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Mustang Mach 1

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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Right Here
Mustang Mach 1
Posted by vinnietbird on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 7:22 PM
Well,I'm waiting on my Arii 1971 Mach 1 to arrive in the mail.........still waiting.........still waiting.I've got the Revel Boss 429 Mustang for the chassis and drive train (inner fenders and firewall,too).This kit is a curbside,BUT,it already has opening doors and incredible body detail.I'll still have to open the trunk and hood.I'd rather do that than have to open the doors.That can be a pain.....worth it,but a pain.I look forward to building a one of none 1971 Boss 429.All period correct,and it has to appear like a genuine Ford product.From the Ram-Air to the Polyglas G.T.'s.I'll keep everyone posted.
"The HEMI turns on where everything else turns off"
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    November, 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by kevlar86 on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 8:28 PM
I would love to se some pics as you go through the build. Sounds like its gonna be awesome!! Smile
Kevin check out My photoalbum http://photobucket.com/albums/v648/kevlar86/
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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 8:29 PM
Sound like fun, how about making it a convert..?
Gasser
  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 9:50 PM
sounds like a plan vinnie, cant wait to see some picsThumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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    November, 2003
Posted by mustangmuscle on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 2:02 PM
I just received my Arii 71 mustang, and all I can say is that there is quite a bit of work to render an accurate 71 mustang from this kit. However, the body proportions are almost spot on, so it makes this kit the only candidate to build a correct 2nd gen mustang fastback (well, the soon-to-be-released AMT version may change that?).

The main inaccuracies I have seen in the kit are:

-Incorrect side window opening height, the top of the opening should be filed about 1.5mm to be more flush with the roof. The rear quarter window also needs to be slightly reshaped to minimize the strong character line running around and below it, and to "square" it a bit more.
-Front bumper is from a 72-73 model, not correct for a 71, it should be shorter and chromed.
-Front grille is from a 72 model, parking lights are not there on a 71, and grille has a 64-like chrome trim in the grille
-Rear light assembly is not correct, there is no chrome bezel between the three blocks, only a light chrome surround around the whole block.

Too bad this kit does not have ANY decal, the MACH1 trim has to be painted on raised engravings on the body.

Hopefully all of the flaws seem to be correctable, by using donor kits and a good dose of scratchbuilding, so in the end we can have a very nice model.

Keep us posted on the progress!
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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 5:10 PM
If I may, a correction;

-Front bumper is from a 72-73 model, not correct for a 71, it should be shorter and chromed.

Mach 1 would have a painted bumper. But I think they were all the same width.

-Front grille is from a 72 model, parking lights are not there on a 71, and grille has a 64-like chrome trim in the grille


Although I've never seen this kit, the 71 had two grilles, one standard and the Mach 1 style grille, the standard grille had the horse/corral trim similar to the 64-67, they are not "parking lights" they are called Sportslamps, the parking/turn signals were below the bumper in the valance,


-Rear light assembly is not correct, there is no chrome bezel between the three blocks, only a light chrome surround around the whole block.


Correct, no chrome between the blocks, it was argent paint.
Hope you don't mind the corrections..
Gasser
  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Right Here
Posted by vinnietbird on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 6:10 PM
Any tips are well recived by me.That's what it's all about...helping each other.Thanks.
"The HEMI turns on where everything else turns off"

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