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Malco Mustang Gasser

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Hello , New to the board and back to modeling after a long time off.

I'd like to build the Malco Mustang Gasser ... Can anyone tell me what kit to start with ?

Thanks in advance.

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Let me add some addtional information. The car I built was the 69 Red Mr. Gasket car which originally came with a 1 piece Clear body. The resin body done by AFX was based on the 69 Clear Body kit. My car is based on the AFX resin body with the nose seperated. They also did a "correct" 67 nose for the Malco Gasser which was the "blue" car.

There was also a corrected 67 Resin Body done by Fremont Resins, but they closed a couple of years ago.

Below is a link to my album of my build of the 69 Red Car. Email me if you have any ????

Len's 69 Mr Gasket Mustang Gasser

Edited by Len Woodruff

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Len, Who did the one with the turbo motor?

Cap

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Len, Who did the one with the turbo motor?

Cap

That was a 1/18th diecast from GMP.

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Len, as a new member and returning modeler... first of all thanks for the advice and the list of things to aquire for my "Quest" (LOL). I'll begin collecting things off the list as I can get my hands on them.

I will in fact take you advice to build a few kits previously to takling the Malco. I know my skills need polishing. I haven't built a car model in probably a decade.

Thanks again,

Edited by purplehornies

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If you want an absolute accurate version, see if you can find the resin body from Fremont Racing. I did the master for it and it's as close as I could get it. from there it's a matter of one of the issues of the malco in various forms over the years. The kit was pretty close other than the body, and wheels in latter issues. The decals are available from slixx. (or they were)

BTW, the body I did mine from was the 90's issue of the AMT 67 Mustang. I used the GT for most of it and the deck and quarter panel caps from the GT350 to make it. Plus an original hood scoop cut out of an original front clip. You'll have to radius the rear fenderwells to match the original.

Using that technique, you will have to add to the floorpan and firewall a bit to hide the gaps. If I remember right, the wheelbase matched up from my body to the original chassis so there wouldn't have to be too much modifications to make the body work.

Incedently, I have the original master in my possession again. After Joe closed his doors, I asked for it back as I didn't want it floating around. I need to do some repairs to it but it's not much and have been thinking of having it cast again.

If anyone knows of any inaccuracies in my body, let me know and I will see what I can do correct them before repopping again.

Paul

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Very good info. If you plan to pull the trigger and make some more PLEASE let me know.

I see that Model King has released some repops of Mustang gassers. Would this be a good place to start ?

Any body know much about these kits ?

Thanks in advance !!!!

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Thanks Chris.

This forum is great :huh: !!!

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Chris,

I do see where your saying the scoop is too short. I based the body off of the Car Craft article from 67. I have a feeling the car has had different front clips on it. I've seen a picture of the front end with the cow catcher type spoiler under the bumper. Now the shots I am finding on the web show a longer scoop. I'll dig up the article I have on it. As far as the piece in front of the windshield, that should be the windshield valance. Although I think it may be shorter than what's on my body. Once again, I'll refer to my reference and compare. I've thought about making the cow catcher spoiler for the front to be able to add to it if one wanted too. I may lengthen the scoop since I like the looks of it better anyway. (looks like it's gotta come foward and backward)

Remember, mine not based on anything MPC except the scoop however.

Paul

Hello Paul!

I've compared the Fremont body to pictures of the actual car, and it appears that MPC cut a few corners when producing the original body.

As you can see in the picture, the front clip covers the area below the windshield.post-2359-1226444272_thumb.jpg

I'll try to find a good picture that illustrates how far back the hood bulge extended on the 1/1 car, as the original kit-piece is way too short...

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Only for the majority of the parts. The original MPC body was a 67 in the back, (sorta) and a 66 front clip (kinda). Not real accurate but a fun build just the same. it would be a good place to start for the frame and front suspension. I was actually mastering a 1/25 cammer that's more correct to go along with the body, but it got put on the back burner. I will make some more. It's a matter of finding one to cast it for me. It's beyond my casting abilities thus far as I can only do minor open mold stuff.

Paul

Very good info. If you plan to pull the trigger and make some more PLEASE let me know.

I see that Model King has released some repops of Mustang gassers. Would this be a good place to start ?

Any body know much about these kits ?

Thanks in advance !!!!

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Only for the majority of the parts. The original MPC body was a 67 in the back, (sorta) and a 66 front clip (kinda). Not real accurate but a fun build just the same. it would be a good place to start for the frame and front suspension. I was actually mastering a 1/25 cammer that's more correct to go along with the body, but it got put on the back burner. I will make some more. It's a matter of finding one to cast it for me. It's beyond my casting abilities thus far as I can only do minor open mold stuff.

Paul

I would be very interested in one of these bodies.

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