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PostSubject: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Sun 02 Feb 2014, 5:35 am

Hi Gang, I started this kit when it first came out, worked on it a little then it got put on the back burner and I put it on the bench tonight to see if I can get'er done    Here is a run down as to where I'm at

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the body put together







the body tin is together and test fit in the body



Frame put together and front & rear mock up





and the rear brakes together



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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Sun 02 Feb 2014, 5:44 am

Ok got the frame painted blue

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Sun 02 Feb 2014, 7:06 am

 
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Sun 02 Feb 2014, 10:40 am

'69 Mustang Body - nice !!
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Sun 02 Feb 2014, 7:19 pm

And now for the rest of the up date

Int. painted and done





Roll bars, steering box done





Body tin painted



Rear brakes painted and installed on rear wheels



and the body in primer



Got the body painted blue this morning and a little bit done on the chassis and eng. Will do a real up date next time around   

Thanks for the comments guys, they mean a lot to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Sun 02 Feb 2014, 7:54 pm

Here is what the real deal looks like





and yes the rear wheels are different in the second photo    Must be a different version.

Here are some pictures of the body painted blue







going to let it dry for 3 or 4 days then do the white and 2 coats of clear, let dry then decal time   
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Sun 02 Feb 2014, 10:03 pm

 
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Wed 05 Feb 2014, 4:44 pm

Awesome looking!
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Wed 05 Feb 2014, 6:32 pm

Nice one John. I'd say you nailed the colour.

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Thu 06 Feb 2014, 2:54 am

Thanks for the kind words guys.
Been working on the eng. and painting the chassis parts, got the eng. just about done but have to put the blower belt and the fuel pump on then it's ready to install in the chassis





Got to playing with the front and rear susp on colors, I read some where that you could use dark blue instead of black with alclad so I tried it





I kinda like it with the blue undercoat    What do you guys think about it ??

I'm just about ready to put the chassis together and do the white on the body, maybe this weekend if I'm lucky   
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Thu 06 Feb 2014, 3:38 pm

The Dark Blue seems to work well. I will try it so I can see it up close. Thanks for the tip. Funny car is coming along great.
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Thu 06 Feb 2014, 4:22 pm

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The Dark Blue seems to work well. I will try it so I can see it up close. Thanks for the tip. Funny car is coming along great.

Buck, if your going to try the dark blue I brushed the dark blue on then let it dry and then dap the Alclad II on with a brush    It does work this way and good for doing sections of a part you want chromed. I do need to give the front springs a second coat to cover the blue more. Let me know what you think about the blue ? Been wanting to do something in black to check the difference but just haven't done it yet.   
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Thu 06 Feb 2014, 7:14 pm

Looks like a pretty good kit. I like that there are rear brakes included. Unusual mount on the Ford cammer engine distributor. Thanx, I've seen the kits at stores, so it's available, thanx!
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Fri 07 Mar 2014, 3:20 am

Well I got a little done , got the blower cogged belt and the fuel pump put on





harron68, if you look at the picture with the body up, that is where the mag is placed on the eng.

Got a little done on the chassis, front end, oil filters and the rear end on





Hope I can get the rest of the chassis done soon and paint the white on the body then clear coat and decal it by the end of this week end but I'll see what happens. Thanks for looking and comments are always welcome   
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Fri 07 Mar 2014, 12:50 pm

Lookin good.
I really like the looks of the Ford cammers !
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Fri 07 Mar 2014, 5:21 pm

Engine is looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Fri 07 Mar 2014, 7:50 pm

That looks awesome. I think I have a couple of these in the stash, but they came with no box and no instructions. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Fri 07 Mar 2014, 8:40 pm

Sam wrote:
That looks awesome. I think I have a couple of these in the stash, but they came with no box and no instructions. lol

Sam, If you need a set of instructions P M me your addy and I'll send you a set.   
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Fri 07 Mar 2014, 10:14 pm

Good looking engine John.

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Tue 18 Mar 2014, 9:50 pm

Got back to working on this after a few things dried, started putting the chassis together which showed some fit issues





the tab on the cockpit is off on the rear eng. mount ( think the mount is offset and I got it backwards )    Got the white on and one coat of clear





Set the body on the chassis just to see how it looked





Going to do the decals tonight and put 2 more coats of clear on when done and the wind quits blowing above 3mph   

Might build another chassis if this one doesn't pan out good, I got 3 more kits.
Thanks for looking and the kind comments guys   
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Tue 18 Mar 2014, 10:22 pm

Nice progress, will certainly look the business when finished.
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Tue 18 Mar 2014, 10:30 pm

Nice stance. I would say you nailed it.
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Tue 18 Mar 2014, 11:14 pm

Great work on a very nice looking kit.

  
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 1:39 pm

Looks like you're almost ready for the cals.
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Sat 29 Mar 2014, 4:46 pm

Well, I was putting on the decal's, which are thick and take a long time to settle with Micro Sol and got most of them done and set the body on the chassis in the right place with the rear pivot in the body and found the wheel base is about 1/8" too long



Not happy with the way that looks I put another body together to see how to correct it

1. Go and shortin the chassis ( NO WAY )
2. Strip the body, add to the length of the body between the front wheel opening and the windshield ( A LOT LESS WORK ) Wasn't real happy with the paint job cause it got messed up trying to slide the decal around and had 3 stick before they where it the proper place which I had to scrap off and chipped the paint.
Here is the other body for the mod's and to get every thing set right.



Going to put the orig. body in the purple pond for a couple days while I get the body mod's figured out.   
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