BUILD

This 1:8 scale Eleanor Mustang partwork build-up used to be purchased in two ways. In many countries, it was usually available for purchase directly at local newsagents. But, here in the US and a few other countries, it was only available by signing up for a monthly subscription service online at the now-defunct Eaglemoss. Then, in January 2023, Fanhome resumed the subscription service. Everything here is based on the subscription version.

In just over 2 years, we are shipped 110 ‘kits’ (before the optional twenty extension kits noted below) that contain a few parts of the model along with magazine ‘issues’ containing the build instructions, images, and information about the Eleanor and Gone in Sixty Seconds films. These kits are technically released weekly, but after the introductory shipment of the first two, they are delivered in groups of four kits about every four weeks (at least here in the USA).

The subscription is perpetual and automatically charges your credit card every month when the kits ship.  If necessary, however, the subscription can be suspended or cancelled at any time. This subscription version includes some FREE gifts and some ‘extra cost’ Special Issues along the way, which I will include below.

I created this site to share my own build progress and hopefully offer hints and tips I discovered along the way. It is not intended to be a step-by-step replacement for the instructions, so please read the magazines carefully! Lastly, most of the parts appear to be very detailed, so I may only be painting a few things to be more accurate.

Below are links to the articles for my build:

2021


March 2021
  • Issue 1
    • Free Gift #1 – Poster
    • Kit 1 – Front Face, Headlights, Small Headlights, Fog Lights
    • Kit 2 – Tire, External Rim Ring, Central/Internal Rim Parts
May 2021
  • Issue 2
    • Free Gift #2 – Collector’s Binder
    • Kit 3 – Air Filter Bottom/Top/Mesh, Carburetors, Cylinder Head Covers, Oil Filler Cap, Intake Manifold
    • Kit 4 – Hood, Lower/Main Grilles, Lower Grille Headlights, Headlight LEDs
    • Kit 5 – Left Seatback Rear/Inner/Cushion
    • Kit 6 – Left Brake Disc Exterior/Interior, Left Suspension Knuckle, Left Brake Caliper, Center Cap
  • Issue 3
    • Free Gift #3 – License Plate
    • Kit 7 – Central/Internal Rim Parts
    • Kit 8 – Tire, External Rim Ring
    • Kit 9 – Right Brake Disc Exterior/Interior, Right Suspension Knuckle, Right Brake Caliper, Center Cap
    • Kit 10 – Left Door, Left Door Handle, Left Side Mirror/Holder/Sticker
June 2021
  • Issue 4
    • Kit 11 – Left Window, Door Hinge/Flange
    • Kit 12 – Left Door Inside Panel, Left Door Handle/Mechanism
    • Kit 13 – Left Door Trim/Kick Guard, Window Winder Handle
    • Kit 14 – Left Seat Bottom/Cushion
  • Issue 5
    • Free Gift #4 – Heated Travel Mug
    • Kit 15 – Right Door, Right Door Handle, Right Side Mirror/Holder/Sticker
    • Kit 16 – Right Window, Door Hinge/Flange
    • Kit 17 – Right Door Inside Panel, Right Door Handle/Mechanism
    • Kit 18 – Right Door Trim/Kick Guard, Window Winder Handle
July 2021
  • Issue 6
  • Issue 8
    • Kit 27 – Rear Axle 2, Springs
    • Kit 28 – Left Leaf Spring, Left Spring Front/Middle/Rear Holders, Pins
    • Kit 29 – Rear Left Brake Disc Exterior/Interior, Shock Absorber Piston/Cylinder/Holder, Left Brake Caliper, Pin
    • Kit 30 – Rear Left Central/Internal Rim Parts, Center Cap
August 2021
  • Issue 9
    • Kit 31 – Rear Left Tire, External Rim Ring
    • Kit 32 – Rear Left Wheel Housing Liner
    • Kit 33 – Right Leaf Spring, Right Spring Front/Middle/Rear Holders, Pin
    • Kit 34 – Rear Right Brake Disc Exterior/Interior, Shock Absorber Piston/Cylinder/Holder, Right Brake Caliper, Pin
  • Issue 10
    • Free Gift #5 – Display Base
    • Kit 35 – Rear Right Central/Internal Rim Parts, Center Cap
    • Kit 36 – Rear Right Tire, External Rim Ring
    • Kit 37 – Rear Right Wheel Housing Liner
    • Kit 38 – Middle Chassis 1
September 2021
October 2021
  • Issue 12
    • Kit 43 – Front Left/Right Wheel Housings
    • Kit 44 – Steering Rack, Center Link, Left Tie Rod
    • Kit 45 – Left/Right Anti-Sway Brackets, Pitman Arm, Steering Gear
    • Kit 46 – Anti-Sway Bars, Pins
  • Issue 13
    • Kit 47 – Top Control Arms, Control Arm Brackets/Shafts
    • Kit 48 – Left Exhaust Pipe
    • Kit 49 – Right Exhaust Pipe
    • Kit 50 – Front Floor, Gear Lever/Mounting Plate, Nitro Control Switch
  • Issue 14
    • Kit 51 – Front Floor Kick Panels, Pedals, Switch Housing, Brake Light Switch, Engine Sound Switch
    • Kit 52 – Dashboard, Fuse Box Cover
    • Kit 53 – Dashboard Frame/Trim, Gauge Glasses/Stickers, Gone in 60 Seconds Badge
    • Kit 54 – Glove Box/Door, Radio, Extinguisher Parts/Stickers
November 2021
  • Issue 15
    • Kit 55 – Rear Floor, Seat Belt Clips, Seat Belt Driver/Passenger
    • Kit 56 – Floor Mats
    • Kit 57 – Rear Seat Base
    • Kit 58 – Rear Luggage Platform

