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Claude Thibodeau

1985 Thunderbird street machine

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Hi!

No street version of this particular TBird exist... therefore, Iacono Pro-Stock modified with 87 Turbo-coupe quarters blended in to replace widely radiused units to make it a "civilian" version. Boss 429 engine & tranny, with scratchbuilt injection system. Hidden front headlights to smooth-out the OEM front end. Testor's Diamond dust silver. Parts-box wheels. 

Hours of fun!

CT

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Looks very nice.

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Excellent build. What did you use for the injector stacks?

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Hi!

Thanks for the comments. 

The injector stacks are... shoelace eyelets! From Michael's Craft store. They come in many sizes and colors. Those were of the  "chromed" variety, tinted to simulate anodizing with Tamya's clear red. The body of each injector is made of a 1/8th " aluminium tube, slid inside a corresponding I'D' brass tube. The manifold is scratchbuilt. 

I forgot to indicate that the chassis and interior are also from Monogram's 1987 Turbo Coupe TBird. A shoe-in. 

CT

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Shoelace eyelets!  Who would have thought that?  Again, fantastic build.

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It looks great. You did a real nice job. 

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That is a cool Thunderbird. 

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I like the clean appearance of the body and paint. The induction parts for the engine are a great idea and I'm going to steal that for a future build. This would make a really cool daily driver. 

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Hi!

To Espo's point... These eyelets are avail in different sizes.

The TBird uses the smallest variety. The twin-carb on the following 29 roadster uses the large variety. The smaller version is also used as a frame-exiting exhaust outlet on the roadster and side outlet the GTX.

Many uses, as you can see...

CT

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Very nice!!

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very nice, clean build

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