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1967 Ford Mustang Convertible including steering
Thank you for viewing, here is my WIP ,second moc. Its a 67 chopped and dropped highly tuned Mustang convertible.
About this creation


Having viewed literally hundreds of car mocs, i was wandering why so few feature working steering. I now know why....its difficult, and the smaller you go that difficulty increases. Dramatically. Being of a determined disposition, i was undaunted and some kind of steering was one of the features i was determined to incorporate.



I dislike the words, "it cant be done". Several weeks later, many hours of experimentation using a veritable host of parts, I cracked it. (its still hand of God) Nuff said, but the secret stays with me for now.(& Him)



I was in a quandary as to what to build, many of the quality builders on here seem to have built a Mustang, so i settled on it as a kind of benchmark for my own building skill and measure thereof...judged by your comments, so please if you have read this far take a minute to leave a quick word, be it good or negative.It will certainly help me for future builds. Thank you



This is still technically WIP, I'm waiting on parts,(pistons) which have had to be sourced from abroad, (only way of affording titanium forged) to complete the engine build. Until then you cannot see under the hood, (steering mechanism exposed).



In addition the earliest I could book a slot in the spray booth, is early next week, (non stock paint, special order!) so you will have to wait and see, but it wont be candy apple red or jade green, I think you can guess easily enough....



So welcome to my restoration project. This 1967 Ford Mustang convertible was rescued a few weeks ago from the salvage yard where it was a burned out hulk, more rust than metal. After being stripped down to the chassis, which was then shortened by 24cm. (it simply wouldn't have fitted into my garage otherwise.)



A sports suspension kit was fitted, dropping the ride height by 60mm. She runs on 19inch 7 spoke one off rims, with Pirelli P class rubber.



Power is provided by a twin turbo'd 5L V12, capable of producing 400 plus bhp, delivered by a 6 speed, quick shift transmission to a specially made dif, capable of handling the enormous torque produced by the power plant.



Stopping the brute are 6 pot caliper, drilled and vented Brembo's. The exhaust is a full 10cm twin bore Magnex stainless steel effort. All the body panels were replaced with carbon fibre copies, and the only addition is the spoiler, again custom built, to provide the extra down force to prevent takeoff!



The original Mustangs had quite sparse and frugal interiors, albeit leather, this look has been maintained to minimise weight, just the turbo boost gauges are extras on the dash. The original grille was salvaged, as were the lower front light mountings.



Sadly the rear light clusters were unsalvageable, but suitable alternatives were found from a later donor vehicle. The engine has such a voracious demand for oxygen,such that the lower bumper area had to be remodelled, to satisfy the demand. When the vehicle is completed its anticipated to run a sub 10 second quarter - comfortably, going on to a top speed circa 185mph, although being a flat top , not recommended unless your hair straighteners are on the blink!



To press this has been a challenging build, fitting the steering anchor points into 2 studs (width of front) and keeping the chassis rigid was a right B. The rear end had me scratching my head for a while, how to do a 3 light cluster. Hopefully I did ok. The majority if not all the 60s mustangs had this steady rising sloped back (exhaust area) So I had to learn to integrate building upside down to accommodate the sloped 1x3.Tricky.
Hoping to have the finished article completed in time for bonfire night. Then there will be fireworks! And please please comment!



Comments

 I like it 
  October 29, 2010
I second Dohoon's comment below. The back seems a little too short, but the tail lights are pure genius! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product!
 I made it 
  October 28, 2010
Quoting Dohoon Kim Nice! I really like the tail-lights! But I think you should make the back a bit longer, other than that great job!
Thats where i chopped the 1 stud length to get it into the garage! lol... Ill think about melting it back in (lol) for the finished beast....thanks for comms, i like the way you anchor the front bonnet on your 60s stang, building on side, gives the desired no studs showing...thanks
  October 28, 2010
Very happy!!
 I made it 
  October 28, 2010
Quoting Mattyy 666 I like the steering, the tail lights but I think there are two problems: 1. the interior is great but I think it should be in a different color then the exterior of the car, so you can see it better and to make it look more like a convertible 2. I don't really like blue frontlights I think normal ones would've been better, but that might just be my taste. Anyway keep these coming because overall it's very very good
See my comments eksewhere, this is genuinely WIP the finished interior is in 1 rarish colour for parts and the exterior too. I posted as the only 1x3 tiles free were light blue gray and there are a few required. I am hoping to post nov 5. Thank you for your comments though, appreciated. As for the light thing. they were supposed to be halogens, latest thing on the block round here, the finished one will be standard clear 1x1 rnd. Happy? I am, cheers!
 I made it 
  October 28, 2010
Thank you for your comments.Appreciated.I added the txt to enhance the pictures, I need to improve my photography skills,but there is indeed steering. i have 4 plates thick to mount the engine.(I truly am waiting for parts non uk based via bricklink) and the finished verdion will be in a different colour & interior. As for more, the M3 beemer is being plated and primed up right now, with steering naturally! Thanks again! Quoting David J. Wonderful job on this 'stang! I love that you've managed to fit in a steering system into it! It's one of the few cars at this scale that's got steering - I don't think I've ever seen one other than mine. But since you said you couldn't fit in an engine, the steering must have been quite thick. Overall though a wonderful job! Hope to see some more cars like this from you!
 I like it 
  October 28, 2010
Wonderful job on this 'stang! I love that you've managed to fit in a steering system into it! It's one of the few cars at this scale that's got steering - I don't think I've ever seen one other than mine. But since you said you couldn't fit in an engine, the steering must have been quite thick. Overall though a wonderful job! Hope to see some more cars like this from you!
 I like it 
  October 28, 2010
I like the steering, the tail lights but I think there are two problems: 1. the interior is great but I think it should be in a different color then the exterior of the car, so you can see it better and to make it look more like a convertible 2. I don't really like blue frontlights I think normal ones would've been better, but that might just be my taste. Anyway keep these coming because overall it's very very good
 I like it 
  October 28, 2010
Nice! I really like the tail-lights! But I think you should make the back a bit longer, other than that great job!
 
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