For my first custom I started with a pretty obvious choice for me- turning G1 Sideswipe into Hot Rod. I used the specialty stickers from Reprolabels, but first I needed to do some part swapping. I bought the reissue Sideswipe and a G2 swipe, then took them apart as completely as possible and re-assembled them with one having all the red parts and one having all the black parts. (The other one will be a custom decepticon Sideswipe, but I need some touch up paint apps first.) The one real snag I hit was the reissue used some kind of funky pin to hold the roof to the body, so Hotswipe has a black piece and the black one has a red piece. Without further rambling, here he is: He looks right at home on my Hot Rod shelf too.