Forums Scratch Built Models 65 Mustang 2+2

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  • #12382
    Ken
    Ken
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    My very first thread was February 2018. Before I knew how to scratch-build, I posted a pic of an Eldon Shelby GT350 that I put together using an old Hornsby plastic chassis. It ran like… an old Hornsby plastic chassis. What a surprise. You only get what you invest. It was unrealistic to hope for more.

    It was time to re-visit the old Mustang idea. But with a fresh start. This is an AMT static kit I painted at the cottage.

    This chassis was going to hang out more than any other on this car forcing me to re-invent the back section. It’s not perfect. But it’s an improvement.

    Faster than a speeding bullet... more powerful than a locomotive... able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Yes, these are some of Chuck Norris's warm-up exercises!
    Chuck Norris doesn't churn butter. He roundhouse kicks the cows and butter comes straight out!

  • #12383
    Ken
    Ken
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    Oops. I apologize that forgot to show the front of the car.

    This is powered by a BWNC1 and will be the direct replacement for my 49-Tudor for basic slow Sportscar class. I’m very hopeful that it will out-perform the Tudor in every way.

    Faster than a speeding bullet... more powerful than a locomotive... able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Yes, these are some of Chuck Norris's warm-up exercises!
    Chuck Norris doesn't churn butter. He roundhouse kicks the cows and butter comes straight out!

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      Luis Meza
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      Very nice job my friend, but remember I took your place as a newby, I guess you are old school already.

      Following your suggestion I finally found a Tudor it should be on its way now.

      I also have some other bodies and accessories coming my way to start replacing my plastic entries for scratch build ones, for now I would like to request to remember the 4 feet distance when checking out my scratch build cars.

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      Luis Meza
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      At the moment I am working aq little bit evry night on my Ferrari 312P,

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      Luis Meza
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      I am trying to add some pictures to show you my progress

  • #12393
    Ken
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    You are just trying to tease us yes? Nice job Luis!

    Please make a new thread and share the rest of your pics?

    Faster than a speeding bullet... more powerful than a locomotive... able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Yes, these are some of Chuck Norris's warm-up exercises!
    Chuck Norris doesn't churn butter. He roundhouse kicks the cows and butter comes straight out!

  • #12432
    MiA
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    Looks like a Chuck Norris special on the chassis bend!! Very neat!! :good:

    Are the side rails cut down more than usual as well??

  • #12436
    Ken
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    Thank you MIA. Yes the side rails are cut. I used to think tall sides were needed for strength. Short rails will do. It’s pretty hard to bend so I found out with the back end of the chassis. More bending to follow. This was the test.

    Faster than a speeding bullet... more powerful than a locomotive... able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Yes, these are some of Chuck Norris's warm-up exercises!
    Chuck Norris doesn't churn butter. He roundhouse kicks the cows and butter comes straight out!

  • #12440
    Ken
    Ken
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    The Mustang had it’s first race. It drives well. It might not win just yet, but it looks good going down the track.

    Thanks for looking.

    Faster than a speeding bullet... more powerful than a locomotive... able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Yes, these are some of Chuck Norris's warm-up exercises!
    Chuck Norris doesn't churn butter. He roundhouse kicks the cows and butter comes straight out!

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