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  • #72571
    Tobias Binsch
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    Hi everybody.

    I started to collect Die-Cast Models of Traditional Customs a while ago and thought i start a thread about them.

    Do you guys also know some Models that exist?

    Doesn’t matter wich scale but should be prefereble Models of Customs that truely exist, or are really Traditional Styled.

    So everyone is invited to share here.

    But please only DieCast Models, no Scale Modelling here.

     

    #72572
    Tobias Binsch
    Participant

    So of course there is the Johnny Lightning 1:64 Show Rods Collection.

    Sam Barris Mercury / Fred Rowes Mercury / The Barris Kopper Kart / The Wildcat and Joe Urrittas 41 Ford

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    #72573
    Tobias Binsch
    Participant

    These Hot Wheels 1:64 are the only ones ive found so far:

    The Hirohata Mercury / The Ala Kart and Ed Roths Shop TruckAlaKartReece.JPGbarris-kustoms-hirohata-merc_1_2b29cd62ce1c1c390040d4b6cc9cbe2ahot-wheels-100-56-ford-100-pickup-ed_1_6879c4a8eca78a58c0f1d4e5df2ee845

    #72574
    Tobias Binsch
    Participant

    Matchbox Co Cal Plating Truck 1:64

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    #72575
    Tobias Binsch
    Participant

    Danbury Mint 1:24

    Hirohata Mercury / Dreamtruck / Watson Thunderbird / Ala Karthirohata-merc-danbury-mint_1_bd1b0eae003980f77fd1e7a6e48bc845danbury-mint-24-1950-chevrolet-dream_1_f678f424e3fd3b59b5f56d55d3f266245902894497_0695b227b5_b159418893_danbury-mint-ala-kart-george-barris-creation-replica-nib

    #72576
    Tobias Binsch
    Participant

    Leo Lyons Ultra Modern Merc 1/43EMUS430046A

    #72577
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    I have always loved them, all scales. I customized a couple many years ago, just mild customs I built for my father.The visor on the Chevy was not by choice, the windshield was way too high, and would be too hard to fix. So the visor was the best option.

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    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #72578

    Nice thread!  Rik, what scale are your customs?

     

    -Dave

    Jus' creepin' along..

    #72579
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Those are 1/43 scale Dave.

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #72585
    Scott Yanagihara
    Participant

    Here’s a few I have, not die cast but pretty Kool….

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    Hopefully finding info on my 34 Vicky in it's original Kustomized form.

    #72589

    Very Impressive Rik!

     

    -Dave

    Jus' creepin' along..

    #72640
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    I have three of the 1/64 scale Hot Wheels Hirohata Mercs… love them. I will take photos when I have time. One is “stock”, one is in metallic red and and one was satin black, but I completely stripped it and I was planning to paint it the car’s second colors of lime gold and green… Got it into primer… them our son was born, and now its somewhere in a box.

    I did come across this ultra cool photo of the wooden master that was hand made to create the  Die-Cast model dies… Pat Ganahl did an article about it.

    ”Speaking of tooling, this is the sort of thing you usually don’t get to see. Larry said the large version is called an “Epoxy,” and it’s four times larger than the final piece. He said this is traced in a “pantographic” process to cut the metal molds to cast the actual cars. Up until about ten years ago, these had to be hand-carved in wood for every Hot Wheels made–even the dollar ones. Plus, he said, even though this one is “assembled,” all components had to be carved separately: bumpers, grille, windows, engine, wheels, chassis, etc. Now these Epoxies can be made on CAD-CAM computer mills.”

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    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #72644
    Tobias Binsch
    Participant

    Thats great.

    It seems that there also was a 1:43 Hirohata Merc from a Brand called Motor CityHirohata_Mercury_Model_Cars_d707d47c-c4f8-4c14-9234-a9989051e353

    #72645
    Tobias Binsch
    Participant

    It seems there were a few more like the Matranga Mercury and also the first Version of the Larry Ernst ChevyMantranga_Mercury_Model_Cars_ec5aa4e1-079f-4fb4-a7d8-ea8834dd08431951_Chevrolet_Purple_Passion_Model_Cars_d621d168-3718-4eaf-b472-d891230611b0

    #72646
    Tobias Binsch
    Participant

    Does anyone know more about these 1:43 Motor City Models? It seems that there was a whole Serie called rod and customs.

    These would be a great find for sure if they are still available somewhere

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