Minor/Repaint: Generations Drift - wheel swap, sittin on DUBZ

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Bern, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    Drift came in yesterday. So I hate the look of those old early-90's-era "touge" Japanese three-spoke rims with huge tire sidewalls. So I got him sittin on dubs now. :p 

    I wanted to use the wheels from Movie Jazz, but the offset was wrong and Drift has narrow wheels in front with wide in back; Jazz has fatties all around. So I found that Movie Barricade has the perfect size wheels, narrows and wides too.

    Pretty simple to get Drift's wheels off using a soldering iron on the pin for about 20 seconds, way harder to get Barricade's wheels off, its a physically longer pin and takes much longer to heat up, so the damage to wheel bearing is possible. :( 

    Overall this was simple and took about 30 minutes of precise soldering iron work. I tapped the pins back in a bit, then hit 'em with the iron to seat them.

    Fixes a huge problem with the look of the alt mode in my opinion. :D 


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  2. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    Sweet liking that...you should paint them red...
     
  3. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    That works, I like what exclusacon said about the red, but I'd do like red accents.
     
  4. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    I kinda liked the old wheels better. Yeah they weren't super awesome, but these just look bland and don't fit the car mode.
     
  5. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    Rims on cars are always going to be subjective; eye of the beholder and so forth. :) 
     
  6. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    i would at least paint the rims, straight black isn't the best imo, but cool idea for a mod
     
  7. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    I agree, cool mods, it just needs some color (or at least a flat black for the rims). I do agree with the OP though, it's all a matter of personal opinion on the rims. I'm keeping the originals on mine though.
     
  8. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    I like straight black rims, this is a really neat idea, I might have to do this kind of thing with a figure in the future.
     
  9. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    Also, I REALLY hate the white plastic of the car. And I REALLY hate the red graphics. Overall, I think the stock toy looks ridiculous.

    I'm going to revamp it completely. Blacklion29's Dark drift is pretty inspiring... Maybe I'll turn this into Deadend or Wildrider. :D 
     
  10. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I've been doing something similar. My Dragstrip has new chrome wheels on one side. Had to stop working on it cause I was moving. I'll have to finish him up when I get done with Boombox.
     
  11. hailstarscream

    hailstarscream UNICRONIAN

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    this looks great. been wanting to do this too. but with some rubber tires
     
  12. GrandMaXimus

    GrandMaXimus Party in my tummy!!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    OMG....it's a mod that I can do hehe........I think..........
     
  13. I AM MEGATRON

    I AM MEGATRON pleasure model

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    -3 et? lol
     
  14. kamtimus_prime

    kamtimus_prime Radicon Visionary

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    I have mixed emotions about this one....I don't really like the stock rims, but I think some color is lost with the all black I do like the red rims suggestion. Nontheless great job. If you like it that is all that matters.
     
  15. garibaldiprime

    garibaldiprime Banned

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    Yeah these look better.
     
  16. katch26

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    2words for you...... Red rim pin stripe
     
  17. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    DRIFT on DUBZ!! FTW!!!!
     
  18. _Flashback_

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    Lookin good but a lip accent is definately needed on the rims.
     
  19. bad karma 99

    bad karma 99 Imaginationist.

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    That's what I was thinking. Black rims with a chrome lip on a white or silver car just looks badass. Then darken the windows. Then get rid of that stupid red graphix. And maybe install some neon underglow ? It'd be badass if you could make the neon underglow somehow work well in robot mode too.
     
  20. blobatron

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    Throw some spinners on them!
     

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