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#1 James2

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:30 AM

​I built this a couple years ago but was never really satisfied with the front wheels. Sooooooooooo...

I found these in the parts box today. Better?

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#2 Erik Smith

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:48 AM

That's a cool model - I prefer the "before" wheels though.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:51 AM

killer model, I as well like the original wheels too. But its your model :)



#4 Darbo

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:52 AM

Nice build, but i do prefer the whitewalls?



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:53 AM

I like it the new way - but no front brakes?  And it's SHINY :) :) :)



#6 vintagercr

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

Very nice build! I like the new front rims.

#7 Harry P.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:11 PM

The wheels (and the whitewalls) in the first photo are waaaaaaaaay better. If those clunky-looking spokes in the second photo and beyond were supposed to be an upgrade, you made a mistake! The spokes are far too thick and out of scale... they scream "model."

 

Nice model, BTW. Aside from the front wheels, I really like it.



#8 James2

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:48 PM

I think the problem are the OG brake drums. It would be easy to put the first wheels back on without the drums!



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:55 PM

I like the wide whites and wires in front. However, I'd go with a wide white slick in the back to match. This is a really nice build. If you look at both pics, the car could be from a different time period in each pic. 



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:00 PM

Nice looking car no matter what you choose . 



#11 Silver Foxx

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:01 PM

This looks so cool - love it.



#12 James2

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:03 PM

How's that!

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#13 cobraman

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:46 PM

Looks nice either way but I think the whites look better also.



#14 Harry P.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:59 PM

How's that!

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Yes!



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:00 PM

Looks great, If you keep the wihites you need whites on the back, I like the skinnys but harrys right they are to cheep for this nice a car maby a better set of skinnys I looked thru my stash for some but no luck. sorry

Eather way great car

good luck Laz



#16 Albie D

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:01 PM

Very cool build regardless James. I dig the cycle wheels though. Maybe they'd look better with a little black wash detailing?


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:34 PM

Looks great!!!



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

Really nice build! but I have to go with the common though here and say that the original front rims look much better. 



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:49 PM

Which wheels are on the rear? I'm guessing some type of "mag" wheel?

 

The finned front drum brakes aren't a problem, IMHO, but the spoked wheels are-- both styles. Slap some mag style wheels on the front to match the rears and you're good.

 

Is the paint Testor's Inca Gold?  :wub:



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:50 PM

:rolleyes: Very cool build!  I'd prefer mags or 10 spokes up front as my personal choice.   I'd like to build one this nice.  How did you make your hinges for the doors?