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1990 Mustang LX - SVT Cobra DOHC Powered! HUGE UPDATE! 3/24/22


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On 3/25/2022 at 2:14 AM, Dennis Lacy said:

 

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Dennis...thanks for showing this image.  

I have followed this particular body accuracy issue for years, and my own thoughts were that, while the body wasn't completely accurate, the issue was being way overplayed among the model car cognoscenti (err...that would be, participants in this model car forum). 

These photos prove I was entirely and utterly wrong on this. 

And I should have known better as I too owned a real one....in this case, a 1979 Ghia notchback 5.0L 4 speed manual overdrive.  I ordered it in the summer of 1978 when I started working at a Ford District Sales Office, and I was promptly told I was never to park my existing car (a killer looking 1974 E58 Road Runner with BFG Radial T/A's and mags) anywhere near the front row of their office parking lot.  I ended up selling the Ghia when I was transferred to San Francisco three years later, and between the ridiculous rent expense there and a company car, I couldn't justify the expense of a second car...  Have owned many V8 stick Mustangs since then, (mostly the last two generations, but also a Fox 1986 GT 5.0L/five speed convert), but still have fond memories of the '79 notchback.  I'll see if i can scan and post a picture here.  

Again, thanks Dennis, and kudos to you two gentlemen, Mike and Greg, for your roles in mastering and casting the corrected body....TIM 

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@tim boyd

You get a pass because your notchback experience was much longer ago than mine. But, yes, when comparing the kit and corrected bodies it’s undeniably obvious. And not just with the height of the roof but also the wheel openings, trunk lid edge and rear bumper width as my pictures show. I tried to convince myself it would be okay but in the end I just couldn’t.

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59 minutes ago, Dennis Lacy said:

@tim boyd

You get a pass because your notchback experience was much longer ago than mine. But, yes, when comparing the kit and corrected bodies it’s undeniably obvious. And not just with the height of the roof but also the wheel openings, trunk lid edge and rear bumper width as my pictures show. I tried to convince myself it would be okay but in the end I just couldn’t.

Dennis, after all the work you've put into yours so far, I don't think anyone reading this thread would disagree with your decision.   Really good that you were able to get a resin copy so quickly....greatness awaits!   TB 

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On 3/28/2022 at 12:53 AM, Bugatti Fan said:

However, to my eyes, what were Ford doing with this model? It must be the most un Mustang looking Mustang I have seen. No pony badges either? Before I get castigated, I am sure that the car performed well and owners were satisfied with its handling.

Ford did the right thing later on with the Mustang a making it more appealing by retro styling it using key elements from the original 1960's car.

That's a good question, and the answer may surprise you. It was supposed to look like a European Ford. Here is the story directly from Jack Telnack, the head of Ford design at the time, and chief stylist of the Fox Mustang.

 

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Glad you got the corrected body Dennis. I just received mine last week and it's all that AND a whole bag of party mix. Shoutout to Mike for the help and to you, Dennis, for bringing the updated body and caster to light.

 

Looking forward to more.........

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On 3/30/2022 at 6:47 PM, Greg Wann said:

Here is a fresh copy.

 

 

Beautiful work.

Late to the party - How does one get a copy of this corrected Mustang body?

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On 3/29/2022 at 9:09 AM, tim boyd said:

And I should have known better as I too owned a real one....in this case, a 1979 Ghia notchback 5.0L 4 speed manual overdrive. 

What color was yours  Mr Boyd? I too had a 1979 Ghia Notchback with a 5.0 and automatic transmission. It was my 2nd car I’ve ever owned. I traded my first car(1974 Mustang II) and $150 for it and drove it for 3 years. Sold it to my local Mustang guru and it has sat in the exact same spot for the past 32 years. I went by one day and asked if he’d sell it back to me and it could be mine again for $400, I’m seriously tempted lol

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5 hours ago, Keef said:

What color was yours  Mr Boyd? I too had a 1979 Ghia Notchback with a 5.0 and automatic transmission. It was my 2nd car I’ve ever owned. I traded my first car(1974 Mustang II) and $150 for it and drove it for 3 years. Sold it to my local Mustang guru and it has sat in the exact same spot for the past 32 years. I went by one day and asked if he’d sell it back to me and it could be mine again for $400, I’m seriously tempted lol

Keith....mine was Medium Red Glow metallic with a black vinyl roof and the medium red velour...what was yours?   TB 

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46 minutes ago, tim boyd said:

Keith....mine was Medium Red Glow metallic with a black vinyl roof and the medium red velour...what was yours?   TB 

Mine was just like this one with these wheels and interior 

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