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That is so cool.

Is there a chance that you could find out what the name is of that Chrome Paint? I am in serious need of that.

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That is so cool.

Is there a chance that you could find out what the name is of that Chrome Paint? I am in serious need of that.

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Your in luck!
He actually sent me a link to the website.
http://www.sprayonchrome.com/index2.html
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Thank you very much.
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I bid on it as well, My 6yr old would love to have a tbird like dad's!
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Default 1960 Thunderbird junior taillights progress

I thought you guys might be inerested in seeing the progress on the 1960 Thunderbird Junior taillight lens and bezels that I am working on?

Here are all of the final pieces loose fit together. I have some final trimming and then I can start gluing the pieces together. After that I will have to fill in any gaps and do any final smoothing before I make the final mold.

I am sure these are more accurate to the full size detail than the originals but I have also never found an original that has survived. The taillights will be vacuum formed and will stick in from the backside where there is a recessed lip to fit and hold them in place. They will come in clear plastic and will need to be painted translucent red and white to match the full size. The bezel and backplate will come as one solid piece that will need painted or chrome plated?

I sure hope I sell more than one set because this project has been one heck of a lot of work!
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Guess I never did update this thread when I finished the 1960 Thunderbird JR taillight lens and bezel project. Here it is. Or at least 2/3rds of it so you can see the detail.

The back piece and everything is formed as one piece and there are screws cast into the assembly to allow for mounting. Once the lenses and bezel are painted the whole assembly is mounted to the body over the taillight bulbs. Yes you could even do a back up lenses. The lenses are done in clear plastic so they can be painted with translucent red paint to give that realistic red tint to the lens for the operating lights.

I also don't think I have updated the thread since frames have become available? Check the Youtube video for the frames.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-X1i8t9zY4
When I get another body order for this body I will post a video for the 58-60 body on Youtube also.
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holy smokes

those little cars are cool
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Default 1958-60 Thunderbird Junior body from original mold

I was really pleased to see Lee posting again regarding his progress with the Tbird Junior cars! There is a whole section that covers the Junior cars that Lee has been working on. There are three pages of postings in it for those who want to read up on Tbird and other Junior cars. They played an important part in advertising the Tbirds in their early years. Here is the link.

http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin...derbird+Junior
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I have been rather busy lately with making new molds and just life in general. I had some hits from this thread to my server today so i took a look and saw that I never updated the thread.
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AWESOME !!!!!!!
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