mustang1989

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  • Location Corpus Christi , Texas
  • Full Name Joe Shaw

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  1. mustang1989 added a post in a topic Revell 56 Ford F-100 Exhaust system 30 July   

    Carl: I made them out of the same solder but drilled the ends out in order to hollow 'em out. I just couldn't bring myself to end there though.
    Dan: Thanks buddy!
    Progress on this thing is super slow due to my not wanting to get ahead of myself and have fit issues. For instance, I glued the exhaust into place yesterday and I found a small glitch this morning when test fitting the cab onto the chassis. The rear of the cab contacted the mufflers so I had to trim the cab to fit onto the chassis correctly. So far it's coming along ok. I'm going to run the exhaust straight out the back and am going to start looking for some either AM exhaust tips or I'm going to fabricate my own and use a little chrome alclad on them. Anyways here are the beginnings of the tailpipes.......



    The stance is dead on so far in regards to how I wanted this to look overall. I keep getting closer and closer to having this thing done in time for the Austin show in October...............






  2. mustang1989 added a post in a topic Revell 56 Ford F-100 Exhaust system 30 July   

    Thank you Richard, Gator and Dennis!
    Carl: Thank you sir! I actually have given thought to that but I want to try exiting the exhaust. I've got my turn downs made but think I can push the detail one step further with the exhaust.
  3. mustang1989 added a post in a topic '55 crew   

    Whadda job!!! Wow!!!
  4. mustang1989 added a post in a topic 1969 Ford 4x4   

    I like this unique twist to this kit! Awesome conversion!
  5. mustang1989 added a post in a topic '69 F100 Southern Boom. Lots of pictures. Ride height/engine compartment 8/24   

    Looks like a well planned and laid out build here. Great work so far!
  6. mustang1989 added a post in a topic Revell 56 Ford F-100 Exhaust system 30 July   

    Gator: Thanks! I'll get past the paint issue. Honestly I'm glad I stripped the body all the way back down. I noticed a nasty warp in the body up front and it would have resulted in a "twisted " look had I not caught it. A little bath in some near boiling water and I was able to straighten the twist right out.
    Mike: Thanks for your encouragement. I bought some Tamiya acrylic red paint and some acrylic gloss clear this last weekend and will now be shooting my paint through an airbrush vs. the rattle can approach. At the very minimum I'll have more control.
    Carl: Thanks for the good word Carl. I'm glad to be back on it too buddy. Just got a little overwhelmed with how I wanted the exhaust and a little frustrated with the paint issues but we're moving forward now.
    I got back on the exhaust again this morning after taking a day off from it. I got the passengers side exhaust lead pipe formed, the front of it pinned so it would fit into the exhaust manifold and then got the length trimmed off so that the muffler would sit nicely beside the other one. All I've got to do now is drill into the muffler so I can pin it to the lead pipe then I'll see about how I want to go about with the tail pipes. If I do tail pipes I'll most likely make them same side exits with chrome tips. If not , it'll be turn downs. We'll see..............




  7. mustang1989 added a post in a topic DODGER! Futuristic Monster 2WD-ATV...WIP 7-20-15   

    This is just too cool! The popcorn buckets empty and the soda is gone!! Must go refill! lol
  8. mustang1989 added a post in a topic Ford Escort RS1800 7/29/15 Update - Front Bumpers   

    Been away for a bit and had to come check this out. Everything looks great so far JC! That paint job rocks dude!
  9. mustang1989 added a post in a topic Revell 56 Ford F-100 Exhaust system 30 July   

    Ok folks. I'm back from the dead with this one. I had to just back away from it for a little bit to regroup and come back. I started on the exhaust system yesterday and chose solder as the piping. The mufflers I got from a LHS in San Antonio last month that I like to frequent when I'm up there.
     One of my lighting fixtures when kaput on me so I only have one light for the time being so the picture quality isn't what I like but here it is so far............


  10. mustang1989 added a post in a topic Revell 56 Ford F-100 Exhaust system 30 July   

    Been a little bit since I've been on this one. I tried to paint the body but it turned out terribly. Will be back on it soon. I'm on my 30 year old 37 Chevy resto right now so I can actually finish something.  http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/103667-30-year-old-amt-37-chevy-gasser-rolling-chassis-0714/
  11. mustang1989 added a post in a topic 30 year old AMT 37 Chevy Gasser--Rolling Chassis 07/14   

    Thanks Carl! Fleas and bed bugs...........got it!

    Well I worked on the engine a little today. I'm going to replace the exhaust but I'm trying to stick as close to my building style back then as possible. New chrome wheels mandate new chrome exhaust you know. Anyways I did manage to get a couple of test fit shots of most everything together today. The fit of the body onto the chassis is lousy at best. I'll work on it and get everything lined up for when the final assy time comes.




  12. mustang1989 added a post in a topic 30 year old AMT 37 Chevy Gasser--Rolling Chassis 07/14   

    Kevin: Man I hear ya on tossed models. I must have thrown 12-14 planes away when I was a kid. Wished I had 'em all now. Thanks for the good comments bud.

    Andy: 'preciate it! It was a new trick that I learned and liked the results. God only knows how long its been around. lol
  13. mustang1989 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I think I tried it when I was a kid and gave up on it. I'm willin' to give 'er another go though....
  14. mustang1989 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    This should come on Saturday but I won't be in town.............AGAIN. Looks like I'm taking the mobile bench with me once more folks.....

    Only one more to go....


  15. mustang1989 added a post in a topic 30 year old AMT 37 Chevy Gasser--Rolling Chassis 07/14   

    It's an AMT kit Billy.