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#161 Rob Hall

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:36 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 !!).

 

All '85-86 Mustangs had amber rear turn signals, IIRC.   The '87-93 LX in coupe, convertible, and hatchback forms all had the same taillight design, don't recall any having amber elements.

 

My '87 GT and '86 LX back in the day:

 

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random '87-93 LX taillight pics..

 

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

83-86 Mustang taillights are the same regardless of trim level. The only ones different were the SVO units and they were still the same lenses but with the addition of 6 horizontal 1/16th inch stripes. They were Red corners with a red lower reflector. Turn signals were next up top and were amber lensed, then white/clear for the back-up light. The 1993 Cobra used 85-86 SVO tail lights.

 

87-93 had tail lights that had a red corner with the lower red reflector. the upper bar was clear/white with one bulb (turn signal position) being amber and the other (back-up) being clear.

 

87-93 GTs had the 'Cheese Grater' tail lights, which were ALL red except for the upper inner corner, which was white/clear (back-up light). The lens was cast with the 'grater' detail and it should be painted the same color as the car.

 

 

 

To answer Caseys question; to make a fairly accurate (body) 87-93 LX Hatch, you could start with cutting the Coupe at the body styling line (from the door casing to the tail lights and across the roof from the aft of the door case to the other side) and graft the same section from the AMT 87-89GT Mustang to your roofless Coupe body. Being different manufacturers, they will not match up precisely but will work. You will have to modify an MPC SVO lower spoiler to make it an LX unit. Use the GT quarter windows. You will use the Coupe kit tail lights.

For the interior, the 87-89GT will give up its 'hatch' tub (and steering wheel if you want an 87-89. If you want 90-93, use the Coupes stuff) and rear seats.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:02 PM

To answer Caseys question; to make a fairly accurate (body) 87-93 LX Hatch, you could start with cutting the Coupe at the body styling line (from the door casing to the tail lights and across the roof from the aft of the door case to the other side) and graft the same section from the AMT 87-89GT Mustang to your roofless Coupe body. Being different manufacturers, they will not match up precisely but will work. You will have to modify an MPC SVO lower spoiler to make it an LX unit. Use the GT quarter windows. You will use the Coupe kit tail lights.

For the interior, the 87-89GT will give up its 'hatch' tub (and steering wheel if you want an 87-89. If you want 90-93, use the Coupes stuff) and rear seats.

 

 

I think I'd start with the MPC/AMT 88 Mustang GT body. There have been a few already converted, and the new coupe should make the conversion easier...

 

Here is a really NICE version made from an MPC/AMT by Speedfische on the other mag forum... (took me awhile to find this pic but I knew it was out there!)

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or you could just make one from the Revell 93 Cobra that was just re-released...

 

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:59 AM

Jason,

 

    Going on the new 90LX Coupe issue, I think the AMT 87-89GT upper hindquarters grafted to the Coupe body would be a good place to start. The models above were converted from the AMT piece and were done nicely. Considering the side trim has to be completely reworked to go from GT to LX, the Coupe would be the best starting point (my own opinion).

 

 

   The Revell 1993 Cobra (1/24th) would be a good place to start for a 1/24th, but it would need the entire side trim reworked as well. LXs can be made, and there are several ways to do so. I look forward to the new Coupe release for a lot of reasons.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:56 AM

I was on the spotlighthobbies board yesterday and a member there has this kit in his hands already,he posted a pic with the box opened but nothing else,believe his name was dean milano.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

I was on the spotlighthobbies board yesterday and a member there has this kit in his hands already,he posted a pic with the box opened but nothing else,believe his name was dean milano.

 

Mr. Milano is pretty well connected in the hobby, so to speak, so no surprise he got this advance copy of the kit.

 

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:08 AM

I got to hold one (an actual production kit, not a test shot) in my grubby little paws, a couple weeks back.  Wasn't mine though <_< .  It's niiiiiiiiiice, but I don't know the 1:1 well enough to comment on it.  "Tamiya-like" is the phrase that comes to mind.  You guys will like it, I'm sure, unless the wheel arches or window trim or something is a little off, then it will be the WORST. KIT. EVAH!1!!11!!  I might even be persuaded to buy one and do one of the US Air Force's U-2 chase cars.    



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:06 AM

And some of us are hoping that someone will see fit to carve 83/84 and 85/86 'four-eyes' fascia conversions for those of us that can't stand those crappy looking aero headlights  :rolleyes:  

They just don't convert to scale very well...

 

 

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:18 AM

And some of us are hoping that someone will see fit to carve 83/84 and 85/86 'four-eyes' fascia conversions

 

Which kit (assuming MPC) has the best nose for this conversion? And which years would it cover?



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:43 AM

 

Which kit (assuming MPC) has the best nose for this conversion? And which years would it cover?

MPC made the '83 and '84 in 1/25th.   The '85-86 (non-SVO) was never kitted.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:45 AM

And some of us are hoping that someone will see fit to carve 83/84 and 85/86 'four-eyes' fascia conversions for those of us that can't stand those crappy looking aero headlights  :rolleyes:  

They just don't convert to scale very well...

 

Alas, doing an '83/84 or '85/86 from this kit would require a lot of changes...different interior, different side windows, rub strips, front and rear bumpers, hood, side quarter windows, etc.   Basically a new body w/ all the trim differences.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:24 PM

I pray Hobby Lobby picks this kit up when it comes out, I need multiples....

 

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:52 PM

I pray Hobby Lobby picks this kit up when it comes out, I need multiples....

 

Jeff

Hobby Lobby can be slow at getting new release's , but it would be nice to pick a few using a 40%off coupon



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:16 AM

Hobby Lobby can be slow at getting new release's , but it would be nice to pick a few using a 40%off coupon

I've been under the impression that HL and some of the other chains only buy overstocks after they get a sweetheart deal.  Doubt there will be an overstock on this puppy for a while...  



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:16 AM

I've been under the impression that HL and some of the other chains only buy overstocks after they get a sweetheart deal.  Doubt there will be an overstock on this puppy for a while...  

That makes some sense, and can very well explain why it takes them so long for them to get new release's



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:42 PM

Has anyone seen this or the other new Spring 13' kits yet this week at their hobby shops? I heard the "special" Revell retailers are getting them this week. Thanks.

 

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:37 AM

It technically could show up at anytime, but normal procedure is anytime after the 20th for RPP's.  We've done the RPP since it started, I don't remember ever getting anything this early in the month, but since they did get fouled up on last month's new releases making it out on time (due to the havoc that Chinese New Year causes on the Chinese labor supply) it wouldn't shock me if they bumped things up a little to make up for that. 



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:05 AM

It technically could show up at anytime, but normal procedure is anytime after the 20th for RPP's.  We've done the RPP since it started, I don't remember ever getting anything this early in the month, but since they did get fouled up on last month's new releases making it out on time (due to the havoc that Chinese New Year causes on the Chinese labor supply) it wouldn't shock me if they bumped things up a little to make up for that. 

Do they still mark the shipping boxes with a "don't sell before" stamp?

Seem to recall that from my days at VLS



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:30 AM

Do they still mark the shipping boxes with a "don't sell before" stamp?

Seem to recall that from my days at VLS

Not anymore.  It got to the point where some folks (especially ebay sellers) were just ignoring the dates, so then everybody started ignoring them, so they just quit doing them. Been about 5 years, I'd say. 



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 10:03 AM

Its really a shame about the molded in red for the light bar lens's