Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
Illustration for article titled Custom: RUF Yellowbird

It’s been way too long since I did a custom... Here’s how I chopped up last year’s hit casting into the mad modded Porsche we all love.

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Illustration for article titled Custom: RUF Yellowbird

Not long after I got my hands on a blue 934 RSR I got the idea to chop the fenders off. After way too many hours playing Forza Horizon 2, I knew I had found my spirit animal: the RUF Yellowbird!

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Illustration for article titled Custom: RUF Yellowbird

I actually started this way back in early April but life and messy paint jobs kept me from finishing it. I decided I liked the orange car better, so the blue, as pretty as it is, would get sent to the custom farm.

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Illustration for article titled Custom: RUF Yellowbird

I ground off some of the racing bumps on the hood and cut the fender flares off with a Dremel.

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Illustration for article titled Custom: RUF Yellowbird

On top of that, I had to fill in the two giant brake ducts and I also filed back the lower lip on the front bumper to get the look I wanted.

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Illustration for article titled Custom: RUF Yellowbird

The old fashion 5-spokes are getting some love because they look nearly identical to what the Yellowbird wears.

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Illustration for article titled Custom: RUF Yellowbird

I hand painted the Naca ducts on the rear fenders. I thought about trying to cut them out to make them functional, but I’m afraid I need much more practice with the Dremel!

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Illustration for article titled Custom: RUF Yellowbird
Illustration for article titled Custom: RUF Yellowbird
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Illustration for article titled Custom: RUF Yellowbird
Illustration for article titled Custom: RUF Yellowbird
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Illustration for article titled Custom: RUF Yellowbird
Illustration for article titled Custom: RUF Yellowbird
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So there it is! My own Hot Wheels Yellowbird.

Illustration for article titled Custom: RUF Yellowbird

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