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For something else mundane. Another 80;s turbo Ford

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  • Member since
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  • From: nottingham,england
For something else mundane. Another 80;s turbo Ford
Posted by arcturus on Friday, January 24, 2020 10:37 AM

This time, a Thunderbird. Yeah, I know red with gray interior isn't exciting, but I wanted to re-create the one I built 27 years ago. 
I was in my early teens , very excited to get this. I bought a rattle can from my local vehicle hardware shop , sprayed it, and it ate the plastic. Similar effect to vinyl. So it got sanded down, and poainted by hand with humbrol gloss red. I then added the body kit to it, and over time it looked more and more rough. So I scrapped it. 

Never had one since until about 2 years ago when I bought his one in a job lot of two, built up and unpainted along with the revell 91 T-bird which was also built up but painted. 

Unfortunately this had had it's windows glued in so tight, the glue had melted the roof on its contact points so the roof looked like it been in  a bad hail storm. I filled the dents with putty, masked off the windows, and decided to try round 2 , in building the T-bird how I wanted it 27 years ago.....but this time using a primer and some experience. 

 1987 Ford Thunderbird SC (Monogram)

 1987 Ford Thunderbird SC (Monogram) 

 1987 Ford Thunderbird SC (Monogram) 

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    January 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Friday, January 24, 2020 12:58 PM

What an incredible save! You are the master! I'm sure this one was especially satisfying. Thanks for sharing.  


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  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Friday, January 24, 2020 1:10 PM

Great looking rebuild!!.

"to love it ,is to live it"


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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, January 24, 2020 2:39 PM

Good save!  I took mine and rebuilt it with a Boss 429 in it instead of the turbo four.

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    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, January 24, 2020 5:15 PM
nice looking car

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Posted by Faust on Sunday, January 26, 2020 9:05 AM

I've built that kit, and it's actually a nice one to build.


I've always loved those cars, and I think you've done a great job on it!


Nice work!

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    July 2019
Posted by diamxion on Saturday, February 1, 2020 11:34 PM

Excellent Restoration and use of Skills aquired over the years . Beautiful replica .. I have the Monogram Porsche 904 I will have to build that way . Masked like you did , with the finished Inerior inside whie painting .. I am hesitating . You gave me hope :) "There's the keys?"    Thanx 

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  • From: the Netherlands
Posted by henri1 on Saturday, March 28, 2020 10:27 AM

Looks great!


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