I wanted to build a '65 Mustang to celebrate them being around for 50 years.
Picked this up at the Local Hobby Shop, yep...we have one in Hollister.
I had an extra 1/16th scale SC Cobra 427 engine leftover from a few Cobra 427 builds I had done earlier. I thought the 427 would be nice fit in the Mustang. My goal was to build a "sleeper" so to speak.
I liked the American Racing Wheels in the kit, but didn't want to go with the Big/Little stance. I was able to get an extra set of wheels from Mike Kucaba in exchange for the Cobra 289 engine. I went with the front wheels on all four corners. My friend Steve Allemand gave me a set of tires beefier than the stock tires in the kit.
The 427 engine went into the mustang fairly easy, just had to fabricate a couple of motor mounts.
I stayed with the cast exhaust headers and went with the dual carb set up.
The body was painted with MM Ford Wimbeldon White and the stripes/interior is Ford Viking Blue from Scalefinishes.
Here is the finished model:
Thanx for lookin...
oh yeah, it's 1/16th scale