Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Recommended Posts

61DC0BE2-0A92-49D7-826C-EBA00A080355.jpeg.8303466ab689b3c11f44b873f7c5afed.jpeg

Have been wanting to build a stock version of the Revell Hot Rod Lincoln LSC for a long time and decided to go ahead and start. I know the body needs to be lengthened behind the door and the wheel arches are too flared, but I decided to leave those alone, but have been modifying the body to stock specs.

6F5B2F61-19B4-444B-83E6-579E13A190FA.thumb.png.04174d126abd2cb2a264ba78be11cd64.png

the two other kits I decided to use for this. The Thunderbird for chassis, suspension and some interior items. The Mustang for the engine, exhaust, inner fenders and other misc parts, as well as the GNX mesh wheels to replicate the factory 90+ mesh wheels. 

 

DF6712B5-A902-4F6C-8B73-7B61D2EF56E2.thumb.jpeg.b60a0d781ad8f326a16fe15e36494e54.jpeg3D066385-4A90-4EEA-9B19-B78D7EA52EB9.thumb.jpeg.b7b9ad0a0778bb409c5de36e729209dd.jpeg

test fitting the cut down chassis, interior tub and mocked suspension. Cut down the rocker panels and side exhaust that are molded into the body. Used some Mustang wheels just for mock purposes.

FECFA993-11F3-4FC2-95D2-723B47052AA3.thumb.jpeg.c6625f2b4ee283d445ff24c6d5754116.jpeg63869C0B-A4B8-4100-9704-7F09BCEAAC87.thumb.jpeg.782be62533e34d303a4b7548b5cb78d0.jpeg

added the inner fender/strut towers from the Mustang kit. Also decided the Thunderbird interior tub needed to be modified. I used the floor from the Mustang kit while the back seat and package shelf are Thunderbird.

909B9823-4694-4323-9400-E958CE13ECA3.thumb.jpeg.9b07e9840b80b89f4589908e14f5a672.jpegCEB6DE41-41B5-49A7-B58C-839825E71BEB.thumb.jpeg.dfbc67d44e9b04d56f91a6f5f2e548dd.jpeg5F89BBA2-BD3D-4E41-B592-4F3C66BFB919.thumb.jpeg.23d37621ba4cb4952a2389df529402cd.jpeg0F2284C8-1C59-4AE0-AE36-BCD17BBE0003.thumb.jpeg.c5860ffb13aebde9c6bff9012b57ba14.jpeg

Getting interior mocked up using some Lincoln specific stuff; the dash, door panels and seats. Not much can be done for the rear seats. Decided to use the Thunderbird center console, although not a spot on match it’ll have to do. Used an automatic shifter from parts bin as this car will be an auto. Also test fitting modified interior tub to make sure of no interference with the windows.

5EC20970-8100-4CC1-88CE-49F3135229A0.thumb.jpeg.d9343f0e7405f8016471c5970e9fe9bd.jpeg

test fitting a 302. Will be using the one from the Mustang kit as it is more detailed then the one from my parts bin in this pic. Also have to cut off the T5 and adapt the AOD trans.

742B5AA5-89D0-44CD-9944-0AA27CE0A3E6.thumb.jpeg.08cd8af53ad8200802e340cf93cd0774.jpeg17C5AF28-299D-4BDC-97F2-D656019B9F23.thumb.jpeg.05b6700d96459eee378621738a6bc287.jpegA6E65B98-BD88-4BF8-8E05-99806D032A83.thumb.jpeg.0180ce5b8085a5dd2e5a1c9d242a7225.jpeg2CC373D1-8247-412C-A30E-0C0ECAE0341E.thumb.jpeg.f1c95894ba2950dc122e634d8a3326be.jpeg

reshaped the Hot Rod scooped hood to a stock style. Also extended the rockers and reshaped them. Originally the rockers are too flat and straight even if all I did was cut out the side exit exhaust. Also filled in the incorrect body line on the lower front fenders between the door and wheel arch. 

 

 

 

Edited by Dhgfx4
Link to post
Share on other sites

This is going to be cool......

