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#1 Steve_L

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 11:31 AM

These are pictures of a recently completed 1957 Thunderbird that I built for my daughter Stephanie. Because of her MS, she'll never walk again, much less drive, but she told me she always wanted a car just like this. I started with the AMT/Ertl kit and built it box stock without a lot of detail. The paint is Krylon X-Metals Red with Kilz Casual Colors clear coat. I polished the paint with LMG polishing pads and finished up with Meguires Scratch-X polish. I applied Bare Metal Foil to the trim and paint-detailed the interior. If this project brings a little joy into her life, I will consider it a success.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 12:55 PM

Steve, the paint is beautiful just like your daughter.
I know she will love the build simply because her daddy built if special for HER!

take care my friend,

Jairus

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 01:23 PM

If she is anything like my grandkids she will love it because YOU did it. Paintjob is fantastic.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 01:25 PM

Your a pretty darn good father Steve.......nice job..

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 06:18 AM

Hi ya Steve L ...

Geat job on a really classic T-Bird ... I'm sure your daughter will like it ... cause it comes from the heart! Thanks for sharing ... :lol:

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 07:55 AM

Man that is just really cool...the build and the thought :lol: