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While waiting for my BMF glue to arrive from Illinois,  (11 days and counting!!!- I've gotten packages from Japan in 5 days) I am back on this one. I had painted it a custom mix of green artists paint but didn't like it. I stripped it and painted it in Testors Go Mango. 

Did a little accent to the grille and taillights with the Tamiya panel line accent. 

I started this many years ago and it is time to get it finished.

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Thanks Dann. Been working on the small details- dash gauges, detail paint, engine work. 

Life has been pretty busy lately so the hobby has slowed. Finally got my BMF adhesive so I can make some BMF this weekend and maybe foil my 57 Ford wagon and this.

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I got the interior done today. Fortunately these Tbolts were not luxury vehicles, so no need to go all out on the detailing. My plan was to tint the side windows anyway so this, in my opinion, is just good enough. Got to start getting a few more off of the bench anyway.

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I got this beautiful PE detail set from my Buddy the other day, so there will be another highly detailed build in the future. I've always wanted to do a nicely detailed Tbolt someday. This will help.

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After many issues with paint, I finally got a couple of coats of clear on the body and I'll probably spray one more tomorrow morning. Then I'll let it dry for a while. I'm off work all next week for a class so it will probably sit until Monday the 28th. Ought to be good and dry by then. I also have the chassis up on wheels.

I am looking for a particular style of distributor to put on this thing, and so far no leads.

Here is the body and a pic of the distributor. If anyone has one like the picture or knows of an aftermarket one, chime in.

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On 10/4/2019 at 2:37 PM, Modlbldr said:

I got this beautiful PE detail set from my Buddy the other day, so there will be another highly detailed build in the future. I've always wanted to do a nicely detailed Tbolt someday. This will help.

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You are indeed a lucky man. I was trying to order multiples of those photoetch sets back when the Thunderbolt was a newish kit. Performance Detail Products folded not long after, and I never got the chance to order. 

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...as for the distributor cap, that style was included in many Fords in the late 80's to early 90's.

If anyone has a pic of Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland FH-20 crab-style distributor cap, it may be close.

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Trying to make my own distributor for this since finding one is proving elusive. Hopefully it will hold up once it's finished. At least this way I can move forward on finishing up the engine.

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