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Instructions for AMT 87 Mustang GT

07 September 2012 - 01:34 AM

Hello all,

Does anyone know where I might find the instruction sheet for the AMT 87 Ford Mustang GT online?

I found: "AMT 88 Ford Mustang Millennium Edition" here:


Does anyone know if they are the same kit with minor changes...or if they are totally different?


parts never in kit?

05 September 2012 - 10:04 AM

Hello all,

I need your help.

I have an AMT 49 Ford that I am building box stock.

I am using the Flathead V8.

On the instructions there are no exhaust manifolds, nor any sort of crossover pipe. They are not on the sprue anywhere either (I opened the plastic bags myself).
The instructions show a single exhaust as well so there has to be some sort of crossover.

The Cadillac engine (which I am not using) has the exhaust manifolds molded as part of the heads and it has dual exhaust.

I am attaching a scan of the instructions showing the assembly of the Flathead.

What do I do here? I am stuck. Help!!!!

"Box Stock" 49 ford.

31 August 2012 - 10:20 PM

I know this may be boring to many of you with the excellent builders I have seen around here.

Just trying to get back into the hobby. These kits and parts have shrunk since I was a kid. :lol:

I have the body mostly cleaned up. I know I have some putty work and a lot more sanding to do before primer.

I have the frame cleaned up. I have the interior bucket cleaned up. Not sure how much putty work and sanding will need to be done there yet.

I started assembling the flathead V8 and the rear end this evening.

This will be a slow process. :P

injection molding issues fix?

30 August 2012 - 12:16 AM

hello all,

I have not touched a model in years. Starting my first one tomorrow. I need your help.

I tried to take pictures of this..but I can't get the issues to show up on camera. :rolleyes:

I have been through MrObsessive's tutorial many times.

http://www.modelcars...eling 101&st=0

I do not see anything in his tutorial that describes what I have.

These are all down the sides, on the roof and trunk on mine. Its bad. The model is one of the older AMT 49 fords...cast in gray (not the later white). Yes..a lot of flash to remove too. :(

I cannot feel them with my thumbnail, but there is some sort of imperfection where the plastic flowed together in the injection molding process.

Can anyone explain what to do here?

I know that sort of thing will ghost through the paint. Anything and everything shows on the 1:1 cars I have painted.

thank you in advance.

"portable" modeling kit...grab and go?

25 August 2012 - 10:25 PM

hello all,

Newbie here when it comes to modeling. I have not done one since I was a kid. My first model as an adult came in today (49 ford).

I am slowly collecting the basic supplies (and a few extras) to get going.

I have been reading on the forum for a while now. I especially love this thread for work area inspiration (Work bench Saturdays):


Most of you (not all of course) seem to have a dedicated area to work and keep your supplies. All the pictures I see in there..seem to be in your homes.

I am not home that much. Seems like I am always somewhere else when I have free time. :wacko:

Anyway, Does anyone have a "portable modeling kit" that they just grab and take with them on business trips or anything?

Pictures would be very much appreciated.

I was originally thinking tackle box..but.. I live in a smaller town. The only place to get such a thing locally is walmart. They only have a few smaller ones left at this time of the year. Not much inspiration there.

I can order whatever i want online...but I really want to hear and see what works for you before I make that investment.

Thank you,