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1966 Mustang - garage sale find


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I found this 1966 Mustang at a garage sale. It was made by Mira. A low end model car brand. It looked not so great in red, and the rear wheel was broken. The rear wheels do not have an axle, but the wheels are snapped onto a plastic pin. This pin was broken, and the previous owner had glued the wheel back on, but not exactly in place. The car was now wobbly and the rear wheels did not spin. I stripped the paint, used the spare wheel in the trunk to fix the broken wheel, drilled a slot for a real axle and painted it blue with a white top. All wheels are rolling again. I'm still working on it, but I'm having so much fun with it.

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A mock up of the project in progress. My first spray paint project on white metal. I am new at the whole spray paint thing. I was affraid to spray too much paint on it. It went well, exept for two small spots on the doors. I guess I can sand paper it lightly and spray just the doors again. When the paint is completely dry, I want to finish with clear gloss.

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A mock up of the project in progress. My first spray paint project on white metal. I am new at the whole spray paint thing. I was affraid to spray too much paint on it. It went well, exept for two small spots on the doors. I guess I can sand paper it lightly and spray just the doors again. When the paint is completely dry, I want to finish with clear gloss.

your project looks darned good to me. i like the color choice.if this is your first just remember to take your time. it saves time in the long run. :rolleyes:

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I like the color too. Never thought their wheels looked very good but the car looks nice.

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Looks like you have a nice save in the works.

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This is the end result.

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Turned out great!

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Very nice! Your paint looks really good.

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I have the exact same diecast, wish mine looked that Great!

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Thank you so much. It was my first attempt to spray paint a diecast model. It was a lot of fun finding a well used and played with model, and give it a second life. :-)

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