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1985 Mustang SVO-WIP

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As I mentioned in a research thread, I hate the nose appearance of the SVO. With that being said I looked for options. I tried a radical piece from Martinfan that didn't look like it'd work and settled for this idea. I took a nose from a 93 cobra ebay gluebomb, modified the body by cutting off a lil extention on the body and gluing it on. It'll need sanding and putty to fill. The Hood is a Fox good with vents cut from the 1990 Grand Prix Turbo hood. It's there for test purposes mostly, although i may use it. I'd like to get it resin-cast but we'll see.

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I like the direction of where the hood is going. Keep up the good work.

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I just about fell out chair when I saw you started a WIP thread :lol:

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Lol i know right? i told you i was getting back to the bench soon. I even did a lot on my 70 Boss this weekend.

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did you get that kit at the hobby lobby in fayettville nc.

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reason im asking is they had one of those ferraris marked down because it had been opened and a ton of those svo kits

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No I didn't i've never been to N.C. actually. I got it at a HL or a Michaels up here with a coupon a few months back.

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sorry. the one i was talking about had a tag on it that said opened, all parts included. it sounded like every part had been cut off the trees so i passes. the tag looked just like the one on your box. any way, good luck on this build.

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Well LG, its nice to see you back, I am thinking about giving it up myself :angry:

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That's what we all say. Without knowing, I'll guess: just dunk it in the purple soup, take a day off and revisit the situation later lol

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That's what we all say. Without knowing, I'll guess: just dunk it in the purple soup, take a day off and revisit the situation later lol

Yeah x3 different builds, its just been really frustrating, but whats adding to it, is trying to strip Tamiya paint, its a pain

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What are the plans for this one?

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Looks good so far.

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What are the plans for this one?

Building the rest as normal, except for the wheels. The SVO wheels are ugly as butt. It'll be red with a black interior probably. I don't know off hand what colours SVO's came in I haven't looked it up yet.

I see what people were saying about the 87 Turbo coupe engine and things being better for this. This engine in here looks bland in comparison.

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A small bit of progress here. Got the hose sanded up and some panel lines deepened at the rear, on the hatch. Got it in primer to check out what i need to do on the driver-side to sand up. Did some touch-up on the custom hood as well.

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Looks like it is gonna be a cool one! Do you have plans for the SVO four cylinder?

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Right now I'm undecided. Its either the box SVO engine, or the 87 Thunderbird TC engine which looks better. (IMO)

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Was able to get some focused progress in this evening. Fixed up my nose to the best of my ability and laid some red down. Chassis and exhaust are in, but seem simple. I'm considering SOME wiring underneath but don't know where to start.

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Looking good

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Thanks... There's like NO parts to this kit. It could be a weekend builder really lol. I'm trying to find other ways to spice it up a bit.

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Brake lines would help with the chassis, maybe some engine/ engine compartment wiring would help a little bit

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Yeah that 87 TC I ordered this morning will supply the go-go. The turbo in this kit isn't as inspiring visually as the one they tooled for the Thunderbird. I'll do some wires and what-not once i get to motor stage.

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Isnt the TC engine as basic as this one?

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Yes, but the tooling is more detailed. it looks so much beter.

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You know what look better, the engine from one the 2007/2010 GT500 kits :lol:

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