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1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:55 AM

My new project for the Classic Plastic Model Club Club Challenge.  Box stock with any finish I want.  The '69 Mustang Boss 302! 

My paint will be Tamiya Pearl Blue.  

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    September 2004
  • From: Peoria, IL
Posted by markdoo on Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:22 PM

I'll definitely be watching your progress on this one. It's one of my all-time favorite muscle cars. It's surprising to me that there haven't been many posted builds of this finished & completed kit.

On the bench:  '63 Studebaker Avanti.

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:41 PM

I'm surprised that there hasn't been more builds of this kit!  They all say they want or have one, then why not build it and display it here?

Tonight I decided to get the engine partially assembled in prep for paint.  I displayed the intake manifold on top of the engine without any glue.  It will be painted aluminium.

The 302 CID engine with the sprue containing the other parts that'll need painting on the sprue.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    April 2019
Posted by Uncle Billiam on Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:07 PM
https://photos.app.goo.gl/6oARkwdrHKrSZoBT8 This is my build of the kit. I was very pleased how it turned out.

See my work here https://photos.app.goo.gl/QCSGAYV9MXvJvZwJ6

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, June 24, 2019 9:01 AM

Looks really good, Uncle Billiam!

I have done a little work on the Boss 302.  The engine is mostly assembled and partially painted.  I added some Detailer to the carb to bring out some detail.  I'll paint the transmission before it is installed in the chassis.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, June 24, 2019 4:12 PM

You gonna add some ignition wiring to it? That engine it's easily done and it'll really bring it to life.

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, June 24, 2019 5:21 PM

No wiring.  Box Stock with any finish I want.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, July 1, 2019 9:21 PM

I had the paintbooth fired up again this afternoon and I decided to paint the chassis and the bottom of the interior tub with some Bright Touch Red Oxide Primer.  I'll give this a chance to dry overnight and paint the edges with Tamiya TS-89 Pearl Blue.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, July 5, 2019 12:14 PM

I painted the interior bucket this morning with Rust-Oleum Painters Choice Semi Gloss Black.  

The chassis and interior floor have been painted.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    November 2010
Posted by 72mustang on Friday, September 13, 2019 7:59 PM

Black can be a pesky color to cover a bright coloerd plastic.  I usually paint light colored plastic with flat black and then either gloss or semi-gloss black.

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, September 14, 2019 8:22 PM

It's not black, but Tamiya TS-89 Pearl Blue.  On red oxide primer, it came out really dark.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    September 2019
Posted by homeroV8 on Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:14 AM

I just love 302 Bosses!

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:57 PM

Well, things have changed over the last couple of months.  The Boss 302 is no longer for the Classic Plastic Model Club Exhibition "Club Challenge".  I will wire the engine like I wanted to do in the first place and add details that were not allowed in the class. 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, October 4, 2019 4:00 PM

What's this?  Why it's the distributor to the Boss 302.  I drilled a little too far and the shaft fell out.  I replaced it with a piece of round styrene.

I drilled out the cylinder heads for plugs wires.

More Boss 302 to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    September 2019
  • From: San Diego
Posted by Keavdog on Friday, October 4, 2019 8:58 PM

Looks great Mike.  Does anyone make a 70 Hockey stick 302?

Thanks,

John

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, October 5, 2019 6:33 AM

Thanks Keavdog! 

Keavdog

Does anyone make a 70 Hockey stick 302?

 

 
Try Keith Marks.
 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:14 PM

This appears to be a great kit from Revell I look forward to building. I did notice upon opening the kit there are two sink marks where emblems would fit in the C pillars. I'm guessing those recessed areas are for the Mach 1 emblems? 

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    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:39 AM

I think you are correct in that area.  This kit was created from the Revell '69 Mustang Mach I kit, so there are several hold over items in this kit.  One of those items is the aforementioned locations for the Mach I emblems on the body.  Another is the shaker air scoop that was never used on a Boss 302 Mustang.  This is still a great looking kit and you should be able to build a fantastic looking Boss 302 with it.  

I started this build 6 months ago and it got pushed to the back burner in favor of other projects that had come up.  I'll get back to this one soon.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, March 20, 2020 10:11 AM

I'm back on the '69 Boss 302.  Instead of using the kit distrutor, I dug through my parts box and found another distributor and drilled it out.  I cut 4 light blue wires at 4 inches and inserted them into the distributor and let it dry overnight.  This morning, I routed the wires to their appropriate holes.  In the process of wiring the engine, I destroyed the fan and belt assembly, so I went back into the parts box and found another fan and belt assembly.  Now I can paint the transmission and touchup the engine.

I found two sinkmarks in the mufflers on the exhaust system.  I filled those with Bondo Glazing and Spot Putty.

More Boss 302 to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2010
  • From: El Dorado Hills, CA
Posted by IBuild1/48 on Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:29 AM

Hi Spencer,

Jumped on the website to get some information on a good model kit to build during this pandemic. Mustang or Camero. 

The only kit I had in my stash was an MPC GTO. GARBAGE!

So before I jump on eBay I figured I'd try to get your thoughts or anyone else's on a kit with minimal fit issues. 

 

Always like your builds and will be watching this one. 

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:28 AM

No Spencer here! 

I have always preferred a Monogram or Revell model kit and any of the more recently issued model kits for a Mustang.  These have positive parts mountings and the fit is almost spot on.  Mustang model kits by AMT, MPC or other manufacturer don't seem to have positive mounting locations.  Tamiya once made a Mustang model kit, but those are hard to find and probably rather expensive.  Tamiya does have a Mustang GT4 model kit coming out soon, so keep an eye out for it!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, March 23, 2020 7:46 AM

The Mustang Boss 302 is coming along!  The interior is partially done and the chassis has been completed.  I mocked the wheels and tires after I had attached the tires to a 1/2 socket and ran it with my cordless drill and a sanding stick to rough up the tire surface.

 

The Boss 302 is in the chassis and mostly complete.

The instructions didn't call for it, but it is in the kit, so I added the Shelby roll bar to the interior.

More Boss 302 to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:31 AM

The word of the day is decals!  Decals for the dash, gauges, interior and air cleaner.

More Boss 302 to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:02 PM

One of the things that I hate doing on model cars is painting Magnum 500 wheels since I usually make a mess out of them.  Using my magnifier and a steady hand, the wheels were painted, decaled and installed on the chassis.  While I was doing this, the engine popped out of the chassis and I had to reinstall it.

More Boss 302 to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:29 AM

I picked up a bottle of 91% Alcohol at the drug store and poured some into a container and put the Mustang hood in it.  After a few days, I scrapped the edge of it with a pair of tweezers and the paint run was starting to come off.  The rest of the paint should be easy to come off later.  A mockup to show you where I am at with this build.

More Boss 302 to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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