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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:55 AM

Another minor quibble would be that at least a plurality of the SSP Mustangs were Automatics.  It's probably pretty close to a 50/50 split in 1990, that leaned more and more towards automatics towards the end of the run.  Simply because it's a bit of a juggling act to drive a stick while running the sirens and operating the radio(s).

 

Obviously Revell did the 5 speed for the simple reason that other versions of this kit (and for a stock LX) nobody wants an automatic in a Mustang! ;)



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:48 AM

And that is where the Revell 32 Ford kits would come in. They are 1/25th, already have a FOX double-hump pan, and it is cast with the AOD/AODE in place. just swap all of this kits upper end parts onto that casting and you have the drivetrain. As for the interior shift handle, since they were basically an offset 'T' handle with a slight bend in the downshaft.............easy scratchbuild project. 

 

My at-the-time friend Deans car was a stick (1993 Troop K FHP) and that was still an active duty car. He used to provide Friday-Saturday night security at the shopping center I worked at.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:16 AM

It does not appear its going to have a spotlight ,  I dont see a clear lense on the clear parts trees, but there is what could be something close to a spotlight on the parts tree that has the light bar and the wheels, chrome parts tree ,  not holding my breathe that its going to come with one

 

 

And that is where the Revell 32 Ford kits would come in. They are 1/25th, already have a FOX double-hump pan, and it is cast with the AOD/AODE in place. just swap all of this kits upper end parts onto that casting and you have the drivetrain. As for the interior shift handle, since they were basically an offset 'T' handle with a slight bend in the downshaft.............easy scratchbuild project. 

 

My at-the-time friend Deans car was a stick (1993 Troop K FHP) and that was still an active duty car. He used to provide Friday-Saturday night security at the shopping center I worked at.

That's a spotlight on the light bar tree.  And there are back window mounted flashers on the radio sprue.  

 

Plenty of those automatic engine blocks floating around out there in peoples' parts boxes, shouldnt be too hard to get one if one needs one.  



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:19 AM

Swapping in that AOD presumes that they aren't 10 miles apart in size like the Hemis in Magnum & Challenger.

Besides it was a "in a perfect world" quibble. This is one I can actually side with the old "I'm a modeler, I can fix it" position. There's already a boat-load of fabricating just to make a correct CHP car (of either variant - with lights or without) sawing off the tranny is the easiest part.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:30 AM

Am I seeing things , or are all of the exterior lights moulded clear ???

That's the way (uh-huh , uh-huh) I like it (uh-huh , uh-huh , uh-huh) !



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:08 AM

What Lightbar is that suppose to be??

Not a Twin-Sonic with the Boxes for light elements.

I like that the Bar is to be chrome, but would liker the rotators, etc

that are inside the clear caps to be separate parts.

 

Not something I can't fix. I have done so many times on MPC's similar lightbar.

I am glad to see the caps clear. Only need the 2 instead of more. and can tint them any color

or leave them clear and tint the parts inside.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:24 AM



Another minor quibble would be that at least a plurality of the SSP Mustangs were Automatics.  It's probably pretty close to a 50/50 split in 1990, that leaned more and more towards automatics towards the end of the run.  Simply because it's a bit of a juggling act to drive a stick while running the sirens and operating the radio(s).

 

Obviously Revell did the 5 speed for the simple reason that other versions of this kit (and for a stock LX) nobody wants an automatic in a Mustang! ;)

I never saw an automatic in all the years the CHP had Mustangs ('82 until the last were run-out in about 1995).  Yes, running a pursuit-what those things were originally bought for-required 3 hands for steering, shifting, radioing.  I used to wrap the microphone around the rear view mirror so I wouldn't have to reach for it.  The Jurassic age suspension also made things dicey in curves-especially fast, sweeping, uneven (expansion strips) freeway surfaces.  Get the rear end bouncing in a curve and it just kept wanting to bring that end around. :blink:  

The spotlamps on the front were always black except where paint wore off, underneath was an aged brass color.  I can't tell by the box photos but if you do a slick top you'll need either a light stick in the rear window OR 3 hemispherical lamps for the deck lights.  I looks like aftermarket/spares box for sure.  The seats look good but I wonder if you can source a Kool Cushion about like this:

http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B0002KKSEG

Having a 30" inseam I always needed a bit of a boost forward.

Do you guys see anything like these in the sprues?  I didn't.  The first one was from a Mustang.

CHP radio before 1992

CHPradiobefore1992_zps66f48c29.jpg

CHP radio after 1992 (I know the title says 1987 but I never saw one in the field until 1992)

CHPradioafter1992_zps764cf85c.jpg

 

 

 

RE: nobody wanting an automatic-I'm hoping to buy a new one soon but I have a wife who cannot drive a stick.  And I don't want to end 32 years together in a effort to teach her.  So, its got to be a slush box. :(


Edited by The Junkman, 14 April 2013 - 10:40 AM.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:02 PM

I am hoping the issue in this kit is about the same size as the 32 kits, and judging by the Monogram 1994-95 Mustang kits (also 5.0L/T-5 cars) the block is the same dimensions as the roadster kits. If that is so, that means at least THOSE kits were in the same 1/25th scale 'scale'. If these new 90LXs are even remotely close, we have a swap willer for the auto trans.

