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Old 2018.09.14, 10:11 PM   #1
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Gulf Porsche 962

As long as I can remember, I've been fascinated with prototype cars. My earliest memories of favorite Hot Wheels were all late 60s Lemans cars. I was/am kind of obsessed with the Gulf GT-40, and Steve McQueen's #20 917 from the movie "Lemans"





Since I was mixing custom paint, I did an Audi R8 as well



Once I got about 3 coats down, I added the decals. They came from Patto's Place, and they're a little hit and miss with regards to fit. They're waterslide, but I think I got them to sit pretty good. This car is going to get driven, not a shelf queen, so I want it to be nice, but I'm not going to obsess over it.



I wanted it to be as pretty on the inside as out, so it's a MR03 VE Pro GP limited chassis, and a PN 5500kv motor, V2. I can't stand all the wires and plugs that come stock on a brushless, so I soldered the motor wires in, using really flexible 22ga silicone wire (in gulf colors, of course). I managed to find a set of Porsche LM wheels and kyosho hi-grip LM tires for a better scale look, and they work just fine on rough-side RCP. Per Herman and a few other's advice and posts, I dremeled out the ridges where the body clips mount, and mounted them a little higher inside the body than stock. This gives it a real nice fit around the wheel wells, but I don't have enough room under the body for an oil spring. No matter, it drives great with just the disc damper with PN #4 T-plate and heavy springs in the damper.




Here it is, thought I better get some good pictures before I beat the crap out of it. Details painted and glued on, 2 coats of Future airbrushed on, body clips mounted. I cut gloss black electrical tape to somewhat scale width to tape down the headlight lenses like back in the day.

If anyone wants to part with one of those custom 962 kyosho bumpers, I'll buy it from you!









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