a usb port, he headliner is installed I haven't had time to make a video yet as i want to fix the radio and windows first but there is one coming, I'll let you guys know more when i know more.

Edited by Rave Crocker, 22 April 2014 - 01:02 PM.

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