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Posted By: Pete Rovero
Posted On: Thursday November 19, 2020 at 1:52 AM
 
Message:
1969 Mustang Sportsroof **PICS** Back in the fall of 1969 when I was a sophomore in high school
my friend's father bought her older sister, a senior, a new 1969 Mustang Sportsroof. I'd walk a short distance to her house to ride in that car to school, so cool to be seen in a new Mustang!
So, I decided to build a standard 1969 Mustang Sportsroof. My donor car was DM's 1969 Boss 429. I choose the Boss 9 because it was the only '69 Mustang diecast produced with the standard Sportsroof side scoops. The Boss 302 has smooth quarter panels with no scoops.

Stripped and ready for body work. Hood scoop, spoilers, and window louvers removed

Metal finishing the hood, not quite enough metal so it required a bit of filler.


Spot primed body work

Boss 429 engine and 4 speed tranny removed and replaced with a 1/24 scale Monogram Talladega kit's 428 with C6 automatic. Magnum 500s replaced with styled steel wheels from the same kit, and white wall tires were originally redlines from the yellow DM '69 Charger.

1969 Mustang Sportsroof in color code 4, Silver Jade Metallic

Rocker moldings made out of filed brass rod and then covered in BMF

Battery relocated to the engine compartment and spare tire put in its proper location. Unfortunately, when I was removing the foil Mustang lettering from the trunk I had a little problem. I was doing great until I got to the "N". It popped off the trunk lid, never to be seen again. It was probably a blessing, I'm not sure how I would've reattach them, although I would have liked to try...

Hard to see, but the 4-speed shifter was replaced with the t-handle automatic shifter

I still have a couple of things to finish up. Thanks for looking!

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1969 Mustang Sportsroof **PICS** Back in the fall of 1969 when I was a sophomore in high school by Pete Rovero #57711
that is stunning Pete! (EOM) by Geoff Jowett #57711.1
+1! (EOM) by Ralf Buyer #57711.1.1
A beauty! (EOM) by Frank Kocour #57711.2
Awesome! Nice workmanship! Very cool car! (EOM) by Tim Kubiak #57711.3
+1. (EOM) by Billy Collins #57711.3.1
Phenomenal work!! (EOM) by Tony Perrone #57711.4ModeratorZone Diplomat
That is an incredible model. A perfect color. (EOM) by John Merritt #57711.5
Great job! (EOM) by Ron Dietrich #57711.6
+1 (EOM) by Ira Gillispie #57711.6.1
Beautiful job Pete. When I attach photo-etch I use a dab of clear coat to apply them, let it dry by Gene Mills #57711.7
Thanks Gene for the info. I usually use super glue which can get messy. I'll give that a try. (EOM) by Pete Rovero #57711.7.1
Amazing work. by John Shamblin #57711.8
Thanks John. It usually takes between one and a half to four weeks, on and off. It depends on by Pete Rovero #57711.8.1
the work of a professional, great job! (EOM) by Galen Laird #57711.9
Outstanding work Pete....and your color choice/paint application couldn`t be more spot-on (EOM) by John Barry #57711.10
That's alot of work. (EOM) by Joe Libricz #57711.11
Great color, one of the best modified diecasts I have ever seen. by David Crowe #57711.12
Thanks David, and thanks for the link. I saved the seller and will check it out. (EOM) by Pete Rovero #57711.12.1
Thanks everyone, I appreciate your comments! (EOM) by Pete Rovero #57711.13
Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. (EOM) by Bob Jackman #57711.13.1
Pete, very nice work but I have one question.... by Dan Duma #57711.13.1.1
Pete, that's a homerun !! (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #57711.13.1.1.1
Thanks Steve! (EOM) by Pete Rovero #57711.13.1.1.1.1
Hi Dan. I metal finished the hood using a Dremel tool and finishing files to rough it out. by Pete Rovero #57711.13.1.1.2
Pete when removing script. How do you do it? I've always botched mine and have had to discard what I by Tom Ciryak #57711.14
Wow Tom, it's pretty tricky. I use a sharp hobby knife and slowly pry up around the edges of the by Pete Rovero #57711.14.1
So according to your pic it is one letter at a time. And with my bad eyes.... (EOM) by Tom Ciryak #57711.14.1.1




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