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#1 webestang

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:36 PM

I owned and enjoyed this 78 Mustang II until I lost storage and had to give her up...... :(

 

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So I built a tribute to her as close as I could.......miss that ride......

 

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#2 Porscheman

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:06 PM

Very nice, beautiful paint!!! I too miss my 77 Cobra II in Black with gold stripes. Great car.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:06 PM

Looks good. I was a fan of the 2 also. Had a new 74 Mach 1 ( v6 no 8's in 74 ) and bought a new 78 King Cobra. For me they were darn good cars for what they were.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:46 PM

That is a great looking build. Awsume paint finish..



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:29 PM

Very NICE Scott, great paint job!!  :D 



#6 Chris White

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:32 AM

great work thanks for sharing Scott



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 06:38 AM

Very nice!

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:34 PM

Scotty, the paint is gorgeous, awesome engine details, everything looks great!



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:57 PM

Very Nice. I learned to drive in mine. Wish I still had it.



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:25 PM

Odd that on the real car the tops of the side marker lights are aligned with the trim strip... but on the model they're aligned with the trim strip at their bottoms.  :blink:



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:44 PM

clean machine



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 05:17 PM

Nice work....Looks pretty cool....Brings back some memories.....



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 05:48 PM

 Very nice II. Reminds me of this '76 Cobra II in my collection:

 

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It was built by Jackie Cheyenne Whitecloud, a name familiar to some here but a very mysterious woman to say the least. I cleaned it up a bit and added the RMCoM mirrors. I've always liked these cars.

 

-MJS

 



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:58 AM

Thanks everybody...! Someday I'll get another 1:1 Mustang II. 



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:04 AM

Nice, nice, nice! I don't care what anybody says- II's are cool, and a lot closer to the original Mustang concept than the big-boned '71-73 models. Great looking model- sucks that you couldn't keep the real one, too. :(



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:06 AM

Nice, nice, nice! I don't care what anybody says- II's are cool, and a lot closer to the original Mustang concept than the big-boned '71-73 models. Great looking model- sucks that you couldn't keep the real one, too. :(

Thanks.......!

 

I am going to change the tires.....I have some that look a lot better from a old MPC kit. I'll post the results.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:02 AM

pics of my '78 Rallye T-Top model are here somewhere...  great job on yours.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:31 AM



Odd that on the real car the tops of the side marker lights are aligned with the trim strip... but on the model they're aligned with the trim strip at their bottoms.  :blink:

 

I think it depends on the year and model. This was identified as being from the '78 catalog.

 

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:01 AM

 

I think it depends on the year and model. This was identified as being from the '78 catalog.

 

Yes, you'e right.

 

I never liked that generation Mustang... but looking at that photo you posted, suddenly I'm seeing a pretty nice looking little car. I guess my opinion has changed!



#20 webestang

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:16 AM

 

I think it depends on the year and model. This was identified as being from the '78 catalog.

 

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I looked up some info as I was curious myself.......

Year but also...Trim level.....some have chrome trim on top, some on bottom, some have just the side markers with nothing else or the trim is painted like this one you show. Most of the "trim", like on my 78 1:1 Mustang II, was added at the dealer. But on my 1:1 the guy said he added the trim over the wheel wells.

There is also a vinyl strip trim (to match a vinyl roof) that was as thick as the markers and ran level in between them.

 

On the model kit I used the trim is on the bottom.....reissue AMT 77, I looked on a few old MPC kits and the trim line is level in the middle with the markers...and the MPC 1976 Mach 1 has no trim lines, just markers..!  

Good eye......I never saw that....... :unsure: