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#1 MsDano85gt

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 07:45 PM

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This is  accomplished from at least 5 diff kits!
 
*the bottom valence ( foglight  facia opened up with no.11 blade) just needs marchal foglights now....... comes from the  mpc svo mustang kits black or  silver, **the side maker lights/ headlight  buckets come from any mpc 79-81' foxbody mustang kit(snakebite,wild breed,cobra mustang etc)** the front facia rub trim  and center section comes from any mpc/amt 87-93 ford mustang gt kits remove headlight  mounting sections, and remove raised ford emblem 9will later on mark and  dremel out a opening in the  front bumper for 85/86 style........
 the sail panels can be  sourced from 2 places, any older revel turbo cobra mustang kit...... or carefully remove the  louvres from any 79-84' foxbody amt/mpc kit with a no. 11 exacto blade(very difficult and  dangerous) the rims are of course the faithful new revel kit the  lx mustang kit I've been waiting for these wheels for a very long time! and they look good! so here I come 85/86 gt foxbody mustang
 
now where the  heck do I get a close match to  ford color light  regatta blue?
 
i'm looking for  more of those  10 hole wheels if anyone will not be using them......

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 07:49 PM

the body is the  87-93 gt style with the  5.0 emblems on the body already the  rub mouldings on this  body very closely resemble those on the  1:1 85/86 gt  much better than the 79-84 mpc bodys they have the older style rub strips on the  doors and  bumpers

I had to carefully remove the  cheesgrater molded in tail lamps,,,,,,, all those GT kits came with clear taillamp lenses and the  svo clear lamps as well so I guess a good modeler knew how to remove the  gt cheesegraters and  paint up the  clears to resemble "lx" lamps back in the  day,,,,,,,?



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 01:24 AM

Great build! I have one conversion project like this in my future, but I'll need to scratch a lot more because I don't have all those donor kits. I'll keep an eye on your project to learn more on this kind of conversion.



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:16 AM

I have been getting alloy of kits from e-bay! have got fortunate not to pay too much...... think the most I spent was 30$ shipped once for the (only) anniversary kit I have and one indy  pace car I got one time was 35$ shipped but it was mint factory sealed!     otherwise all the  rest of the many many foxes I have I paid less than 30$ for  shipped to the  door



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:13 AM

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had to use some filler styrene where the headlight buckets came into place once all the  zap a gap and  orange testors is dry I can  carve down the  styrene filler and add putty to the  crossbar at the  top of the  new front and and start to shape the  lower bumper opening the hood sits about perfectly into place as soon as that styrene filler gets cut back

  that's my update  thus far I am so psyched up about how this is  going!

 the other pics had tape  that really obscured the "big picture" with everything glued in place and  mocked up its easier to see where i'm going......

 to be continued! ya'll are going to need alooooot of  popcorn on this one!



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:21 AM

Did I mention this is  going to take lot of  patience and  trials and  tribulations?? its all about the love of my 1:1 ford I have  given up for the  time  being......

 

Also taking putty donations at this  time I will need  ALOT!!!  lol



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:03 AM

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these are shots of my "gmp" 85 mustang I got out of  storage today it will be great reference!!

  wish they would have made these bad boys in 1/24 scale..... but  great reference nonetheless!

 I have 2 others as well a canyon red and  oxford white  "twister II" versions

1:18 scale of course



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:09 PM

Looking great Dan Keep it going.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:05 PM

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getting real close!  more putty for lower bumper opening need to change the  angles of the  sides of  opening..... hence more putty! and careful carving/ sanding but the  essential front end is there a 85 or 86 gt mustang depending on whether you  want 4bbl holley  action,  or the  speed density fuel injection setup of 86'  !

 

 

then to  tackle the  interior! anyone  ever notice the backwards rear seat cushions on the  87-93 amt mpc mustang kits??

 interesting thing is the  fabric and cushions of the  87-93 seats/ interior actually resemble the  84-86 seats  best except no "halo" headrest

 

 i'm going to  correct the  rear seat issue and  right it,  detail the  87 seats and put the  red pipe stripe,  use halo's off the  79-84 kits but  trim out the  mesh! as the  85 - 86 seat headrests had  open  halo's   no mesh ( mite borrow halos from ford escort kits??)   did that in real life on my 1:1 85 gt  got  halo headrests from a  escort  used them on my mustang seats!

 

 



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:55 AM

Love 4 eyed  Fox Bodies... looks great so far!



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:19 PM

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engine bay picture of my 1:1 85 gt  5.0 foxbody



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:33 PM

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:39 PM

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:46 PM

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:51 PM

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 07:43 PM

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front lower valence picture comparison one bumper has had plastic in the openings removed makes part look so much more real!

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my rear seat fix! the black rear seat is the original way the amt kit was molded..... rear seats look backwards in the facing the wrong way I simply trimmed them apart, glued them opposite small amount of putty sanded and wala corrected rear split seat that I can position in the folded down position now if I want to....

also red wire for red piping on the "gt" halo seats removed mest from halos

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 07:47 PM

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prepareing 3 other 5.0 gt bodys for the 85-86 conversion as well one will probly be a base 5.0 "lx" model No foglight bumper and a t top version of course

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:50 PM

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wonder if there are parts out there to make an 85 saleen these look so awesome! next project to tackle I reckon??

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:35 AM

What are you going to do about the belt line trim? Specific to 85/6

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:47 PM

that's  the  interesting  part....... the  mpc 79-84  fox kits all had the  same typical beltline  moulding  rub strips......

 

 the  mpc 87-93 style  gt mustangs  the  beltline actually  very closely  resembles the  85/ 86 belt rub strip mouldings the  only thing it won't have is the  "GT" indention in the  small rub strip behind the  doors before rear wheel openings....... I plan on replicating that with a  small "gt" decal from the  83-84 gt mustang  kits...... the hod is the  same  too! the  87-93  hood looks  very close to  the  85- 86   just need to  shave down some  material from the  center section of the  front of the  hood....... its fun  making all this   stuff "work" to make something that wasn't