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PostSubject: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Mon 01 Sep 2014, 12:35 am


This year had NOT one, NOT two, but THREE golden anniversaries of what became HUGE game changers in automotive history.

The year 1964 was a very good year, it ushered in two nameplates that revolutionized their respective niches. The Ford Mustang, and the Porsche 911. The third one just plain revolutionized....the 426 HEMI.

So post your builds here and have fun. Remember that its only the 911 nameplate, and only the 426 front distributor based Hemi. Since the emphasis is on the engine, you can put it in whatever you wish. Any year Mustang qualifies.



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Mon 01 Sep 2014, 9:17 am

this is what im doing.....picked this up for a bargain price at a recent show

i know the kit will go together nicely but the decals have got me worried lol...might no be able to make a start for a few days....on late shift this week, tend not to get much done modelling wise when im on lates







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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Mon 01 Sep 2014, 10:52 am



At 1/25th scale the car is smaller than current 1/24th kits available.
My '69 Mustang kit by MPC is more or less what I expected, although I won't be using the high-rise, leaf-sprung,
gasser front suspension that comes in the box.

This model is going stock - a reproduction of my real car that came into the UK via Canada,
as was the case with a lot of American car imports back then, and featured a shaker hood that flexed with the torque of the engine,
and those great little air scoops on it's rear haunches - painted in dark Red with Satin Black bonnet
However it didn't have the lower front spoiler or rear deck spoiler, and in the very short span that I owned the car,
the first thing to go was the rear window louvres that it did have. I have never been a fan.

As you can see I have started to replicate the car before, but using a '70 - but now I have the correct model year.
My 1.1 car was an early one with the 351 Windsor engine, but the model kit comes with a 428,
so I may have to search out or adapt another engine.

Well that's my plan..... the build begins !
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Mon 01 Sep 2014, 1:04 pm

Good luck Ron. Sounds rather adventurous and I hope it works out well
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Mon 01 Sep 2014, 6:40 pm

Here is what I'll be doing, current reissue of the 66 mustang A/FX



this kit has been reissued a few times and hasn't changed the mold at all. Still has the sewer pipe tube frame, the parts run down





and the plastic front tires ( will not be using )



the chrome tree



they give you a clear and a blue tint window set, be using the clear



I like the pad printed Goodyear slicks with the blue stripe, nice but going to save for a future build



and the instructions and decal set



did some looking on the web and could only find 1 picture of a Mustang with a straight axle and that was GT-350 body, I did find this one with the rear axle moved forward and inj. stacks but doesn't have a straight axle



I'm not sure which way I'll go right now on the frame and the front axle, we'll see what happens
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Tue 02 Sep 2014, 7:38 pm

Hi Guys,

Here's my build, hoping I can pull it off, I have 10 models under my belt and this upcoming build was the reason behind me trying the scratch building on the Celica I just finished.





This kit has the most detailed decal sheet I have ever seen, shame I wont be using it as here's what I'm planning to turn it into.... GULP!!



A massive amount of scratch building, of the kit exterior there's only the wing mirrors which are identical to the original!!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Tue 02 Sep 2014, 9:41 pm

Some really nice projects started here. I am going to follow each of them to the end.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Wed 03 Sep 2014, 2:51 am

I'll be watching also,
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Wed 03 Sep 2014, 8:58 am

There's plenty of competition on here now?
However, the quality of my MPC Mustang kit is quite poor, and very basic, and making a good model could prove difficult,
...but I'll try my best with it. Pictures to follow when I have any progress.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Wed 03 Sep 2014, 5:42 pm

I thought I would join in on this build too!

I was hoping that I could do a 911 on this build (I suppose I still could...) but since I have about 4 Mustangs in my stash, the wife says I should kill two birds with one stone and put an (albeit small) dent in my stash by building a Mustang for the GB.

So, I picked out my best looking one and here She is, the 2010 Ford Shelby GT 500!





It looks like a pretty well build kit, especially for Revell. Decent engine detail. Decal sheet has lots of options. My only beef is the 2 piece chasis/interior pieces. These always get me because I forget to paint the bottom of the interior plate, which usually shows through on the chassis piece. I will have to be mindful of that as I go along.



Well, looks like this is shaping up to be a great GB! Build on!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Wed 03 Sep 2014, 6:23 pm

I have a '70 Boss 429 and a spare 426 Hemi from a 68 Charger with no gearbox LOL.

