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Finally I got the 1:18 'Billet Specialities' Wheel-and-Tire set made by GMP. With some modifications I installed them on the Hot Wheels 1:18 2005 Mustang GT. I think these wheels are better looking than the stock Hot Wheels chrome wheels (which looks too large and too narrow). What do you think? ~ Some pics below.

Other mods done to this car:
- Detailed engine bay
- Detailed the headlight pocket area
- Detailed the taillights
- Detailed the underbody
- Covered the bare hradliner on the interoir with felt
- Michigan license plate on the rear

















 
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:tongue That looks stunning!
Which manufacturer makes this?(I mean before the mods) and how much are they?It looks sooooooo mean!Great job u've done there.
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Tony.
 

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:iagree you've done a good job there tanayast, it certainly suits the car better than the original Hot Wheels rims. Love the Michigan plates too, I reckon that (for any model) normal number plates add to the realism

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vxfan said:
Which manufacturer makes this?(I mean before the mods) and how much are they?
Hi Tony,
The Mustang was made by Hot Wheels and they are around $20. Here's the pic of the stock car:


There's also a version made by AutoArt which is 100 times better, they are around $80.
 

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Stunning job you did there!!!!! :3tens

....your modifications makes it look like a 1:1 car!!!!! Those tires and rims does a very good job on the realism of the model!

BRAVO!!!!! :nicejob
 

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That looks great! :nicejob :nicejob :nicejob I have seen those wheels at my dealer, and up until now, I couldn't think of any model that I would put them on! :cheers

Is there a way to lower it a bit? :feedback
 

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I think so.
The rear is easy since it's just thru-axle, so all you need to do is to make the axle sits a little higher. The front may be more challenging. I think the most sensible way is by moving the whole spindle and steering linkage assembly higher (involving cutting and glueing). I can agree if you think the car sits a little too high and that there's gaping space between the tire and the body. Maybe next mod :)

By the way, this wheel-and-tire set comes with 4 nice looking calipers that I need to mount yet.
 

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Nice job - you made a huge improvement!
 
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