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Wheel Donor Wednesday? Save Them?

I’m actually in the doctor’s office waiting room as you read this. Waiting for my steroidizone injection. I wrote this up last night and used the scheduled posting feature of das kinjawerks to bring it to you during your first coffee break. Enjoy!

ouch! hey, I wasn’t ready!!

My Scuderia Sunday post brought out an old topic of wheel donors that are semi-rare, or at least, much sought after cars. For me, especially; I have no idea most times what I’ve found. It goes in into one of several boxes for parts, whether it’s the wheels, some chrome bits, a motor here and there, etc. If I learn about it before it’s too late...phew!

For those specific wheels:

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Known as the CS6, or the co-molded 6 spoke, it has primarily been associated with the Speed Machines line, but Mattel has let quite a few slip out on mainline cars, for instance:

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At least two iterations of the Meyer’s Manx Dune Buggy had the co-molds; picture those with a dot of red paint on the end of the axle...bingo! The next time you peruse a box, bin, or bucket of loose cars, be on the look out for some dune buggies; you may find a decent set of wheels for a quarter.

If you look at the wheels on the right-rear Manx, those aren’t too shabby either. The HWs wiki wheel page calls them simply CoMo, the co-molded wheel, and they come on a lot of mainline cars as well. Chrome rims (barrels?), red ones, blue ones...I pick them up whenever I see them. Not every project gets RRs!

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The I Candy, I’m thinking those spokes can be dyed.../Google Images
The I Candy, I’m thinking those spokes can be dyed.../Google Images
Star Spangled Passion/Google Images
Star Spangled Passion/Google Images
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So, the next time you’re gearing up to go on the hunt for parts cars, take a minute to do a quick google image search for Hot Wheels Co Molded Wheels, or just click here, and make some mental notes regarding which cars could have them. You may find yourself picking up some pretty weird cars, just for a look.

There are even transparent Co-Molded Wheels!

Look up HWs AcceleRacers RD05 (Realm Series)...Ebay Image
Look up HWs AcceleRacers RD05 (Realm Series)...Ebay Image
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They are out there. Take your time and look at everything!
Good Luck!

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