whale392

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  • Birthday 05/06/1975

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  • Location Huber Heights, Oh
  • Full Name Bradley Emery

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  1. whale392 added a post in a topic Turning the Coupe   





    Cut the brake booster off and will be filling the hole. A 99 Cobra model will be giving up its Hydroboost brakes, drivetrain, and IRS/exhaust for this Coupe.



    With minimal angle change (not done here yet) the 99 Cobra exhaust fits nicely to the Coupe. There is a 99 Cobra IRS cradle sitting up there as well, behind the Corvette ZR1 wheels. The wheels will get a lip job and will be used on this build too.
  2. whale392 added a post in a topic Turning the Coupe   

    Ok, body #2. Removed the door window casings and the quarter windows. Cut the top, added .060" styrene to the legs, and glued the roof back on.


















    I will be adding the needed .080" styrene to the quarter windows and door window casings and gluing them back in after the rest of the major body work is done. Even though my measurements say the roof length was dead-nuts on, I went ahead and shortened the roof skin just enough to get everything to line back up. I also took .080" styrene and glued/shaped it to the rear lip of the rear wheel well opening and used .404" at its front edge. The rear bumper has also been shortened about .020"-030".
  3. whale392 added a post in a topic Turning the Coupe   

    About time I get home and am able to show some of what I have done. I have 3 Coupes going right now, with a 4th cut into a Hatch. Work is not the best, nor is the photography.



    Took the roof off right above the window moldings (after removing the door window casings, to be glued back in when the major body work is done). Looks a bit rough right now, but it will be OK once all of the work is done to finish it up.

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    Adding the styrene blocks to the front and rear of the rear wheel well openings. Got a bit carried away and had to re-add/sand material there.

    This is the first body. Second body to follow.
  4. whale392 added a post in a topic Revell 1990 Mustang LX with increased headroom.   

    Looking good, Mike. I am doing the trunk right now with some .040" half round.
  5. whale392 added a post in a topic 1975 Dodge Dart Sport by MPC   

    So, this combined with the AMT 71 Duster kit= Nice 75 Dart!
  6. whale392 added a post in a topic Revell 1990 Mustang LX with increased headroom.   

    Mike, yours is looking good. I really need to get home so I can post pics of my junk builds!
  7. whale392 added a post in a topic Missouri State Highway Patrol '90 Mustang LX   

    Engine is looking good, G. I have an FHP SSP in mind when I get all of the bodies corrected (have the Jetsonic lightbar/siren and decals waiting!)
  8. whale392 added a post in a topic Fox Chassis (Ford) community build anyone?   

    Emerald Green? I am playing with mine as well, but won't be able to post pics until I get home).
  9. whale392 added a post in a topic Revell 1990 Mustang LX 5.0   

    All 4 of my current Fox Chassis' have Gray primer with a heavy dose of body color overspray. The 88 Coupe I started into the FOX world with was the same way, and the 85 Coupe I just picked up is also Gray with body colored overspray.
  10. whale392 added a post in a topic Turning the Coupe   

    You do that. I'll even have the press kits and banners ready.
  11. whale392 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Turning the Coupe
    Since I was one of the most vocal of the 'bad guys' group on this 90LX Coupe, and there are those out there who just love to bump gums about how 'I won't let it go' (you know who you are), maybe I need to 'prove' that I put my 'money where my mouth is' Huh? With the few other threads going here (those who also 'put their money where their mouth is'), it is past time I do the same. This thread will be my 'un-chop' ans 'fix' some of the nasty this kit body has (note I said SOME). Will it be the 'Perfect LX Coupe'? Nope, as no 'perfect' model exists. Will I attempt to get it a lot closer? YUP.

    So, for those who wish, you can tune in. For those who still want to hate me and hold grudges, you can tune in too. Should be fun either way. Since I now have my CASE of them, I can get started. pics will be up tomorrow afternoon (as I am not home at the moment and Photobucket and my phone do not play well).

    First Coupe build will be a Calypso Green version with either Gray or Black interior.
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  12. whale392 added a post in a topic Revell 1990 Mustang LX with increased headroom.   

    You are right Jason. But for those who do want to spend the time to fix this Revell body,at least there are some examples to follow. My first attempt to fix the un-chopped roof was stopped mid-way because Mike here showed a better way than what I was doing. That body (of mine) has since lost its roof and trunk section and is getting a Hatch roof and section grafted on.


    Mike, thanks again for showing a simpler way to do this. I am using it (with modification) on another body to get the roof dialed in. Maybe I need to start a work-in-progress thread too (or just start it down in the Fox Chassis Community Build thread)?
  13. whale392 added a post in a topic Wow. I'm glad I don't have a dog in the '90 Mustang LX fight.   

    Roger, last word was (barring any corrections of the body) about this time next year for the drag version.

    Wayne, I have quite a few pics of the U2 chase Stangs along with the CHP units that served as stand-ins until the USAF ordered their SSPs (they were 85-86 SSPs).

    And unlike the Corvette (that started out getting its' tail handed to it because of it being so nose-heavy) which was designed from the ground up as a 'sports car', the 1964.5 Mustang was based on the falcon and was designed as a sporty vehicle, NOT a sports car. It was a flashy Falcon. It was only after Lee Iacocca asked Shelby to get involved with the Mustang program did it evolve into a 'sports car'. The Mustang did better in its classes than the 'Vette did for some time. It was only after GM finally took the Vette seriously that it evolved into the car it is.

    The Mustang has always been a 'peoples car' for the American market, and even today the Vette has to watch its tail when you put the upper echelon of Mustang against even the upper echelon of Vette. For a car that started as a sports car, it could be doing a LOT better at it. It takes a C5R-C6R to make it competitive on the world stage, where a lowly Baer Racing prepped 93 Mustang sat on the POLE of the 'World Challenge' against Vettes, Ferraris, and Porsches. (then again, maybe I am a bit biased too!)
  14. whale392 added a post in a topic Kitbash 87 T Bird   

    The Pro-Stock version is (ok, was) a bit nicer than this offering as the body proportions are closer to the subject matter. You will enjoy it!
  15. whale392 added a post in a topic Revell 1990 Mustang LX with increased headroom.   

    No Mike, I am honoring a promise to Ed and Revell. When I first got wind of this project, I swore I would buy a case (which is 12) and so when they hit the shelves (flawed or not) I stood by my word (pre-order notwithstanding!) and bought the case. Now, I have a few to play with and a few going out in trades!

    With that said, I am building two with the modified roof height, one as an LX Hatch, and one OOB to compare the corrected car to. Even my girlfriend dipped into my case to grab one and try to build it OOB.