- Jul 17, 2020
AMT's 88GT Mustang
Revell's '90LX Mustang
Part of the reason I quit building years ago, was that there were no kits for cars manufactured after 1972. I was walking through a hobby store recently, and I was pleased to find G body, Full-Size GM cars, later Ford, GMC/Chev and Dodge trucks. Finally! Cars that I've owned are kits that I can build! Completely renewed my vigor for the hobby.
I don't know anyone who hasn't wanted one of these lightweight missile Mustangs. The "Fox" Platform ran across a few intermediate Ford models, so parts are extremely plentiful and lots of powertrain options were available. They're cheap, they're everywhere, and the aftermarket is literally endless so they make for very obtainable "Corvette Killers."
Although the tooling is different on these two kits they're similar enough to have some fun. My plan is to re-street the LX into the Notchback Coupe I've always wanted. The 88GT will be transformed into the ragged out, beater street/strip car, you'll find listed on craigslist all day, and the guy swears it's worth every bit of $5500.
I need to pick up some colors for the bodies tomorrow. Playing with the idea of 60's GT350 wheels, from my parts stash, on the notch. Also, I realized I need a better camera....