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Dann Tier

Coyote...have you built it?!.....lets see it!!!

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Hallo!, I was just wondering if anybody here has built the "Hardcastle & McCormick" Coyote kit car, that was modeled after McLaren?....lets see'em!!!!

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I tried to build one once, didn't turn out so great.......... Have you got one to build, Dann? It is a Really tough kit.............

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I started converting it to a McLaren M6 GT. Just substituting reasonably correct wheels and tires for the dorkotronic parts in the kit goes a long way towards correcting the goofy look. The rest of the plan is to substitute an M8 chassis, but the body lines and proportions need considerable work.

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Monsignor Dann,

I'd love to see you build it

As Monsignor Bill mentions, it won;t take much to reduce its goofy profile.

Changing the stance and ride height etc... would go a long way in getting it very cool looking.  I also think a reworking of the head lights would also make it cooler as they are a bit large.

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The Hardcastle & McCormick Coyote TV car was a Manta kit car. The Manta body was based on the McLaren M6GT body design, but had a number of differences. Including the headlights. Most of the cars used for the  show had VW chassis and engine. The Manta kit was available with a steel tube chassis for a small block V8 also. The MPC model kit uses the Ford GT MkIV chassis. Putting the Coyote body on an Accurate Miniatures McLaren Mk8 chassis is a great idea. Although the M8 has a wider tub than an M6 and the sides of the tub are flat with small radius bends at the bottom, while the M6 tub has rounded sides with a full radius from the top edge of the tub down to the bottom. The M6GT should probably have a small block Chevy engine instead of a big block too.

I really find the M6GT to be a gorgeous car. The bodywork is far more like a McLaren M12, which was a customer car which was an M6 chassis with updated M8-like bodywork. Some M12s were surprisingly close to the  works M8b in racing, although the works M8Bs absolutely DOMINATED Can Am racing.

I wanted to see  an  M8 GT (that McLaren never created) back in those days. The death of Bruce McLaren in 1970 probably was what brought an end to such programs.

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On ‎6‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 9:25 AM, JollySipper said:

I tried to build one once, didn't turn out so great.......... Have you got one to build, Dann? It is a Really tough kit.............

Sorry to hear that....yes I do have one to build...

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On ‎6‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 5:25 PM, aurfalien said:

Monsignor Dann,

I'd love to see you build it

As Monsignor Bill mentions, it won;t take much to reduce its goofy profile.

Changing the stance and ride height etc... would go a long way in getting it very cool looking.  I also think a reworking of the head lights would also make it cooler as they are a bit large.

Thanks, bud!, I will build it some day....lol

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1 hour ago, Dann Tier said:

Sorry to hear that....yes I do have one to build...

Once you strip the chrome off of ALL the suspension (every piece is plated) it might not be so bad to assemble.....

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42 minutes ago, JollySipper said:

Once you strip the chrome off of ALL the suspension (every piece is plated) it might not be so bad to assemble.....

Ya, that is ALOT of horrible chrome!!…..99% of the time, I always strip kit chrome

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I have the kit but it's a really bad start to a build. I bought it at a toy show for the box, maybe someday I'll try and build it, FYI.....Racing Champions did a 1/64th scale die-cast of it back in the 90's.

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