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My goal is to build the worst Foxbody I can imagine. 

I'm starting with AMT's 88 GT kit. I am using a few unused bits from a 90LX that Revell released, I recently built as well. I will be scratching out whatever I need to complete the vision. 

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Went into primer... I am going with a targa roof instead of T-Tops. I was having trouble getting the lower front valance so i cut the whole clip off and worked these pieces together. This is how the real car is built, so I figured nothing would look funny once it's all together. The fog lights have beaten out of their housings and the airdam is far from aerodynamic. This thing will be several colors, so perfection isn't my aim here. Scribed the panel lines, worked the dents into the body with candle heat. I'm giving this hog beast the big cowl hood to clear what I believe to be a stroked, nitrous huffing Chevy motor.  

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This heap will be a fully neglected death trap, complete with improper safety equipment and unsafe components. Peep these bald 4 lug OEM front wheels...IMG_0600.thumb.JPG.3a75c8f9c55e4508a50940d67248fef3.JPG

Sure it does 11's but the only thing holding it together is a thick coat of grime and rust...

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I've seen 1 foxbody in my whole life that had a stereo in it. The glovebox latch is broken and the passenger door panel is long gone. 

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Got some color laid out and I am going to keep the patina for now.

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Focusing on interior, I found a grant style aftermarket wheel that was screaming for a trip back to the 80's. Scratched out a ratchet shifter and some nitrous tanks.

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Color and Style... 

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With the tall valve covers I believe this to be a stroker setup on a 350 cast. Wired and plumed all the bits as best as I can tell. Manual brakes, no A/C, no power steering, cut the heater lines, so not much needed under the hood... I scratched out the harmonic balancer, alt bracket, serp belt, plug wires, wet shot intake and brake lines. It's running shorty headers, and I had to reverse the oil pan instead of modifying the K member 🤫 But it all tucks in nicely.  It's going to have electric fans,  but I'm having trouble with the core support fitting properly. Can you spot the coolant leak?

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This is where I am now. 7 months and counting...

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Looks like we got a little sideways and off the wall!  Nice job making a realistic beater.  Even the ashtray is missing from the back of the console.  Well done!

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On 3/5/2021 at 10:11 PM, slusher said:

What did you use for tail light tape?

I used a mixture of red electrical tape, cut down into strips, and then I painted clear-scotch tape with 2724 Stop LT Red Gloss from Testors. (a jar i've had since I was a child) It's a transparent metallic that simulates well. Cut it into strips and laid them over one another to make it seem like several repairs to the same problem. 

 

I truly appreciate everybody and their kind words! I hope to finish this heap soon!

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9 hours ago, Beau Arthur said:

I used a mixture of red electrical tape, cut down into strips, and then I painted clear-scotch tape with 2724 Stop LT Red Gloss from Testors. (a jar i've had since I was a child) It's a transparent metallic that simulates well. Cut it into strips and laid them over one another to make it seem like several repairs to the same problem. 

 

I truly appreciate everybody and their kind words! I hope to finish this heap soon!

Thank you..

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7 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

I love Fox body Mustangs -use to own a few, but i still really love the art  behind this!...its imaginative, and WELL done!!!

🙏

7 hours ago, Tabbysdaddy said:

That looks like my cousins car, except his is a Capri.

I love the Capri, and for that matter the variant models always had more appeal than what the big three pumped out. Buicks and Pontiacs will always be cooler than any ole Chevy... to me anyway.

On 3/6/2021 at 1:38 PM, Kromolly said:

Looks like we got a little sideways and off the wall!  Nice job making a realistic beater.  Even the ashtray is missing from the back of the console.  Well done!

 

On 3/7/2021 at 1:25 PM, Geno said:

Looks like a real piece of sh**, but in a good way lol, I dig it.

 

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Y'all are making it easy to keep going! thanks for the kind words! I hope to keep it up! 

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