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Bill Newcomer (musclecarfan)


Boss 351 Mustang (1973 labeled as a 1971)

My diorama is nearly finished so I wanted to get back to building cars. I picked the easiest one in my inventory. A Testors metal pre-painted Boss 351 in my favorite color combo. The instructions and grille says it is a 1971. Everything else about it says it is a 1973. Calling this one done.

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5 | 20. August, 03:48
Bill Newcomer
Getting back to cars after the diorama. Picked an easy one. Going to change the interior to white/black. I am on the fence about the wheels and tires. I am kind of partial to the Magnum 500s. Follow along if you wish.
20. August, 03:52
20. August, 04:29
Bill Newcomer
Thanks Bob! I do like the 2nd option. However, the kit ones are starting to grow on me now that I have detailed them. This is the style:
20. August, 05:45
Bob Hall
Never did like the Sand dollar hub caps but It is unique look.
20. August, 05:59
Bill Newcomer
Sand dollar, a very accurate description. I do like that they are very unique and I don't think they would look appropriate on any other car. I still may change my mind though. The tires are pad printed BFGs with Goodyear Polyglass bias ply tread. Looks kinda weird since I know what BFG tread pattern looks like.
20. August, 06:46
Bill Newcomer
Making slow but steady progress. Pulled off the 'wrong' pad printed BFG tires with the Goodyear tread. Replaced them with the proper Goodyears. Lettering done with white Gelly Roll pen. Used my backer rod trick to keep the "air" in the tires since there are no rim lips for the tire beads.
5. September, 00:09
Bill Newcomer
Got the black and white interior conversion finished. Detailed dash with new fine tip brush and a little Molotow chrome.
6. September, 06:07
Bob Hall
Sweet Looking !
6. September, 06:58
Bill Newcomer
Thanks Bob, Just started on 3 more Mustangs yesterday.
6. September, 23:58
Bob Hall
7. September, 04:34
Bill Newcomer
Approaching the finish line. Finished the very simple chassis.
10. September, 05:18
Bill Newcomer
Calling this one done. Struggled with getting Testors red tube glue to actually join the (apperently NOT styrene) plastic parts. Had to resort to other adhesives. Had to pull it apart a few times to get the rear axle to settle low enough. Took longer than I thought it would but I added more detail than I originally planned. Comments welcome.
14. September, 22:49
Nigel Chapman
Looks good. Like the engine
14. September, 23:32
Bill Newcomer
Thanks Nigel. The kit actually came with a pre-drilled distributor and the yellow wires. The holes in the heads needed some opening though.
15. September, 04:00
James C
Great looking Mustang and a nice finish you've achieved on the paintwork and chrome as well Bill.
15. September, 04:38
it looks really good, and with the background of your fantastic garage, truly amazing :)
15. September, 05:51
Bill Newcomer
James, Thank you but I cannot take credit for the finish. It was pre-painted. It is in my favorite color combo for this generation of Mustang.
15. September, 17:30
Bill Newcomer
Spanjaard, Thank you.
15. September, 17:31
Tim Heimer
Looks good! Nice work!
18. September, 12:07
Bill Newcomer
I almost forgot the exhaust tips.
21. September, 00:39

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