Matchbox Coyote 500

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Matchbox Coyote 500

Postby Cpl Overby » Sun May 04, 2014 4:46 pm

Here I have taken a Matchbox Coyote 500
Burred out the rivets on the bottom,
changed the wheels, filed down the roof and added a gun ring.
I also cut out their stowage and added my own,
to include a spare tire, gas can, and various bits.

The story on the Coyote 500:
This (in real life) was the FMC CR311
It was one of the contenders to be the HMMWV back in the late 70's.
It was to look like this.

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By the time the Matchbox Engineers were through with it it looked like this.

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Then..... I came along and got my dirty hands on it.
First I Drilled/Burred out the rivets on the bottom,
popped it apart, and started on it.

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The biggest draw back (or so I thought) was this big plug in the back.
So I took the Dremel Moto Tool and a metal cutting burr and cleaned it out.

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if you noticed the big hole in the roof, that's where I decided it needed a Machine Gun Ring,
so I spent two days filing that down flat (this was the hardest part of the job),
then using the same metal cutting burr,
cleaned that out as well.

Then I threw away the wheels and replaced them with ones I cast in resin.
Along with Head lights , and lifting rings......
I cut away the "stowage" they molded in place and replaced it with my own.
Things like Spare tire gas can, and various items.

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