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uTesday - Hot Wheels Target Retro '68 El Camino

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I’ve been quite pleased with the Target Retro series or whatever we’re calling them. I picked up 2 of these - one to keep stock, the other for a little custom work.

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It’s an Elky with a goofy engine in the back. What’s not to like?

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This series of pics is a bit of test as they were taken in my basement man cave. The lighting is a combination of fluorescent and there’s a grow light off to the side where my wife is starting some plants for the garden. In other words, it’s a white balance nightmare that my old potato could not handle, but although these pics came out a tad dark/grainy, the new potato handles the white balance just fine, so win.

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So it’s another pink car. I guess I like pink cars.

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I think I feel that pink is better suited to cars of the ‘60's and ‘70's (and maybe earlier, but I don’t have much pre-1960 aside from Corvettes, Tri-Fives and Woodies).

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I really don’t object to the flames on this, I feel like they fit the attitude of the the casting just fine, but I also wanted to see it naked. With my man-cave actually usable, I’ve finally got a place to work on some customs where I can leave stuff out without worrying about the kids getting into stuff. The cat is a different issue...

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I hit the big open spots (rear deck, passenger side, hood) with acetone, but still need to clean up the door gaps and hood with a dry erase (which I still need to purchase), and I still have work to do on the driver’s side with the dry erase because it has the HW logo which is not present on the passenger door. I want to preserve the logo and the “396" on the fenders. So I’m gonna wheel-swap some of the extra wheels that came with yesterday’s Camaro. I’m kind of favoring the white wheels above, but these chromed Cragar-ish wheels are also nice:

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Any opinions? I will likely lower things a bit, but promise not to camber anything like in the white wheel pic.

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