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Mild Custom '57 T-Bird


JollySipper
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Here it is Guys, my mild custom '57 Thunderbird from the AMT kit. We really need a modern tool of this subject.

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The frame for the front glass wasn't anywhere near fitting to the glass, so I just left the windshield "speedster" style.

Thanks to those that followed the short WIP I did on this, and feel free to comment!

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NIce rendition of this old bird, Timothy. Your comment about the windshield and its frame hits the mail on its head - Look at this: " Mind the gap, please !"

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Maybe it will work if one cuts 1 or 2 mm off in the middle of the upper frame... ?

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Just now, 1959scudetto said:

NIce rendition of this old bird, Timothy. Your comment about the windshield and its frame hits the mail on its head - Look at this: " Mind the gap, please !"

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Maybe it will work if one cuts 1 or 2 mm off in the middle of the upper frame... ?

NAIL, of course...

... and afterwards reglue the 2 frame parts with epoxy or superglue to the clear part of the windshield.

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Thanks a whole bunch, Fellas!

6 hours ago, 1959scudetto said:

and afterwards reglue the 2 frame parts with epoxy or superglue to the clear part of the windshield.

I was just looking at your excellent build, and an idea came to me.... You could just cut the windshield frame at the corners where the lower part with the wipers meets the rounded upper part. Then you maybe could move the rounded upper part back and down, rejoining it with the lower part?

Just a thought....

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18 hours ago, JollySipper said:

Thanks a whole bunch, Fellas!

I was just looking at your excellent build, and an idea came to me.... You could just cut the windshield frame at the corners where the lower part with the wipers meets the rounded upper part. Then you maybe could move the rounded upper part back and down, rejoining it with the lower part?

Just a thought....

Thanks, TJ - might have worked, but I have sold this one (and more than 60 others).

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This is very nicely done. Great contrast between interior and exterior colors, looks SO sharp. Shows what a builder CAN accomplish with these older kits. Well done.

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