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April 2004
Volume 25

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Scale Auto magazine covers the entire model car hobby. Each issue provides you with expert how to tips to help you easily build and customize muscle cars, street rods, stock cars and more. You'll receive objective and accurate reviews to help you find models worth your time and money. Whether you're a builder or a collector, this magazine is for you!
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Features
New-Age Merc: Part II
By Mark S. Gustavson
Drivetrain, chassis, interior, and bodywork
pg. 22
24th annual NNL Nationals
By Andy Lilienthal
Mopar madness strikes Toledo
pg. 28
And the winners are …
By Jim Haught
"Be an author" contest results
pg. 33
Real Detail: 1964 1/2 Mustang
By Pat Covert
Up-close-and-personal with the original pony car
pg. 34
Setting the pace
By Marc Havican
1964 Indy 500 pace car buildup
pg. 38
40 Years of Mustang models
By Tim Boyd
Celebrating four decades of pony car kits
pg. 46
Spiced-up Celica
By Bob Downie
Building a custom tuner using the scale aftermarket
pg. 54
Realistic rotors
By Alex Kustov
Simple steps to make vented disc brakes
pg. 58
Sketchpad
By Brad Leisure
Modified Mustangs
pg. 74
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Charger wheels … Elusive AE86 … Finding a ’52 Ford
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Earnhardt Tribute Monte Carlo … Aoshima Toyota Hilux … Revell-Monogram Saleen Mustang plus three more reviews and new products
Tips and Tech
Instant roadbed … Simulated mud … Tip of the Month: Scratchbuilt leaf springs
Bench Racer
American road racers at LeMans
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Hungry? Call the Pork Boy!
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