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My First Hot Wheels Custom will be an Homage to my Lost Mustang

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Exactly 10 years ago, the Mustang my father and I restored was lost to a garage fire. This is something I have written about before on Oppo but the customs on LaLD have given me an idea on how to honor the memory of the ‘67 coupe that I miss so much.

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Illustration for article titled My First Hot Wheels Custom will be an Homage to my Lost Mustang

Back in 2006, this is what I came home to when I returned from school. Not only did I lose my 1:1, but I also lost a bucket full of Hot Wheels, Matchbox, and Micro Machines that I grew up with. Many of the toys I had as a kid were stored in the top of the garage.

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Illustration for article titled My First Hot Wheels Custom will be an Homage to my Lost Mustang

A couple of years ago, I bought this little guy. I liked it because it reminded me of my old coupe. For comparison, here is my old 1:1 from its prime.

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Illustration for article titled My First Hot Wheels Custom will be an Homage to my Lost Mustang

The basics are all there on the 1:64. Front splitter, duck tail, 5-star rims. The little green guy is definitely the closest Hot Wheels to the ‘67 that I used to have. But I never had the idea to customize the Hot Wheels to look like my old car. Not until I found this blog and saw what you all do with your diecasts. So thank you for being an inspiration!

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Now to start sifting through the many custom diecast guides and stories on this blog. Customizing a Hot Wheels car is new to me, and I’d really like to get this right. Any tips?

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