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#1 Scottnkat

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:45 AM

Here is my build of Bill Elliott's Melling Ford Thunderbird.  This was the car he drove when I first noticed him, before he was known as, "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville".  The kit was an old one without a box or decals. The decals were old Slixx decals.  They were in terrible shape and disintegrated once they hit the water, so some of these had to be re-done by yours truly.  The "9" on the side of the car were a bit on the large side, but I can't print white, so I worked with it and made them fit. 

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#2 Silver Foxx

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 02:26 PM

Nice looking build , well done.



#3 PappyD340

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 02:30 PM

NICE build Scott!!  I started following Bill in 1976 when I saw him for the first time in the Carolina 500 at North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham, NC and followed him through his entire career.   :) 



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 03:59 PM

Another Fine build Scott. Love this one...



#5 o-man

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:17 PM

Great looking T-bird. I assume you lowered it some?



#6 bbowser

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:33 AM

I love this "squarebird" Scott!  Folks like the Elliots and the Mellings stuck it out through the lean years and were rewarded when Ford restyled the T-bird in 1983 and blew away the rest of the field.  Great model!



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 09:36 AM

Great job on Bill's squarebird. Well done.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:47 AM

Very nice "Square Bird" ............. beautiful work B)  B)



#9 james460

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:10 AM

nice job Scott. The paint layout for that car has kept me from ever trying that car. You nailed it.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:40 AM

Great looking build Scott !

He won his first race in a similar car at Riverside .



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:15 PM

Great car , great driver. 



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:55 PM

Very nice build