MPC Mustang funny car project.

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I am using the MPC Connie Kalita Bounty Hunter kit to make a fictional funny car i deem "Mach 1 Madness$! 001_zps891ac184.jpg

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Great start. Looking forward to seeing more.

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THanks!It should be cool!

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Great looking paint scheme.

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I was really impressed that MPC could make a tool that produced the frame in one piece.I expected to have to the make it from 4 pieces which could have caused alignment issues. 001_zps0e802676.jpg

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Further progress. 001_zps60aa185e.jpg

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Your doing a great job Phillip, nice progress..

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Good job on the engine and interior, looks really cool.

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Looking good!

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A very cool project indeed!

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The chrome front axle,tie rod and radius rods are structural components so I used 2 part epoxy to ensure strength. 001_zps85ac01f5.jpg

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These MPC kits build up nicely and have a great stance. You've got a killer build going Phillip!

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Thanks! Put on the wheels and tires.Looks good! 001_zpsf5e91c71.jpg

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Heads up modelers!The instructions have you install the interior tub prior to installing the engine(I foolishly believed them!)I had to grind down the tranny and portions of the rear engine block to allow the engine to be installed in the proper position.Bummer!(I had to repaint the damaged portions of the engine block and tranny.To make myself feel better,I mocked up the body to the chassis.Looks pretty sweet! 002_zps8aba0f35.jpg

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Looks great! I have this body and I think I have that frame. Unfortunately I think that's all I have. I'd like to find some parts to build a fictional one myself. Thanks for the tip on the body and engine sequence. I will be watching this one.

Later-

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Update guys! I had to move the engine forward so that the body would fit properly.I also had to put on a driveshaft extension. Builders of this kit should verify the correct engine position before cementing it in place!

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Good to know. I have never built this kit but its not good when the instructions cause problems...

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Good thing that I checked!

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Installed the plug wires and side pipes.The mini clamps prevent the pipes from sagging to the ground while the epoxy sets. 003_zps45ab5353.jpg

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Looks really great so far...

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Yep!I just wonder about the engine placement.

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The kit supplied steering rod would not work.I bent a piece of brass wire to fit.Much better!Perhaps I should have installed the rod before the headers/sidepipes. The chassis is now complete. 001_zpsad0402c7.jpg

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That's awesome!

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