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  1. Looks like I'm FINALLY starting to make it back to this. As you can see I missed the deadline by a long shot. I simply cannot believe that I've now been on this build for 6 frickin' MONTHS. Time to get this puppy moving forward towards the finish line. Moving on to the wheels..... Every now and then people in business will take the time to listen to a consumer and make necessary changes. I spoke with Eric Oberhofer at Round 2 at the beginning of September in regards to the AMT 67 Mustang Fastback issues. One of the issues involved the tires that came in the kit which were Firestone Super Sports tires instead of the Firestone Wide O Oval tires that were on the box top. He had mentioned that he was going to bring this issue up in the next board meeting. Meanwhile I had received a set of Wide O Oval decals from a friend of mine on the forums. After removing the Super Sports logos from the sides of the tires and had applied those, however, they looked too big and I was left scratching my head at what I was going to do next. I decided to go down to Hobby Lobby and purchase another kit and use the Super Sports tires...........BUT............when I opened the box of the newly purchased kit I found..........a set of Wide O Oval tires now in the box!!!!!! A BIG shout out goes to Eric and the Round 2 team involved in making this change. Before the change this is what came in the box.... and this is now what comes in the box. Here mounted on my newly painted & detailed wheels. This may not seem like a big deal to some but these tires look so much better than the others with just a lettering font size and different name on the tires to me.
  2. Sounds like you've recovered nicely from the mishap Oliver. Man.....that was a close one. lol
  3. Thanks James! I'm just glad to be on the road to finishing it all up. lol
  4. Thanks for the "likes" fellas. Looks like I'm finally on the road to finishing this thing. A bit late indeed but she'll be in the display case soon. Alright gang. Got the interior tub completed. Holes were drilled in the tops of the door panels at the rear of the doors where the door lock knobs while be installed later on near the end of the build.
  5. I've been away for a bit due to things in life but on my return I see this beautiful build still going on. You're really throwing everything at this build Oliver. Keep up the good work and I'll be more active on this thread.
  6. Alright gang. FINALLY back after a couple of months away. All I can say is WOW!!! Haven't been around a whole lot lately but I'm going to see this build through to the end. Had a personal setback that's been taking alot of my attention until this last week.Short version, our sons truck got hit right in front of our house by a hit and run driver a couple of months ago, found the car by running part numbers off of one of the many car parts that were left behind and now have an insurance claim against the hit and run drivers insurance. Just reached a settlement which replaced his truck with one pretty similar to the one he had. Mixed in with this is my own engine project for my truck that has been ongoing since the first of the year. Will be replacing my 383 Stroker engine with a Small Block Chevy 400 punched out to a 406. Will be going from 404hp to some where around the 500hp mark. Won't be the fastest thing around but it damn sure won't be the slowest either. Then you throw in the holidays. Great time of year but super busy. Anyways.....I'm back and will continue posting the progress here till I get to where I'm currently at with the build. I started out on the engine in which I like how the basic engine layout is done. A one piece engine block with a separate oil pan which is a good thing because there is less of a seam line going down the middle of the bellhousing, oil pan and down the front of the engine between the intake manifold and timing cover. In the foreground you'll see the two parts that I just CANNOT use. This aint no P-51 Mustang so out goes the four bladed prop and I'm still trying to figure out just what in the hell they were thinking in regards to the carburetor. Man..........c'mon Round 2. The distributor is also a little weird looking so I may switch that out as well. The one other issue that I have with the engine is that it doesn't have an oil filter. To me this was a big deal but may not be to some folks. But................there's nowhere to put it either because the engine mount bosses cover the exact area where the filter is supposed to go. Looks like that part will be skipped on this build. All of the engine parts needed cleaning up but the exhaust manifolds were the areas that needed the most. When cleaning these up with the X-acto blade you've gotta be careful because this plastic is REALLY soft. You can take off more than you want quicker than you're ready for if you're not careful. Just a heads up to anyone out there that wants to build this kit. Additionally, on the back side of the exhaust manifolds are what looks like casting protrusions towards the front of each manifold and they may very well be BUT......in test fitting the manifolds to the cylinder head with the head fitted onto the engine block these protrusions also serve as a standoff which steadies positions them about where they are supposed to be in relation to the manifold exhaust outlets. So...................I left em in place. Good news!! I found me some BONUS SHOTS of my old car!!!!! I'm currently doing a bathroom renovation to our master bathroom and needed some tools that were hidden away in the "house toolbox" by my wife. While looking for the tools I found a small plastic box with.......a whole load of pictures of my old blue Mustang PLUS a slew of negatives that I'll be taking to a photo developer here in town to have pictures printed up with. Frickin' SCORE!!!! Here are those missing pictures of my '69 Mach 1 351W in my '67 while it was under construction. Man.....I haven't seen these things in 10 years. Now.....what tha hell were they doing in the dang tool box for?
