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Hotwheels 1965 Cyclone


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#1 Maindrian Pace

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:54 AM

As a break from model building, I like to customize a Hot Wheels every so often. When the '65 Cyclone drag car came out, I thought, "Hey, the wheelbase isn't altered, (much) so it should be relatively simple to make this into a factory stock car."

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Well, the short list included filling the blower hole and re-sculpting the hood scoops, reducing the size of the rear wheel wells by adding styrene to the front edges, making a new chassis plate out of sheet styrene, removing the roll bar, and lightly bead blasting the interior to take paint.

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Paint is factory '65 Comet Ocean Turquoise, Sherwin Williams base/clear, with white interior, foiled trim and headlights, taillights and turn signals detailed with Tamiya clear paints, and wheels from a particularly ugly flat grey Cuda convertible found at the grocery store.

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#2 cobraman

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:41 PM

That looks great. Nice job.