BUILD

This Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Eleanor Mustang partwork build-up can be purchased in two ways. In many countries, it is usually available for purchase directly at local newsagents. But, here in the US and a few other countries, it is only available by signing up for a monthly subscription service online at sites like Eaglemoss US. Therefore, everything here is based on the subscription version.

In just over 2 years, Eaglemoss delivers 110 ‘kits’ 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). You may be able to accelerate shipments to be more frequently, but you have to call Eaglemoss and request it.

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

The following kits are next to be built…

  • 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
  • Issue 17
    • Kit 63 – *Rear Trunk Hatch Cover, Rear Seat Back
    • Kit 64 – *Lower Right Rear Trim Panel
    • Kit 65 – *Upper Right Rear Trim Panel
    • Kit 66 – *Roll Bar, Heater Box
  • Issue 18
    • Kit 67 – *Seat Belts
    • Kit 68 – *Rear Seat
    • Kit 69 – *Trunk Platform
    • Kit 70 – *Tachometer, Steering Wheel/Column/Gear, Horn Switch
  • Issue 19
    • Kit 71 – *Trunk Floor Panel, Battery Top/Bottom/Terminals/Cable/Box/Cover
    • Kit 72 – *Gas Pipe, Trunk Front Panel
    • Kit 73 – *Nitrous Bottle/Valve/Hose, Trunk Side Panels
    • Kit 74 – *Radiator Rear/Grille, Engine Fan Clutch
  • Issue 20
    • Kit 75 – *Engine Fan/Shroud
    • Kit 76 – *Radiator Front/Top/Grille/Cap
    • Kit 77 – *Water Pump/Inlet, Power Steering Pump/Bracket
    • Kit 78 – *Radiator Hose, Alternator/Pulley, Engine Belts and Pulleys
  • Issue 21
    • Kit 79 – *Engine Switch, Right Engine Block, Starter, Right Exhaust Manifold
    • Kit 80 – *Radiator Bracket, Left Engine Block, Left Exhaust Manifold, Bell Housing Upper
    • Kit 81 – *Oil Filter, Engine Block Bottom, Oil Filler Tube/Cap, Hose
    • Kit 82 – *Oil Pan, Distributor with Spark Plug Wires, Ignition Solenoid
  • Issue 22
    • Kit 83 – *Right Engine Bay Panel, Front Right Shock Absorber
    • Kit 84 – *Firewall, Engine Hoses, Brake Master Cylinder
    • Kit 85 – *Left Engine Bay Panel, Speaker/Bracket, Front Left Shock Absorber
    • Kit 86 – *Strut Cross Braces, Battery Box
  • Issue 23
    • Kit 87 – *Wiring, Main Circuit Board, Water Tank
    • Kit 88 – *Front Left Fender
    • Kit 89 – *Front Engine Bay Panel
    • Kit 90 – *Front Right Fender
  • Issue 24
    • Kit 91 – *Main Body
    • Kit 92 – *Body Side Vents, Fuel Cap/Ring
    • Kit 93 – *Hood Hinges/Springs
    • Kit 94 – *Expansion Tanks/Pipes, Front Fascia Brackets, Hood Pins with Cables
  • Issue 25
    • Kit 95 – *Bumper Support, Wire Covers
    • Kit 96 – *Trunk Lid/Latch
    • Kit 97 – *Rear Body/Emblem/Catch, Trunk Hinges/Covers
    • Kit 98 – *Rear Left Taillight/Frame/LEDs
  • Issue 26
    • Kit 99 – *Rear Right Taillight/Frame/LEDs, Wire Clamps
    • Kit 100 – *Windshield
    • Kit 101 – *Windshield Frame, Windshield Wipers
    • Kit 102 – *Windshield Cowling, Engine Strut Bars/Frame
  • Issue 27
    • Kit 103 – *Rear Window
    • Kit 104 – *Rear Window Frame
    • Kit 105 – *Roof Liner
    • Kit 106 – *Upper Door Chrome Trims, Door Sills (with Door Installation)
  • Issue 28
    • Kit 107 – *Sun Visors, Rear View Mirror/Base (with Body to Chassis Installation)
    • Kit 108 – *Rear Valance, Reverse Lights/Lenses
    • Kit 109 – *Rear Bumper, License Plate
    • Kit 110 – *Side Valances, Exhaust Pipe Tips

Extension

With the completion of Kit 110, the Eleanor Mustang car build should be complete. However, Eaglemoss appears to be providing an optional extension of twenty (20) additional kits that build up a working garage lift to display the model on. If past history is any indication, these kits will be automatically shipped unless you tell Eaglemoss you do not want them:

  • Issue 29
    • Kit 111 –
    • Kit 112 –
    • Kit 113 –
    • Kit 114 –
  • Issue 30
    • Kit 115 –
    • Kit 116 –
    • Kit 117 –
    • Kit 118 –
  • Issue 31
    • Kit 119 –
    • Kit 120 –
    • Kit 121 –
    • Kit 122 –
  • Issue 32
    • Kit 123 –
    • Kit 124 –
    • Kit 125 –
    • Kit 126 –
  • Issue 33
    • Kit 127 –
    • Kit 128 –
    • Kit 129 –
    • Kit 130 –

* – The contents of these kits may vary. They will be updated when I discover the exact part names.