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Grandé model cars?
#1
Hey Folks,

Have any of you ever seen a scale model 7123 Grandé for sale anywhere? It's hard enough finding a Mach but Grandé's I think simply don't exist? I'm hoping somebody can prove me wrong here...

Cheers,
Vincent.
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#2
That's like find a scale model of a 1970 Mustang Coupe... but I do have these:

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Motorized!!
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Thanks

Tim
Tucson, Az
1973 SportsRoof
351C bored .040
Crank .020  and Stock cam
Flattop pistons
Edelbrock 4bbl CARB 800 CFM ELEC CHOKE
Edelbrock Performer 2750 Intake Manifold

[Image: NewPrimedHood_zpsw2jaj0cu.jpg]
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#3
I've recently gotten back into scale model building... well, more like I've made a list and started collecting some of the kits I want to build, that is (there are a LOT, I must say).

I've found several '71-'73 Mach 1 & Boss 351 kits, in both die-cast metal and plastic. Unfortunately, I don't believe there are any coupe or 'vert kits out there.

My intension is to get enough kits to build several versions of my car (from the factory, "rusty pile" as I purchased it, restoration in-progress diorama, and as it sits now), along with some other versions... one of them being a 'vert. I think building a 'vert would be the easiest based on the fastback kits out there. It'll take a lot of work and fabrication... but cutting off the roof, trimming down the trunk & quarters, and fabricating a new rear deck shouldn't make too much trouble.

Once the rear deck/trunk is established, make a coupe should be possible... getting the roof, quarter windows, rear glass, and 'buttresses' to look right would be the tough part - I don't know if it would be worth it to attempt to get the taller roofline correct, but it might look weird if it's not done.

All of this is still a long way off for me - I have WAY too many things going on in my spare time right now to sit down and burn so much time working on model kits. Once I get my garage, shop, and storage situation taken care of, I'll have a permanent place set aside for this (an airbrush station and scale model "paint booth," if you will), and would hopefully start burning through the kits shortly after.

I've been checking on ebay. There are plenty of kits out there - some of the more rare and detailed kits can get expensive (I paid over $100 for a new-in-the-box Japanese 1/12th 1971 Mach 1 with a 1/25th scale version included - Doyusha Vanishing Mach 1... which I recently have seen as high as $250). There are also people selling pieces, parts, partial kits, entire lots of leftover parts, wheels, engines, etc., along with completed 'glue-bomb' kits... which can be salvaged and made to look nice as well - perfect candidates for the extensive modifications needed for a coupe and/or 'vert.

Sorry for the novel - I just really love scale models. It was the only way I could afford having a cool car (or a car in general) back in the day when I was a kid.

Eric

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#4
Vinnie;280293 Wrote:Hey Folks,

Have any of you ever seen a scale model 7123 Grandé for sale anywhere? It's hard enough finding a Mach but Grandé's I think simply don't exist? I'm hoping somebody can prove me wrong here...

Cheers,
Vincent.

Hope this works, Motor City Resin Casters. Body's only!
http://www.motorcityresincasters.com/72M...deBase.htm

Paint Horse for show
Quarter Horse for racing
Haflinger Horse for pullin".
72 Mustang for all the above.
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#5
You Sir, are The Man! thumb

I was also thinking that maybe someone might've come up with a resin kit body for the coupe. This bodes well for my 'vert projects.

Thanks!! goodpost

Eric

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#6
Thanks so much for for posting that - I've now been poking around on various resin kit sites, and here's the elusive '70 Coupe as well.

http://www.banditresins.com/70mustang.html

Along with all the other '71-'73 Coupe bodies at the site buster2win posted above:

http://www.motorcityresincasters.com/71M...deBase.htm
http://www.motorcityresincasters.com/72M...deBase.htm
http://www.motorcityresincasters.com/71M...1Coupe.htm
http://www.motorcityresincasters.com/72M...Spirit.htm
http://www.motorcityresincasters.com/73MustangCoupe.htm

This is fun - glad my boss is off today. rofl

Eric

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#7
That's is awesome!!!


Mister 4x4;280344 Wrote:Thanks so much for for posting that - I've now been poking around on various resin kit sites, and here's the elusive '70 Coupe as well.

http://www.banditresins.com/70mustang.html

Along with all the other '71-'73 Coupe bodies at the site buster2win posted above:

http://www.motorcityresincasters.com/71M...deBase.htm
http://www.motorcityresincasters.com/72M...deBase.htm
http://www.motorcityresincasters.com/71M...1Coupe.htm
http://www.motorcityresincasters.com/72M...Spirit.htm
http://www.motorcityresincasters.com/73MustangCoupe.htm

This is fun - glad my boss is off today. rofl

Thanks

Tim
Tucson, Az
1973 SportsRoof
351C bored .040
Crank .020  and Stock cam
Flattop pistons
Edelbrock 4bbl CARB 800 CFM ELEC CHOKE
Edelbrock Performer 2750 Intake Manifold

[Image: NewPrimedHood_zpsw2jaj0cu.jpg]
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#8
buster2win;280339 Wrote:Hope this works, Motor City Resin Casters. Body's only!
http://www.motorcityresincasters.com/72M...deBase.htm

You sir, just earned your first 2 rep. points! That is so cool! Thank you for that link! I gotta get me some 73 coupe castings now :-)
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#9
goodpost

As for the70 Hardtop:

http://www.banditresins.com/70mustang.html


.jpg   1970 Grande or Hardtop resin.JPG (Size: 39.67 KB / Downloads: 64)

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#10
I picked this up a couple of weeks ago, a great match for my Boss.

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