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dragmodels44

Rockford files 1977 firebird

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Really nice work so far. Your bodywork skills are amazing. 

Looking forward to more!

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Im loving this bird build....Hopefully Ill be able to find a 75 to make my old car from someday.

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Hey thanks, it was a challenge and I wanted to see how it would look, and so far I’m happy enough with it to continue. Hopefully I’ll  have paint on it tonight.  Someday maybe I’ll find a ‘74 and have both body styles.  More to come...

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Well... here’s the 3 colors I was bouncing around, then I found an article about the colors and came up with this ( see the pics ). My body shop is going to cross reference those paint codes to the brand they use, and I’ll go with the actual correct color used. Although, I would have leaned toward the pure gold colored spoon but photos are hard to tell sometimes as lighting changes everything.  It’s amazing as the spoons look different in the pic than they do as I look at them!

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The Inca gold looks particularly nice to me in your picture. Cool project!

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Well, its painted and cleared. I decided to go with Tamiya pure gold, probably more due to impatience, but I think it looks close enough. Here’s some pics right after paint and clear. Thanks for looking.

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Here’s an update on the paint. I wasn’t happy with the gloss, so I scuffed it and re-cleared it, then polished it out. Definitely looks better. 

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Man,that looks real good!!looking forward to more:)

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Looking good! I like the stance on the previous page

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I republished the body so I’ve  got it about as glossy as I can get it. I bare metal foiled it, I had to wing it for the window moldings as there was nothing left after all the sanding. All the painting is pretty much done. I found two sets of Rally II wheels and I’m glad I got them both as the chrome set is a little too big for the tires. The resin set fits better so I’m going with those. I went with dark tan for the interior. The colors look like a pretty good match. 

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It really looks great.  I wouldn't think Rockford's 'bird would be too glossy. :)

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ALMOST FINISHED!      Just wanted to add an update to the Rockford files firebird, I had to mock up the wheels/tires for now as I cant find wheel backs yet. Otherwise it’s pretty much done. I did it as a curbside but it looks decent. It’s one I’ve wanted to add for a long time. The correct license plate made it! Hope you like it. Thanks for looking.

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Is it weird that I hear the shows theme music when I look at this build? 

This is a very cool build! 

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Well, I just fixed a screw up that I cant believe I missed. I inadvertently painted the taillight covers silver, instead of body color. So I had to carefully repaint it while it was on the body. Unbelievable!

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This Firebird came out pretty! Love the simple body with out any garnish. Plain and smooth. The color looks fantastic. Like it all over.

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Thanks, I’m holding off mounting the wheels/tires until I can find a better set of whitewalls

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You are my hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks fantastic!!!!!!!!! LOVE that show and the car! 

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