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Hello everybody! Today I bring you the finished product of my 55' Gasser custom I made. I found another blue HW gasser locally and had to have it because I really wanted to make it unique. I also had an extra Maisto brand Nomad Gasser I used for parts. Here are the details:

I used the wheels/tires, cage, velocity stacks, and front half of the chassis for the custom. I wanted to go all out on the details but make the car very period looking and just down right extreme!

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Illustration for article titled CUSTOM! 55 Chevy Gasser mash up part 2! Lots of pics and how-to
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Illustration for article titled CUSTOM! 55 Chevy Gasser mash up part 2! Lots of pics and how-to

I absolutely love the paint scheme that comes on the HW car so I left it alone and simply focused on highlighting the details.

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Front core support, head lights, master cylinder, and radiator painted:

Illustration for article titled CUSTOM! 55 Chevy Gasser mash up part 2! Lots of pics and how-to
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Painted the chassis black in the visual areas and painted the engine block chevy orange of course! My favorite thing is the white headers...period correct!

Illustration for article titled CUSTOM! 55 Chevy Gasser mash up part 2! Lots of pics and how-to
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I also painted the inner door panels white, the floor black and added a cage from the other car:

Illustration for article titled CUSTOM! 55 Chevy Gasser mash up part 2! Lots of pics and how-to
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Obviously you notice the mega tall velocity stacks by now!

Illustration for article titled CUSTOM! 55 Chevy Gasser mash up part 2! Lots of pics and how-to
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To add contrast, I painted the blower housing a dark grey to offset the stacks.

Illustration for article titled CUSTOM! 55 Chevy Gasser mash up part 2! Lots of pics and how-to
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The hardest part was the front section. The Maisto brand car has a more realistic looking front suspension so I grafted it onto the HW car.

Illustration for article titled CUSTOM! 55 Chevy Gasser mash up part 2! Lots of pics and how-to
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Painted it silver to look like leaf springs..

Illustration for article titled CUSTOM! 55 Chevy Gasser mash up part 2! Lots of pics and how-to
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Reassembled and BAM!!! RAT GASSER!

Illustration for article titled CUSTOM! 55 Chevy Gasser mash up part 2! Lots of pics and how-to
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The red wheels with white walls look sooo perfect on this paint job.

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Stacks are taller than the roof...just how I wanted!

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Here you can see the detailed tail lights. Painted silver first for the chrome and then red for the lens.

Illustration for article titled CUSTOM! 55 Chevy Gasser mash up part 2! Lots of pics and how-to
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Ready to eat you alive

Illustration for article titled CUSTOM! 55 Chevy Gasser mash up part 2! Lots of pics and how-to
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Illustration for article titled CUSTOM! 55 Chevy Gasser mash up part 2! Lots of pics and how-to
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The contrast works well here to bring out detail

Illustration for article titled CUSTOM! 55 Chevy Gasser mash up part 2! Lots of pics and how-to
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Illustration for article titled CUSTOM! 55 Chevy Gasser mash up part 2! Lots of pics and how-to
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There you have it! A gasser custom mix up between two cars. I hope you enjoyed!

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The Maisto Nomad

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