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Only correct 57 Bird top molded. 
maybe Drag City does them. Thread around here discusses. Good hit. Blue rarer. My 2 are red. 

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5 hours ago, keyser said:

Only correct 57 Bird top molded. 
maybe Drag City does them. Thread around here discusses. Good hit. Blue rarer. My 2 are red. 

I found an assembled blue 57 Thunderbird, with box, at NNL West last year.

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Had a blue one when I was a kid back in 1967; have two blue ones now, one's clean and one's green:

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(The flash made it look white)

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Head-on with the full kit, from an old thread comparing the windshield frame angle.

 

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On 1/2/2021 at 9:04 PM, Tom Geiger said:

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Here’s a 64 Valiant I’ve been working on, with the Duster chassis under it. It will be a replica of a 64 Convertible I once owned. 
 

Duster chassis and engine bay do git well. Chassis needs to be shortened, look right ahead of the rear spring mount.

Tom....really promising start on this one.  Go, go, go!!!!!   TIM 

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On 1/18/2021 at 3:18 AM, Phirewriter said:

Those Craftsman/Custom JR T-Birds are nice, I've got a few...

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What a collection...a holy grail...no chance to find these rare things in germany...for me the old kits are a piece of art and culture...but maybe i´m crazy...;-)

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On 1/13/2021 at 3:06 PM, keyser said:

Only correct 57 Bird top molded. 
maybe Drag City does them. Thread around here discusses. Good hit. Blue rarer. My 2 are red. 

Drag City Casting does cast them. You are correct, the top in this kit is much better than the one in the full detail AMT kit.

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Somebody here has to be watching this one currently on eBay...already set up with a proper cowboy rake. ?

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