Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

CUSTOM 1993 Mustang SSP Coupe - now with IRS!

So I have been on a bit of a hiatus lately as my computer decided to get a virus and was unusable until today as I finally got it back!

Today I took some shots of my recently finished Mustang project and hope you guys like them. This is my second Matchbox SSP coupe build with the first being a clone of my actually Mustang Coupe in real-life. I went with a clean look on this and wanted to try to make a cowl hood along with giving it the look of having an IRS swap like I would want in real life if I was to build another one.

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In case you don’t know, here is what I started with:

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I wanted this car low with the really slick matchbox 5 spokes from the latest police BMW:

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I had to remove a TON of material from the inner fenders to get the wheels to stay as far outside as possible. Fenders are paper thin! After the stance was achieved I stripped the paint off and started work on the cowl hood and filling the roof gap

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I drilled a couple holes in the hood to give the JB weld something to grab onto.

Masked off and JB’d:

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After drying I took the dremel, files, and razors to it and got the look I was after.

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This is comparable to a 3” in real life.

Bondo on the hood and roof to smooth the JB

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I then went to paint the car black. I ended up painting it and stripping it 3 times and was just never satisfied with the paint thickness and consistency. I then went to look for something else and landed on a super awesome dark shadow grey which is a Ford color offered on Mustangs. Nailed it:

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I also decided to not paint the beltline trim black to keep it clean.

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After a few days of just sitting I put it back together and was happy that I did so to retain the glossy finish.

Now, the glamour shots! Note - this is not a stance car, just the look that an IRS handling car could have,

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It turns out that as soon as I finished the details my friends came over and noticed the car looked familiar. Then I realized that I unintentionally perfectly cloned my friends car he just got!

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Same color, wheels, wheel color, hood, interior color, and clear headlights. Seriously, completely on accident!!!

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To finish off, here are some shots next to the clone of my car for fun!

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That is all. Thanks for looking! In case you are interested, HERE is a link to my blue coupe build

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