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‘69 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428CJ

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This is my new(ish) entry for the 50 Years of Mach 1 community build. It was part of a learning experience, but I don’t think any of the parts have been modified.

 

Anyways, I’m going to build this one like my 1:1 scale dream car. It’ll be Acapulco Blue with Gold and White decals. I found some rims in the parts bin from a ‘68 Shelby that I think will look good on it.

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A 1969 428 CJ sounds like an interesting and intriguing project! I`ll be following this one. BTW is that the AMT `69 Mustang kit you are build from?

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   The '69 Mach 1 is one of my favorite muscle cars, so I look forward to watching the progress you make on your build. 

   It looks like you're using the Revell kit for this project.  If you haven't built it before, you'll find that it's fairly well done with the exception of the front end, which was so "off" it kept quite a few of us from bothering to finish our builds.

   Fortunately, there is (was?) a resin front end assembly that came out a number of years ago that, while not perfect, is a big improvement.  If you're interested, I'm sure these guys could help you find one.  

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You also experiment to see if the 69 Boss 302 front end fits.

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On 7/20/2019 at 9:27 PM, 69NovaYenko said:

A 1969 428 CJ sounds like an interesting and intriguing project! I`ll be following this one. BTW is that the AMT `69 Mustang kit you are build from?

Thanks for the support! This is the old Revell 1989 Hot Rod release.

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On 7/20/2019 at 10:35 PM, Monty said:

   The '69 Mach 1 is one of my favorite muscle cars, so I look forward to watching the progress you make on your build. 

   It looks like you're using the Revell kit for this project.  If you haven't built it before, you'll find that it's fairly well done with the exception of the front end, which was so "off" it kept quite a few of us from bothering to finish our builds.

   Fortunately, there is (was?) a resin front end assembly that came out a number of years ago that, while not perfect, is a big improvement.  If you're interested, I'm sure these guys could help you find one.  

Yep, this is the Revell kit. Thank you for the heads-up about the front end - I’ll have to look into the resin replacement.

 

 

On 7/20/2019 at 11:40 PM, vamach1 said:

You also experiment to see if the 69 Boss 302 front end fits.

Good idea, Rex! Now to find a spare Boss 302 body to experiment on...LOL.

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On 7/20/2019 at 10:35 PM, Monty said:

If you haven't built it before, you'll find that it's fairly well done with the exception of the front end, which was so "off" it kept quite a few of us from bothering to finish our builds.

That's why I never finished mine.

Good luck with your project. B)

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Keen to see how this one builds up. I too have the Hot Rod magazine issue of this kit in my stash.

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Got the engine block halves glued together and sanded. Next step is to finish the block assembly and get it in primer.

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I did some experimenting with paint and primer colors. I discovered something that I'm pretty happy with for the Mach 1 - Testors Arctic Blue Metallic over gray primer.

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I've been test fitting some parts from a '69 Boss 302 - the corrected front end will fit with little to no modification needed, I’m going to modify the hood from the Boss 302 since the Mach 1 hood didn’t line up right, and I think I'm going to add a little nod to the Boss by using the rear window louvers.

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Got the engine partially assembled and ready for primer. I'm going to attach the oil pan after I paint the transmission.

I also got the carburetor assembled. The carb base from the Mach 1 broke, so I used the full carb from the Boss 302.

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Got the chassis, rear axle assembly, oil pan, and engine in primer. I also assembled the exhaust and sanded the mold lines.

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Don't forget to sand off the Revell lettering on the chassis.:)But nice work so far.

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4 hours ago, kelson said:

Don't forget to sand off the Revell lettering on the chassis.:)But nice work so far.

Thanks, Curtis! I kinda forgot to do that before priming...LOL!

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Got some more parts primed, sanded the Revell lettering off of the chassis, and glued the side scoops into the body.

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Don't forget to sand off those molding lines right above the scoop. B)

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On 8/11/2019 at 3:22 PM, Snake45 said:

Don't forget to sand off those molding lines right above the scoop. B)

Thanks, Snake! That’s kinda why the body isn’t primed yet - I keep finding stuff to sand LOL

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On 8/11/2019 at 5:45 PM, Super28 said:

Watching with interest

 

Thanks for the support! 

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