1/18 69 camaro (diecast)

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I still build plastic models, but I prefere diecasts mainly because of the durability. This car started as a stock HWY61 SS396 camaro. I had to grind out the metal body to fit the large tires. While I was there I decided to cut the front off and make it removable. I make my own subframe kits which make it easier to tub out your diecast cars. This car has a ladderbar/ coilover suspenssion set up that I made from scratch. I have molds of the parts so they come with the rear subframe kits. The suspenssion also works. I built a 10 point roll cage with strut front suspenssion. Disk brakes, line-loc, and full fuel system was all scartch built. The engine is a 600+ ci chevy with dual carbs, and dry sump oil system. There are lots of pro tech detailing parts on this car. Charlie from pro tech is the one who got me(and helped me) into molding my own parts. I've got him into making 1/16-1/18 scale detail parts now once he saw the need for them. Anyway, the carbs I made from scratch along with 90 % of the parts on the car. Including the tires and wheels. I made a resin cowl hood for it and also made the front end in resin. I had to mail the car in for a contest and it was destroyed in shipping so I'll be redoing it eventually. It has taken first place in the 2 shows it's been in, and is also in The Diecast Magazing. There isn't 1 thing on the car that was left original. Thanks for looking, and any comments are welcome. If anyone is interested I can post some build pics as well.

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Absolutely beautiful. Whats the color ?

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Thanks. The color is intensly purple candy. It's automotive urethane from Matrix

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The car looks great , did you mold the back tires?

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Gorgeous and SHINY :) :) :)

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Thanks. Yes I do have a mold of the back tires. They were made using a tire that was out there and widening it to the size I wanted, and I made it fit my wheels. They are solid rubber, and not the usual hollow tires that come on diecasts. Those have the rims that are made to fill the space and usually the back side of the tire is way larger than the front to fit the wheel in. Not much you can do with those wheels and tires.

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