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Very kewl looking Mustang Sport Wagon.  I think Ford would have sold a lot of these if they would have made it into production.  Nicely done.

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Sharp!

Very cool concept and beautifully done. I can easily imagine a lot of these sitting in people’s driveways back in ‘65.

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Wolf

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Very cool model! 

Per the comments on production… remember that the Mustang was a runaway success and Ford was having trouble keeping up with demand. They wouldn’t have had manufacturing capacity to add a wagon to the mix.

Also this was the 1960s. Perception of wagons was different then too. What’s cool today might have hurt Mustang sales then.

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On 6/21/2022 at 5:41 PM, Tom Geiger said:

Very cool model! 

Per the comments on production… remember that the Mustang was a runaway success and Ford was having trouble keeping up with demand. They wouldn’t have had manufacturing capacity to add a wagon to the mix.

Also this was the 1960s. Perception of wagons was different then too. What’s cool today might have hurt Mustang sales then.

Spot on Tom.  The success of the Mustang even took Ford by surprise.  After the addition of the Fastback, they had all the orders they could handle.  By the mid '60s any real demand for 2-door wagons were gone. Families wanted 4 doors on their wagons for convenance.  As for the 2-door 'Handyman Wagons', manufactures were trying to get them into their new panel vans.

2-door wagons look cool but, auto companies live and die by production and sales numbers and these types of wagons were never big sellers. 

Judging by the success of the Hertz GT-350H, can you imagine the field day, (or nightmare), Hertz would have had if these were on their lot along with their Fastbacks?    

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On 7/29/2022 at 4:22 PM, thebavarian said:

I like this especially Mustang. I think about to buy this transkit. How do you built the rear Windows?

Thomas, 

The rear window is actually the rear window from the 'AMT '66 Mustang Hardtop' kit you must purchase to complete the project.  Kris Morgan did a great job grafting the rear window from the AMT kit into his wagon casting.  The side window I made from a thin, clear plastic sheet.  I save the clear plastic packaging from items heat sealed in the stuff.  I believe it is called 'Clamshell Plastic Packaging'.  Many products today are sealed in it.  The thinner the better.  I use plastic polish to clean it up and white 'Canopy Glue' to set it in place.      

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6 hours ago, mustang1989 said:

Now how cool is THIS? What an awesome subject and the whole build came out very well. I'd be proud of that effort right there for dang sure!! 

Thanks Joe!

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On 8/11/2022 at 4:29 PM, stang_crazy said:

This is a really nice casting & a beautiful build you did. I think it would look good without the rear glass and just panels like a panel delivery van. Would make an interesting parts runner.

Yes Mike,  I was thinking about that at the start.  A couple of pieces of .020 sheet styrene strips and some epoxy and 'Instant Sedan Delivery'.  However, I decided to go the Concept Car route, (this time.........).    

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