1979 Ford LTD II Police car project, early stages.http://images20.fotki.com/v68 http://images57.fotki.com/v28 http://images52.fotki.com/v73
Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:31 PM
The Monaco Police car will eventualy be a Nevada Highway patrol car in "slick top" configuration. The interior of this car will be light blue not the tan shown right now...this model was a old paint test body that I had laying around, striped the old layers of paint and fix it as best as I could and repaint it in the Nevada H.W. colors...still have to polish the paint and work and fix other details, but I like the results so far....and yes...I will convert the front grille to a FURY version as the real car I chose to model.
Thanks for looking and hope you like them!!
Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:50 PM
Nice fabrication, Fred.
How much arm-twisting would it take to get you to have someone cast it? I'd buy one simply for something totally different.
This might help you with some details.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:23 PM
Once more thanks for the kind words and visual info. links,greatly appreciated.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:22 PM
You've really captured the lines and dimensions of the LTD II well, following this one for sure.
Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:20 PM
I'd be in for a resin copy! I had a '78 LTD II and put over 200,000 miles on it before selling it as a good running car. The guy who bought it never asked about mileage so he probably thought it had 100,000 on it. I saw it on the road a few years later.
The best part about having this car was that the New Jersey State Police used them. I could cruise up the Parkway in the fast lane and everyone would get out of my way!
Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:20 PM
I had a 75 LTD, drove the snot out of it, took it from Iowa to Phoenix, AZ, with no airconditioning! Three days after getting there...it caught on fire!!! Oh yeah, I only paid $150 for it!! Got my money out of it!! I actually miss that boat!
Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:35 PM
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:40 PM
Looks good,alot of time and effort.but when finish you are going to have a real nice model.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:36 PM
This is turning out awesome! You are very talented. Nailed the look of the car perfectly. I would buy a resin as well, but I can understand your concerns with casting it. Can't wait to see it "under glass"!