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Yearone Bandit T/A--Back from the dead


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#1 slammedi'am

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:10 AM

I fell in love with this car when Yearone got done with it....Smokey and the Bandit was my favorite movie as a kid....Found the wheels on Ebay and finally got the kit...Im still doing research on the car and gonna try and get as close as I can on it....Here is the mock up on it..Ill be taking my time on this one

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#2 Johan020

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:55 AM

Wow i love it already , great looking wheels

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:59 AM

So far so great

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:20 AM

nice start!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

You have my attention, I'll be watching this build.

#6 slammedi'am

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:34 PM

Hopefully I will pick up some goodies for it this week so I can get started on it...Trying to get a few others out of the way

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

Same here,I will be watching this builted too.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

Nice! Looking forward to progress!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:30 AM

Wasn't the Smokey and the Bandit car a 77? Don't get me wrong I love how this car looks I'm just asking.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:06 AM

'77-78 is the exact same car, which I believe the kit he's using is the AMT '78 Trans Am.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:19 AM

Bandits car was a 77 Blackbirf Special with a lot of speed goodies!
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

maybe its because it doesn't have the nose on but it looked a lil older to me. Though my vision kinda sucks too....

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:10 PM

I'll be watching this, awesome project! And guys, to clear up any confusion, both the Year One T/A and the original SAB T/A were '77s, but the only visual difference is the grill....'77 had a honeycomb pattern, '78 had an "X" pattern.

This is the Year One T/A............

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And this is the "original" (clone) SAB T/A.......

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And yes, this one is being built correctly using the Revell kit which has Fisher T-Tops....the original (and the MPC/AMT kit) had Hurst T-tops.
Can't wait to see more!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

Nice build idea....I will be following this one. Do you have the link for the wheels? I need a set of those!!!!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

Do you have the link for the wheels? I need a set of those!!!!


I meant to ask that same question! Lol.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:07 PM

Here is a link to the wheels from Ebay....They were pretty clean wheels when I got them too.

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Ill get some pics up of what Ive got done so far....Got some goodies in ATL for it today

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

Got the grilles cut out on the bumper and in the headlights.Dont like the fog lights in the bumper on the real one so that will prob be the only thing I dont do exact....Started on the wheels some too....Hopefully this car will be done before the show in January in Chatt

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

And here are some pics of it that I have found so far

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:35 PM

very cool ride! love the wheels

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

Thanks for the link for the wheels. What tires did you use to fit those wheels?