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Old 08-11-2012, 02:47 AM
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Good job.

Good job. We can not wait to see kitt over. Forgive me for my English, but we keep your work from Spain.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:04 AM
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3 more done:

Blue/Silver A4
Red/Silver Letter
Red/Silver A4

I don't have any A4 paper to test the margins so if someone who uses that size could let me know if they are okay I would appreciate it Also, do you think I should move these to the downloads section instead?
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:53 AM
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The margins are ok (I got away with less). Nice work
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:52 AM
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3 more done:

Blue/Silver A4
Red/Silver Letter
Red/Silver A4

I don't have any A4 paper to test the margins so if someone who uses that size could let me know if they are okay I would appreciate it Also, do you think I should move these to the downloads section instead?
You could leave the links here, and put them in the downloads section as well. The downloads section is great for browsing models of interest rather than threads.

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Old 08-15-2012, 01:53 PM
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Another one ready! Also, ThunderChild made a template that should print on A4 and Letter paper so that was done with these:

Blue/Silver PDF
Red/Silver PDF
Silver/Black PDF

The actual A4/Letter PDFs are still posted, I'll remove them if no one has any problems printing these
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:47 AM
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Photo of new rearview mirrors, if anyone was wondering how do they look now. And a photo of the build-in-progress-for-far-too-long with some chrome wheels
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:43 AM
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Hurst was creating "Glass Roofs" for quite some time, on any car.
It was a custom thing offered at their shops.
I looked into it for a Ford Capri back in the mid 70s.
I remember getting a quote of about $1200 for the conversion.

Hurst would cut up your roof and install removable metal framed Glass panels.
(Keep in mind, removable roof panels were already common on many sport cars...Corvettes, Fiats, etc)

Pontiac hired Hurst to modify Transams and Grand Prixs with the glass panels.
They were absolutely awful.
The panels didn't fit well and they leaked liked crazy!
The center roof strip was very wide...so wide in fact that
I remember a GrandPrix with glass panels that weren't actually above your head.
You had to bend your head towards the door to get under the roof opening!

I always preferred a nice large sunroof or landau roof.

Eventually GM designed their own panel roof and called it T-Roof
...the center strip was much narrower and the opening was more T shaped.

But the early ones still leaked.
And they were heavy.
My 81 Camaro had T-roofs...very heavy, I never bothered removing them.
My 85 Z28 had bigger Troofs that were much lighter but still awkward to stow.

Another issue was the lack of proper strengthening when the roofs were cut.
Without reinforced windshield pillars, the car flexed way too much.
Like those scary aftermarket convertible modifications.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:49 PM
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imcold, very nice and clean build. Your using a rubber wheel?
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:37 PM
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Hey, nice artwork on the Firebird!
I ordered one of these, when they were new (actually in '83)
but I ended up buying a new Mazda instead (more options for less money).

You do know that the '82 did not have the big Firebird hood decal?
And the decal you used on this model is the shaker hood style decal.

There is a redesigned bird that fits the Turbo hood.
When the '81 model came out with the Turbo,
and a new teardrop hood bulge (instead of the shaker scoop),
it also came with a new Firebird decal that fit around the bulge.
It was distinct that it had a large flame coming from the bird's beak.

Anyway, the turbo style hood was carried over to the '82 model,
but not the large hood decal.
Instead they just used the small nose decal.

I guess you could claim a "custom" hood...but its not factory.
Still, a nice looking model. Well done.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:38 AM
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I learn all kinds of interesting things here in the forums. Who knew there was that much going on behind the scenes just for hood decals?

Thanks for sharing that Dave. Little tidbits like that help to train my eye for detail when examining reference photos.

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Hey, nice artwork on the Firebird!
I ordered one of these, when they were new (actually in '83)
but I ended up buying a new Mazda instead (more options for less money).

You do know that the '82 did not have the big Firebird hood decal?
And the decal you used on this model is the shaker hood style decal.

There is a redesigned bird that fits the Turbo hood.
When the '81 model came out with the Turbo,
and a new teardrop hood bulge (instead of the shaker scoop),
it also came with a new Firebird decal that fit around the bulge.
It was distinct that it had a large flame coming from the bird's beak.

Anyway, the turbo style hood was carried over to the '82 model,
but not the large hood decal.
Instead they just used the small nose decal.

I guess you could claim a "custom" hood...but its not factory.
Still, a nice looking model. Well done.
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