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73 MPC Mach1 build

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Test for 404 error.

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More to come

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I'll certainly be watching this one as it progresses!

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Building a replica of a friend 73 Mach1.  Used the 69/70 engine compartment from Monogram.  Cut out the fold down seat from the AMT 71 Mustang interior.  Door panels are resin cast cut to fit.  Steering wheel from AMT Mustang.  Decals will be from Keith Marks.   Engine will be 351 Cleveland with C6 trans.  Other details will be added to engine.  Will have to modify exhaust for single since it is a 2 bbl engine with Ram Air.

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Parts I plan to use plus what the kit has.

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Test fit.

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Before I tackle the paint I was wondering what you all think about this.  The front fenders have the Mustang script molded in the fenders which is correct for a 73.  The problem is the decal will have to be cut up to not cover up the script and painted to match the stripe.  The alternative is I use a 73 body that does not have the script molded in or simply sand it off.  I hate to do that as it is engraved nicely.  If I do I have some photoetch that should match the script pretty close.  Decisions decisions.

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Why cut the decal if you want the emblem? With setting solutions, you can snuggle it right down over the emblem and then paint or Molotow-pen it.

While I got you on the phone, you seem to be pretty sharp on '71-'73 Stangs. I'm not. I recently bought a (already built) Testor 1/24 diecast '71 Mach 1, black with silver (argent?) trim. The thing looks pretty accurate to me. I laid some Snake-Fu on the grille, rear panel, lights, wheels, and so forth, and the thing now looks pretty darn good. Certainly good enough to fill that slot on my shelf. Are you familiar with this diecast? Anything in particular wrong with it that I should be concerned with? Thanks!

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Why cut the decal if you want the emblem? With setting solutions, you can snuggle it right down over the emblem and then paint or Molotow-pen it.

While I got you on the phone, you seem to be pretty sharp on '71-'73 Stangs. I'm not. I recently bought a (already built) Testor 1/24 diecast '71 Mach 1, black with silver (argent?) trim. The thing looks pretty accurate to me. I laid some Snake-Fu on the grille, rear panel, lights, wheels, and so forth, and the thing now looks pretty darn good. Certainly good enough to fill that slot on my shelf. Are you familiar with this diecast? Anything in particular wrong with it that I should be concerned with? Thanks!

Other than it a hybrid 72/73 with a 70 Boss 429 engine which never came in a 71/73 Mustang it is a nice shellf model.  The stripes are from a 72 but the front bumper is from a 73.  The grille is a 72 and the rear mach1 decal is a 73.  The door panel wood grain is too large.  The rear spoiler sits too high.   The dual exhaust should have oval mufflers and not resonators.  There are a few things I do like - the clear headlights and Mach1/Boss grille, the wheelsand tires are good as is the nine inch rear compared to the plastic kits.  The paint is nice and the hood is actuallly painted correctly - even better than most real cars I have seen.  So, you can repaint it and make either a 73 with Keith Marks decals and put a 351C in it and the correct grille from the MPC kit or build it as is and build the all plastic versions correct.  I built this yellow one as is.

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Other than it a hybrid 72/73 with a 70 Boss 429 engine which never came in a 71/73 Mustang it is a nice shellf model.  The stripes are from a 72 but the front bumper is from a 73.  The grille is a 72 and the rear mach1 decal is a 73.  The door panel wood grain is too large.  The rear spoiler sits too high.   The dual exhaust should have oval mufflers and not resonators.  There re a few things I do like - theclear headlights and Mach1/Boss grille, the wheelsand tires are good as is the nine inch rear compared to the plastic kits.  The paint is nice and the hood is actuallly painted correctly - even better than most real cars I have seen.  So, you can repaint it and make either a 73 with Keith Marks decals and put a 351C in it and the correct grille from the MPC kit or build it as is and build the all plastic versions correct.  I built this yellow one as is.

 

I took a good look at it today and see what you mean on some points. The grille shape isn't quite right but I'm not sure it's right for a '72 either. I don't see the difference in the side stripes. Didn't look at the back stripes. I did notice that it doesn't seem to have the turn signals under the front bumpers that it should. I might be able to add those with paint.

Thanks for your comments/observations. I appreciate it! B)

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Here are pictures of mostly 73's.  The front bumper is almost twice as large as a 72.  For some reason you see a lot of 73s with 72 stripes.

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Mr Vamach1, did you make those FoMoCo hubcaps or is there somewhere I can buy them? I’ve given up on a stock non vented hood.

thank you

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