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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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:

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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!

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I also painted the inner door panels white, the floor black and added a cage from the other car:

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Obviously you notice the mega tall velocity stacks by now!

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To add contrast, I painted the blower housing a dark grey to offset the stacks.

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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.

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Painted it silver to look like leaf springs..

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Reassembled and BAM!!! RAT GASSER!

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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.

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Ready to eat you alive

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The contrast works well here to bring out detail

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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