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Resin T/A fender vents?

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I seen some fender vents for the 70-81 Trans Ams once online but dont remember where I seen them. Been trying to locate them again for a project..any idea on where I might be able to find some?

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How many sets would you like? This is probably one of two models I actually finished since getting back into the hobby in 05. These were in an original 76 Firebird kit I think. I found them in my old parts box from when I was a kid. I cast them for this and another yet unfinished TA Roadster project I sent to Ken Boyer to add to the Boyer Files. I could do them in clear if you want or just cast in the off white resin I use. I do have some transparent white and black automotive paint too.

I entered this car, my only entry ever in a club meeting for customs. I actually won the award. I think they felt sorry for me! :P Raoul Coulombe did ask about the spoiler being put on backwards. I was too dumb to know. It was the best way to get it to fit! It was a pain in the butt to place and glue on. This is some color of blue nail polish air brushed on and rub down tire decals. Once the nail polish cured, I wet sanded it and just polished it out with the Bare Metal Foil plastic polish. It was the best plastic polish I have ever used and of course, they no longer make it. :angry: I'm actually really happy with how the car turned out. Hopefully the mold won't be too hard to locate in my room. It's a darn shame GM never offered this in a convertible version but I have seen some photos of customs done. I used a 57 Chevy convertible boot. I have that mold around here somewhere.

I see the back tire is not on right in the overhead shot. I think Kenny Rogers used to sing a song that went "You picked a fine time to leave, me loose wheel"

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A couple sets would be nice...in case of mistakes lol. I am trying to replicate my old 1:1 76 T/A. I bought 2 of the 76 Formula kits, and planned on swapping the front end out on a 77/78 T/A kit, but don't really want the t-tops or the headache of filling them in since my car was a hardtop. So figure I can just swap out the hood, shaker and wheel spoilers from the 77 kit I bought. Only thing keeping it from being a T/A is the fender vents.

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Greg, I could use two sets for my 75 T/A project. What do you need to cover the items......Thanks John

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I found three sets and one clear one that I made a few years ago playing with clear resin and transparent paint colors. I think I have a small padded envelope. Postage can't be that much. Pm your address and I will send them to you. I looked through my stash of kits and found my mint 76 Firebird MPC kit number 1-7615 and found them in the kit. It does suck that there are only spats for the back fenders. I think it's weird that there are none in the kit for the front.

Greg

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