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#1 FIREMODELMAN

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:05 PM

Here is the '78 Ford from Missing Link Resin. I built this car for my father, who at the time drove the 78 Ford for the Fairfield Twp police dept. Here in southwestern Ohio. I gave it to him this past Christmas, in a shadow box, that had a photo of me next to the real car , Christmas day 1977. 35 years in the making. Thanks for looking,Dave.

 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:38 PM

Very nice



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:26 PM

Nice job on that. A nice tribute to your dad.

 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:34 PM

Very sharp build. Nice detail. That was a very thoughtful gift.



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:23 PM

Great tribute!



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:16 AM

Wow! Great job replicating that car! :)



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:49 PM

What a fantastic looking vehicle. Boy, that resin body looks exactly right and you did a superb job.



#8 Tom Geiger

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:58 PM

Very cool.  My grandfather and father had a long line of LTDs / Crown Vics and that was one of them.  Very nice job on that cruiser for your dad!



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:46 PM

very nice !! clean build !



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:56 AM

Well done.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:58 AM

Sweet....got to build mine eventually.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:31 AM

Nice model.  Captured the beast quite well.

 

I once had to drive one of those reckless barges for a few weeks.  I still don't know what I did wrong to deserve that punishment!



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:39 AM

Super nice '78 LTD , FireModelMan !

 

Were these LTD's equipped with ( 335 Series ) 351 / 400 or the ( 385 Series ) 429 / 460 ?



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:55 AM

Very nicely done cop car! I like it a lot.



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:35 PM

Super nice '78 LTD , FireModelMan !

 

Were these LTD's equipped with ( 335 Series ) 351 / 400 or the ( 385 Series ) 429 / 460 ?

Thanks for the nice comments. They had 2 of these cars, bought from a surplus order from the Cleveland P.D. They had the 351's in them. Real TURDS according to my dad, didn't run worth a darn, for a police car anyway.

 

Nice model.  Captured the beast quite well.

 

I once had to drive one of those reckless barges for a few weeks.  I still don't know what I did wrong to deserve that punishment!

My dad felt the same way!



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

Thats cool and thoughtfull. I bet that was not cheep all told and well biult.

 

    I might have to get that car for my mom, why, you ask, she had a 77 looked just like this one with a 351-w and her genius

son jumped it about 4ft of the ground on a dare over some steep rail road tracks. Well after puting the 3 hub caps back on changing the oil pan and a mirroior all in one day I got back home with the folks none the wiser. Jump fowered to 2 years a go when one of my frinds brought it up to my mom, boy was she mad and for two weeks, dad just laffed. Maybe this woold make it up to her. Oh by the way the car pulled heavily to the left after that, I think thats why she got rid of it. Boy she liked that car.



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

Great idea, and a beautiful build. I'm saving up to get this kit from Missing Link now. 



#18 FIREMODELMAN

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:11 PM

Thank you for the nice comments guy's. Price wise, I paid $73.00 for what I got. I only bought the car, which comes with interior ,glass ,bumpers, head and tail lights, and a set of the clear domes he offers for the twinsonic light bar. I did not buy the frame base for the light bar, so TOTAL cost might be a little higher. I would FOR SURE buy this again, for a resin kit it went together very well and had crisp lines. FYI, You will need the 70 Ford a donor kit, but I do think other Ford kits might work as well. Happy Modeling, Dave. :D



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:23 AM

Nice tribute for your Dad Dave and as always, a clean detailed build! I have seen others you built for him, have you replicated all of his patrol cars or just certain ones?

 

Thanks for sharing and keep them coming!



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:29 AM

Very very nice.

 

I too drove one of these. Once. To tell the tuth, it was the only car I ever drove where I had to put the seat up a notch or two. I'm not that tall, but I normally drive with a seat all the way back. These were BIG whales.

 

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