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1980 Turbo Trans Am

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If you want to build a second gen T/A, here are some pics of mine, as well as some additional information.

Faust - 1980 Turbo T/A

Turbo 301 Detail Shots

One day, I'll find a really good kit of that car and build a replica of it.

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I think J-Bot decals does hoodbirds for these cars. If you do a google Search for J-Bot decals, you should find it.

I have the 1/20 1981 Turbo kit (Mongram) done as the Nascar Pace Car, but it's not really an 81; they didn't put the bird in the gas door!

You can always print the decals yourself, too, but I don't know how well that would work.

There is a Monogram Turbo with the red bird, and I really want that. One day I'll find it.

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Just email him and see what he says.

He's in my club, and we have a meeting this week coming up. I'll try to remember to ask him, but he's not always there.

He makes a lot of decals, so I can't see that he wouldn't make non-turbo birds.

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The Monogram Turbo TA would be your best bet Adam. It's an '80 model. The decals it has are very close to the colors of your real car. The only difference I see between them is the body of the bird on the kit decal is black where yours on your car appear to be a dark red or maroon. I built mine this past summer (maybe longer ago) and the decals still worked great. After seeing photos of your car, I wish I had painted mine black instead of red. Here's a photo that shows the hood and decals pretty well.

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Oh man, that looks awesome! Black bird, eh? That's not correct, from what I have seen. That's a shame, because other than that, yes, those decals are the ones for my car! That's a great looking job on that kit, too! Nice work!


Man I wish winter was over so I could jam some G'n'R in the tape deck and drive my beast around a bit! Soon, though, I guess.

One day I hope to find that Monogram kit, even if the bird is a bit off. I don't know, though, from here, the bird does look maroon-ish, but that's likely my eyes and the camera playing tricks on me,eh?

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My Dad had a '81 Turbo black on black many year's ago. I remember riding to the baby sitter's in it and sliding all over in the snow, guess that's when he decided to let it go....dang kid's ruin everything haha. I hope to build a replica of it for him some day.

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My mom had a 67 Firebird when I was a wee one. I remember some squirly drives in it, too! Lots of chance to see the world go by as it was doing doughnuts in even slighly coolish weather! I think that's why she got a better car, too. well, that and it rusted away brutally...

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