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1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster

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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster
Posted by mrmike on Monday, April 10, 2017 10:31 AM

This is my new project with the goal of having it completed for the Classic Plastic Model Club Exposition Club Challenge on Sunday October 8, 2017.  The Challenge this year is Convertibles (1937 or newer) in 1/24th or 1/25th scale.  I am building the AMT '62 TBird Sports Roadster this year.

I was originally thinking of building the TBird stock, but changed my mind and will build it slightly custom with Testors One Coat Lacquer White Lightning with a Model Master Insignia Red interior and a lowered suspension.

Fellow Club member and friend Paul A. has already scrutinized the body for flaws and has marked them in pencil.  Plus, I have been warned by Paul and streetrod about fitment issues between the body, interior, and the windshield frame and I shall do mockups repeatedly before painting to make sure that everything goes together as it should.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...mrmike!

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Monday, April 10, 2017 11:20 AM

That '62 "Bullet Bird" is a great lookin' car and I built a number of those kits back-in-the-day. Don't have any built ups left of that car, however I do have an unbuilt kit in my stash. Maybe someday I'll get to build it again. Lookin' foward to see your build on this sweet roadster.

High octane

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, April 10, 2017 12:57 PM
Very cool. I'll be watching this thread. A friend of mine had a '63 Coupe. Cool car. Good luck.

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:17 PM

Watch that rear bumper too. Try test fitting it before painting the body. Mine was a difficult fit issue on top of all the aformentioned fit issues

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:11 AM

Thanks guys!

justmike

Watch that rear bumper too. Try test fitting it before painting the body. Mine was a difficult fit issue on top of all the aformentioned fit issues

 

Thanks for the heads up Mike!  I'll check that as I proceed.

One of the things I am considering for this build is a chopped windshield ala Chip Foose's Speedbird.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...mrmike!

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