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Dyno Don's Maverick

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  • Member since
    January 2015
Dyno Don's Maverick
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, February 10, 2020 1:41 PM

I haven't done a race car in I don't know how long but I've had this Jo-Han Maverick in my stash for a couple of years and wanted to build it but didn't know what theme I was going with until I saw Don Nicholson's ride. I knew right away that I HAD to build it....and so.....along with my re-intro here I'll give this my best shot.


The kit (I bought this kit a couple of years back for $50......you don't EVEN want to know what it goes for these days....WOW!!) 


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The Subject:

 

 

 

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Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    February 2018
Posted by MY327 on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:25 AM

 

Who cares what they cost. I have built collector kits because they mean more to me in my display cases

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 9:36 AM

MY327

 

Who cares what they cost. I have built collector kits because they mean more to me in my display cases

 

I feel about the same way about it. If I really cared how much it cost I'd probably be selling the kit but.....like you say I want it in my display case. 

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:49 AM

Cool subject, Joe. Looking forward to watching this one come together. 

"A common mistake people make when designing something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams

Trevor

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: NJ
Posted by crazypainter on Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:00 AM

That Pro Stock would make a great model kit----!!!

Charlie
  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:28 PM

Thanks fellas! Man....I feel like a total dud for not posting any more on this than I have. Will try to stay on this one a little better here. I'm starting to warm up to this site a little more now that I see some good participation on it.

The chassis has undergone extensive modification in the last couple of weeks. Initially I was headed in a direction with the rear suspension that just wasn't looking right but have since made some changes. First off the front subframe area was shortened by 5/16 of an inch which looked ok but I had to acquire another Mustang kit in order to cut the rear frame rails from it to use in bringing both frame rails further inside to allow those rear slicks to further UNDER the car like the reference shot.

Before:





And after repositioning the rear frame rails:






Before the chassis mods the rear tires (and these tires are what I started out with. I've recently aquired another set that look more....shall we say....fitting) were just hanging out there waaaay too far:







This will be alot better. Gotta get the ride height correct for the rear as well as in the front but that shouldn't be much of a problem. I've also got some better wheels inbound which should help this build out ALOT.


Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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