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    As noted on a previous thread, i was lucky enough to win an auction for one of the Space Mountain vehicles. I am currently in the process of cleaning it up with the eventual goal of restoring the sound and trying to integrate some video to create a ride experience.

    I have posted some photos of the work in progress at
    http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/mcasal...=/c226&.src=ph

    As you will see, I am removing all the padding and speaker covers so that I can clean and try to restore the various parts. It's tedious as the screws are terribly small and sunk deep into the padding. However, I have the back row now completed.

    For those interested the speakers are Boston speakers. They were pretty dirty, but so far they are cleaning up pretty well. The wiring for them comes into the vehicle in the front from underneath. There are three sets of cables, one for each row. It will be an interesting exercise to splice into each cable and get the wiring combinations correct. So far I have not tested the speakers at all.

    Anyway, I hope this is of interest. If it is, I will continue to post pictures as I disassemble and clean various parts of the vehicle.

  • #2
    VERY COOL! It looks like it is in pretty good condition also.

    Have fun!

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    • #3
      Nice!

      Are you going to turn it into anything, or just keep it as is?
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      • #4
        I'm loving this. Keep posting the updates! It's like have your own Disney refurb at home.
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        • #5
          Great Pics!

          I think you got a great icon of Space Mountain there. I have been on both the WDW and Disneyland versions of the ride. The DL version with those two seater rocket cars were so much better than the single rider ones at WDW!! :monkey: I even loved the soundtrack better at DL. You have some great seats there. Take care of them!!

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          • #6
            WOW! Thats sooo rad. I must ask, how in the world did you win a space mountain vehicle??? Was this an ebay thing or an offical disney contest. I WANT ONE!
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            • #7
              How cool to have a rocket in your home! Wouldn't it be cool to have it in the living room? You could sit in there watching TV!
              What if the Hokey-Pokey really is what it's all about?

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              • #8
                I got the vehicle off the Disney/eBay site. Yeah, I "won" it, but it wasn't cheap. I was lucky to get it. Basically, it will stay as is. It's pretty large, 9' long and 700 lbs so it isn't going anywhere. I want to try to make a ride experience out of it.

                It is in pretty good condition. It was obviously outside for some extended time so the pads are somewhat cracked and show some wear. I'm using an Armor-all cleaner on it and that seems to be working well. The killer is how small the screws are, 7/64 hex screws, a real pain to remove and clean as most of them have some rust that I want to get rid of. Also, the inside of the speakers are incredibly dusty. Careful cleaning has made them look good, I just hope they work.

                I have a small bag of what I am calling "space dust" (my wife thinks it's nuts). It's a collection of dust balls from inside the speakers that must have accumulated while it was in use. If anyone wants a rather odd souvenir from the old Space Mountain, let me know, I will be happy to share.

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                • #9
                  I Want one :P lol actuly wait someone find me a doom buggy :P
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                  • #10
                    How much did it end up being if you don't mind sharing? And how much does it cost to ship something like that?

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                    • #11
                      hmm i would have too much fun with those. i would hook up the speakers to my home system and have the cars be the furniture for like a home theatre set up. yeah that would be rad.

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                      • #12
                        Yes this is of interest! And if you need any help with the project, let me know! That'd be fun.
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                        • #13
                          This is awsome!

                          You could make a rollercoaster on Disney Coaster (a computer game), and syncronize the coaster with the space mountain sound track. (it takes some time) But once it's finished you can add all sorts of space themed objects and stuff to make it feel like inside space mountain. Then you can "ride the ride". Once your done with that you could hook your computer up to a giant projected screen in front of the Space mountain rocket and have your very own personal spacemountain simulator with your very own track desing! (yea, it will take lots of time and money) hehe. Just a suggestion though.

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                          • #14
                            It's not a comfortable place to sit for any length of time and unless you are in the front seat, you really can't see much in front of you. You sit pretty low down in the rocket.

                            Cost was a little under $2700, shipping was another $900. I got a bunch of quotes, but this price from Disney was actually on the low end so I went with it.

                            Also, it's always an adventure dealing with Disney. After I paid for it, they told me it would take about 8 weeks to receive and that I would need to sign a waiver before it would ship. About two weeks went by with no word when I got a call from a local shipping company that it had arrived. They delivered it the next day without me ever signing anything.

                            The only help I need right now is if anyone has any tips for an easy way to remove rust from screws. They're pretty small to be scrubbing them with steel wool.

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                            • #15
                              Disneylandrocks, thanks for the idea. I have a video projector setup and I downloaded a video of the ride, but it is obviously pretty dark so it doesn't show well. Doing the simulation thing is a great idea.

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                              • #16
                                DLFan, if you need to remove rust from the surface of the screws, you could try CLR, a household cleaner you can get at the grocery store or hardware store. Comes in a green bottle. There are lots of other rust removal liquid cleaners as well.
                                If there is rust down in the threads of the screw and the screw is seized such that you can't turn it no matter how hard you try, I'd recommend spraying it with PB Blaster Penetrating Catalyst. It's like WD-40, but I like it better.
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by DLFan
                                  I got the vehicle off the Disney/eBay site. Yeah, I "won" it, but it wasn't cheap. I was lucky to get it. Basically, it will stay as is. It's pretty large, 9' long and 700 lbs so it isn't going anywhere. I want to try to make a ride experience out of it.

                                  It is in pretty good condition. It was obviously outside for some extended time so the pads are somewhat cracked and show some wear. I'm using an Armor-all cleaner on it and that seems to be working well. The killer is how small the screws are, 7/64 hex screws, a real pain to remove and clean as most of them have some rust that I want to get rid of. Also, the inside of the speakers are incredibly dusty. Careful cleaning has made them look good, I just hope they work.

                                  I have a small bag of what I am calling "space dust" (my wife thinks it's nuts). It's a collection of dust balls from inside the speakers that must have accumulated while it was in use. If anyone wants a rather odd souvenir from the old Space Mountain, let me know, I will be happy to share.

                                  LOL I want some space dust!!! :lol:

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                                  • #18
                                    rent a forklift and get a motion base.. the secure the car to it.. then progra it for a great unique home experance... (I would have gotten a big screen TV and DVD.. then connected the car to suround sound... hehe thats a nice experance...)

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