 

 

Now, being I am one of 'those' guys, I see myself converting one to a single-exhaust and using the block and trans bellhousing (with some bit of mods) from the old MPC 2.3L engine backed by either the 94-95 Monogram T-5 trans or the 32 Coupes AOD. Yup, go complete utilitarian and swap the 4 cylinder down into it (I know it will require some scratch-built parts, but the basics are there). 



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:45 PM

What Lightbar is that suppose to be??
Not a Twin-Sonic with the Boxes for light elements.
I like that the Bar is to be chrome, but would liker the rotators, etc
that are inside the clear caps to be separate parts.
 
Not something I can't fix. I have done so many times on MPC's similar lightbar.
I am glad to see the caps clear. Only need the 2 instead of more. and can tint them any color
or leave them clear and tint the parts inside.


It looks to me a generic attempt at a Code 3 Force 4LP bar. That'd be correct for Kansas and a few other departments. I've come to accept over the years that be it $$$, licensing, poor research, our just figuring police modelers will simply fall all over the idea of even being "catered to" no model company is ever going to produce accurate emergency lighting. Lindberg came closest with their Vector/Vision but it had no mounting feet, it just free floated on the roof - the police version of the bracketless alternator.

Fortunately the Chimneyville series of decals is right from the end of the Mustang era and Dave Panek specializes in the lights used during the time to, so I don't believe there's any of the 33 departments that used this car that can't be reproduced relatively "easily".

Now Revell, how about a B4C Camaro, it could piggie-back a new tool late 80's/early 90's car. One without the seemingly mandatory T-Tops of the AMT/MPC offerings.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:00 PM

I have a few of the Good Lindberg Vision/Vector from the 97 Crown-Vic.

I am modifying one for a CHP version of the kit Blue domes, Amber back inserts, 2 Reflector/rotators

in certain domes, etc.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

 Dave Panek specializes in the lights used during the time to, so I don't believe there's any of the 33 departments that used this car that can't be reproduced relatively "easily".

His lightbars sell for $15, or did a year ago, give or take a few months past the year mark



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:36 PM

Looks like that fresh chassis will be a nice swap over to the 93 cobra. I will end up with a dozen of these I would think. I can send u guys out all the cop stuff. Mine will all be modded lol

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:46 PM

Looks like that fresh chassis will be a nice swap over to the 93 cobra. I will end up with a dozen of these I would think. I can send u guys out all the cop stuff. Mine will all be modded lol

I will be down for the lightbars maybe ;) :lol:



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:15 PM

Looks like that fresh chassis will be a nice swap over to the 93 cobra.

 

Not if both are true to their stated scales. I wouldn't be surprised to eventually see LX and GT hatchbacks in this same 1/25 scale series, and I would think someone will have a resin LX hatchback conversion ready by the end of 2013 for use with the LX notchback.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:20 PM

The 1993 Cobra is 1/24th, along the same lines as every other Ex-Monogram casting. Casey is correct in that this chassis, if it is scale correct, will not work under those cars. It will, however in theory, work under the old AMT and MPC offerings and maybe even under those horrid Revell 1/25th scale pieces they offered in the early 80s (You know, the 'Am I a Mustang or Capri?' kits).



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:21 PM

His lightbars sell for $15, or did a year ago, give or take a few months past the year mark


And worth each and every hand-made, individually customized penny. I said easy, I didn't say CHEAP! ;) I'd have to look but I think only the NC, SC, GA Chimneyville set has more than one Mustang applicable set of markings.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:29 PM

And worth each and every hand-made, individually customized penny. I said easy, I didn't say CHEAP! ;) I'd have to look but I think only the NC, SC, GA Chimneyville set has more than one Mustang applicable set of markings.

I know James, I was posting that for everyone else , I have never bought one of his bars, but I have seen and read that they are worth the money



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:53 AM

Out of curiosity, if one wanted to take an existing 1/25 Fox Mustang kit and mate it with the forthcoming Revell kit to make an LX hatchback, which would be the best kit to use? Can you even build an accurate(?) LX hatch without using one of the resin trans kits? I'm pretty sure the LX notch and hatch tail light assemblies are not the same, and I want to say the MPC '86 SVO's tail lights are the closest, but again, not sure how close they are to the LX hatch's.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:03 AM

Out of curiosity, if one wanted to take an existing 1/25 Fox Mustang kit and mate it with the forthcoming Revell kit to make an LX hatchback, which would be the best kit to use? Can you even build an accurate(?) LX hatch without using one of the resin trans kits? I'm pretty sure the LX notch and hatch tail light assemblies are not the same, and I want to say the MPC '86 SVO's tail lights are the closest, but again, not sure how close they are to the LX hatch's.

I'm pretty sure there is no difference in 1:1 as far the taillights between the 3 body styles.   At least not any differences that would be noticable in scale.   The upcoming Revell kit will be the first kit w/ '87-93 LX taillights.  (I had a 1:1 '86 LX notchback for 6 years along w/ my '87 GT hatchback, but I never took them apart and tried swapping parts.. :)


Edited by Rob Hall, 18 April 2013 - 05:10 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:59 AM

LX coupe had vastly different tail lamps . In addition to their horisontal pattern ,  they had ambre turn signal / hazard lenses (why aren't these required yet ?!? I despise red-coloured turn signals !!).