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I know I shouldn't start any new projects, but as I'm getting closer finishing a couple ones and I got this kit as a Christmas Present I just had to start building it. This will be a very interesting build for me. I have been building lots of older stuff this year and now when I'm building a car that would race today there is much more detail to be added. And that's one thing I like. So I got Revell's '90 Ford Mustang LX Drag Racer kit as a Present and right away I knew what I was going to do. These Mustangs are really popular in different kinds of Street Classes of Drag Racing and Finland is not an exception. Those Mustangs that race here in Finland have inspired me to do this. This Mustang will be built as a Top Street Drag Car. Top Street is basically for "Street Cars" but really only a couple of cars are street legal that run in TS. They have to run with Drag Radials and front suspension must be original type. In Top Street all engines have somekind of a power adder and engine tuning is free. To give you a good idea of this class, here's a link to Top Street Qualifying video from Finland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk0__J1fBkY I'm going to go with Ford 347 Cid Stroker with a couple of Dominators and NOS on my build. The kit is really nice. It has great Race parts and it is a good starting point, even if it needs lots of work of course to be a proper Top Street car. And here is the body that everyone says doesn't look like a Fox Mustang.... To me it looks spot on! Drag Radials (325 X 50) are from Ted's Modeling Marketplace and they fit just perfectly to this Mustang. I'm not sure about the wheels, though. This kit has Weld DragStars, but I've never been a fan of those wheels. I must look what I can find from my parts box. Usually the actual building starts from an engine, but this time I thought I should try building a roll cage first. The kit provides a cage that won't be enough for this build. I knew I had to build a roll cage that will work up to 7.5 second passes, so using Tyrone's Mustang build as a reference I started adding more tubes to the kit's cage. First I test fitted kit's cage together and realized that the tubes that go back from that main roll bar are too short. I stretched them a little and then added some Bondo to cover ejector pin marks on the tubes. After that kit's cage was glued together (But not on the floor of course). More on the next post...