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1/8 Scale 1980 Trans-Am

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I built this monster 8 years ago. I had to take the dust off it and give it a polish. Its no were near what I would do with it today, knowing what I know now. I wouldn't mind building another one if they weren't selling for 300.00 or so. I think I paid close to that then. It was a bidding war on E-Bay....It just about fit in my spray booth :huh:

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It sure is a beauty Matt!

Still kick myself for not picking up the version with the snow flake wheels, like these a lot.

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It sure is a beauty Matt!

Still kick myself for not picking up the version with the snow flake wheels, like these a lot.

Thanks Luc, The larger model kits are easier to work with.

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Wow, this is so nice!

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Thanks Luc, The larger model kits are easier to work with.

I'm sure you can get a set of the snowflake rims on here all a matter

of what someone wants in trade  good luck minus the wheels

looks like smokey and the bandit nice work

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Looks good, very nice

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Matt, that looks pretty good to me. If your skills as a builder have progressed, maybe a light resto/update is in order. But from the pics, it looks fantastic!!

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Brings back memories, I built that kit when it was brand new. I made the headlights work with mini model railroad bulbs and a battery pack in the trunk. I wish I had kept it, it got tossed like so many others.

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Look on eBay I bet what you paid for it new is less than what they sell on eBay

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Thanks Luc, The larger model kits are easier to work with.

That is one of the reasons I want to find a kit of it....plus I had one many years ago that got lost due to the tornado we had here in 2011.   Beautiful stunning build Matt...!!!

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Brings back memories, I built that kit when it was brand new. I made the headlights work with mini model railroad bulbs and a battery pack in the trunk. I wish I had kept it, it got tossed like so many others.

Same here, except I didn't have the 'lectric lights.

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Beautiful 'Bird Matt!

I had one of these too, but it got lost/damaged in a move. :(

Each time I see one of these on the 'Bay, I try to bid on it, but I get beat every time by a STAGGERING amount! One of these days though..............

What I REALLY want is the '79......those were the last of the big blocks, and I like the hood scoop better on that one.

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 I love that one. It brings back memories. I bought one of those when it was new, and built it right away. I still have it, even though it has not seen the light in over 25 years. I lost a side marker light from it, but otherwise it is still there. One day, I may reassemble it.

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Nice build Matt.

I still have mine.

Ken.

 

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Oh man, that brings back some memories!  I built one back in the '80s. I even installed light bulbs in the headlights.  That was a nice looking model!  The black plastic was so shiny and flawless that I didn't even paint it. Just applied the decals (just like on the real car).  But is was a very large model - I tossed it when I moved in early '90s. I wish I had it now (the kit or the 1:1 car). :)

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Nice build Matt.

I still have mine.

Ken.

 

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Ken.... That is beautiful....!!!

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