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1968 Mustang 390 GT ~ 1st Car

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  • Member since
    February, 2019
1968 Mustang 390 GT ~ 1st Car
Posted by Stangfreak2 on Saturday, February 09, 2019 5:47 AM

My first car was this pale yellow 1968 Mustang GT. Back in 1970 I paid $1,268.72 for this ride. I put the dark center Ketstone mag wheels on it and all the black stripes myself. I loved this car and really still do in my memory. I never will forget going to the drive-in where the movie Bullitt was playing and seeing the 68 Stang of McQueen's dressed up almost like mine. I had never heard of or seen this movie, or McQueen's green Stang. Besides, I had one hot date and was there for other reasons than to see the movie...LOL
After seeing that Stang in the movie, I kinda neglected my date and paid full attention to the movie... Needless to say that was the last time she went out with me, but I did enjoy the flick...

I was thrilled and "PICKLED TINK" to find this Revell kit about 3-4 years ago at a Meijer store for $16.98 I bought it and went home and got to work on it to create this replica of my first love...

They say you never forget your first love, and I will sure never forgot this one. I am as proud of this model today as I was the first day I drove my 1:1 68 Stang home...
I sure wish I still had all those Stangs I thrashed, trashed, and crashed through the 70s...LOL

I went back to that Meijer store after Christmas and found 2 more of these same kits on clearance for $9.98 each... Bought and built them also which I will post more pics of later!!!

 

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, February 09, 2019 6:40 AM

Good lookin' build Stangfreak. Nice work on the paint. I haven't seen many Mustangs in that color.

I also see that you've got a taste for dioramas. Did you scratch build that auto shop?

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    February, 2019
Posted by Stangfreak2 on Saturday, February 09, 2019 8:28 AM

Yes Joe, I did pretty much scratch build the garage diorama. I also did buy some of the accessories and machine tools from hobby shops and other kits. It took a few years to collect, paint, and detail spare parts from kits, but all~in~all a great amount of fun building...

Spare parts used from kits really add to detail...

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, February 09, 2019 8:52 AM

Very nice job, just one little thing, your plug wires are way too thick. Looking at the diorama pics the engine on the left is a tad oversize but the other 3 look good. Very nice work on that replica, you nailed it.

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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Saturday, February 09, 2019 11:29 PM

Very cool Mustang! Nicely done. That’s a cool first ride, too. 

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

Trevor

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 11, 2019 10:36 AM

Very cool Stangs, and I love the shop too.

Nice work.

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    November, 2006
  • From: central wisconsin
Posted by railroad on Monday, March 04, 2019 8:28 PM

Nice stang there. Congrats.Thumbs Up

Randy

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