Thanks guys. I hadn't realized it had been more than a year since I've updated this topic. I'll upload some more current pictures here soon. Lance, the idea of the air line around the walls is something I do intend to do, but i just haven't gotten around to it yet. I'll see what i can find as far as a larger compressor goes. I also like your suggestion of the fake doors. In the mean time for some more up-to-date pictures, some of the new details can be seen in the background here.
I was brought home in what is now my 90 Chevy Astro. When my mom told me I came home from the hospital as a newborn in it I couldn't let it be scrapped when it blew a head gasket. Then I had the option between rebuilding the body on it or mom's 01 century for my first car.Needless to say, the Astro won. It was the only vehicle I really ever rode in for the first 12 years of my life.
The only thing available is the 1/32 scale Lindberg kit you mention. It's fairly rare and has been said by some to be closer to an LTD than a Thunderbird. I feel your pain on the lack of a kit. I currently have a 78 Thunderbird for a project car, and would love to build a replica. For those like us, our only hope would be for Revell to do a tooling from one based on their new Starsky and Hutch Torino.
Here's my contribution. 1992 Mercury Cougar Base kit: RevellWheels and tires: 55 Ford F-100 (Monogram)Scratch built roll cagePaint: Blushed Dupli-Color Gloss Black for the body, Maroon for the interior, Gunmetal on the hood, and cheapo primer on the front bumper.Theme: Built out of an LKQ yard