Bob Johnson, the kit designer, told me he wanted a stock Lincoln kit but RM said no.....but allowed him to tool a body for the Hayes Thnderbird......why we have this kinda odd kit. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Dave Van said:

This is going to be cool......

Bob Johnson, the kit designer, told me he wanted a stock Lincoln kit but RM said no.....but allowed him to tool a body for the Hayes Thnderbird......why we have this kinda odd kit. 

Too bad RM didn’t give him the green light for a stock kit, but as oddball as these cars are in real life I’ll take what I can get lol

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ooh! I'll definitely be watching this one! Just the other day I was eyeing this kit as I have one......even made points on the body where it would need to be lengthened. Never thought about the body being "too short" until someone pointed it out some time back.

1 hour ago, Dhgfx4 said:

Too bad RM didn’t give him the green light for a stock kit, but as oddball as these cars are in real life I’ll take what I can get lol

Yup..........this is another one of those you just don't see on the roads any longer. Hot cars in their day (especially the LSC), but have pretty much disappeared.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi i am watching your build very close i started the same project 3 years ago and have been stalled i got the same 87 T-Bird kit The Mustang kit i got was the AMT 94 but i do have a couple of the Revelle Mustangs kits i can use were i have been stuck is the front and back axels i think i have the rear one worked out but the front is going to sit to high. i used the 87 T-Bird for all the under the hood parts so far nothing is glued yet.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh heck yeah, I've always wanted to do this one also. I had a special edition LSC back in the day and will find another one some day.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the compliments, Didnt make much progress today. Laid down some primer and base coat. Color is going to be Tamiya TS-88 Titanium Silver. Also test fit the automatic transmission

C132220A-9BA9-43D6-B8F2-7C69B5EC6087.thumb.jpeg.5804fda1e3ec493e7e1dfebf6dce916c.jpeg25DF902C-B4AD-4FEA-AC37-F316A52D1AEC.thumb.jpeg.b1a0b8b6d81de4705275eb77ef0498dd.jpeg

I should also mention I actually own two of these cars in real life (91 & 92) lol

C32C207A-9901-4E41-A6F0-D568C42F52EF.jpeg.e832d4a24dbbc614b39c2aa1e8177cb7.jpeg

Edited by Dhgfx4
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
On 2/9/2021 at 11:54 PM, Dhgfx4 said:

Thanks for the compliments, Didnt make much progress today. Laid down some primer and base coat. Color is going to be Tamiya TS-88 Titanium Silver. Also test fit the automatic transmission

C132220A-9BA9-43D6-B8F2-7C69B5EC6087.thumb.jpeg.5804fda1e3ec493e7e1dfebf6dce916c.jpeg25DF902C-B4AD-4FEA-AC37-F316A52D1AEC.thumb.jpeg.b1a0b8b6d81de4705275eb77ef0498dd.jpeg

I should also mention I actually own two of these cars in real life (91 & 92) lol

C32C207A-9901-4E41-A6F0-D568C42F52EF.jpeg.e832d4a24dbbc614b39c2aa1e8177cb7.jpeg

Chan....great progress on a project many of us considered, but backed away from due to the amount of work.  

And kudos on those 1/1 LSC's.  Two of my most very favorite cars of all the ones I've owned or leased over the last five decades were my 1990 LSC in the pale blue metallic and my 1992 LSC in the dark red metallic.  Those were magnificent cars, and ones that I liked a lot better than the 1993 and 1998 Mk. VIII's I had later on....wish I still had that '90, in fact. 

Good luck as you continue with your project...TIM

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 months later...

Been awhile since I’ve updated, because I haven’t done much with it. Been sitting idle on the bench. Decided to throw together what I had. Still have a lot of work to modify the track width and ride height using the Thunderbird suspension bits. 

3C451F86-83AD-4E4F-8CF9-5188E79071B9.jpeg

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/9/2021 at 8:54 PM, Dhgfx4 said:

I should also mention I actually own two of these cars in real life (91 & 92) lol

C32C207A-9901-4E41-A6F0-D568C42F52EF.jpeg.e832d4a24dbbc614b39c2aa1e8177cb7.jpeg

Chan, can you shoot a straight on side shot of one of your cars and the kit body?

