By BarryGhostHead
#4964609
Hey everyone. Long time GB fan, newly into making props. Has anyone tried to operate on the disguise ghost trap? I don't know where to start with this one. I have the trap...just not sure if anyone has any pointers on this one.
By Glenn Frederick
#4964647
I bought one from Target as a "belt hanger".
Once you take the screws out you can carefully pry apart the front and you'll notice that all the pieces have tabs that slot together.

I reached in and tried to push down all the tabs on each side while carefully pulling to pry it apart.

I wouldn't recommend pulling it completely apart as the moulded foster connector halves are glued and will break off if pulled to much. I just got the side panels, front panel , front indicator and back off to paint and add a few cosmetic pieces like knobs, switches and the battery indicator light.
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By BarryGhostHead
#4964931
Thanks! I will do that for sure. I was hoping there would be some kind of mod to actually make it open, but I know zero about miniature motors to do something like that. lol but installing a pre-existing light kit can be done for sure.
thanks!
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By LeoCor Replicas
#4965235
Beyond a paint job, and the addition of a toggle switch, I didn't really know what to do with mine. That is until I saw Afterlife.

I found a cheap $30 R/C dune buggy from Target, took off the car body, and attached the Disguise Trap using some of the screws that held the original car body onto the R/C base, and a bit of hot glue disguised as welding marks, since the front did not have a place for the trap to attach via screws already molded in. I added some cheap Energizer flashlights using zip-ties, and that was it!

The trap itself is pretty lightweight, so it was still able to drive around pretty quickly! I even took it out to visit the Los Angeles Ghostbusters for their holiday toy drive to make a donation! While I was there, I couldn't help but take some shots of it next to their fantastic Ecto-1 replica!

(Here's a video of the trap in action! https://www.instagram.com/p/CXrnqNlFyqa/ )

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By Mathew_impact1
#4965299
oidoglr wrote: January 5th, 2022, 10:16 am I'd mount this lighting kit up to a toggle switch and give it a paint job and call it a day.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/852265894/ ... ck=1&sts=1
The RTV is missing the bar graph display. But still has the yellow LED, along with the red one.

Can someone post measurements of the disguise trap? Is it the same size as the spirit/walmart trap?
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By LeoCor Replicas
#4965322
Mathew_impact1 wrote: January 13th, 2022, 11:15 am
oidoglr wrote: January 5th, 2022, 10:16 am I'd mount this lighting kit up to a toggle switch and give it a paint job and call it a day.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/852265894/ ... ck=1&sts=1
The RTV is missing the bar graph display. But still has the yellow LED, along with the red one.

Can someone post measurements of the disguise trap? Is it the same size as the spirit/walmart trap?
I don't have any accurate measurements handy, but upon comparing the two, they seem fairly close.
By oidoglr
#4965355
Mathew_impact1 wrote: January 13th, 2022, 11:15 am
oidoglr wrote: January 5th, 2022, 10:16 am I'd mount this lighting kit up to a toggle switch and give it a paint job and call it a day.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/852265894/ ... ck=1&sts=1
The RTV is missing the bar graph display. But still has the yellow LED, along with the red one.

Can someone post measurements of the disguise trap? Is it the same size as the spirit/walmart trap?
The Spirit/Rubies trap body is about half an inch longer, wider and taller overall.

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By BarryGhostHead
#4965537
LeoCor Replicas wrote: January 12th, 2022, 2:21 pm Beyond a paint job, and the addition of a toggle switch, I didn't really know what to do with mine. That is until I saw Afterlife.

I found a cheap $30 R/C dune buggy from Target, took off the car body, and attached the Disguise Trap using some of the screws that held the original car body onto the R/C base, and a bit of hot glue disguised as welding marks, since the front did not have a place for the trap to attach via screws already molded in. I added some cheap Energizer flashlights using zip-ties, and that was it!

The trap itself is pretty lightweight, so it was still able to drive around pretty quickly! I even took it out to visit the Los Angeles Ghostbusters for their holiday toy drive to make a donation! While I was there, I couldn't help but take some shots of it next to their fantastic Ecto-1 replica!

(Here's a video of the trap in action! https://www.instagram.com/p/CXrnqNlFyqa/ )

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THIS IS AWESOME!!!
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By Sgurk Von Spankraght
#4970242
Took the trap apart, dremeled out some parts, added lights, smoke, repainted it, threw on some BoK knobs and added some screw heads. And then some stickers and a much more real looking trap is what I have now. Still need to add the label near the bulb and on the bottom and a V-hook to wear it on my belt.
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