Nice job and it reminded me of my first drives in a couple air cooled 911's. I have owned a few since though I don't own one now. I have never driven the water cooled cars but would like to one day. Thanks again for the nice pics and you did a great job.
You are correct and the 69 model year was the first year for the trim rings. I used a set of Scale Equipment Limited Magnum 500's on my 75 Roadrunner I built a few years ago and they were very realistic but I just checked on their sight and they don't seem to offer them anymore. Sad because like the 1:1 wheels they were a two piece item, I think. I am at work now but I will have to go home and take a shot of my Roadrunner's wheels as they were most realistic Magnum's I have seen.
I would assume MPC/AMT are not going to do decals that would be correct for an 80 Roadrunner. It would be nice if Keith Marks might put them together. I checked on his sight and it doesn't look like he is planning on it.