Heavy/Scratch: Wip commission: 1970 Hotrod

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  1. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    GrandMaXimus has commissioned me to make an alternator Hotrod as if in the 1970's.

    I just got the figs this weekend and have already made some progress.

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    to my surprise the base figure provided was alt Rodimus(Hotrod) I was expecting a Mirage. Regardless this makes it easier to envision him as Hotrod in general.

    I am going to have to lower the wheels in the rear for sure to accommodate the racing tires, but the front may fit fine.

    in a stroke of luck the wheel bases match up pretty well, but the front end of the gt40 had to be cut off, and the back end is about an inch hanging over the gt40 rear end.

    the transformation should remain 99% the same, barring a few steps may not be needed now. thankfully the commissioner and I agree on matching G1 and not the "realistic" look of most alternators.
     

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    Deadfett Well-Known Member

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    Love the thought i cannot wait to see this one
     
  3. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    *grabs popcorn and a seat*

    This is gonna be good!
     
  4. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    Hot Rod as a Chevelle SS 454....YES! This is gonna be good!
     
  5. lotussouljah

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    NICE you called it out first! Excellent choice, this should be very interesting and a lot of fun to watch.
     
  6. MatrixDesigns

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    Cant wait to see this!
     
  7. HAIL_KING_PRIME

    HAIL_KING_PRIME Well-Known Member

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    hope ya find some nice "of the time" wheels or are you just gonna run the stock mags that came with the chevelle kit?
     
  8. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    there are 2 sets with the kit, I am probably going with the bald racing tires, since I have to lower the wheel axel anyways. this is Hotrod afterall.
     
  9. JazzEd

    JazzEd Truckasaurus!

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    Muscel cars+Transformers=:rock 

    I have a old set of Magnum 500s wheels off my 71 Mach 1 if you need them:lol .

    Keep us updates.
     
  10. Autobot-X1

    Autobot-X1 Mentaly Hilarious

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    That's awesome!! I agree with everyone, this is going to be great and i can't wait to see it when you finish it! Good luck and keep up the great work!:thumbs2: :thumbs2: 
     
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    Yep, this is gonna be pretty sweet!!
     
  12. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    Ohhh Yeahhh! That's what I'm talking 'bout! Am I ssso looking forward to watching this reshell take place! :D 
     
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    CanĀ“t wait to see the next pics :) 
     
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    Tom_Servo Well-read chick magnet

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    Looks like a perfect fit! I can't wait to see the results. Flame on!
     
  15. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    My dremel cares to differ, although it was close on the sides. the front end was long on the alt, and short in the back. but still miraculously close on the wheel base
     
  16. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I can't wait to see what you do with this :thumb 
     
  17. GrandMaXimus

    GrandMaXimus Party in my tummy!!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Stickied!! Hehe...It's almost a near perfect fit.
     
  18. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    :jawdropper: 

    I don't use that icon often, but it's very appropriate for where this custom is going.
     
  19. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    Update

    after fusing the shell to the bot I managed to hand cut the drivers side door open. the rear wheel are slightly elevated to accomodate the HUGE racing tires. as of now they are changable to the stock/street tires, but I am not sure if that will stay.

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    got one of the extras started for this so I should have it(typical alt. fashioned gun) painted this weekend;) 
     

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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This may just end up being my favorite project of yours, and that's saying a lot since I'm quite the fan of you and your work :thumb 
     

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