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hi all! I've wanted to build this car for so long finally going to start it. also building it for this years cannonball!

a really odd movie most never heard of but it had a cool car. finally gathered the parts to get going. I'm using a amt 65 mustang and a amt 67 mustang since the chassis is all molded together. ill be building it pre-fire most likely.



to start I trimmed the wheel wells on the 67 frame to fit under the body. modified the firewall so it mounts the way it should (for mockup) 





found some rear leafs for the rear that will fit the tires so trimmed off the 67 springs and added these



then made some blocks for the front to set ride height. 20200503_142549.thumb.jpg.56e6ced31b1fe8c8fa76927be072a073.jpg




now I can make a front suspension knowing where it needs to set.

trim the wheel wells and bring the tires in some.

thanks for looking! comments always welcome and appreciated 



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Looks like you're off to a great start. Just saw the movie over the winter for the first time. For a  "b" movie buff like myself it was a pretty good movie. I'll be watching.

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some more progress.

made a mount for the front bumper/bashbar so the bumper can be easily attached. 


also made a wench with the motor and spool. wrapped some wire around it just to see how it looked. this snaps in place so when it comes to detailing and painting it will be much easier.




wench set in place






needs some fine tuning but I'm happy with it. this is becoming a fun project 

thanks for looking!


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This is so friggin' cool!

When I saw the movie, (long ago?),  I too thought, hey,  what a neat build.

So, I started one, (long ago?), ................

Then I saw Your thread,

Thank You for sharing this and fanning the flames for me.


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On 5/19/2020 at 10:49 AM, Belugawrx said:

Looking good !!


On 5/19/2020 at 10:53 AM, Jantrix said:

I like it! Nice work.

thanks man 

On 5/19/2020 at 7:39 PM, slusher said:

Really nice work!

thank you

On 6/1/2020 at 7:33 AM, rustybill1960 said:

This is so friggin' cool!

When I saw the movie, (long ago?),  I too thought, hey,  what a neat build.

So, I started one, (long ago?), ................

Then I saw Your thread,

Thank You for sharing this and fanning the flames for me.


its an odd film but always wanted to build it

On 6/1/2020 at 5:26 PM, Maindrian Pace said:

That looks so cool, it makes me want to build the Thomas Crown Affair '68 Shelby convertible.

thats another I intend to build such a cool car

On 6/20/2020 at 8:16 AM, rustybill1960 said:

How is this build going?


not much happened life got in the way time to get back at it!

On 6/27/2020 at 5:52 PM, jamesG said:

Cool! I really like that movie. I'll definitely follow this build. 


On 7/14/2020 at 5:02 PM, Gary Davis said:

Avery cool build for sure...any updates for us to see???

should have some progress soon!

On 7/14/2020 at 5:11 PM, Dave Van said:

The film was on TCM last Friday...knew of the film because  of the Mustang,,,,,first time seeing the film. It was Blade Runner meets Mad Max......let's see that Mustang.  Great start!!


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i was really stuck on the front suspension so I remade the front suspension to be more realistic. properly lifting it instead of just blocking up the crossmember. made new strut towers and crossmember still need to lake the tiebreaker for the lower control arms and a skid plate.








still needs a little cleanup but I think it will be good.


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