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I'm not really into the whole Dub thing but I really like this car and got a good deal on it!

Here's what I started with:


First thing I did was unscrew the three screws that held the floorpan to the body. Then the wheels simply pulled off.


Then I removed the interior and used a screwdriver to push on the pins that hold the brake calipers.


It took a lot of effort and a couple pairs of pliars to get these blue rubber boots off. I then removed the axel from the chassis.


Next I took a hobby knife to make the axel guide holes a little bigger. I used some plastic scrap plastic from Evergreen to make the new axel. This diameter axel is the perfect size as the holes in the back on the donor car's rims.


I superglued to donor car's wheel to one end of the new axel and slid it through the enlarged holes. I made the axel a little long so I could cut it down until the axel length was just right.


After a little trial and error, I got the axel length just right. Then I superglued to other tire to the axel. I followed the same steps for the front and this is what I ended up with before the body went back on.


And now with the body on!!! Much better looking than with the bling-bling tires I think!!!


:cheers
Sean
 

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A model saved from a fate worse than death!
 

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Thanks for the tutorial Sean! The Charger looks 100% better :cheers And now you have a spare set of whels that might look good (and more to scale) on an 1/18 model :giggle
 

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I think the dub wheels will end up being diorama fodder more than anything. They would look good on the back of a large scale OCC bike!

Give me a classic ground pounder with a set of Kragars and fat Micky T's any day!!!

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Funnny you should mention that!!! I picked up two more Maisto Pro Rods to De-Bling!!!

I'm hooked!!!! :help
Sean
 
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