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The 2015 /16 Red Hot and Rollin Automotive Group Build

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  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 2:29 PM

Hello Joe!

That dash is lookin' good!

If I might ask - could you mark the roster entry number 17 in red - completed? Thank you very much!

And good luck with your builds, have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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    January, 2015
Posted by MOPAR - D on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 5:56 PM

Joe nice rework on the dash. 

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 3:27 AM

Pawel :Thank you sir and you're request has been taken care of.

Dan: Thanks buddy!

 

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    January, 2015
Posted by taaron76 on Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:40 PM

Just a couple of quick pics of it mocked up.  Still waiting for my seats to arrive, as well as a bunch of detailing thats left to do.

Tim

 

 

 

 

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    January, 2015
Posted by MOPAR - D on Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:54 PM

Tim, that looks nice with the doors and trunk opened up. 

This weekend I've been working on the cab again was able to get some primer on the cab after grinding around the inside of the windows to allow the glass to fit closer to the out side edge. Chromed the front bumper and started figuring out what to use for the air cleaner and air stack plus how to route the exhaust pipe. My co-worker said he was going to work on 3D printing the trailer fill ins for the wheels this weekend so I may have more updates tomorrow. Thanks for the comments I appreciate them. 

 

Still in test fitting 

 

 

 

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    January, 2014
Posted by Seabe on Monday, February 13, 2017 10:52 AM

Tim, that is really looking awesome! 

Dan, looks like you're also on another superb bit of building here.

You guys are putting me to shame. But at least I've had an excuse - did a two-day trail run this weekend. So I'm still recovering! Started sorting out thast shaky fork and also that very frustating paint job... which got some runs after clear-coating it! Seriously, I think this paint job is jynxed. But the brake calipers have been added, started with the actual steering column. So hopefully before too long I'll have a bike with two wheels attached! 

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    January, 2015
Posted by taaron76 on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:59 PM

Thanks, fellas!  I am still waiting on my seats to arrive, which should be any day now.  Once they get here, I can get them painted and install the 5-point belts.  I did some more detailing tonight like the bumpers and lights.  I still have to install the PE grill when it gets here.  I went ahead and built and added the strut tower braced and monte carlo bar. I made these out of tubing, bolts, nuts, rod ends and washers. Since this kit doesn't have the true strut towers like the original, I had to improvise a little.

Tim

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Posted by Seabe on Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:25 PM

Tim, that's a beaut! Hope the seats arrive shortly for us to see the final product!

Starting to represent a bike...

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Posted by MOPAR - D on Friday, February 17, 2017 7:14 AM

Tim can't wait to see the Mustang with seats looking fantastic so far. 

Seabe your bike is coming together nicely 

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Posted by taaron76 on Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:54 PM

Me too!  The racing seats I ordered were too tall... :(  I ordered another set, just in case and they will be here on Monday, so this one won't be finished for another weeks or so.

 

Just a quick update on the grille section.  Please don't blast me, I didn't model this grille to be identical to the Shelby, with relation to the Pony and lights, but just how I wanted them to sit.

Tim

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Posted by MOPAR - D on Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:02 AM

Tim I like how you did the grill it just adds that much more to your Mustang. 

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Posted by MOPAR - D on Sunday, February 19, 2017 7:59 PM

Not to much to show worked on the cab spraying primer and sanding it plus I worked with my 9 year old grand daughter building a 67 Chevy Impala that she is going to enter in her first model show in April  

Got my 3D printed filler pieces for the trailer set in they fit nice I will need to add a little filler on them to fill in some little holes and then add the ribs. 

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:52 PM

Seabe: Man that bike's coming together nicely! Not much left?

Tim: Blast you? For what?! That looks terrifice man!!! Who said it had to be "numbers matching" anyways?? lol

Dan: Nice layout man! I'm going to plan on being at the Houston show on April 29th buddy. I missed the SA show this last weekend but am really going to try to make this next one.

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:56 PM

 'Bout got the dash done here. First off I took the OOB steering wheel and cut out the spoke holes and shaved off the horn pad. I then drilled two holes in the column. One on the right for the ignition switch, key and key chain and the one on the left for a turn signal lever. I painted the steering wheel spokes with the newly acquired chrome pen that I just got in the mail and installed a PE "SS" horn pad. I then took a PE key along with a PE ignition switch bezel and a PE key chain with a "Bowtie" on it , made a scratch built key ring and put it all together and installed it into the column. The turn signal lever is made from a .019" needle I had in the spares box and I'll be painting a black knob on the end of it tomorrow morning. Any ways here it all is. I'll show the before picture (which I knew I should have taken a more clear "before" picture of the dash beforehand but this is all I've got) and then the improvement pics:

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Posted by taaron76 on Monday, February 20, 2017 9:30 AM

Joe - looking good, brother!  I know its not a 1:1, but people (not here) will find something to criticize about my Shelby.  lol

Seats and seat belts assembled and installed.  I'm hoping to have this one finished today and ready to the DSLR photoshoot.

Tim

 

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Posted by MOPAR - D on Monday, February 20, 2017 11:41 AM

Tim those seats were worth the wait. They look nice  

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, February 20, 2017 12:11 PM

Thanks Tim. That's really too bad about the nitpickers. They're always gonna be there..............unfortunately. Those seats are da bomb man!

 

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Posted by taaron76 on Monday, February 20, 2017 1:55 PM

Anyone who has built this kit (AMT 1:24) knows that the quality is lacking in just about every area, but I did the best I could and made it salvageable.  I took way to many pics of the entire build to post here, but below you will find a link to the photo gallery, if you want to see more of the build, step-by-step.  Thanks for looking!

Tim

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Posted by MOPAR - D on Monday, February 20, 2017 5:32 PM

Tim you did a awesome job with the old AMT kit. Great looking Mustang.  

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