Hot Wheels Restoration and Upgrades 1963 Corvette

Lee Drennen

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When I was a Kid I loved Hot Wheels and what kid didn’t. I’ve kept some of them and this is one I’m working on redoing and I’ve gotten the fever to start collecting them also not a lot of them just some favorites to do some customizing. I wish I had took a picture of the beginning of this resto. I had to buy a new one for the windshield and interior. Mine is a original 1979 release and it’s different from the one I purchased but the windshield interior work just fine the wheels are from M2 diecast model car

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Back in the days of "Gas Ronda", "Ohio George", "Wild Willy" et al There was some pretty stiff competition in the "Gasser Wars" !
Looks like you have hit the proverbial nail on the head Lee. That Nomad is the Bomb. Rick H.
 

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Cool looking cars:cool:

Had a good selection of matchbox cars and trucks as a kid. The Pontiac Tran Am was one of my favourites, probably because I loved smokey and the bandit films:smiling4:
 

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I loved Hot Wheels as a kid , they were just so much cooler than Matchbox cars. I dont know if it was the fancy metallic paint jobs ( a lot of candy apple colours ) ,the red stripe on the tyres , the five slot keystone raider style wheels or just the fact they were mostly american motors which seemed really rare and exotic to a kid in 1970s britain , used to matchbox stuff that were usually quite mundane everyday british cars. One of my first and also my favourite was a metallic green plymouth barracuda , that was one of the fastest on the Hot Wheels track we used to set up going down the garden ( remember the slot together orange tracks?) brilliant stuff and the restos look fantastic Lee , loving the Nomad gasser, cheers tony
 

Lee Drennen

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Rick. Thanks I will be repainting the Nomad and adding some decals will keep you posted. I will probably do a threat on its own about the restoration

Si. Thanks for stopping by I have a few matchbox myself nothing wrong with that and the smoking a bandit movie was my dad‘s favorite truckin a movie

Tony. I have a barracuda on the bench that I’ll be working on when I get done with these yes I also had those orange tracks when I was a kid and always love playing with these hot wheels I had the evil Knievel Loop The loop set with the rubber band catapult
 

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I have quite a bit of the orange track up in my loft, plus all kinds of loops, banked turns and motorised things to push the cars around. My lad was heavily into it some years back.

I'm liking the look of those cars. A colleague of mine does lots of these (customhotwheelsuk on instagram) but has limited facilities at present. He's moving house soon and getting an airbrush set up so we should see some interesting stuff from him in the future.
 
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