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Kokuzu
11-13-2013, 05:05 AM
Some years ago I did score the AC cobra from Kyosho's Nostalgic Series. Besides the beautiful body and the overall nice quality of the car, I always wonder why manufacturers don't just make the tire in scale?

Well, besides all logical reasons for ease of mass production, I just could not accept a 60ies car running small low profile tires of the 80ies.

So I thought why not create that impression of a high profile tire? A quick look in my spare boxes and I took the Kyosho Super Ten rims and tires I had sitting around and found the inner diameter matches the outer diameter of the nice Cobra kit rim.

The hot glue fixing was quite easy and the pics tell everything:

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd299/schaumat/PICT1596.jpg (http://s220.photobucket.com/user/schaumat/media/PICT1596.jpg.html)

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd299/schaumat/PICT1598.jpg (http://s220.photobucket.com/user/schaumat/media/PICT1598.jpg.html)

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd299/schaumat/PICT1600.jpg (http://s220.photobucket.com/user/schaumat/media/PICT1600.jpg.html)

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd299/schaumat/PICT1601.jpg (http://s220.photobucket.com/user/schaumat/media/PICT1601.jpg.html)

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd299/schaumat/PICT1622.jpg (http://s220.photobucket.com/user/schaumat/media/PICT1622.jpg.html)

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd299/schaumat/IMG_2336.jpg (http://s220.photobucket.com/user/schaumat/media/IMG_2336.jpg.html)

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd299/schaumat/IMG_2337.jpg (http://s220.photobucket.com/user/schaumat/media/IMG_2337.jpg.html)