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1966 Mustang - garage sale find

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#1 Jzaaijer

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:06 AM

I found this 1966 Mustang at a garage sale. It was made by Mira. A low end model car brand. It looked not so great in red, and the rear wheel was broken. The rear wheels do not have an axle, but the wheels are snapped onto a plastic pin. This pin was broken, and the previous owner had glued the wheel back on, but not exactly in place. The car was now wobbly and the rear wheels did not spin. I stripped the paint, used the spare wheel in the trunk to fix the broken wheel, drilled a slot for a real axle and painted it blue with a white top. All wheels are rolling again. I'm still working on it, but I'm having so much fun with it.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:12 AM

A mock up of the project in progress. My first spray paint project on white metal. I am new at the whole spray paint thing. I was affraid to spray too much paint on it. It went well, exept for two small spots on the doors. I guess I can sand paper it lightly and spray just the doors again. When the paint is completely dry, I want to finish with clear gloss.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

A mock up of the project in progress. My first spray paint project on white metal. I am new at the whole spray paint thing. I was affraid to spray too much paint on it. It went well, exept for two small spots on the doors. I guess I can sand paper it lightly and spray just the doors again. When the paint is completely dry, I want to finish with clear gloss.

your project looks darned good to me. i like the color choice.if this is your first just remember to take your time. it saves time in the long run. :rolleyes:



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

I like the color too. Never thought their wheels looked very good but the car looks nice.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:28 AM

Looks like you have a nice save in the works.



#6 Jzaaijer

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:56 AM

This is the end result.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 07:52 AM

Turned out great!



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:02 PM

Very nice! Your paint looks really good.



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 05:00 PM

I have the exact same diecast, wish mine looked that Great!



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 05:25 PM

Thank you so much. It was my first attempt to spray paint a diecast model. It was a lot of fun finding a well used and played with model, and give it a second life. :-)