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nice work i would love if round 2 or revell would make a  1/25th or 1/24th scale version of this 

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2 hours ago, michelle said:

nice work i would love if round 2 or revell would make a  1/25th or 1/24th scale version of this 

We all wish they did.  Honestly the AMT kit was based on parts from various previous year Mustangs and with the GT00 kit reissued many times more than I can remember, the key parts for the show car  are the body, side windows, grille and wheels.  When I recused a glue bomb I used parts from those kits if the original parts were not salvageable.  I believe the interior is from the 67 kit but not many would notice if the 68 interior was used.  Assuming the real show car had a 390 engine the AMT kit engine is not correct - it’s the small block engine from the 65 Mustang which was used in their kit up to 1973 even though Ford Virtually dropped the 302 from the Mustang Mach1 line in 1971 as in stock form with a 2 bbl carb it did not quite got with the Mach1 image and the vast majority had either a 351 Cleveland or a 429 (71 only) neither of which are in the 71 Mach1 kit..  The lesson here is the models back then sometimes had the “wrong” engines because it was cheaper instead of tooling up a new one and they figured kids would not notice the difference,  The one pictured is a built (not by me) original kit I found at a swap meet.  It is not painted.

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That's a dang fine job, Ray. Nicely done

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