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Old 08-25-2004, 01:00 AM   #1
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Cool ~Contest Entry~ Metal meets Plastic and more

Well I finally decided on a contest entry. 1:24 Dub City Grand National, but there is a twist, I also picked up a 1:24 Revell Grand National (Plastic Model). I havent really figured out what Im going to do with it, the list will appear here tomorrow. But I know the GN is going to get a new chasis, new hinges, and a few other things from the plastic kit. Here are the pics








I cant get over the paint job on the GN





Did a quick look over on the 2 different models. The Jada GN is just slightly bigger then the Revell GN, nothing major, and nothing I cant fix
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:20 AM   #2
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Re: ~Contest Entry~ Metal meets Plastic and more

do your style of sciscors door, id cool
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Old 08-25-2004, 09:16 AM   #3
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Re: Re: ~Contest Entry~ Metal meets Plastic and more

Big surprise the thay're different sizes, Jada wouldn't know 1:24 if it hit them in the face. Haven't you already modded one of these?
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Old 08-25-2004, 01:27 PM   #4
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Re: ~Contest Entry~ Metal meets Plastic and more

yes I have done a GN already, but I couldnt find another diecast that I thought the modifications would work on, and look good at the same time, or find a matching plastic model. So I decided on the GN
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:50 PM   #5
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*UPDATE 8-25*

Well I am thinking about putting wires on it, here are some pics

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Is it me, or are the wires REALLY small, almost too small. There is alot of space left over in the wheel well. Here is a pic showing how much lower the car is with wires (wires on the drivers side, regular rims on the passengers side)



I am writting up the list of modifications, when its completed it will be posted here

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Re: ~Contest Entry~ Metal meets Plastic and more

Arent most wires small anyway? Nice job, good work as always.
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Re: Re: ~Contest Entry~ Metal meets Plastic and more

I'm not really digging the wires. You need some good 5 spokes that are small enough so you can put some rubber on them. The GN doesn't look good slammed IMO.
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Well after some listening, and some rounding up rims, I need your opinion, which rims do you like????

#1



#2



#3



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It really depends on what you're going to do if using #1. Otherwise I say go for #2...
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Re: ~Contest Entry~ Metal meets Plastic and more

#3.
the wires too small.
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Re: ~Contest Entry~ Metal meets Plastic and more

yeah the wires are to small, i think i am going to go down to my hobby shop tomorrow and get some bigger wires, but for 10+ dollars, they better be good!
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Re: ~Contest Entry~ Metal meets Plastic and more

#4 looks good to me. Well, not good, but the lesser of two (or in this case, four) evils

JK man, looks like a cool project. Just not my cup of tea
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Re: ~Contest Entry~ Metal meets Plastic and more

I say get bigger wires, and dont put the #4's on there they are on every stinking DUB city model
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Re: ~Contest Entry~ Metal meets Plastic and more

This is what I spent my night on, brand spankin new doors! These doors open 3 ways, thats right 3 ways with one hinge. They open up the regular way, lambo style, and a butterfly type door, all on one hinge. Well here are the pics

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BUTTERFLY TYPE






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Re: ~Contest Entry~ Metal meets Plastic and more

should of suicided them!
and bigger wires would be sick, maybe a nice chrome hydrolic pumps in the trunk
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