Black Is Back

This week we have seen the return of The Onion fully painted back to the yard. We wasted no time starting the rebuild within the hour after we checked the checked the car over.

The shell has gone straight into Yogi’s workshop and the panels are safely stored out the way where they won’t get damaged until we need them.

In slightly less a week we have moved along at a rapid pace. The previous test fittings and adjustments that needed to be done before the paint has saved a huge amount of time and parts bolt straight into place.  We are now almost at a rolling shell stage, the rear axle is in, the front suspension is going back on.

Its worth pointing out here that the Spax shocks are in Red, That’s because we have had these made especially for Mustang Maniac. Nobody else has these shocks, they are custom-made and bespoke to us. Black and red? Oh yes!zinc,


The front springs and red shocks looks pretty damn cool as well.

Yogi has already got the brake master in place and has started his custom build, one-off, hand-made and bespoke brake pipes for this car. Remember that no two cars are the same when the bear does his thing with those brake pipes, there is always something unique somewhere.

The attention to the detail is now starting to show with the zinc plated parts and the Ford logo bolts.

Prep inside the car for the matting going in before the pedal assembly is fitted.

It wont be long before this little lady will be a rolling chassis, couple of days maybe.

Exciting times.

Lego Article

While we are on the subject on building things we have been sent some information about another Lego product. You may recall we built a mini Lego model a little while ago for the newer Mustang.

We even built a huge 1:18 scale part build model from DeAgostini, link here for the full build project.

Well, Lego have now gone back to the to the beginning of the Mustang DNA with their version of the 1967 Shelby.

Words from the Lego Site:

Discover the magic of an iconic 1960s American muscle car with the LEGO® Creator Ford Mustang, featuring dark-blue bodywork with white racing stripes, bonnet scoop, printed Mustang grille badge, GT emblems and 5-spoke rims with road-gripping tires.

Developed with input from Ford, this authentic replica comes with optional add-ons for customization, including a selection of license plates, supercharger, rear ducktail spoiler, beefy exhaust pipes, front chin spoiler and a nitrous oxide tank.

You can even adjust the lift of the rear axle for an extra-mean look! Remove the roof panel or open the doors and you have access to the detailed interior with handsome seats, radio, working steering and a mid-console gearshift.

Store items in the trunk or lift the hood to reveal a detailed big block 390 V8 engine with battery, hoses and air filter detailing.

This advanced building set has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience full of nostalgia and makes a great centerpiece for the home or office.

  • New-for-March-2019 special elements include 5-spoke rims, 2×8 brick with bow, 1×3 mustang logo tile, 2×4 bow with ‘GT’ Emblem.
  • Measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (34cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide.

This model doesn’t come cheap, weighing in at an eye watering $150. But, it could be a bit of fun to build it. Unfortunately we have our hands full with the real thing at the moment.

When we mentioned it to Yogi he simply said, I don’t need Lego with an instruction manual – I got The Onion, that’s Lego stuff for real men without an instruction manual!

(Didn’t he mean bears? Ed.) But he does have a good point! 😀

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6 Responses to Black Is Back

  1. The bear says:

    Wot a great project glad I played a small part in it 🤓

    Liked by 1 person

  2. OMG that car is gonna be automotive porn. 👍

    Liked by 1 person

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