I think I can see where the wheelbase differs in the kit but I'd like a side by side camparo.

Link to post
Share on other sites

LOL I am doing the same project and i picked the same kits so now i know i am on the right track ! can you show how you did the floor pan set up were you cut the parts from the Mustang and fitted them to the T-Bird set up.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/8/2021 at 11:06 PM, Dhgfx4 said:

I know the body needs to be lengthened behind the door and the wheel arches are too flared,

Just tuned into this build and am thoroughly intrigued. A thought about the wheel arches, would it be possible to remove the arches from the T-Bird and splice them into the Lincoln?  It appears there are a lot of similarities between the two bodies.

Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

Chan, can you shoot a straight on side shot of one of your cars and the kit body?

I think I can see where the wheelbase differs in the kit but I'd like to get to see a side by side comparo of the two.

Thanks.

54F6B474-34A4-4E85-A549-FA19EABCB40B.jpeg.d5f48ae693bf88769674dd97cd8b1645.jpeg

 

9 hours ago, rickcaps55 said:

LOL I am doing the same project and i picked the same kits so now i know i am on the right track ! can you show how you did the floor pan set up were you cut the parts from the Mustang and fitted them to the T-Bird set up.

5B131E65-EE3E-49B8-9D61-5DBD5BB6802D.thumb.jpeg.60246c7d8b1ef06575d5902d4fc5002b.jpeg
Mustang floor (white), Thunderbird chassis with visual underside floor pans and rear half (red) 

8 hours ago, TarheelRick said:

Just tuned into this build and am thoroughly intrigued. A thought about the wheel arches, would it be possible to remove the arches from the T-Bird and splice them into the Lincoln?  It appears there are a lot of similarities between the two bodies.

It could be possible and i honestly didn’t think about it, but I think the fenders and rear quarters are shaped differently on the 1:1s

Link to post
Share on other sites

E4E380BB-E3FB-4872-9E52-3EBBB8ACD456.thumb.jpeg.2d97a99e04b0a1339dc3e41972057124.jpeg

2CF202AB-4237-492C-8B23-CF2A4CF33C68.thumb.png.aa4c21aa67ddc17802c32777060c0d4a.png

3E74ECAB-34F1-4FF1-8758-A7395A8800BD.thumb.png.a849e6e3c03881b6b900d236d5818355.png

did some detailing to the Windsor. Had to do more parts rummaging, distributor/boot from an sn95 5.0 Mustang kit, also had to modify the serpentine system as the Mustang drag racer kit doesn’t have AC, so clutch and compressor from a 90s Cougar 5.0

Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, Maindrian Pace said:

It looks like the rear wheel wells needs to go back about 3 scale inches, while the rear 1/4 panels need to be lengthened a bit less, say 1.5 scale inches. Hmm. Less work than I thought.

Yes.........there should be just a bit more real estate between the trailing edge of the door and the leading edge of the rear wheelwells. Stretching the body behind the wheelwells may be in order too. This is another one of my brainstorm projects way down the road as I have this kit and all what's needed to cobble it together.

I just need to get through my other stuff first! :P

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Maindrian Pace said:

It looks like the rear wheel wells needs to go back about 3 scale inches, while the rear 1/4 panels need to be lengthened a bit less, say 1.5 scale inches. Hmm. Less work than I thought.

 

13 hours ago, MrObsessive said:

Yes.........there should be just a bit more real estate between the trailing edge of the door and the leading edge of the rear wheelwells. Stretching the body behind the wheelwells may be in order too. This is another one of my brainstorm projects way down the road as I have this kit and all what's needed to cobble it together.

I just need to get through my other stuff first! :P

Yep this has been discussed on the Mark VII fb page and below are the measurements on the 1:1, although I’m not mathematically smart enough to scale them to 1:25 lol😂A1A2DE89-4FA5-4ED9-A31A-DDCEB3BADD91.jpeg.948dce6e199bba086870b6bdf18bd22d.jpeg

Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, slusher said:

Great looking engin

15 hours ago, slusher said:

Great looking engine.

Thank you, I’ve done further plumbing on the engine since those pics I’ll include one later as this is the most detailed engine I’ve ever done lol

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...