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1958 thunderbird custom bubble top Gseeds


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First time for me building this kit, monogram 1958 thunderbird bubble top, this pretty much went together with no problem, with exception of the doors, those at the last minutes of the build got glued shut, wanting it to look pretty custom I shaved everything, added round rod to the body lines and molded in , rounded hood corners, also reworked front bumper and molded it in, then adding a metal flake silver base and fogging with house of kolor candy teal and a 2 part automotive clear, silver and teal interior, built box stock, I went ahead and painted the stock roof so I can switch if I like, all in all a fun and neat kit and took about two weeks on and off to build, 
Thanks for looking guys !!

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Another beautiful and cool model. I did this kit not long ago. I was able to get the doors to work kinda, sorta but not well. I should have just glued them. Weak hinges I think.

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3 hours ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Gary!

The paint is totally "era correct", bravo!

If I may: what was the problem with the doors, exactly? I have this kit in line for "production", and your experience would avoid me problems, I guess...

CT

Hi CT, i have an original cream colored 1964 issue built, and doors work just fine, I’m guessing this kit has been reissued so many times over the year’s  that the tool for this kit has seen better days, i guess if I had fitted and worked a little on the door jams I could have gotten them to open and close a little better, but by the time I noticed the fit I had already painted the the model, and I wasn’t going to start removing paint, thanks CT, have a good one!!

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Very impressive body work and the ability to have different roof treatments. I never realized the Bubble Roof was that long before. The Paint Fade effect looks great. Reminds me of the Kustoms from long ago. 

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2 hours ago, gseeds said:

Hi CT, i have an original cream colored 1964 issue built, and doors work just fine, I’m guessing this kit has been reissued so many times over the year’s  that the tool for this kit has seen better days, i guess if I had fitted and worked a little on the door jams I could have gotten them to open and close a little better, but by the time I noticed the fit I had already painted the the model, and I wasn’t going to start removing paint, thanks CT, have a good one!!

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Thanks for the update!

CT

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On 2/27/2021 at 12:41 PM, espo said:

Very impressive body work and the ability to have different roof treatments. I never realized the Bubble Roof was that long before. The Paint Fade effect looks great. Reminds me of the Kustoms from long ago. 

Yes espo, that roof is very long , I thought about cutting it down some how and adding a chrome band from side to side to cover the cut.but I didn’t.

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On 3/6/2021 at 8:07 AM, slusher said:

Beautiful Thunderbird!

 

On 3/6/2021 at 1:07 PM, ewetwo said:

Excellent.

Thanks guys! 

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Beautiful! As Dave said, looks like the kustoms from the 60's releases. I really like these retro custom builds, especially as well done like this. Very nice.

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