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I am building a model for a friend of mine that has a Meyers Manx dune buggy.  Unfortunately, his car is in almost the same state as the unbuilt kit he gave me to build. LOL.

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I have started with the engine.  I had to scratch make the intake manifold because the kit came with dual carbs and his is a single carb.  Because the exhaust in the kit was just a stinger, I also had to scratch build the exhaust pipe from the collector to the tail pipe, including reshaping a muffler from another kit.  The intake manifold and the mid pipe are..080" styrene rod, and the tail pipe is 3/32" tube.  The air cleaner is a piece cut from a flat piece of scrap from another model, and shaped to be round.  

I haven't installed the distributor or coil because I am waiting on delivery of spark plug wires and a Bondic UV glue kit.

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You're off to a great start!

Do you have a source in mind for the Mustang taillights?

David G.

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7 hours ago, David G. said:

You're off to a great start!

Do you have a source in mind for the Mustang taillights?

David G.

Thanks.

I bought a lot of four Mustang kits.   Two of the kits were incomplete junk yard parts.  Unfortunately, the chrome was missing from the parts kits, but the tail light lenses were in one of them.  I was able to paint the surrounds withe a Molotow chrome pen7B0EF282-854E-4E87-BAC2-874EDDB55EB5.jpeg.58c23d4035bb170deff3fa50c4515832.jpeg

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I got the plug wires installed. I used Bondic liquid plastic to attach the wires.  I have some touch up to do.  The semi gloss black paint isn’t setting well, so I’ll have to re do all that.  

I LOVE the Bondic plastic pen!  I cannot thank the folks here enough for what I have learned so far!!!!   Bondic liquid plastic,! Molotow chrome pens!

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Time for a 2 week update.  I finished the chassis and wheels during this work trip.

 

I had to cut up the Cragar mags that were in the kit to make the hubs.  Fortunately the chrome center caps Steve has for his buggy look like the centers of the Cragars. 

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The tires that came with the kit are a bit small to my eye, and the Jackman style rims I bought are dragster skinny/Fat rims.  I had a tire that I liked for the rears, but the rims were still too wide for the rear, so I cut and narrowed them.  I also modified a set of rims from my scrap bin to widen the front wheel backs so they fit wider front tires than were provided in the kit.

 

 

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I also played around a bit with some seats to replicate the Miata seats in Steve's buggy:

 

I sanded the bolsters and head rest areas, then used some hockeystick tape for seat insert material.  It will need some detail work to get the seams and contours right.
 

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Good progress, nice work on the seats!

David G. 

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Looking good! I wish I'd got a Meyers Manx in my garage as well!

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