Model: (Click to see more) 58059: Porsche 959 4WD
Status: Extra info
Date: 8-Feb-2013
Comments: 16
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HI,
Right. As some of you will have seen in my showroom I have restored my 959 and I am very pleased with it sitting on the shelf. I now want to run the car occasionally but am not risking my restored body shell. I have a wrecked shell that the car came with but I wanted the car to look cool running as well.
The solution. Create a cool runner shell on a budget.
I repaired the wrecked front with fibre glass. Sprayed it on the outside. Made the stripes from Halfords sourced material. Printed off home created stickers as well as some I had from my resto. It still looked battered so I decided along with some poor condition runner wheels that were gold to spray it brown to make it look like a tatty, dirty rally car. I took a mold and created the drivers with some old helmets I had lying about. Luckily I had a spare spoiler. The mirrors and roof lights are just old plastic parts.
So now it can look pretty on the shelf and cool when running without risking any mint parts. Ive run it around the garden and I think it looks cool!
Hope you like my solution




Display shell and runner shell The horrible wrecked shell Strength restored. Clear plastic to be added Not too bad if you dont look close. Lets get dirty weathered with matt tan paint Rear end First run -Cool! -Battered front looks more realistic dirty Cant decide which to have on the shelf

Comments

ralphee

8-Feb-2013

Looks awesome, I'm going to upset a few by saying this lol, as id love a re re, i cant afford to buy a vintage, with my intention to run it........i love this car, and your runner shell is very cool thinking!

RallyeBaz

8-Feb-2013

Looks a cracker. Love the weathered shell

Markymark99

8-Feb-2013

That's a great idea done really well. Nice

gozone

8-Feb-2013

Looks great in both 'versions'.. Nice work.

KEV THE REV

8-Feb-2013

Very nice indeed , a good save of an old shell , thats the kind of challenge I like .Great shelfer shell you have there too

skywhelp

8-Feb-2013

Fantastic looking shells, side by side I have to say the weathered one is the winner for me. That repair worked really well!

R/CVET

8-Feb-2013

Love the weathered look....might do it to my Subaru German Rally...nice work!!!

pcw 064

8-Feb-2013

Runner looks even better than the shell one.That has nothing to do with beautifull work on the shell body you did but the runner is unique and soo real.Hold the runner body,sell the shell one and buy a second runner to race with the first one

SRB Bloke

8-Feb-2013

Fantastic work, on both shells

BigDuke

8-Feb-2013

Thanks for the nice comments. I did not know what the reaction would be. I enjoyed doing this but really did not spend too long on it because it was so rough, but weathering it transformed it into a convincing looking shell.Dig out your rough shells and give it a go,its great fun!

Crash Cramer

9-Feb-2013

That is some awesome work and very worth it as it brings more realism to the car with all that 'dirt' on it. Now go wash up after playing with your cars.

BigDuke

9-Feb-2013

I must confess I still have the weathered shell on it on the shelf as i think it looks good next to all the tidy cars.The other shell is just mocked up. check out the new picture at the bottom.

njmlondon

9-Feb-2013

Your runner shell is fantastic. I would keep it on all the time. Great work.

Toykid

9-Feb-2013

Very cool set of 959's. You are right the weathering does make it look really scale. Great job saving what looked like a total right off at first.

SteveAdair

11-Feb-2013

I love what you have done with the damaged bodyshell. An inspired, and brave, decision to weather the shell. It looks really great. Well done.

BigDuke

11-Feb-2013

Thanks again for all the comments guys.


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