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Resin cast Fairmont Futura one step closer (pic of drag car body mock up)

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  • Member since
    September, 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 3:51 PM

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I want one of those as soon as they're ready! I have been DREAMING of building one!I came home from the hospital as a baby and have many, many happy memories in my parent's old '79 Fairmont Futura Ghia. (BTW does ANYONE know what he Ghia package was?) They gave it to my Grandmother to use in the 90's, with the strict instructions that it get returned to us when she no longer could use it, as I was going to be turning 16 soon, and I KNEW what that car was and I already was planning the 5.0 swap. Well, my uncle ended up trading it offfor a Ford Taurus. I have hated tauruses out of spite ever since.

 

 

 The ghia package was wide bodyside molding with partial wheel lip molding, front and rear bumper gaurds, stand up hood ornament, chrome belt and drip moldings, woodgrain trim on the dash, upgraded sound insulation, turbine wheel covers, and better door trim and seats. You still had to purchase the interior luxury group for the best seats, but on the Futura for less than other models. The last  two years of the car 1981 and 82 all Fairmonts became Futuras, as the Granda slid onto this chassis and took over this market. 1982 was only a 4 month run for the Fairmont. Axed in December..And Granada met the same fate in 82 as the little LTD came on the market for 83.

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

  • Member since
    September, 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Sunday, January 13, 2019 11:52 PM

If you are talking the 83-86 little LTD or Marquis dream on. The only sheet metal a Fairmont had in common with the LTD/Marquis was the doorskins for all 4 doors. Hoods were totally different, roof was steeper raked, fenders had more downward curve for aerodynamics as did the trunklid. When the LTD came on the scene the Fairmont was history already and the LTD didn't even use the same plants except one for assembly because it closed first for retooling. Other than doors and chassis and engine block the cars really shared not much. The Fairmont was a tin bucket compared to the LTD. Slam the doors on both and you will see what I mean. LTD had a lot of interior components from the 80-82 T-Bird, dash etc.

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

  • Member since
    November, 2018
Posted by harmonxjim33 on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:38 AM

Man I really wish I had the time for building those cool models. scary video games

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