I might have a go at it.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Wed 03 Sep 2014, 7:30 pm

Join in Shay, the more the merrier
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Wed 03 Sep 2014, 7:50 pm

Do we post ALL of our progress here in this thread, or do we start a new thread?
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Wed 03 Sep 2014, 7:53 pm

Ron, if your looking for a 351W eng. for your Mustang the new AMT Ford Van kit has one in it with a 4bbl. carb. and an auto tranny. Just thought I'd let you know.
Looking like a good GB, better get started on mine  
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Wed 03 Sep 2014, 7:55 pm

VirusX wrote:
Do we post ALL of our progress here in this thread, or do we start a new thread?

You post them all here
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Wed 03 Sep 2014, 11:09 pm

Thanks John for the info - I have yet to search my engine box of bits and stash for a likely candidate.
I doubt the quality of this MPC kit of mine warrants me buying another kit for the engine exchange,
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Wed 03 Sep 2014, 11:52 pm

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Thanks John for the info - I have yet to search my engine box of bits and stash for a likely candidate.
I doubt the quality of this MPC kit of mine warrants me buying another kit for the engine exchange,
but we'll see !

Just about any small block Ford will work, the 351 W's where wider than a 302 but you won't notice that much in 1/25. On the MPC kit, look inside the body around the rear wheel well and see if it has a ridge up from the opening, they used the orig. mold to make a stock car kit and then later filled in what they removed and left a ridge on the inside of the qtr. panel, the kit started in 1969 as a annual kit and has been reissued and modified a few times but that's what we had to work with back then
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Thu 04 Sep 2014, 12:27 am

Quite correct John, the ridge is there.
The kit comes with a 428, and another smaller undisclosed engine that looks like a 289.
I'll have a go and dig out a more detailed block for the build,
but as you say, it'll matter little on this 1/25 th scale kit.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Thu 04 Sep 2014, 12:57 am

Ron, you can use that small block for the 351W cause they are close. Not sure but I think you might have to build up the air cleaner height to use the shaker scoop but that's easy by just raising the eng. mounts up for it to look right.
The 289/302/351W all used the same valve covers and the 351W heads could be swapped on a 289/302 with special head bolts ( 289/302 had smaller head bolts ) and a set of flat top pistons, use to do it for customers all the time and would bring the ponys up to around 300 to 350 depending what cam and carb combo they wanted to use, 289's where my pet's and loved building them
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Thu 04 Sep 2014, 1:34 am

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289's where my pet's and loved building them  

Me too, I LOVE the 289. I have a 65 sitting on the garage floor that I have kept for the last 12 years, and will be putting it in a 65-6 Mustang.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Thu 04 Sep 2014, 5:46 am

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Me too, I LOVE the 289. I have a 65 sitting on the garage floor that I have kept for the last 12 years, and will be putting it in a 65-6 Mustang.

SITTING ON THE GARAGE FLOOR FOR 12 YEARS Sam get a Mustang and give it a living home

Is it a 5 bolt bellhousing or a 6 bolt, the 5 bolt are 1963 to early 1965, the 6 bolt are from late 1965 to 1967 ( in 68 and on they are 302's ) In 1965 Ford was putting them in about everything, I had a 65 Ford full size station wagon with one in it, rusted out P O S but it always started and ran good
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Thu 04 Sep 2014, 7:40 pm

Its a six bolt, 2V eng out of my '65 Falcon i had. I have a 1965 Mustang project to put the engine in, but its on the back burner until the '71 Duster is done.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Fri 05 Sep 2014, 12:20 am

Sam, be thankful I don't live close to you cause the Mustang WOULD NOT be on the back burner and I would be their helping a lot

PS; if you want to you could send me a pm with your plans for the project and maybe a picture of the body Why didn't you keep the Falcon ??
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Fri 05 Sep 2014, 3:44 pm

Well people I have made a start on my build and here it is.

The bonnet has been grafted out of plastic card (the original is way to different from what I want, so I had to make another) the roof light is from a hard clear plastic box I had in my drawer at work.

These are only the start to see if I can do these things before I start carving the final results from them. I have also started the side skirts but I need to visit the hobby shop for more materials before I can glue, shape and show them to you great people.
I made started extending the boot line to be more accurate to my end result but its only small so far but should be finished by Sunday I think

P.s. this is my first group build and if there's not enough to have a post then I can delete, do more and add it?





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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #5 Iconic 50th Anniversary build   Fri 05 Sep 2014, 5:42 pm

I like the smooth look of that hood. Don't worry about this being your first CB. Just post the pictures that you need to tell the story of your build as you are comfortable. I always say the More the merrier.
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