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Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **Last update for 2014**


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#41 mopar68

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:50 PM

And the best thing is, it get's even better! Keep an eye on this folks, there's some serious stuff on the way!

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:55 PM

I can't believe what I'm seeing. This is truely great. Gonna be watching it.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:00 AM

I am blown away. Fantastic work!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:46 AM

okay, I'm hooked!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:25 AM

WOW! I have to say i am Gobsmacked to see the amount of scratch building
here this is over the top.Can't wait to see more

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:23 AM

amazin work

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:11 PM

Awsome

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:45 PM

Thanks all. I'm glad you are enjoying what I'm doing. Incase you are wondering I have never done anything like this project before sometimes i struggle to put a model together let alone build one from scratch so it's one big constant WOW moment for me too.
Let's go crazy with some detail. Starting with the diff. I started with a diff from a 69 Camaro cut it down to the basic shape of the main gear housing and totaly rebuilt it to my needs. To add some extra detail I used some nuts and bolts from T2M.
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Then I added the spring cups, the trailing arms and made a watts linkage. The sway bar is a work in progress.
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I made the mounting points for the watts linkage on the chassis The springs are just wire.
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to be continued...

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:31 AM

Amazing detail.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:05 AM

Some fantastic work here ... and very interesting!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:59 AM

Maybe you should change your handle to MrObsessive #2! Amazing work!!

I take it you have a shop manual of this particular car? The small details you're including are quite impressive! B)

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:44 PM

Maybe you should change your handle to MrObsessive #2! Amazing work!!

I take it you have a shop manual of this particular car? The small details you're including are quite impressive! B)


Thanks. Yeah I've been using an aftermarket shop manual. It's not as comprehensive (or expensive) as the factory manual and most of the pics in it could only be described as super lo-res but it has helped a bit. I have also amassed a large collection of reference pics from all over the net. Thankfully for me, these cars had a long life (1979-1987) over three different models and they have a big fan base in OZ so there are forums and threads galore to grab pics from.

Back to the build. Here is how the chassis ended up looking. It's a fair bit different from the original Mustang chassis.
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Then I started making the engine. I originally planned to builld it as a curbside but eventually I decided to go all the way and include an engine. I had the choice of tracking down a resin engine from the US and modifying it for my needs but as it probably would have taken weeks for it to arrive, I decided to make my own in the same amount of time.
The block. I started with a basic rectangular box and added detail from there.
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Made a sump. It has 22 hex bolt heads from T2M.
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Timing cover
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Crank pulley
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Water pump
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I found a fuel pump from my spares box and modified it to suit.
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Intake manifold
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The underside of the intake manifold
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To be continued..

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:57 PM

Then I made a crossflow cylinder head.
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The intake side of the cylinder head didn't need a lot of detail but once the manifold is on it looks fine.
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Rocker cover
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Thermostat cover
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The head with the manifold, rocker cover and the thermostat cover.
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Then I made a carby. I started with a Best resin weber, cut it up and added more detail. Only a small section of the original part was left.
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Stay tuned for more

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:58 PM

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:49 AM

Getting another look at this is making me drool all over again :P

Edited by mopar68, 15 February 2012 - 11:47 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:53 AM

:blink: That is insane scratchbuilding, that car is turning out Great! Body looks very good and those engine parts... :blink: Cool, I can't believe, that it's scratchbuilt, so great job with it. This would be cool in resin too.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:57 AM

What tools are you using for this build? Simply no words to describe the talent you are showing for this!

Tim

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:33 AM

WOW, I am blown away!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:53 AM

Add my wide eyed stare of amazement to all the other comments here!!!!!!!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:23 AM

D= This is so insanely awesome, what and inspiration! I am totally blown away right now...