1993 Mustang LX

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This is a model of my 1:1, which is heavily modified for road racing. Many different kits were used during the build, primarily a Modelhaus resin body, 1993 Cobra, Mustang convertible, Tamiya 1995 Cobra R and Porsche 911 GT2. I didn't go too nuts with details but did try to capture the major modifications that I made to the real car.

The interior...

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I deleted the rear seat, scratch built the 6 point roll bar, made a quick release steering wheel, relocated the battery, made door pulls, modified the dash and scratchbuilt the shifter and boot.

The motor...

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Pretty basic 302 bored and stroked to 347. There are parts from several kits to represent the intake. The 7 quart oil pan was built from scratch. Solder and heat shrink were used to build the long tube headers.

The chassis...

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The front suspension features a heavily modified k-member in an attempt to represent a tubular version. The parts were grafted from the 95 Cobra R in order to take advantage of the poseable steering. The coilovers were scratchbuilt.

The rear also uses the basic axle from the 95 but everything else is built from scratch including the control arms, the third link and its brackets, the sway bar, the panhard bar and mount and the coilovers.

The exterior...

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Wheels are from the 95 Cobra R. Windows are formed from sheet. Sunroof represented by carbon fiber decal.

It was an enjoyable build and will always be with me, just like the 1:1.

Thanks for looking. This is truly an awesome site and I'm glad I stumbled across it.

Mike

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Mike, you've put lots of great details on this model, and still managed to make it look box stock for the most part. NIce work.

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Very cool man! Great work! How about a shot of the 1:1?

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Oooohh SHINY!

Great attention to detail. It looks quite nice.

That is NOT a Modelhaus body, though. That is an AF/X resin body.

The nose gives it away.

Got any pics of the rear spoiler? Did it come with the body or did you make it? I bought two of those and all I got was the Saleen spoiler.

Still Got the 93 Cobra Body? Ya gonna use it? If Not I could. (LOL)

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By the way if you check out the Fox Chassis CBP you'll find a couple more LX Mustangs in there.

Once again Great work!

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Here are some 1:1 shots. And the body was by Modelhaus. My brother bought it for me many years ago.

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Thanks for the kind words.

Mike

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Jason, the spoiler was molded as part of the body and not as a separate part. Here is a rear view...

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Mike

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VERY, VERY COOL!! B)

All of the details you've added look GREAT.. It looks just like the real one!

Although I've always been more of a 'drag racer', I think these foxes make pretty sweet road racing cars too. Awesome cars you've built (the 1:24 AND the 1:1)! ;)

I'm still praying that someone will come out with a decent '87-'93 coupe so I can make a replica of my car.

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I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT!!!!!

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Are the taillights molded as part of the body, Or did you make those? Do you have any WIP pics?

Are you quite certain that he bought that from Modelhaus?

I ask because after looking at it closer, it's definately not one of the newer LX bodies, from AF/X.

I think that it might actually be one of the OLD AAM LX Bodies! As it appears to have the older side trim.

And with the molded in rear spoiler ...

I was unaware that Modelhaus repoped those though?

Are they still making them, anyone know? (edit : Just shot them an Email to find out!)

I'd LOVE to get my hands on one of those.

Great build!

Sweet car.

Why white wheels on the model if the car has silver though? :)

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Jason,

My brother bought it back about 17-18 years ago. The taillights were cast as part of the body. I still had the original box which said Modelhaus on it. The whole kit consisted of the body, an interior tub and a vacuum formed rear window.

By the way, the model wheels are painted German silver. The photos just make them look white in several shots.

Mike

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Thats pretty awesome, props and welcome to the sight. ;)

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Most impressive.

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Very nice, Mike.

One note - you're supposed to be using your whole name.

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Both the 1;25 & the 1;1 look fantastic !

Wish my 1;1 was a LX instead of a GT. Not a big fan of body kits.

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Very nice looking Mustang. Great detail.

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I'm LOVING both the replica AND the 1:1! NICE :D :D :D

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Nice build. Do you happen to know if anyone makes a foxbody notch-back? I was hoping to do an SSP.

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Very nice.

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