2022


January 2022

In July 2022, Eaglemoss declared bankruptcy and basically disappeared overnight. This left me and many other builders with unfinished models and no sign that we would ever be able to finish them. With Fanhome’s resurrection of this Eleanor subscription in 2023, I was able to finish the model.

2023


May 2023
  • Issue 16
    • Kit 59 – Lower Left Rear Trim Panel, Rear Seat Back Latch, Courtesy Light
    • Kit 60 – Upper Left Rear Trim Panel, Ventilation Grille
    • Kit 61 – Trunk Partition Panel
    • Kit 62 – Rear Folding Panel/Hinge
June 2023
  • Issue 17
    • Kit 63 – Rear Seat Back, Rear Seat Back Panel
    • Kit 64 – Lower Right Rear Trim Panel, Rear Seat Back Latch, Courtesy Light
    • Kit 65 – Upper Right Rear Trim Panel, Ventilation Grille
    • Kit 66 – Roll Bar, Heater Box
July 2023
  • Issue 18
    • Kit 67 – Seat Belts, Seat Belt Reels
    • Kit 68 – Rear Seat Cushions
    • Kit 69 – Deck Base/Carpet, Seat Back Locks
    • Kit 70 – Steering Wheel/Column/Cowl/Pinion/Bracket, Tachometer, Horn Switch
August 2023
  • Issue 19
    • Kit 71 – Trunk Floor, Battery Box/Cover, Battery Top/Body/Terminals/Cable
    • Kit 72 – Rear Bulkhead, Fuel Tube
    • Kit 73 – Trunk Side Panels, Nitrous Tank/Outlet Valve/Hose
    • Kit 74 – Radiator Honeycomb/Grille Mesh, Fan Motor
September 2023
  • Issue 20
    • Kit 75 – Fan Housing/Blades
    • Kit 76 – Radiator Front Mesh/Front Honeycomb/Top/Cap
    • Kit 77 – Timing Cover/Bracket, Power Steering Pump/Bracket, Small Stopper
    • Kit 78 – Alternator/Cover, Engine Pulleys and Belt, Radiator Hoses
October 2023
  • Issue 21
    • Kit 79 – Right Engine Block/Exhaust Manifold, Gas Filter, Main Power Switch/Holder
    • Kit 80 – Left Engine Block/Exhaust Manifold, Gearbox Top Housing, Radiator Bracket
    • Kit 81 – Engine Breather Tube, Crankcase Cover, Oil Filter, Pressure Sensor, Oil Filler Tube/Cap
    • Kit 82 – Oil Pan Cover, Ignition Distributor with Wires, Ignition Coil with Wires
November 2023
  • Issue 22
    • Kit 83 – Right Side Engine Bulkhead, Shock Absorber Piston/Cylinder/Pin/Spring
    • Kit 84 – Firewall, Brake Booster/Master Cylinder/Fluid Reservoir/Fluid Line/Cap
    • Kit 85 – Left Side Engine Bulkhead, Speaker/Bracket, Shock Absorber Piston/Cylinder/Pin/Spring
    • Kit 86 – Strut Brace Bar/Supports/Fixing Plates, Battery Box
December 2023
  • Issue 23
    • Kit 87 – PCB, Windshield Washer Reservoir, Wires
    • Kit 88 – Front Left Fender
    • Kit 89 – Chassis Front Support Panel
    • Kit 90 – Front Right Fender

