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mustang1989 last won the day on April 11 2019

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    Coastal Bend in Texas
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    Fox Body Mustangs, Fox Body Mustangs & F...um I already said that....

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  1. I haven't done a race car in I don't know how long but I've had this Jo-Han Maverick in my stash for a couple of years and wanted to build it but didn't know what theme I was going with until I saw Don Nicholson's ride. I knew right away that I HAD to build it....and so.....along with my re-intro here I'll give this my best shot. The kit (I bought this kit a couple of years back for $50......you don't want to know what it goes for these days....WOW!!) The Subject:
  2. My big question is this....What show are you taking this to? This one's fun watching come together.
  3. Gonna have to be a tiny hammer Kevin. Don't want any dents ya know.
  4. Many Many thanks fellas. I just wished I could have gotten the hood to cooperate a little more. I may have to re-tweak it a little.
  5. Looking forward to more of this kind of work here. Awesome!
  6. Looks like you've got a nice n' smooth coat of color on!! Looking good!
  7. All done up like you're some kind of pro at this.
  8. When I started this build I had no intention of building the General Lee as everyone knows it. I am a Charger fan long before I am a "Dukes" fan but still like the look of the General Lee so I hope I don't hurt any GL purists out there looking on. I built one as a kid and have always wanted to have a second shot at it. Only this time I got to add my own touches to it. I started with the stance. I didn't like the high stance of the Lee at all so I set out lowering a bit all the way around. I also went with wider wheels from the AMT Eckler Corvette kit and used a set of tires(which I turned into Bf G's by way of decals ) from the Revell Challenger T/A kit so I could have a more aggressive look. Secondly, if I had one of these it only makes sense to have opening doors....hence the door handles. Third, I love the looks of the 69 Charger R/T grille.....a true testament to the aggressive looking front ends of the time so I opted to show the R/T grille unobstructed by not installing the grille guard up front. Just couldn't do it guys. Lastly, the GL is NOT an R/T which I simply could not have. If I'm going to build a Charger then it's gonna be an R/T and it's gonna have a 440 and not a 383. You're also not going to find a roll bar or CB radio inside. I love the looks of a factory interior in any car and have always liked the Charger interiors in particular so I couldn't "spoil" any of that. The kit is from Revell. Paint is Testors "Go-Mango" lacquer with Testors "Wet Look" clear. Decals are from the MPC GL kit which was really the only visible part that I took from that kit except for the front and rear license plates which came from Thomas Logan at Speedway Decals. Exhaust tips are aluminum rod cut to length as well as bevel cut and polished, all scrips and details are from the Model Car Garage PE set for the Revell kit. Anyways here she is. I'd like to thank everyone who followed along, peeked in, and for those who commented or had input along the way. You guys rock!
  9. Thanks Kagemusha! LOL!! Sometimes titles can be misleading. Thanks Chris. I've done the same thing in the past and when there's no PE fret available for a kit I work with then I've been known to resort to sanding the OOB parts from the backside. Hey......that works too ya know. Thanks Gaz! I'm a stickler for clean engine parts in the 1:1 world too.
  10. Daaaaaaaaaaang !!! That's not bad!!
  11. Thanks Brian for the comments and Chris for the vote of confidence! Ok......I've been throwing everything I've got at this one and it's been a lot of little things that all add up to the bigger picture. Engine bay is......finished!! And I've got everything done here except for some work on the hood, some R/T badges, windshield wiper install and custom exhaust tips.
  12. First off....THAT be way cool! Secondly.....I wonder what the price tag on that one will be. One wonders.....
  13. Ok folks.....being pretty much unhappy with the air cleaner that I had on the engine I searched high and low and found one more air cleaner in my stash that actually goes on a 440 and shot it with Molotow Chrome through an airbrush. This time the results were pure magic...…… This looks MUCH better to me.... I'm to the point that I'm now working on the grille/ front end of this bad boy. I can't really fit anything into the engine bay as far as the radiator core support (which has now been extensively modified to fit. Don't ask folks....I really don't know what happened with the fit of everything up front. All parts were test fitted prior to even painting and it all fit perfect. Now ...the front fenders have to be spread in the front some to get the brace and hood to fit. Weird. As far as the grille goes, there's some more mods that I'm doing. Looks like the inserts from the MPC kit turned around backwards fit perfectly in the openings that I cut out of the grille. I've still got some filling and sanding to do to get rid of those nasty ejector pin marks but that's not really a worry of mine. I cut the PE grille inserts out and test fitted. Looks like it's all a "go" at this point. One more side to go...…..
  14. Feels like I'm on the flight line looking at this thing. Beautiful end result.
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