Dyno Don Scale Build

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  1. Mustang1989

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    Working on the rest of the interior now. I didn't like the OOB door panels ………………..at ALL. First off , the OOB armrest and inside door latch handle were barely visible. No "Maverick" trim bezel was present at the top of the trim panel either. Being a car than only sees the track....it's not SUPPOSED to have a window crank handle either....BUT...it was molded in and I decided to install a PE handle and knob from the spares bin. The armrest was made out of spare resin parts block retainers that I had, the door latch handles were made out of square bits of PE that I bent and glued into place and the trim bezel was from extra window crank knobs that I had in stock.

    Interior in the foreground is OOB with the one I'm using in the back ground.....



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    Managed to get the seat drilled and slotted to make way for the seat belt harness. The harness build up wasn't too bad outside of me not paying attention to what I was doing at times and having to go back and make some corrections along the way. This is not the period correct harness I was hoping to build but the correct one is actually harder than the Liberty shifter that I just built for this car. I'm not about to go through anything like that again on this build. lol

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    and here's after the installation of the shifter. I cut the rods to length as well and will be installing those tomorrow morning. Really adds a lot to the interior....

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    Mavman72 Gone backwards but lookin' forward

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    Love It!! That shifter just POPS in there Joe...Now that's an office!
     
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    Thanks Pete!! Yeah I've been looking forward to seeing what everything will look like in there for a while now.

    I ended up taking a little while off from this build at one point just to get a model across the finish line. I ended up tackling this kit from Revell. Built up pretty easily and I actually got something FINISHED. And now......back to the Maverick.........

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    Ok folks.....got the shift linkage/ rods in place. Now for that tachometer......

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    Sorry for the long absence fellas. Will be back to this one in a week or so. Been really busy at work and need to get all caught up on this forum.
     
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    [​IMG] I saw this on pintrest and immediately thought of you!
     
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    Man that looks great!! Thanks for posting that Stu.
    Just been tying up a lot of time with the shock tower, core support and firewall fit. Just really trying not to rush this part. It’s all gotta fit or it’s all a wash
     
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    Ok gang..... I am FINALLY back on this one. After months and months of thought and fizzled out ideas I've finally got it.



    Decided to use aluminum for the inner fenderwells. I'll be cutting the shock towers from the plastic fenderwells and installing them on the aluminum fabricated ones.

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    NOTE.. shock tower successfully cut from plastic fenderwell and displayed here in this pic in front of the radiator core support and all of this will be painted a semi-gloss black. It does look cool as all aluminum but it's not correct.

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    Hotrock Rick, an MCCI Member Supporting Member

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    Looks like a small NASCAR hood.
     
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    LOL!!! Thanks for the comment and the laugh HR!!

    Hopefully I'll get a little bit more done on this bad boy. Wife came down with Covid but I have NOT so far. I'll be at home under quarantine taking care of her and hoping to get a little more modeling time while I'm doing so.
     
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    I might have one of those intakes in my parts pile. I've got probably 200+ mostly Ford kits, but also have several boxes of small parts and detail parts from kits from the 60's and up. Got a bunch of stuff from my uncle, dad and also have bought stuff at yard sales over the years. My aunt always buys me models she sees at yard sales as well (And I'm 47yrs old). I love her dearly. Let me see what I can come up with and I'll shoot you a PM if I find something. - Matt
     
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    Thank you for looking. I'll have to start visiting yard sales!

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    That's pretty cool you've got a resource like that and very cool of your aunt to get you an endless supply of kits.
     
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    Ok folks....you're going to have to hang with me on this update.

    Over the course of the last week I've been at this one again as far as engineering goes. I chucked up several of these pins in the drill and ground the heads up against a file to reduce the diameter of the pin heads.

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    They still need a little shortening but I cut all of them down to the same length.

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    And here are the plug wire boots test fitted into place. Just gotta shorten 'em some and paint them all flat black and they'll be fully prepped for the spark plug wire installation.

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    After shortening them a little more I then added the wires which took me 3 hours to get done.

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    I really like that trick with the pins. Very clever. Thanks for sharing this whole process with us. I am fascinated by all that can be achieved with so many modelling tricks.
     
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