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'65 Falcon A/FX

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Kit bashing the AMT Wild Child Falcon with the new Moebuis Comet A/FX. Removed 16" scale inches for the chassis

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Still some work to do particularly at the rear but a good start.

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Very cool project! I recently picked up a glue bomb Falcon AWB and have been considering moving it to the front of the To-Do list, so I'll be watching. Good luck and drive on! B)

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interesting project!

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This is going to be good 

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Very cool project, we don't see too many of these Falcons being built! Interesting to see this old kit built with a modern donor kit. And if someone can do it well, it's you. So I'll be watching.

The "one year only rule" concerning the "Axle Relocation" in these FX classes in 1965 is something that is not seen very often either. So this will be interesting.

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I've often wondered if a Revell T-Bolt would be a good donor for the Falcon A F/X.

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 Fantastic start, I was thinking of using this chassis for a Jo-Han Maverick build. Probably not the best idea though.

I'll be following this project.

 

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54 minutes ago, STYRENE-SURFER said:

Fantastic start, I was thinking of using this chassis for a Jo-Han Maverick build. Probably not the best idea though.

I'll be following this project.

Take a look at the AMT '68 Mustang. Pretty easy to get it to fit and a tremendous upgrade.

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Great project. You have my attention.

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I am working on the same thing but I used the 427 Fairlane chassis and motor. I am building Hubert Platt's car and it had 427 wedge.

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Looking forward to riding along on another one of your fantastic builds, JC   B)

Here's what she looked like twenty-five years ago; original body work, new paint...

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One thing that appealed to me about this car was that it didn't have the extreme rear axle forward move (only 8") that some other AFXs had. I was actually at a friend's bodyshop in London the day a sikkens (I think) rep gave her a fresh coat of pearl white. 

10 hours ago, iBorg said:

I've often wondered if a Revell T-Bolt would be a good donor for the Falcon A F/X.

The T-Bolt chassis is a great fit and easy swap in scale but the comet chassis is closer prototypically with floorpan engraving, etc. The scale '65 comet chassis is actually a modified 'borrow' from the '66 Fairlane/comet kit, so availability is plentiful for the basic design.   

 

mike

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The AMT kit is wrong to build the Wild Child as it provides the altered wheel base body.  I'm using it in lieu of one of the other AMT issues becuase I had it in the stash. 

I have a stock AMT '65 Falcon body that has the wheel wells cut, I may use it to build the Wild Child down the road.

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The plan is to build something in the Daddy Warbucks direction but with a more detailed and accurate chassis and engine than what you get in the kit.

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I like the Wild Child in white Mike, thanks for sharing the picture.

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On 1/13/2019 at 1:01 PM, iBorg said:

I've often wondered if a Revell T-Bolt would be a good donor for the Falcon A F/X.

I did this one a few years ago. Probably not accurate but better than what came in the box. I really should finish this!  :)

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13 hours ago, 2002p51 said:

I did this one a few years ago. Probably not accurate but better than what came in the box. I really should finish this!  :)

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You should finish it Drew, looks like you have most of the hard work done.

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12 hours ago, afx said:

You should finish it Drew, looks like you have most of the hard work done.

That's part of the problem, JC. Once I do the "hard work" I sometimes lose interest in finishing the project. I learned what I wanted to learn or accomplished what I set out to and I'm no longer as motivated to get to the finish line.  

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I hear you Drew.  I really enjoy the fabrication and engineering phase of the build,  the body finishing not so much.

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Very nice work. I’ll be following this one.

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Going to enjoy watching this one come together my friend !!

 

Randy

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Thank you for the comments and interest gentlemen.

Happy with the rear axle position.  I'll be using a different wheel/tire combination.

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Modified the traction bars and brace from the T-bolt to fit.

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Modified the wheel wells.

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Very nice - a neat topic surely.  Thanks for sharing and hoping here to follow...

Mike K./Swede70

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Looking great so far. I am hopeful this AMT Falcon to be re-released under the R2 banner. Getting pricey elsewhere.

May I offer a suggestion? Remove the marked areas. They do not exist on a 1:1.

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