  7. Ok gang. FINALLY getting to a point to where I can hit the bench and get back onto the forums. Been working on the wheels while I'm waiting on my rear seat belts to arrive in the mail. Good LORD these wheels and wheel backings are thick. With the front and backs of the wheels installed on the tires it turns out that they are a mile too wide. Frickin' ridiculous!!! Here's the first wheel of the bunch and this is with the wheel backing sanded down. The wheel/ tire on the left has been given the proper treatment of the wheel face and wheel backing sanded down while the one on the right only has the wheel back sanded down and it shows ....... The difference in rim thickness. Sanded on the left.... It benefits the realism aspect on the wheel face too. With a black backing it'll show up better. Before:: and after: Every now and then people in business will take the time to listen to a consumer and make necessary changes. I spoke with Eric Oberhofer at Round 2 at the beginning of September in regards to the AMT 67 Mustang Fastback issues. One of the issues involved the tires that came in the kit which were Firestone Super Sports tires instead of the Firestone Wide O Oval tires that were on the box top. He had mentioned that he was going to bring this issue up in the next board meeting. Meanwhile I had received a set of Wide O Oval decals from a friend of mine on the forums. After removing the Super Sports logos from the sides of the tires and had applied those, however, they looked too big and I was left scratching my head at what I was going to do next. I decided to go down to Hobby Lobby and purchase another Mustang GT kit and use the Super Sports tires...........BUT............when I opened the box of the newly purchased kit I found..........a set of Wide O Oval tires now in the box!!!!!! A BIG shout out goes to Eric and the Round 2 team involved in making this change. To recap.....before the change these tires are what came in the box.... and this is now what comes in the box. Here mounted on my newly painted & detailed wheels. This may not seem like a big deal to some but these tires look so much better than the others with just a lettering font size and different name on the tires to me.
  8. Now THAT is frickin' crazy right there......but smart. GM has a TON of rolling chassis units right now just sitting there in outside storage waiting on computers/ modules so why not make money on these?? Gets some of the units moving and off of those storage lots.
  9. I can't imagine running around with that much under the hood on the streets. 500hp for me is pushing the limits but 1000+?? It would be nice just to have it though as it's enough to push 9's through the quarter.
  10. 'Preciate that James. I'll be getting to it fairly soon. Got a side gig that I've gotta finish first and then I'll jump right on it. Somewhere in the mix is a motor swap in my 1:1 scale truck. Coming out will be a Small Block 383 Stroker motor and going in will be a 406 Small Block. That right there is a project I've been putting together for a looooooooooooooooooong time. Thanks for your comments as well Spiny. I can't stand watching TV (outside of football) . I'll usually just turn the radio on and do what I do whether it be modeling or working on my truck.
  11. Thanks Tony. I was hoping it would make it too but I really had a good time building with everybody in the build. I'll be starting back up on it again soon and I'll keep steady on it after that and bring home a build that I've been loooong awaiting to build and one that I'll be happy with.
  12. Thank you guys for the comments. Haven't been around a whole lot lately and I know I missed the deadline and all but I'm going to see this build through to the end. Had a personal setback that's been taking alot of my attention as of late. Short version, our sons truck got hit right in front of our house by a hit and run driver a couple of weeks ago, found the car by running part numbers off of one of the many car parts that were left behind and now have an insurance claim against the hit and run drivers insurance. Currently reaching a settlement which hopefully will fix his truck. Mixed in with this is my own engine project for my truck that has been ongoing since the first of the year. Will be replacing my 383 Stroker engine with a Small Block Chevy 400 punched out to a 406. Will be going from 404hp to some where around the 500hp mark. Won't be the fastest thing around but it damn sure won't be the slowest either. lol In the meantime my build progress and forum time has been cut in half as a result of all of this stuff going on. Will be getting back in here and updating soon though fellas.
  13. LOL!! Yeah but Ford sure did hang alot of extra stuff on these cars that would add to the weight factor. lol Progress is still ongoing. Finished the center console and installed the shifter finally. This shifter is meant to replicate the Hurst shifter in my car. I used this shifter from car #2 , pictured below, in my 3rd car as a carryover. Nice short throw shifter it was. Not to worry about those ejector pin marks on the front floor they'll be covered up by floor mats. Managed to get the gear pattern on the shifter ball.
  14. Wow!! Nice work on that windshield!! Good looking car overall too. Brilliant work.
  15. Looking good so far MD. Try not to rush to meet the deadline and sacrifice the quality going forward. You've got some good time and work invested here.
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