Lowering the Revell Mustang..........
Posted 22 August 2006 - 01:58 PM
It's all black with Bullitt wheels and I can't help lusting in my heart! Time to crack open a kit and get on it. I understand it sits too high so what's the best way to settle her down? I'm rebuilding my model room and this project now has priority when I set up next week.......
Posted 22 August 2006 - 02:20 PM
I simply attach the brake rotors to the wheels and then glue those assemblies onto the suspension where they belong visually, not necessarily where Pin A fits into Slot B. Sometimes it requires a snip of a spindle or axle to narrow the track, or a small Evergreen shim to widen it. I set the car on business cards so that the wheels slip into place exactly where they look best. It's utterly simple once you get the hang of it, and nobody has yet gone all freaky (or even commented :wink: ) because my car's wheels aren't always centered on their axles.
Or you can shorten the springs by cutting them, shortening, and then using brass pins to relocate them. More work, more chance of the car sitting with one wheel in the air. It's awfully nice when you build a model where you don't have to monkey with the ride height or stance.
I used wider aftermarket wheels on my Mustang and I had to grind the living daylights out of the wheelwells to get them to sit inside the fenders. The stock kit tires are significantly narrower than most aftermarket wheels/tires, so beware if you go that route that you'll also be doing more than just adjusting ride height.
Posted 22 August 2006 - 06:49 PM
And here's a link to what the stance looks like on the two I've built this way:
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