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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Last Stance Check-12/14

Postby jeaton01 » Wed Dec 15, 2021 6:15 pm

I think we need a picture from further back, isn't the lens making the front tire look bigger than it is?
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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Last Stance Check-12/14

Postby mustang1989 » Sun Dec 19, 2021 10:49 am

Thanks you guys for the comments and input.

John: Actually the front tire is turned to the right just a tad giving the illusion that it's larger in diameter. It's all good bud.

As of now the nose to body fit is what's holding me up in moving forward in a timely fashion but this is a holy grail build of mine so I'll be taking my time with this one.

I've covered this in Declan's thread on his own 67 Mustang GT-350 ( which has the exact same issue). Actually all of these AMT kits (base 67 Fastback, GT-350 and the GT-500) have the exact same problem with the nose to body fit. A little TLC is all that's needed to fix the problem.

What I'll cover here that I didn't in Declan's thread is a focus on my car instead of his:

This is the NASTY join on the drivers side of the car.

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Sanding the same ALL THE WAY down from the top of the fender to the bottom on the leading edge helped the gap through out the top and bottom edges of the fender/ nose seam. Once that's straightened out I noticed that there was a slight interference fit issue behind the headlight on the nose piece so I took a small file and trued the area where the headlight bucket meets the leading edge of the fender called out as area #1 in the photo below. After that I trimmed out the area behind the headlight called out in area #2 in the same photo. These two mods seemed to help things out alot:

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another thing I did that seemed to help was that I used the back side of my X-Acto knife to carve some of the "meat" out from the drivers side front fender where the backside of the headlight bucket meets the fender from the inside here:

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Although the passenger side doesn't seem to have the alignment and fit issues that the drivers side does you can see the difference of what I had to cut down on the drivers side as compared to the same area shown here untouched that's on the passengers side.

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I'm still working through this issue with mine but I'm getting closer to the point that I can use a little filler in the gaps and sand it down some. You can see that the top of the headlight bucket is now flush with the fender at the top joint and the sides have cleaner join between the nose piece and the fender all the way down.

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This one area of the build is a true nightmare to overcome but a little lovin' will straighten it all out.
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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Fit Issues-12/19

Postby LyleW » Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:33 pm

You are the surgeon general of styrene!
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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Fit Issues-12/19

Postby BlackSheep214 » Sun Dec 19, 2021 5:28 pm

And I thought this was suppose to be a "relaxing" hobby.... :bored: :bored: :bored: :giggles: :giggles: :giggles:
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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Fit Issues-12/19

Postby Ceaser_Sa1ad » Sun Dec 19, 2021 5:33 pm

:giggles: :giggles: That's why I didn't bother fixing the gap on mine
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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Fit Issues-12/19

Postby mustang1989 » Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:15 pm

Thanks for the comments and the humor fellas.

It IS relaxing for me. I like trying to figure some of this stuff out. I will be writing to AMT again to see if they can rectify the fit issues as well.
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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Fit Issues-12/19

Postby Ceaser_Sa1ad » Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:22 pm

Good luck with writing to them! Put in a word from me :lol: "Unimpressed"
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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Fit Issues-12/19

Postby mustang1989 » Sun Dec 19, 2021 9:52 pm

I had pretty good luck when I spoke to them over the phone Declan. After telling them about the incorrect tires that were in the kits, they brought it up in the next meeting and now the kits all have the correct tires that are on the box top in the kits.

Honestly, these aren't bad kits but need a lil' lovin' to whip 'em into some decent shape. :wink:
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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Fit Issues-12/19

Postby Stuart » Mon Dec 20, 2021 6:14 am

It's looking awesome as ever Joe! :shoutout: :shoutout: :shoutout:

mustang1989 wrote:I had pretty good luck when I spoke to them over the phone Declan. After telling them about the incorrect tires that were in the kits, they brought it up in the next meeting and now the kits all have the correct tires that are on the box top in the kits.


I think how they managed that tyre issue is awesome, it just goes to show it's worth mentioning these things to them.
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Re: AMT '67 Mustang Fastback-Fit Issues-12/19

Postby Duke Maddog » Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:57 pm

Yeah, I wish more model companies have people you can talk to on the phone to bring things like this up, especially when they are willing to bring things up to get them fixed. E-mails can be skipped and/or deleted.
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