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Lowering A Stock Late Model Mustang Tutorial

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Lowering A Stock Late Model Mustang Tutorial
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 9:11 AM

This tutorial is to show how I lower the front suspension of a Revell late model Ford Mustang.  This tutorial can be adopted to any other Revell kit with a high stock front suspension built out of the box.  The parts that I am using may not be for a Mustang, but they are close for this demonstration.

First I start with the front disc brakes.  I mark the section to be removed so that the brake disc can be mounted higher on the upright.  Use a bunch of business cards under the chassis with the wheel against the suspension of the model to determine the ride height you want.

I removed the plastic material so that the edge is level with the space molded in the brake disc.  This will allow the brake disc to be mounted flat against the upright

This is the brake disc in the stock position.

This is the brake disc higher up on the upright.  You may have to drill a new hole for the wheel pin on the wheels.  Moving the brake disc higher on the upright lowers the front suspension.  Depending upon my mood, I may use the metal pin from the kit or make new ones from a piece of styrene rod.

Since I don't like my models to roll, I glue the wheels to the suspension to prevent the model from rolling off the shelf.  The rear suspension can be lowered by using lowering blocks between the rear axle and the leaf springs or by rearching the springs or cutting a coil from the coil springs.

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