Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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Here is the requested close-up of my modified wide-five wheels.

I forgot to take a photo of the original, unmodified version, but this is them:

Illustration for article titled Wheely Quick Update
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I knew right away I needed them for a 356 Outlaw project, but I then realized that they are super skinny. And while the size is probably a lot more realistic than the beefy hot wheels ones, they looked strange on the Hot Wheels Outlaw.

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To remedy this, I measured the diameter of a Hot Wheels Real Riders rim and found some aluminium tubing of the same size. I then removed the ridge that holds the tire in place on the M2 rim, milled them to the right diameter, and glued them in place inside the aluminium tube that I sliced in Hot Wheels width pieces. Voila!

Illustration for article titled Wheely Quick Update
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Illustration for article titled Wheely Quick Update
Illustration for article titled Wheely Quick Update
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New real riders with some Monoblock rubber tires. I was going to use Hot Wheels tires but the Monoblock ones had a nice amount of beef that so they looked better.

I still have to clean up the inner lip a little, and then I’ll paint them black with silver hubs.

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But speaking of the wheels, Here is a tiny update to the rest of the car. Stance is finished, and I added the start of the padding on the faring behind the driver’s head.

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Illustration for article titled Wheely Quick Update

Happy Friday!!!!

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