Yearone Bandit T/A--Back from the dead

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I fell in love with this car when Yearone got done with it....Smokey and the Bandit was my favorite movie as a kid....Found the wheels on Ebay and finally got the kit...Im still doing research on the car and gonna try and get as close as I can on it....Here is the mock up on it..Ill be taking my time on this one

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Wow i love it already , great looking wheels

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So far so great

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nice start!

bryan

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You have my attention, I'll be watching this build.

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Hopefully I will pick up some goodies for it this week so I can get started on it...Trying to get a few others out of the way

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Same here,I will be watching this builted too.

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Nice! Looking forward to progress!

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Wasn't the Smokey and the Bandit car a 77? Don't get me wrong I love how this car looks I'm just asking.

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'77-78 is the exact same car, which I believe the kit he's using is the AMT '78 Trans Am.

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Bandits car was a 77 Blackbirf Special with a lot of speed goodies!

Stace

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maybe its because it doesn't have the nose on but it looked a lil older to me. Though my vision kinda sucks too....

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I'll be watching this, awesome project! And guys, to clear up any confusion, both the Year One T/A and the original SAB T/A were '77s, but the only visual difference is the grill....'77 had a honeycomb pattern, '78 had an "X" pattern.

This is the Year One T/A............

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And this is the "original" (clone) SAB T/A.......

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And yes, this one is being built correctly using the Revell kit which has Fisher T-Tops....the original (and the MPC/AMT kit) had Hurst T-tops.

Can't wait to see more!

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Nice build idea....I will be following this one. Do you have the link for the wheels? I need a set of those!!!!

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Do you have the link for the wheels? I need a set of those!!!!

I meant to ask that same question! Lol.

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Got the grilles cut out on the bumper and in the headlights.Dont like the fog lights in the bumper on the real one so that will prob be the only thing I dont do exact....Started on the wheels some too....Hopefully this car will be done before the show in January in Chatt

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And here are some pics of it that I have found so far

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very cool ride! love the wheels

bryan

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Thanks for the link for the wheels. What tires did you use to fit those wheels?

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Casey (one of the mods here) did a heck of a job with those wheels! I have a set destined for an early T/A project. Good luck with this one!!! For tires, the recommended tires are the optional wheels in the Revell kits such as the Chevelle wagon and the like.

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It says you can use any from the California wheels kit that have the larger wheels in them...

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Wow the wheels are wicked . this is going to be great.!

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awesome build, thank you for the link for the wheels as well. My father in law, who passed in 06 had a 78, that he loved dearly and alas, like most that age bracket, sold it when his wife (my mother in law) got preggo with their son. After they had their daughter for child #2 (who is my wife) he wanted to search for one, but went the drag racing route instead. I'm embarking on a similar build as a tribute to him, with the goal to present it to my wife for xmas (yikes!)

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Nice job so far,go an follow this one!

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