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  • Auto World I have a bone to pick with you.

    So in my humble opinion, I believe that Auto World's quality is slipping. I love perfection on a diecast casting and 1/64 scale casting I know can be difficult to make that happen. My question is why does the Impala have to look so crude in the front. I spend money on these castings for better quality but as insulting as this may sound I have seen better quality on a matchbox who doesn't even charge a dollar for a diecast. Look at my pictures below. Please intervene with comments and tell me Diecast Garage that I'm not the only scrub who finds this so disheartening.

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    So, I made my Argument and sure like to hear from the rest of the Garage or even Auto World if they are brave enough to answer.

    Due to the recent budget cuts,
    the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
    current state of the economy, the light at the end
    of the tunnel has been turned off.

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    I think this car is one of AWs worst. The grille on the first one I got was so bad, almost no details. Since then, I had another bad one and a few that were OK.

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    • #3
      My first one ended up a wheel donor because of a shoddy grille. My last 2 are decent

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      • #4
        Originally posted by GCU 2.0 View Post
        My first one ended up a wheel donor because of a shoddy grille. My last 2 are decent
        Chris, could you tell me where to buy the equipment to take the bases off? I really would love to start doing tire swaps with these cars.
        Due to the recent budget cuts,
        the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
        current state of the economy, the light at the end
        of the tunnel has been turned off.

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        • #5
          Some are more decent than others and I can change them up some with some editing but this is freaking ridiculous for 2020 almost 21. I love the side and the back end looks great but the front really knows how to hurt my feelings.
          Due to the recent budget cuts,
          the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
          current state of the economy, the light at the end
          of the tunnel has been turned off.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Daniel View Post

            Chris, could you tell me where to buy the equipment to take the bases off? I really would love to start doing tire swaps with these cars.
            Get a power drill (decent brand, like DeWalt, Black & Decker, SKIL, Husky, Craftsman, etc.) and some small bits sized for the rivets you'll be drilling. I think 5/64, 9/64 and 7/64 will work for most rivets.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GCU 2.0 View Post

              Get a power drill (decent brand, like DeWalt, Black & Decker, SKIL, Husky, Craftsman, etc.) and some small bits sized for the rivets you'll be drilling. I think 5/64, 9/64 and 7/64 will work for most rivets.
              What kind of money am I looking at for this? Chris.
              Due to the recent budget cuts,
              the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
              current state of the economy, the light at the end
              of the tunnel has been turned off.

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              • #8
                I have a turquoise '62 convertible with a badly molded rear panel or something like that. The underside doesn't go in a straight line, it kind of goes in a curve if you like.

                I need to take a picture from it.



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                • #9
                  Bring it on man I like to see it. I have a bunch of them and I just crawl knowing I have to inspect that $hit front in.
                  Due to the recent budget cuts,
                  the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                  current state of the economy, the light at the end
                  of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                  • #10
                    Daniel, just use a 3/8" cordless drill.
                    The drill bit sizes listed by Chris should work.
                    Be careful and try to drill STRAIGHT down on the rivets.
                    Practice on a few cheap (garbage) Hot Wheels cars first.
                    Or also try it on a couple of Match Box castings.
                    It is probably advisable to wear some kind of gloves plus safety glasses when drilling the rivets.
                    Do it over a concrete floor and then after; it is easy to sweep up the filings (or also use a small magnet)
                    I hope this information helps and good luck.

                    Cheers. Cobra

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Daniel View Post
                      Bring it on man I like to see it. I have a bunch of them and I just crawl knowing I have to inspect that $hit front in.
                      It's only on the driver side. The passenger side is perfect.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lil' '86 View Post

                        It's only on the driver side. The passenger side is perfect.

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                        I have a few of those myself. Beats me how one side is wrong and the other isn't.
                        Due to the recent budget cuts,
                        the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                        current state of the economy, the light at the end
                        of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                        • #13
                          Looks like the back side panel bottomed out going over a curb... Click image for larger version

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Daniel View Post

                            What kind of money am I looking at for this? Chris.
                            Daniel, I have bought bits at Walmart / Home Depot for under $2, and I bought a Black and Decker Power Drill years ago for under $30 (either online or at a store, I don't recall), and WELL worth the investment if you want to do customs, especially resto jobs. The most fun to me is buying a wreck (especially something uncommon), tearing it down to the parts, then a custom paint job and new wheels. Playarts and Zylmex are perfect for this as GCU and I have agreed. I always feel that the wheels make a car.

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                            • #15
                              I can see why you have quality issues. Imagine having 100 of these on a table and ask someone to pick out the worse examples. It would be really hard as they would all look the same.

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