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  1. I did one not long ago.  Hart's Parts makes a good conversion from AMT kits.  My grill got damaged, but it still looks good.   The decals I think were Phoenix, but I can't remember.  Over all the car came out good, but the tail lights will always be off.  The tail of a 71 is just too different from a 70 to do a good conversion.


    47610308442_476ba38cc0_k.jpgSAM_0599 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr


    46939150744_7db897ec05_k.jpgSAM_0601 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr

  2. 5 hours ago, randyc said:

    Could be the Danbury Mint version.   It's almost brown, actually burgundy.   And yes, the quality of these now is spotty.   Many are having big paint issues at this age.  I have that one as well.   Slight detail differences, maybe a little nicer trim, wheelcovers.  $20 is a good price.

    Might be.  But, it wasn't Burgundy; it was straight up chocolate.  If I didn't have it packed up from moving I'd take a picture, honestly, it looks black in pictures.  The paint looked good on it though.  Only issue was the door fit and one of the dagmars on the bumper was damaged.  I was shocked I got it for $20.  Most were $100 or more.

  3. The Lindburg kit wasn't too bad, but I always like to build my cars stock and the kit isn't stock.  I was lucky enough to find a stock hood at Hart's Parts.  Then, I found some decals from Fire-bird designs.  The model didn't come out looking too bad :


    40571189213_4bed60cba3_k.jpgSAM_0448 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr


    It's all in how you choose to build it.

  4. No, I found the tail lights a little tricky too.  My main problem though, was the hood fit.  Mine was just a hair too wide and had to be trimmed.  I got a second kit so i could try to build a Mach 1 from it next year.


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