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Fantasy 1/18 BRUT '71 Trans Am/IMSA Mustang

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  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Hillsboro, TX
Fantasy 1/18 BRUT '71 Trans Am/IMSA Mustang
Posted by ibj40 on Thursday, December 26, 2019 9:50 PM

Blending a first generation Welly '70 Boss 302 chassis and drive train with a '73 SunStar body.

Details to follow.


  • Member since
    May 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, December 26, 2019 10:15 PM

Hey lbj, its me... Are you going to put a shaker hood on it? That front wheel looks lowered just right, nice job. Can't wait to see more..

Ben

  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Hillsboro, TX
Posted by ibj40 on Friday, December 27, 2019 10:43 AM

Taking my inspiration from this recent 1/18 scale diecast from ACME, using a little bit of license since the model is already painted green.



Already found a decal set that should work, just got to get it in hand.

  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Hillsboro, TX
Posted by ibj40 on Friday, December 27, 2019 11:05 AM

SunStar body and Welly chassis really mate well.  Had to make a few Dremel adjustments, but all in all, a nice fit.



Still need to finish up the interior, the side door bars from the Welly chassis are too long when you place the interior into the SunStar body and dashboard.





Did my "magic" on the engine compartment, swapping in a Swede70 carburetor to take the place of the mess that Welly/ACME sustain until this day.

Also added in a Swede70 export brace to the engine compartment, painted the tops of the shocks red to match the red color of those on the rear suspension (supposed to be Koni's), as well as a Swede70 Harrison oil cooler.  Might fabricate a sheet styrene cover for the gap between the front of the body and the radiator support, which, of course, will hide the oil cooler.



Couple of photo reminders of what you start with, and what I change.

      

Nice stance, but going to need stiff shocks and springs to keep that spoiler intact.



Probably going to throw a GMP Trans Am Camaro fuel cell and filler neck into the back.  The Welly Trans Am Boss 302 trunk lid is fixed, so no details there.





  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Hillsboro, TX
Posted by ibj40 on Sunday, December 29, 2019 10:03 AM

Quick update - Added fuel cell and battery to trunk.



Next up is braces for the rear window.

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    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:33 AM

Cool looking Mustang. Nice stance, and the wheel choice is perfect.

For what it's worth, the the Mustang is a '73 rather than a '71, in case that matters.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Hillsboro, TX
Posted by ibj40 on Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:00 AM
I'm actually not much of a Ford person, they are just a great source for customs, so what year it is is a mystery to me, but thanks for the information.
  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Hillsboro, TX
Posted by ibj40 on Friday, February 14, 2020 10:53 AM

Decal sheet in hand, want to lean toward the BRUT livery, but other options as well.

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    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, February 15, 2020 4:08 PM
nice work. i'm a fan of Alan Moffat's Brut racing cars. I did mine out of a AMT 69 mustang.

My Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87459383@N07/albums

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    September 2011
Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 11:35 AM

BRUT.......Can you still buy that stuff?

It was reckoned to be THE after shave of the sixties.

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    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:10 AM
Yes it still exists. i bought some BRUT deodorant last year when it was on sale. Not sure on the aftershave, but i presume it's still available.

My Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87459383@N07/albums

  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Hillsboro, TX
Posted by ibj40 on Sunday, March 8, 2020 8:17 PM

First, I want to go on record that I hate to decal! I am a nervous wreck during the process, and it continues on through the first two or three beers after.

Here's where I ended up, clearly not back on the chassis, but just glad to have it this far along.

  • Member since
    December 2010
  • From: Hillsboro, TX
Posted by ibj40 on Sunday, March 15, 2020 1:35 PM

I really like the way this one came out.  Stance is nicely aggressive.



Since it is a Moffat-based build, thought I'd see that it looked like on the ACME 1/18 scale Moffat ramp truck.



Clashes a little bit with the Coca-Cola livery, but we do have a Coke decal on the racer, so there is some consistency.

Of course, Moffat was the only Coke-sponsored racer.  Just as an aside, here's the Coke ramper with a custom Bobby Allison Nascar Grand American Mustang.



And Allison didn't just race Nascar with Coke sponsorship.  He also drove this BRE Datsun 510 in selected Under 2.5 Trans Am races.



And just for fun, I loaded the Moffat Mustang up with the fantasy Warren Tope Mustang, and parked that rig with some period Trans Am/IMSA racers on their rampers.

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    February 2013
  • From: Lake LA, Mojave Desert, SoCal
Posted by DustyMojave on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:34 PM
Holy COW! I don't know where you find space for all of those.

Richard

If you don't crash once in a while to prove it, how do you know you're going as fast as you can?

Model builder since 1960

A lifetime of motorsports

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