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This is one the other buys from the LIARS show. I paid $30.00 for this one.  This was an updated original promo. Whoever had it before, updated the interior and chassis with that of AMT's latest 60 Ford kit.

I wanted to do this one in a different 2 tone. I went to Google images and found one, I think it added a lot to the final restoration. It's painted Testors Wimbledon White with a Flame Red top and matching interior. I got rid of all the custom stuff, added stock wheel covers, a set of period wide whites. and tinted the glass. I brought it back to the way I like it, Replica Stock.

Let me know how it looks.

Thanks

Al

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Looks terrific Al!

These '60 Edsel hardtops are very difficult to find.

The convertibles are every where, but the hard tops, not so much.

You did well @ $30.00.

Looks much better than when you got it, but then again, I'm a factory stock junkie like you! ^_^

 

Steve

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I like it  and $30 was a good buy.

And if the convertibles are everywhere ,,,I'll take another 1,,,,,or 2 or 3. I have an  unbuilt 1960 convertible in the box and I keep looking for a builder  that's  clean but all I find are ones with all the goofy custom stuff glued all over it. Regardless its probably going to be a while before I even think about starting it ,,,but I bought it to build not collect dust . so someday.

 

My 59 kit was also a near mint in the box kit ( its not anymore )

 

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Great looking redo. The Edsel was always an interesting vehicle.  

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And if the convertibles are everywhere ,,,I'll take another 1,,,,,or 2 or 3.

 

Sorry Bill, I didn't really mean that they were "everywhere".

But I will bet you dollars to doughnuts that you can find 10 convertibles, or more, for every hard top you find.

There's just not a lot of them out there.

 

Steve

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Wonderfully done Al. I really like it in white..

Agree!

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Mighty fine looking restoration.  That being said, those Edsel's were beyond ugly, especially the taillights.

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Mighty fine looking restoration.  That being said, those Edsel's were beyond ugly, especially the taillights.

I agree.

I always thought that they looked pretty nice in profile, but it's kind of like seeing a beautiful woman in profile & then having her turn & smile & you realize she's cross eyed & has no teeth in the front! :blink::D

 

Steve

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