Updated pics !My 1985/86 GT 5.0 foxbody mustang build

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This is accomplished from at least 5 diff kits!

*the bottom valence ( foglight facia opened up with no.11 blade) just needs marchal foglights now....... comes from the mpc svo mustang kits black or silver, **the side maker lights/ headlight buckets come from any mpc 79-81' foxbody mustang kit(snakebite,wild breed,cobra mustang etc)** the front facia rub trim and center section comes from any mpc/amt 87-93 ford mustang gt kits remove headlight mounting sections, and remove raised ford emblem 9will later on mark and dremel out a opening in the front bumper for 85/86 style........

the sail panels can be sourced from 2 places, any older revel turbo cobra mustang kit...... or carefully remove the louvres from any 79-84' foxbody amt/mpc kit with a no. 11 exacto blade(very difficult and dangerous) the rims are of course the faithful new revel kit the lx mustang kit I've been waiting for these wheels for a very long time! and they look good! so here I come 85/86 gt foxbody mustang

now where the heck do I get a close match to ford color light regatta blue?

i'm looking for more of those 10 hole wheels if anyone will not be using them......

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the body is the 87-93 gt style with the 5.0 emblems on the body already the rub mouldings on this body very closely resemble those on the 1:1 85/86 gt much better than the 79-84 mpc bodys they have the older style rub strips on the doors and bumpers

I had to carefully remove the cheesgrater molded in tail lamps,,,,,,, all those GT kits came with clear taillamp lenses and the svo clear lamps as well so I guess a good modeler knew how to remove the gt cheesegraters and paint up the clears to resemble "lx" lamps back in the day,,,,,,,?

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Great build! I have one conversion project like this in my future, but I'll need to scratch a lot more because I don't have all those donor kits. I'll keep an eye on your project to learn more on this kind of conversion.

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I have been getting alloy of kits from e-bay! have got fortunate not to pay too much...... think the most I spent was 30$ shipped once for the (only) anniversary kit I have and one indy pace car I got one time was 35$ shipped but it was mint factory sealed! otherwise all the rest of the many many foxes I have I paid less than 30$ for shipped to the door

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post-10166-0-70551100-1377356698_thumb.j Rear /side view 2 types of taillamp assemblys.......

post-10166-0-50437500-1377356737_thumb.j right front side angle profile.....(decided to carve my mark lights instead of cut them from the other front end pc of the older stang)

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had to use some filler styrene where the headlight buckets came into place once all the zap a gap and orange testors is dry I can carve down the styrene filler and add putty to the crossbar at the top of the new front and and start to shape the lower bumper opening the hood sits about perfectly into place as soon as that styrene filler gets cut back

that's my update thus far I am so psyched up about how this is going!

the other pics had tape that really obscured the "big picture" with everything glued in place and mocked up its easier to see where i'm going......

to be continued! ya'll are going to need alooooot of popcorn on this one!

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Did I mention this is going to take lot of patience and trials and tribulations?? its all about the love of my 1:1 ford I have given up for the time being......

Also taking putty donations at this time I will need ALOT!!! lol

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these are shots of my "gmp" 85 mustang I got out of storage today it will be great reference!!

wish they would have made these bad boys in 1/24 scale..... but great reference nonetheless!

I have 2 others as well a canyon red and oxford white "twister II" versions

1:18 scale of course

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Looking great Dan Keep it going.

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getting real close! more putty for lower bumper opening need to change the angles of the sides of opening..... hence more putty! and careful carving/ sanding but the essential front end is there a 85 or 86 gt mustang depending on whether you want 4bbl holley action, or the speed density fuel injection setup of 86' !

then to tackle the interior! anyone ever notice the backwards rear seat cushions on the 87-93 amt mpc mustang kits??

interesting thing is the fabric and cushions of the 87-93 seats/ interior actually resemble the 84-86 seats best except no "halo" headrest

i'm going to correct the rear seat issue and right it, detail the 87 seats and put the red pipe stripe, use halo's off the 79-84 kits but trim out the mesh! as the 85 - 86 seat headrests had open halo's no mesh ( mite borrow halos from ford escort kits??) did that in real life on my 1:1 85 gt got halo headrests from a escort used them on my mustang seats!

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Love 4 eyed Fox Bodies... looks great so far!

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engine bay picture of my 1:1 85 gt 5.0 foxbody

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front lower valence picture comparison one bumper has had plastic in the openings removed makes part look so much more real!

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my rear seat fix! the black rear seat is the original way the amt kit was molded..... rear seats look backwards in the facing the wrong way I simply trimmed them apart, glued them opposite small amount of putty sanded and wala corrected rear split seat that I can position in the folded down position now if I want to....

also red wire for red piping on the "gt" halo seats removed mest from halos

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prepareing 3 other 5.0 gt bodys for the 85-86 conversion as well one will probly be a base 5.0 "lx" model No foglight bumper and a t top version of course

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wonder if there are parts out there to make an 85 saleen these look so awesome! next project to tackle I reckon??

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What are you going to do about the belt line trim? Specific to 85/6

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that's the interesting part....... the mpc 79-84 fox kits all had the same typical beltline moulding rub strips......

the mpc 87-93 style gt mustangs the beltline actually very closely resembles the 85/ 86 belt rub strip mouldings the only thing it won't have is the "GT" indention in the small rub strip behind the doors before rear wheel openings....... I plan on replicating that with a small "gt" decal from the 83-84 gt mustang kits...... the hod is the same too! the 87-93 hood looks very close to the 85- 86 just need to shave down some material from the center section of the front of the hood....... its fun making all this stuff "work" to make something that wasn't

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not exactly the same but closer than the 79-84 rub strips/ belt moulding <_<

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In the past I have used the bottom part of an svo rear spoiler to make the 84 up part as well.

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Very cool project-I'm a Mopar guy but I had an 86 GT and it was one of my favorite cars ever-can't wait to see more.

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i what your talking about freakshow! after 84 the 85 and 86 mustangs had a different rear spoiler on the hatch decklid, the svo bi wing is perfect if you remove the upper section...... only if its a 86 model you need to add the new for 86 government mandated 3rd brakelight in the spoiler! do I know foxbodys or what? j/k ya'll you tend to leanr ALOT about them when you own one for several years!

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You're doing good so far Daniel.

Sure wish they'd re-issue this kit or tool up a new one!

Can't wait to see more!

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