A few years ago a friend of mine approached me after church one Sunday and said, "hey I've got something for you that I found out in the garage...I thought that you might like it". So he hands me one of AMT's 1964 Mustang convertible kits. I opened the box and there lies a metalic green, with a candy apple red chasis (?). "Thanks" I said. Took it home and tossed it on the closet shelf.
A year or so later I'm buying a couple of "Studio 81" sets of wheels from "BNA" hobbies out of Australia, and when they arrived I thought, "what am I going to do with these five spokes?" Ahhh...that Mustang. So out of the closet it came. Got a bath in "Blue Magic" (this stuff works great), and went to town on removing the cast on trim and scripts. All except the Mustang logo in the coves. In a slight "nod" to the Cobra, I scratchbuilt, and added very shallow cove scoops. Added some Fox body style mirrors from Modelhaus. Gutted the interior and added four matching bucket seats. In fact if built stock, including the tub, the interior is comprised of six pieces. I used fifty three pieces. I like the old "tuck 'n' roll" interior style so I had to add that. The door handles have been recessed into the doors. I pulled the 4.6 liter engine, radiator, exhaust, and Mustang logo (between the rear seats) from the Revell '06 Mustang GT kit. Seeing as how most modern cars are sans chrome. I went with kind of a monochromatic scheme. I kind of liked this gold color from Dupli-color, and the combination with the Wimbeldon white interior appealed to me as well.
Except for the hand painted metalic green, and the fact that it was a fifty year old kit. The overall fit was pretty good. Nothing had warped, and no tire burn. That was a definite plus.
If it wasn't for the orphan set of wheels and tires this kit would have remained on the shelf as a lost cause.
So here is the finished product.
I hope you like.
Oh....that's "Mustang Sally" on the front license plate.