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Inspired by the modular Fire brigade Fire engine and modification to the Palace Cinema Limousine, I have gotten another idea to build a simple vehicle for the Parisian Restaurant modular theme. Sharing my 6 studs wide build - 1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (First Generation). MOC Volkswagon Beetle Type 1 for Pet Shop: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/141253-moc-volkswagon-beetle-type-1/ MOD Limousine for Palace Cinema: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/121161-moc-1938-cadillac-v16-convertible/ MOC A4 Checker Cab for Cafe corner: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/123511-moc-1950-a4-checker-cab/ Reference pic taken from https://myclassicgarage.com/marketplace/cars/all/Ford-Thunderbird/55915
Here's my stab at a 1966 Ford Thunderbird, aka the car Thelma and Louis drove off a cliff :) I wish there were grilled 1x2 cheese slopes, but for now i went smooth and made a crude thunderbird logo decal. my favorite move on the grill was the used of 1x2 to 1x4 brackets to create the thin grill area under the lights like the real car. my other favorite move is the use of hinges to tilt back the windshield for a more realistic slope... really happy with the tail lights although i had to cheat a bit here and cut that grey bar down a hair since 3m bar was too long and there's no 1x1 round transparent plates w/ holes yet... i originally started out with the same wheels as the ghostbusters car, but realized i wouldn't be about to do side skirts on the rear wheels with those, but it was a good problem because i like these wheels a lot more... view of the inside, pretty simple. the seat backs are clamped onto a 6M bar on the floor... all in all i'm pretty happy with it. I tried using the new pointy tile wedge to give the t-bird hood scoop look, but it was too blocky and the current hood was better for structural integrity anyway. Since the point of this was to make a Thelma and Louise car, i would have rather done it in a lighter blue, but given parts availability i had to stick with straight blue and just lighten it up in my Thelma and Louis photoshoot... The final shot. note, that this is the actual spot that Thelma and Louise drove off into the Colorado river in the movie -- however they were not in the Grand Canyon like they said, they were in Moab, Utah :)