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AMT 1966 Ford Mustang
jimb
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 11:26 AM UTC
Back at the end of June I started the AMT 1966 Ford Mustang Hardtop. It's coming along, and I am please with the progress so far.





Body is painted with Tamiya Dark Green TS-2, and it does need a couple of coats for Tamiya Clear.

Jim
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 12:07 PM UTC
Neat interior, and I like the body colour. Good start!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 12:18 PM UTC
Thanks, D.

It is a Ford, though. You're not going to remove me from your Christmas Card List, are you?

Jim
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 07:05 PM UTC

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Thanks, D.

It is a Ford, though. You're not going to remove me from your Christmas Card List, are you?

Jim



I was thinking about it, but I must be softening in my old age. You chose one from the 60's, that got you bonus points as well.

I will allow it.

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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 08:32 AM UTC
Jim,
I've been a Ford guy since my Dad bought a 1954 Fairlane with 3 on the column. Funny, but the only Ford I've ever owned was a 1970 Mustang hard top. Lets just say that 302 wasn't exactly pure stock for the street. She was Red with a custom Red/Black hood. and the mandatory Black interior . Sold her after our 10 year love affair with 140k on the Odometer .

I always liked the Green with black interior since Steve McQueen in Bullet.

As D said, the interior is really looking quite good. Can't wait for your update with the body clear glossed and all polished up.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 08:58 AM UTC
Thanks, Joel. Hoping to get it cleared this weekend, or maybe tomorrow if the timing works out.

My mother owned a 1966 or 1967 Mustang convertible. I only know this because I've seen photos of it in here wedding album. The I came along, and the car went bye bye! I think it was either white or a very pale blue.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 10:31 AM UTC
Looking great Jim. Needless to say I'm a Ford guy too.
jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:16 AM UTC
Thanks, David.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 07:57 AM UTC
Mustang Sally! Guess you better slow your Mustang down! (Apologies to Wilson Picket.) I'm calling the 1966 Ford Mustang done! Build wasn't too bad. Fit was ok; not great, but ok. It looks like a 1966 Mustang to me, and that's what counts in the long run. This is probably as close as I'll ever get to actually owning a 1966 Ford Mustang, and I've wanted one since I was in high school. That was a long time ago. Guess if I really thought about it, I should have built this for the Dreams Are For Free Group Build, but alas, too late now.

I did add a rearview mirror from the parts box.






Jim
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 02:32 PM UTC
Very neat build Jim, I love the body colour!


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This is probably as close as I'll ever get to actually owning a 1966 Ford Mustang, and I've wanted one since I was in high school. That was a long time ago. Guess if I really thought about it, I should have built this for the Dreams Are For Free Group Build, but alas, too late now.Jim



There you go, you've got two months to track down another one. Maybe a ragtop this time?

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 04:22 PM UTC
You're right Jim, it does look like a Mustang. Green is a great colour for it too!

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2020 - 01:40 AM UTC
Thanks, guys. I might just have to since my mother did own a convertible Mustang before I came along. The convertible top in the open position is actually included in the kit. AMT probably uses the same trees for several Mustang kits; they just change out the body. I think Revell did a 1964-1/2 Mustang convertible, so that's an option.

Then, there's always this:



Oh, how far the Mustang has come!

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 06:43 PM UTC
Excellent build Jim. Very sharp work, on the dash.

Revell do make a '64 convertible.
jimb
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2020 - 01:21 AM UTC
Thanks, Jesper. No Best Model Car Parts on this one. Just gel pens & silver pencil.

I thought Revell Germany made the 64-1/2, but I might just have to go with the Tamiya Ford Mustang GT4 car. Don't have any modern race cars in my collection.

Jim