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.
In case you don’t know, here is what I started with:
I wanted this car low with the really slick matchbox 5 spokes from the latest police BMW:
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
I drilled a couple holes in the hood to give the JB weld something to grab onto.
Masked off and JB’d:
After drying I took the dremel, files, and razors to it and got the look I was after.
This is comparable to a 3” in real life.
Bondo on the hood and roof to smooth the JB
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:
I also decided to not paint the beltline trim black to keep it clean.
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,
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!
Same color, wheels, wheel color, hood, interior color, and clear headlights. Seriously, completely on accident!!!
To finish off, here are some shots next to the clone of my car for fun!
That is all. Thanks for looking! In case you are interested, HERE is a link to my blue coupe build