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'67 Mustang notchback GT racer

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Hi all.

As a new guy checking in to your lovely little community I figure that I better show you some of my builds. This one is the '67 Mustang that won the 1967 Australian Touring Car Championship. It's a home conversion of AMT's '67 Mustang fastback into a notchback. I used the roof off of the old AMT '66 Mustang and custom built the rear seat and door panels. I made it as a curbside because I didn't have any reference pics of the real engine.

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The chassis is as standard with pipes from evergreen tube and front brake cooling ducts were scratched from evergreen too. I also scratched a winged sump.

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Australian Touring cars ran with full interior trim up untill the mid 80's so I added flocking as well as detail master belt hardware.

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The decals are made up from my spares box and its finished with BMF and MCG Photo-etch.

Thanks for looking. I will hopefully contribute a bit more over the coming year so keep an eye out for me. :)

Questions and comments always welcome.

CheersSS

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Shawn-

That is a real beauty! Very nice work. I love the decal work and the gold line tires. I can't wait to see more of your work.

Later-

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You built the rear seat? It's almost dead on correct. Excellent work, a beauty all around.

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Another beauty!

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Another nice one. That kit is hard enough to build even without doing a conversion.

gus

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The decals make a wonderful contrast, and therefore the color and the model really stand out. Great job, congrats.

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B)

Welcome!

Very sharp clean stang Man!!

Very nice build Shawn!

I like it!

Thank You for sharing

Look forward to seeing more of your builds!

Later

Russ

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Shawn! That's a great conversion! It makes for a sweet little Mustang race car. Job well done sir.

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You did a really good job on the back window. Most conversions I have seen use a stock 65-66 Mustang window which is WRONG! Owning a real 68 notchback it drives me crazy! Nice job overall!

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Kinda wild to be racing whitout any kind of rollcage. But i guess thats the way they did it back then in the good ol days when men were men and cars were cars. Nice looking modell and build. I like it. Keep up the good woek man.

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ooohhh... i like this one. geat build!

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Very cool! Welcome to the forum!

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That is a very well executed conversion. I love it!!!!

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Shawn, I bet a lot of the folks here would like to have a tutorial on making a Notchback Mustang such as you did . Nice work too ! Ed Shaver

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Awesome. I love the early Mustangs.

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that "other" magazine ran an article that may or may not have been written by one of our members on doing this very conversion... very instructive and makes me want to sacrifice a couple of Mustang kits to do one as well!

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that "other" magazine ran an article that may or may not have been written by one of our members on doing this very conversion... very instructive and makes me want to sacrifice a couple of Mustang kits to do one as well!

And unlike Shawn's model they did not do the rear window correctly so to me it was useless. I know how to swap tops....making the inset rear window is something I'd love to see a how-to.

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The how to on a coupe conversion would be cool. I did mine the expensive way, with a resin coupe transkit from motor city resin casters. It's very nice but you still need a donor kit to complete.

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And unlike Shawn's model they did not do the rear window correctly so to me it was useless. I know how to swap tops....making the inset rear window is something I'd love to see a how-to.

Thanks for the kind words guys I'm glad you like it.

All I did to modify the rear window was to run a wide strip of thin evergreen around the back window of the '66 roof. The '66 roof has a little step between the window and the roof and I glued the evergreen to that and blended it in. After a little putty and some careful sanding it'll look like it should

I did entertain the thought of a MCRC body for a while but because of the poor Aussie dollar at the time, I decided against it. I suppose it's one of those great mysteries as why there isn't one in styrene anyway. I would own about 20 of them if there was and I'm not alone there thats for sure.

Cheers

ShawnS

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That is very nicely done. Great conversion work.

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That is a great looking car!...beautiful job on this build man, keep em coming!

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come on ,,,,, this is one nice ride you're displaying us now,,, wow

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Great build and conversion! I like the notchback coupe Mustangs. The race version is cool!

Sam

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My first car was a '68 289 coupe. Your build is great - thanks for sharing.

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Nice clean work, I love that era of Mustangs..Excellent !!!!!!!

Rick

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