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1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 “Eleanor”

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This is a dream build of mine.  I was lucky to have been able to pick up a Scale Productions “Eleanor” transkit a few years ago. 

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I will be scratch building the Total Control front & rear suspension, that was used in the “hero car”.

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I've really wanted to build one of these as well. Chances are I'll never find the AM Eleanor kit though. Will be watching this one come together.

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That kit certainly looks the part. Looking forward to seeing what you'll do with this (and your other projects).

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Hi Greg,

You're a local guy.  Send me a PM if you are going to the Automotive Model Builders March 2020 NNL Show in Burnaby.

Cheers, 

Adam

 

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10 hours ago, adamelvis said:

Hi Greg,

You're a local guy.  Send me a PM if you are going to the Automotive Model Builders March 2020 NNL Show in Burnaby.

Cheers, 

Adam

 

I have been to a number of their shows over the years (Yay swap meet!), but have been pretty busy with work for the last few. Cuts into shows, cuts into building time.

I'll have to see. Lately, I have to live vicariously through the guys with bench time, and interesting projects like yourself ;).

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i'm building one as well, im using a 427 cobra motor from revell and suspension pieces from the foose f100 

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Oh man would I love to have one of those trans-kits! I'm guessing they are not still available, and even so I probably couldn't afford one for a while, lol.

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1 hour ago, Dragonhawk1066 said:

Oh man would I love to have one of those trans-kits! I'm guessing they are not still available, and even so I probably couldn't afford one for a while, lol.

try greg wahn thats who i got it from! 

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1 hour ago, marv13 said:

try greg wahn thats who i got it from! 

Correction,  his name is Greg Wann  and his Eleanor mold is spot on. Even comes with a few extras like, wheels, fuel cap, etc.    PM him for details & availability.  I have a few of his kits for future projects !

Adam

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33 minutes ago, adamelvis said:

Correction,  his name is Greg Wann  and his Eleanor mold is spot on. Even comes with a few extras like, wheels, fuel cap, etc.    PM him for details & availability.  I have a few of his kits for future projects !

Adam

my bad thank you for the correction!  and as for his wheels, 1/24 Aoshima BBS DTM tires that come with the kit work great! 

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7 hours ago, marv13 said:

try greg wahn thats who i got it from! 

 

5 hours ago, adamelvis said:

Correction,  his name is Greg Wann  and his Eleanor mold is spot on. Even comes with a few extras like, wheels, fuel cap, etc.    PM him for details & availability.  I have a few of his kits for future projects !

Adam

 

5 hours ago, marv13 said:

my bad thank you for the correction!  and as for his wheels, 1/24 Aoshima BBS DTM tires that come with the kit work great! 

Awesome! Thanks guys!

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I saw a brief documentary on the this "Eleanor" .  If I recall correctly (11) cars were built - (5) were destroyed performing stunts in the film and (6) survived.  The "hero cars" are full builds being used for closeups during filming.

https://petrolicious.com/articles/an-authentic-eleanor-mustang-revisits-the-set-of-los-angeles

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On 11/29/2019 at 5:09 AM, afx said:

I saw a brief documentary on the this "Eleanor" .  If I recall correctly (11) cars were built - (5) were destroyed performing stunts in the film and (6) survived.  The "hero cars" are full builds being used for closeups during filming.

https://petrolicious.com/articles/an-authentic-eleanor-mustang-revisits-the-set-of-los-angeles

Beautiful photos. Thanks !

Adam

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Modifying the rear axle to accommodate the pushrods.

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I will be using the following Evergreen products to scratch build the rear clip weld assembly. The push rods are brass tubing from K&S Precision Metals.

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Here is the Rocker Assembly. You will have to scratch build this or create your own assembly.

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Still need to finish the coil-over shock installation.

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The rear clip fits nice and snug, as I added mounting brackets to attach to the frame. This should look nice once painted blue

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TCB,

Adam

 

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I also bought one and it is on the 2020 project list.  I have painted the body but decided to go with a metallic blue.

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