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AMT 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner convertible


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Good afternoon friends. I'm starting a new build. This time I'm visiting a very beautiful car. We look at the box itself and see what's inside.

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I bought this box from my friend and his kid lost the decal sheet and the 4th tire. I would be very grateful if one of you who has the same (or similar from Lindbergh) unbuilt kit could scan the decals for me in high resolution. I will already think about the tire myself, or I will replace the tires completely, I will take from another set, or I will look for someone who can match me.

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That is going to be a nice build Roman.  I built the hardtop version last year.  Juat a wonderful kit to build.  I really like the box art.  You going to paint it like the box art or have another color in mind?

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I have the Lindberg 1953 convertible and sedan versions of this model. They are still shrink wrapped and unopened but I will gladly open the box and scan the decals if you wish. Are these two kits ithe exact same kit but issued separately by AMT and Lindberg?

 I purchased these about 20 years ago at Mardens in Bangor, Maine. At the time I also purchased the Lindberg 1935 Auburn, The Hawk 1/8 scale Hemi engine, two Testor's 1/18th scale metal kits - Packard Towncar and Lincoln Zephyr.

Hope to tackle these someday.

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4 hours ago, Kenmojr said:

I have the Lindberg 1953 convertible and sedan versions of this model. They are still shrink wrapped and unopened but I will gladly open the box and scan the decals if you wish. Are these two kits ithe exact same kit but issued separately by AMT and Lindberg?

 I purchased these about 20 years ago at Mardens in Bangor, Maine. At the time I also purchased the Lindberg 1935 Auburn, The Hawk 1/8 scale Hemi engine, two Testor's 1/18th scale metal kits - Packard Towncar and Lincoln Zephyr.

Hope to tackle these someday.

1953 Ford convertible and Victoria.jpg

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1953 Ford Victoria.jpg

Round2 owns AMT, and bought out Lindberg a few years ago. Same kit, new brand name on the box. 

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19 hours ago, Kenmojr said:

I will gladly open the box and scan the decals if you wish.

I would be very grateful and grateful for the scans of the decals from the 1953 Ford Victoria kit (hardtop).

 

19 hours ago, Kenmojr said:

Are these two kits ithe exact same kit but issued separately by AMT and Lindberg?

Yep, it's same, Except pace car decals.

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11 minutes ago, Cuba_13 said:

I would be very grateful and grateful for the scans of the decals from the 1953 Ford Victoria kit (hardtop).

 

Yep, it's same, Except pace car decals.

I will open the box and scan in the decals for you. Should I post them here in this forum, in this thread?

And to clarify, you are building the convertible but want the decals for the Victoria, correct?

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4 hours ago, Kenmojr said:

Should I post them here in this forum, in this thread?

It is quite possible and on the forum, you never know who else will come in handy.

4 hours ago, Kenmojr said:

And to clarify, you are building the convertible but want the decals for the Victoria, correct?

Yes, I saw them on some forum, but there was a picture in poor quality, they are very similar to those that I should have.

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Good afternoon friends. Here are some points that I would like to draw your attention to. I often make pins for parts so that they will hold better later in the final assembly. For the pins, I use thin copper wire.

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Thanks to the pins, the exhaust manifolds and the ignition coil will hold up better.

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My furry helper.

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Funny moment with the door cards. The manufacturer simply took them from the Victoria hardtop and added small elements.

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The steering wheel out of the box is too close to the levers, almost close. It should not be. I took a piece of sprue and lengthened it. Now everything is ok.

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All parts are processed, washed and ready for primer.

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See you again.

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