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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Sun 30 Mar 2014, 2:39 am

Got the body mod's figured out      Cut the body and added .040 strip, still not enough so I added another .060 strip and this is where it's at



that's close and I like the look a lot better plus the stance is right also



this is without the roll cage in, with the roll cage in the body is up just a little bit but I'm going to lower the cage to correct that. If it isn't one thing it's another but I got the body ready to redo and go from their   
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Sun 30 Mar 2014, 10:29 am

Good work John.

It's the old three steps forward and two steps back syndrome at work. Keep at it.

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Sun 30 Mar 2014, 7:41 pm

I hate it when things like that happen. Looks like you have it well under control. Gonna be a beauty when done.

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Mon 31 Mar 2014, 12:25 am

If anybody is going to built one of these kits here is a must do mod, it's easy but makes a big difference.

On the inside front of the body their are 2 guide pin where the front panel goes on, remove them and sand that area flat ( just the pins not the stop on the middle front ) so the front panel will go back all the way on the right side.

Right side with the pin still their



Right side with the pins removed



Just about got the body ready for a primer coat, again.
Thought you might like to know about this mod for the body   

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Fri 11 Apr 2014, 3:25 pm

Hi John,

I thought I had commented on this earlier, so sorry Sir...

It's a shame that you have had to strip the body, it looked great, will you be painting it the same colour again...

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Fri 11 Apr 2014, 5:33 pm

 
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Mon 05 May 2014, 3:51 am

Got the body work all done, primered and 2 coats of white again





going to let it dry for a little( 3 days ) then mask off the white and put the blue back on again with a clear coat for the decals ( sure am glad I have extra decals for this car )
  
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Mon 05 May 2014, 5:17 am

Looks great.
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Mon 05 May 2014, 10:39 am

Nie job on the cut and shut John.

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Tue 24 May 2016, 9:21 pm

Hi gang, well it's been a year so I think the white paint is dry Had a chance to mask and paint the blue, 2 clear coats, decals on which fit better with the body extended and final clear coat so here is what she looks like











now I just need to find the rest of it and remember what I was doing.

Thanks for all the comments cause they are very welcome ( good or bad )
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Tue 24 May 2016, 9:27 pm

, try two years, but who is counting ?

Beautiful paint, and worth the wait !!

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Tue 24 May 2016, 10:02 pm

Sam, your right it has been 2 years since I worked on this one

Going to have to find out what the date is on the Dyno Don 68 Cougar F/C is which is the next one up after this is done.
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Tue 24 May 2016, 10:55 pm

That looks really nice John.

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Tue 24 May 2016, 11:04 pm

Looking awesome.

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Tue 24 May 2016, 11:46 pm

Jeez! What a lot of work!!!! I went back to the beginning, it's been a long trip...and it's still not over! You get an A for sticking with this one!
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Wed 25 May 2016, 4:33 am

Looking good! That blue is beautiful and the decals set it off just right
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Wed 25 May 2016, 5:11 am

Right On...great looking shine!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Wed 25 May 2016, 4:45 pm

Looks good. Super job on the paint.
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Thu 26 May 2016, 3:09 am

john2308 wrote:


now I just need to find the rest of it and remember what I was doing.

Thanks for all the comments cause they are very welcome ( good or bad )  

Isn't that always the trick when we put a build on hold like that.  What you remembered worked out beautifully!
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Thu 26 May 2016, 9:44 am

Brilliant paint finish John, hope you do find the rest and put it together. popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:15 am

After searching in a bunch of funny car boxes I found most of it, chassis, engine, int and body tin. Had to do some repair work on the engine and the int. like the cogged blower belt came loose on the bottom  pulley, wired the eng by removing the dist. and adding the pre-wired dist. cap and in doing so I lost the idler pulley for the blower belt but I got it all back together and installed the headers. The roll cage came off  so I put that back on, installed the engine and the int. in the chassis so here is where I'm at as of now





and one with the body sitting on the chassis



Now I need to find the glass and some other parts ( I do have a couple more kits like this one so no biggie on finding the parts ) and hopefully have this finished by the end of the week or week end.  

Thanks for all the kind comments and for following along.
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Wed 01 Jun 2016, 1:38 am

That looks just awesome! The interior is great and I already gushed about the body, the two together is so cool!
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Wed 01 Jun 2016, 5:22 am

Really looks the part.. nice progress
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Wed 01 Jun 2016, 8:24 am

STUNNER!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy Grove Mustang F/C   Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:50 pm

Fantastic work John.

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