Ford Thunderbolt


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Having built eight of these kits already, thought I would do something different with this one.

Using the latest version of the kit, the '64 Fairlane street machine, I was able to select the non-teardrop hood, because this is no drag racer.....

Instead, out came the hacksaw and off came the roof :lol:

I have already decided on the colour but not sure about the wheel/tyre combo yet.

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nice start on this conversion...

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Ooooh. This will be cool.

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Nice idea. A convertible will be cool. I just finished a lowered version of a 64 'Bolt - one of my favorite Ford bodies.

I like this kit too. I have built two and noticed a couple inherent fit issues but otherwise is a great kit from the reemergence of Revell.

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nice start cant wait to see more

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Wow ! that looks funny without a roof, it makes the windsheild look super tall.

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Wow, what a beauty. Even in raw styrene it looks great.

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Dug this out from the pile and made lots of progress.

Managed to resolve the rear tulip panel to take the 1964 1/2 Mustang convertible boot cover. While I was at it, I adapted the rear seat and doglegs from the same kit to the Thunderbolt's interior bucket. Front seats will also come from the pace car kit.

Paint is an auto paint metallic brown from a spraycan, still needs some work to make it shiny.

Comments welcome.

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sweet what engine i puting in it a 427,428 or 429 would be sick keep up the good work paul :)

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I like the color, a lot. The boot and seats too - really nice combo in there. The door panels might need some attention though. On the HT/T-bolt you can get away with the limited detail - on a convertible, I think it will stand out. They just look so flat and featureless.

The chrome trim will really stand out on that dark brown. Should look fantastic.

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Nice!

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You have my attention! Groovy conversion. Engine?

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Hi Paul,

I love it!

Nice work on the rear seat conversion and as usual, great paint job.

Do you need a 427 for it?

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For the engine why not something modern say Iike a 4.6L DOHC out of the 2003 mustang corba or the 5.4L DOHC out of the super stallion.

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Thanks guys.

I had already decided to go with the kit's 427 (thanks anyway Rob), plus I forgot to remove the fender emblems before painting :rolleyes:

For the engine why not something modern say Iike a 4.6L DOHC out of the 2003 mustang corba or the 5.4L DOHC out of the super stallion.

I have yet another T'bolt planned, and yes this will include a modern motor (I have a Super Stallion one somewhere).

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Great job on the engine, very nice, looks great Paul

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Hi Jonathan, thanks for that, must dig out my SLS AMG soon!

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I got the wheels for the merc, just need to get the P/E set next and I will be ready.

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Got this one finished tonight.

Wheels/tyres are a Fujimi wire wheel set, I added some photetch door handles to the interior, but the rest is OOB. Posted to "under glass"

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nice build, im thinking of getting this kit soon.

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Gee, I missed this before. That came out nicely. Too bad Ford didn't do the Fairlane convertible from the factory, it looks good like that.

Charlie Larkin

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That's a "boot"y!

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whow thats stunning :wub:

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