2024


January 2024
  • Issue 24
    • Kit 91 – Main Body Shell
    • Kit 92 – Upper Air Scoops, Lower Air Scoops, Gas Cap/Base
    • Kit 93 – Hood Hinges/Springs/Guides/Brackets
    • Kit 94 – Windshield Washer Pump/Piping/Connector/Tank Filler, Hood Locking Pins/Brackets
February 2024
  • Issue 25
    • Kit 95 – Front Nose Support, Wiring Tabs
    • Kit 96 – Trunk Lid/Lock Striker
    • Kit 97 – Tail Panel, Trunk Hinges/Flanges/Lid Latch, “E” Plate
    • Kit 98 – Left LEDs Cover, Left Tail Light LEDs/Lens
March 2024
  • Issue 26
    • Kit 99 – Right LEDs Cover, Right Tail Light LEDs/Lens, Wiring Tabs
    • Kit 100 – Windshield
    • Kit 101 – Windshield Frame, Windshield Wipers
    • Kit 102 – Hood Ventilation Panel, Strut Rods/Fixing Plate

The following kits are next to be built…

  • Issue 27
    • Kit 103 – Rear Window
    • Kit 104 – Rear Window Frame
    • Kit 105 – Headliner
    • Kit 106 – Door Trim, Sill Guards (with Door Installation)
  • Issue 28
    • Kit 107 – Sun Visors, Rear-view Mirror/Bracket (includes Body to Chassis Installation)
    • Kit 108 – Rear Body Valance, Rear Reversing Lights/Lenses
    • Kit 109 – Rear Bumper, License Plate
    • Kit 110 – Side Skirt Kits, Left/Right Side Tail Pipe Trim, Rear Right Column/Foot

Extension

With arrival of Kit 110, the build of our Eleanor Mustang car model is complete. However, it also begins the optional extension of twenty (20) additional kits that build-up a working 1:8 scale four-post lift to display the model on.

NOTE: These kits will be automatically charged and shipped unless you contact Fanhome in advance and give them notice you do not them.

“The lift is constructed from high-quality die-cast metal, while the adjustable ramps – which feature anti-slip plates – enable Eleanor to be raised into several positions. Four small LED lights on the corners of the ramps add a realistic garage workshop touch, while the ends of the ramps can be lowered or raised to enable Eleanor to be “driven” on and off the lift.”

  • Length: 27 in. (68.5 cm)
  • Width: 14.3 in. (36.2 cm)
  • Height: 11.5 in. (29.2 cm)
  • Load Capacity: 33 lbs. (15 kg)
  • Issue 29
    • Kit 111 – Lock Rail, Hydraulic Fluid Tank, Hydraulic Fluid Pump/Mounting Plate
    • Kit 112 – Rear Crossbeam, Ramp Clips
    • Kit 113 – Right Ramp/Fixing Plate, Rolling Jack Saddle/Chassis Supports
    • Kit 114 – Right Runway Rear Part, Lock Cover/Spring/Release Part/Mount, Slip Plate
  • Issue 30
    • Kit 115 – Rear Left Column/Foot
    • Kit 116 – Lock Rail, Left Ramp/Fixing Part
    • Kit 117 – Left Runway Rear Part, Slip Plate, Rolling Jack Main/Bottom/Locks, Spring
    • Kit 118 – Left Runway Front Part, Slip Plate, Lock, Spring
  • Issue 31
    • Kit 119 – Front Crossbeam, Wheel Blocks
    • Kit 120 – Front Left Column/Foot
    • Kit 121 – Lock Rail, Rolling Jack Chassis Support/Saddle
    • Kit 122 – Rolling Jack Main/Bottom/Locks, Spring
  • Issue 32
    • Kit 123 – Right Runway Front Part, Slip Plate
    • Kit 124 – Front Right Column/Foot
    • Kit 125 – Lock Rail, Lock Release/Mount, Platform Locks, Springs
    • Kit 126 – Rolling Jack Sliding Rails
  • Issue 33
    • Kit 127 – Rolling Jack Sliding Rails
    • Kit 128 – Left Battery Box, LEDs + Wire, Light Reflectors/Lenses, Wire Clips
    • Kit 129 – Rolling Jack Sliding Rails
    • Kit 130 – Right Battery Box, LEDs + Wire, Light Reflectors/Lenses, Wire Clips