one of the nicest builds. great job buddy
66' Mustang Fastback / ProStreet ProTouring Hybrid
Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:44 PM
Incredible. What else can you say? I was ogling the rear end U bolts and separate nuts, when it occurred to me that this is the kind of detail that you see in those epic build threads, where the builder is going all-out on the tiniest amazing stuff, and then the thread goes dry and the car is never finished. This wild Mustang has that same energy literally everywhere, but it's a finished car. A rare thing. The photography is great too. This needs to be on a magazine cover, MCM.
Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:10 PM
Thanks again for taking the time to look at the build and share your opinions and suggestions.
For Mike Cassidy, another bonehead on my part regarding the fan blades. Noted for my future builds.....I do appreciate your constructive notes/criticisms/observations as they make one a better builder. And we all strive to get better.
And to Mike Schnur, THANK YOU for noting the time/effort that went into the build just from an "adversity" level. I never give up when I tackle something but man o' man this car tested me for sure. It's one of the reasons I called out Donn Yost for the "pep" talk in pursuing the build when it was stalling out. Your compliments are appreciated I assure you.
Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:16 PM
Incredible detail and finish,love it. Like the fact you chose fuel injection over one single carburator.
Posted 19 August 2014 - 08:25 AM
BEAUTIFUL!!! Takes me back to the old days of classic muscle cars.
Posted 19 August 2014 - 10:46 AM
WOW ,, what fantastic detail on motor and underneath !!
Posted 19 August 2014 - 11:20 AM
There's no criticism to be had here, this thing is flawless! Incredible, awe-inspiring work.
Posted 19 August 2014 - 12:09 PM
Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:35 PM
Guys, what do I say at this point other than thank you for all of your kind sentiments and responses to my builds. It's been a blast doing them but I get great satisfation in knowing that you know what you see and that you truly appreciate my efforts.
Art, I want to say thanks for you comments on all 3 builds. You've been building for a while now and I certainly respect your opinions/sentiments too.
For those that are coming to appreciate the old school stance, that's good too. Slammed is the way of the day now and I can do that too I assure you, but old school nose up stance is something a bit different and I always liked that too as a kid.
Lastly, here are a few pics of the chassis pieces right before I began the final assembly process. To finish a build it takes me about 2 months of actual assembly time to put the sub-assemblies together. I refuse ot rush at this phase as it can screw everything up in a hurry. We all know how hard that is since we get excited to see the finished product. I've expanded my reserves of patience regardless of what my 2 little girls think. I picked the seat frame shot as you never will get to see the time/effort that went into these simple frames/supports but they looked so good in aluminum that I wanted to be sure to share them.
Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:36 PM
hey man, your inner door handles are on backwards.
the builds you're posting are awesome, proof of what can be done without a lathe or end mill.
Posted 19 August 2014 - 05:55 PM
Holy freaking cow! This is amazing! I just love the outstanding craftsmanship abilities you have!
Edited by MADDOG, 21 August 2014 - 01:46 PM.
Posted 23 August 2014 - 06:39 AM
This is one awesome looking Mustang. I like the the color, and great detail. Nice job.
Posted 23 August 2014 - 06:46 AM
Once again juat a wonderful model. How could anyone critize this detail.
I asked on the 33 Willys build about the front suspension, what size nuts and bolts. Thanks, i have the proper sizes zeroed in.
Question: I'm really enthused about the A arms and spindles. Do you use a self made jig or something of this nature for the construction? Also, would you think on a 1:25 model, just about any hot rod or drag car, the same suspension size and type would interchange? In other words, how much would you have to change for a different model?