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#21 David G.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:53 PM

Nick,

I continue to see improvements in each of your builds. I'm sure I'll be able to see even more once the better pics from your new camera start showing up.

Keep up the good work!

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 10:38 PM

Dang Nick, she sure is coming along!

ive got two MPC 1/16 kits waiting to be built, I, Like you, will probably modify them alot.


To bad you couldnt get those snowflakes in a bigger size, then you could make the year one bandit.


http://www.yearone.c...ban3ut2_535.jpg

Are you going to use your black primer wiht alot of gloss clear paint on this build??




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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:42 AM

Dang Nick, she sure is coming along!

ive got two MPC 1/16 kits waiting to be built, I, Like you, will probably modify them alot.


To bad you couldnt get those snowflakes in a bigger size, then you could make the year one bandit.


http://www.yearone.c...ban3ut2_535.jpg

Are you going to use your black primer wiht alot of gloss clear paint on this build??




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to be honest I hate the year one bandit. But I appreciate the offer of a way to build it :wacko:

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 04:11 PM

I have the 10th Anniversary issue of this kit.....Still not built it

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:27 AM

I have the 10th Anniversary issue of this kit.....Still not built it

It's a fairly nice kit, You just gotta put some elbow grease into it. :D

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 02:16 PM

Today was research day the following VIN could be for this car

2W87TAV100301

2-General Motors: Pontiac Division
W-Trans Am
87-hardtop coupe
T-301-cid four-barrel Turbo V-8
A-Year: 1980
V-Assembly plant Van Nuys, California
100301-production number

Also the following is a price break down:

Model Number-2F
Style Number-W87
Body Type-2-door Hardtop Trans Am
Seating-4
Factory Price-$7179
Shipping Weight-3429
Production Total-50,898

Options:
Turbo 301-cid V-8 (Trans Am) $350
Limited slip differential $81
Power four-wheel disc brakes (Formula/Trans Am) $162
Heavy-duty battery $23
Heavy-duty alternator $51
Trans Am Special Edition with hatch roof $1443
Trans Am special performance package $481
Cruise control $116

Toal minus Freight, Licensing/registering and taxes, $9718

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:36 PM

did some more work,
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 05:56 PM

Jimmy STEP AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD AND BUILD SOMETHING! ;) The car is looking nice there Nick! :D

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 11:52 AM

Jimmy STEP AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD AND BUILD SOMETHING! B) The car is looking nice there Nick! B)

Thanks Steve.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 02:14 PM

Well rear brake lines, fule lines and rear suspension asembley.
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:07 PM

I did nickname this car Desperado so...................:
"Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
You been out ridin' fences for so long now
Oh, you're a hard one"

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 03:13 AM

Lookin' good! What kind of wire are you using for your brake & fuel lines?

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 10:24 AM

Hay Nick that is quite a improvement over your previous models. Nice work on the bottom. B) But may be you should go back to those doors like you did for the wheels. Glad to be help! Thanks Jimmy! :)

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 11:19 PM

Maybe i should just start sending you all my stuff taht needs to be detailed! ;)

keep at it and youll be one of the greats one day kiddo! :D




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Posted 07 November 2010 - 09:47 AM

Lookin' good! What kind of wire are you using for your brake & fuel lines?

Not sure David, found it underneath the clamps in my tool box.


Maybe i should just start sending you all my stuff taht needs to be detailed! ;)

keep at it and youll be one of the greats one day kiddo! :lol:




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Jeff, you'd never get them back :lol:

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:36 AM

I think I need to build Mine... Anyone have a set of the Gold "Fire Chicken" decals?? I'd like to build the copy of one I used to own....


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Posted 14 November 2010 - 07:08 AM

I think I need to build Mine... Anyone have a set of the Gold "Fire Chicken" decals?? I'd like to build the copy of one I used to own....

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Kevin, I don't want to overtake Nick's great work, but I just have to say I think this is the first T/A I've seen with a 4.9 Liter equipped with a Shaker! I love the later Snowflake wheels, too!

Also, by the way, you have to watch the decals for the hood on these year T/As. The non turbo and Shaker equipped cars use the bird that is on your 1:1, but if you look at the pic Nick posted in his second post in this thread of the box art of the kit, the Turbo bird is completely different. The non turbo bird looks to the passenger side of the hood and has a small flame coming out of the beak, but the Turbo bird faces the drivers side and a large flame that was designed to fit the turbo "bump" in the hood. Of course, the bird in the 10th Anniversary kit I seen you mention in an earlier post, is a unique bird to that car. That bird is called the "SuperBird", it is larger than the regular bird and the only bird ever put on a T/A to extend off the hood and onto the front fenders.

One last thing, then back to Nick's build, I have a set of birds that might work for your build of your 1:1, but they are for a 1/8 scale kit. If you can make your own decals or know someone who could do that for you, PM me and I will send you the scan I have of them. Of course, since they are for a 1/8 scale kit, they would also have to be resized to fit the 1/25 scale hood. A 1/25 scale T/A could park on the hood of my 1/8 scale kit! B)

Now back to Nick's regularly scheduled build! B)

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 07:45 AM

I think I need to build Mine... Anyone have a set of the Gold "Fire Chicken" decals?? I'd like to build the copy of one I used to own....


Right now no ones makes any decals for these cars, but I'm trying to get Keith Marks to do a '80 Turbo SE set.

only decals there are are:

1/16th scale: 10th Anniversary, Turbo SE

1/25th scale: 10th Anni, Pacecar, and a few others that are a bit harder to get.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 09:42 AM

That bird is called the "SuperBird", it is larger than the regular bird and the only bird ever put on a T/A to extend off the hood and onto the front fenders.
Now back to Nick's regularly scheduled build! :)



The 10th anniversary "Bird" went up the fenders into the door... I have pics...

BTW... Great work Nick

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 12:26 PM

The 10th anniversary "Bird" went up the fenders into the door... I have pics...

BTW... Great work Nick

Thanks Kevin.

Well guys as we speak the front suspension is drying, after the glue dries, I'll test fit it to the body for the zillioneth time and take a pic of the ride height and such.

Nick