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Posted By: Pete Rovero
Posted On: Thursday June 25, 2020 at 2:10 PM
*PICS* 1962 Thunderbird Sports Roadster--one of my favorite diecasts for all its working features.
The intricate top mechanism, swing-a-way steering wheel, opening center console, tonneau cover, etc. In 1962 they initially were offered in 7 colors. Later in the model year, an eight color was added, but that's for another day. The following pics represent the Sports Roadster in Silver Mink. Enjoy!

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*PICS* 1962 Thunderbird Sports Roadster--one of my favorite diecasts for all its working features. by Pete Rovero #56781
You did a magnificent job of color change.. it look fantastic! The White one is on my display... (EOM) by William McElfresh #56781.1
+1 (EOM) by Mark Sweeney #56781.1.1
Awesome!! Excellent paint job. (EOM) by Tim Kubiak #56781.2
Pete, that is spectacular. I wish they would have produced one in that color. Great work!!! (EOM) by John Napoli #56781.3
Incredible work Pete. Love the new color. I'd add skirts though (EOM) by George Schire #56781.4
George the skirts were an option delete on the Roadster by Bob Jackman #56781.4.1
+2 What a game changer Pete ! (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #56781.4.1.1
Thanks Bob, I wasn't aware of that. (EOM) by George Schire #56781.4.1.2
That’s true but that just reiterates my point about cars that’s had skirts as an integral part of .. by Phil Realmuto #56781.4.1.3
I exercise my right to disagree. The skirts were an option by Bob Jackman #56781.
Bob .. YOu should know .. If I remember correctly ... You owned a Bird or 2 in your lifetime (EOM) by Dennis Mong #56781.
Great Job! (EOM) by Ron Dietrich #56781.5
Thanks all. I think the silver color makes it look more elegant. Other colors coming soon... (EOM) by Pete Rovero #56781.6
WOW! So awesome. (EOM) by John Merritt #56781.7
Great job! I'm sure applying the metallic silver was no easy task. (EOM) by John Bono #56781.8
You can paint! Nice job. (EOM) by Frank Kocour #56781.9
Pete, you're workmanship in removing and re-attaching the delicate 'chrome' by Steve Jakubczak #56781.9.1
+1 .. And his painting skills are awesome as well ... GR8T Color change (EOM) by Dennis Mong #56781.9.1.1
Steve, it’s not too tough if you take your time. Believe it or not, the hardest parts to remove are by Pete Rovero #56781.9.1.2
Yep, they're glued on pretty tight. I've wrecked a few myself. A sharp X-acto blade is required. (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #56781.
Decals by Robert Enos #56781.10
I find an Image of an emblem on the internet that has a white background and save it. Then I resize by Pete Rovero #56781.10.1
Decals by Robert Enos #56781.10.1.1

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