HPI Toyota Levin AE86; Project D2

Another project now underway……

Best priced I’ve seen for a new HPI AE86 is from here

So when it arrives, what I have planned after it’s bath is similar to the Project D RX7,  but with the following;

Full LED system with indicator turning signal, brake lights and high beam for full speed
I will also attempt some orange lights as indicators along the side if I can pull it off!
Roll cage
Recaro Seats
Full intercooler and mock oil cooler
Mesh grills and inserts
Smoked lights all around
Wing mirrors
Filled arches with offset & cambered wheels

Paint job;

I was thinking of doing this a very dark metallic red, with a black bottom half of the sheel from the bumbers down……that’s alll changed as you’ll see below.

I’ll set it off with some white additions, I’ll try white mesh, and other white highlights to make it really stand out.

Here’s a pic of the standard shell

HPI Toyota Levin AE86 190mm

Here’s what’s arrived so far, still waiting on the Yokomo Light Buckets – fingers crossed they’ll fit!

Part 2

Masking and Painting – I also decided to add a little realism with headlight lenses, the link to that section will be post on here shortly.

Part 3


Part 4

Headlights – see here for details

Part 5

95% Finished
HPI Toyota Corrolla Levin AE86

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