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The 55 Ford Fairbird (Thunderbird Prototype) is here!


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#1 JerryK

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 11:49 AM

Hi, All...

Here's something that's never been done before. The pic below is from the first 55 T-Bird ad published just before announcement day 10/22/54. Check out the kit at the Resin Realm.

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#2 SoCalCarCulture

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:50 PM

Jerry - you'll get a kick out of this...

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...shot at the end of the 2001 Hot Rod Power Tour.

#3 JerryK

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 01:45 AM

Thanks for posting that Dave. I've seen a few T-Birds so modified and they all wear that trim well. Thank GOD they never tried to two-tone it though, that would have been a bit much. :?

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 06:42 AM

Jerry - looking good! Is the "normal" 55 coming soon?

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 04:00 PM

Jerry - looking good! Is the "normal" 55 coming soon?


Larry, the "Production" 55 is being cast as we speak and I should have them available in 7 to 10 days.

By the way, thanks for the many mentions of the Resin Realm in your magazine. We appreciate all your help and hope we are providing needed and useful info to your readers.

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 10:55 AM

Larry, the "Production" 55 is being cast as we speak and I should have them available in 7 to 10 days.
By the way, thanks for the many mentions of the Resin Realm in your magazine. We appreciate all your help and hope we are providing needed and useful info to your readers.


Jerry, you are so very welcome. Keep on, as they used to say in the movies, "doing that voodoo that you do so well!" :D :D

I can't wait to see the stock Bird.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:10 PM

Was the stock '55 T-bird ever cast?  :unsure:



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:24 AM

I have seen a friction promo from back in the day,  other wise no.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:27 AM

I have seen a friction promo from back in the day,  other wise no.

 

It looks like both stock and Fairbird versions were done by Hendrix, as both are listed at Resin Realm.

 

55 FORD T-BIRD PRODUCTION VERSION

 

55 FORD FAIRBIRD (T-BIRD PROTOTYPE)

 

Is JerryK the proprietor of Hendrix?

 

 


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:14 AM

I'm going to have to check out Resin Realm.   The '55 Bird has been on my want list for many a year.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:04 PM

Will the '55 interior be correct?  The 55 looks like this:

 

int55redseat8.jpg

 

The '56 looks like this:

int56blu8.jpg

 

 

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:28 PM

I bought the stock kit back in 2008. It's a direct copy of the promo and was not warped. Here is the photos I took of the kit.

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It has the correct 55 interior and steering wheel. I have since had the bumpers and hubcaps chromed. My only complaint is the lack of the seam for the fender skirts. My example has a bit of a texture to it, and made the chrome difficult to smooth out.