Custom Built Hotwheels.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by dorkpunch, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Chad M

    Chad M Been here awhile

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    Hey DP! Before you paint, fill in those forward vents and gas filler door too... :D

    Fun project! I'd do mine in the "found in a field" colour palette.

    Chad.
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  2. emerson.biguns

    emerson.biguns All idiot, no savant

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    I'm glad I wasn't the only one with OCD. :lol3




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  3. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    +1!
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  4. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    There. You happy?! :norton

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    Parts.

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    New frame design. Front wheels go in from the top, back wheels go in the bottom and are held in by the little piece.

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    Just settin together.

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    Check out the fart-can baja style exhaust pipe. :lol3

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    Still polishing the body up, might try painting it again this week but it's going to be pretty busy. Also plan on making yet another frame- will fill in the holes around the "engine" and adjust a little more for better fit.
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  5. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    What it really needs is a big fat V8 with a massive supercharger hanging off it sitting in the bed, eh?




    Nah....
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  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :nod :evil:clap

    Jim :brow
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  7. syntec4

    syntec4 Long timer

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    Cool. :D
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  8. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Detail work...

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    Amazing what you can do with some model paint and a toothpick. Now if I just had a steady hand. :cry

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    Think I liked it in primer better. :dunno
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  9. PMC

    PMC riding rider

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    When I clicked on this thread I knew it'd be worth reading!
    Very cool
    Can't wait to see more
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  10. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Maybe hindsight says a single color would've been wiser for a first try, but once you finish it'll look alright.
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  11. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    No kidding!

    I grabbed a price guide to Hot Wheels one day in a book store, and was flipping through it. I think I had almost all of the first few years worth! Mine got scraped up, repainted, drawn on, etc. I still have some, but they are pretty thrashed!
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  12. dwayne

    dwayne Silly Adventurer

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    It seems dorkpunch has a bit of a go big or go start another project approach. Ok maybe not go big in this case, but you know what I mean!:lol3
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  13. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Naysayers be darned... I actually FINISHED a project! :deal :lol3

    Pics to follow.
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  14. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    So here you go, my first "custom" hotwheel. I think I could have spent several more hours re-doing things but it was time to call it good. As may have been mentioned a time or two, I have other projects that are getting neglected.

    I think it turned out pretty good, but I have a long ways to go on the detail work.

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    Opening windows could have been a little closer...

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  15. dwayne

    dwayne Silly Adventurer

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    Not bad...better than I could do by a country mile. I liked the headlights in silver.
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  16. klatelm

    klatelm Been here awhile

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    I thought I was the only one doing this kind of stuff. Most my stuff is off road been toying with some rat rods. I will try to post some picts later however, heads up the aluminum foil tape for hvac work does best for spray painting it won't peel new paint and gives a great line. Hot Wheels are totally bitchen but man they do some dorky crap. Case in point they made a gulf sponsored chevy chevelle why didn't they do that to the aston martin. btw that ebay post was good humor
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  17. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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    I painted this to match our '75 Westfalia back when we owned it 20 years ago. It sat on the dash (and rolled out the window at speed more than once, but always found!) I just found it in a box of old leftover Westy things.

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  18. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    That's pretty cool!

    Guess what. New project! :lol3 This one I'm entering into a "competition".

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  19. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones AdventureDeficitDisorder

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    Try 3M fine line masking, use the thin stuff for your edge, then regular big tape on that.
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  20. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    I may like where this is going
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