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7th/8th generation thunderbird

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7th/8th generation thunderbird
Posted by AstroDad on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 11:41 AM

Hi all

Was there ever a non-NASCAR version of the 7th (77-79) or 8th (80-82) Thunderbird done in 1/24 or 1/25 in plastic, resin, or even diecast?

Thanks for any information.

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Posted by montelsc on Sunday, September 25, 2016 11:28 PM

only lindberg nice detail on the body but small scale though

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Posted by American185 on Saturday, December 17, 2016 12:13 PM

Unfortunately, no. The model companies are hooked on Mustangs and Camaros, and rehash them 25 times every two to three years. No decent Thunderbird kits have been released in well over a decade. Strange, since the 77-79 was the best selling Thunderbird of all time, and probably one of the most beautiful as well. But if it is not a Mustang, it won't get released.

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Posted by oldnslow on Friday, December 23, 2016 3:34 PM

Didn't Monogram offer a Nascar Bird 80-82 ?

Probably would take a lot of work to make it stock , but the best place to start.


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Posted by henri1 on Sunday, December 25, 2016 11:23 AM

I have once build a stock Tbird from that kit and it turned out firly well.

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Posted by henri1 on Sunday, December 25, 2016 11:44 AM

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Posted by chriscarrollogre on Monday, December 26, 2016 11:55 AM

beautiful work, henri1


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Posted by AstroDad on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 3:56 PM

Hi all, 

Nice looking build.  I am probably going to go this route as well.  May I ask what chasis and interior did you use to go from NASCAR to stock?  Did you take from some other kit with similar wheel base, or modify the NASCAR chasis?  Also, same question for the interior.  I have no fear of scratch building or 3D printing as needed, but hate to re-invent things that are already available.  



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Posted by henri1 on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 1:47 PM

I used a 82 Mustang kit from monogram and lengthented is lets say half an inch, I also used that kits interior and engine. In real lif they  did the same! With some tweaking and fidlling everything fits like as if it had to be that way! I used a pice of clear for the taillichts. I took a red permanent marker to turn it red and foiled the  back for more luster.  I should have taken mor care for the frontend. The NASCAR body is a litlle more narrow on the front and I schould have widened it to orignal specs but I saw that to late. So be warned. I am curious for Your results!  

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Posted by AstroDad on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 3:12 PM

Hi henri

Thanks for the great info, it is much appreciated.

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Posted by oldcarguy on Friday, January 06, 2017 11:13 AM


   There was , If I remember correctly a 1972 T-Bird done . I don't remember who , But , I do know it was 1/32 . I think it may have been Bandai .O.C.G.



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