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Anyone Have Fiero GT T-Top Custom Model Kit Built From Other MPC Model Kit ? by fierogtx
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i bought a mpc fiero gt model kit and want to build the reproduction of my fiero t-top 86 . does anyone try to fit a t-top from an other model kit of mpc to fit on the fiero ?????
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You will probably need to scratchbuild it. Check out your local hobby shop--you can buy sheet styrene in clear and color (usually white)--they also have magazines for model cars and may even have a club or someone who could advise you--as for doing it use your car as the master to shape your parts

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You might be able to modify some off of a Gen 3 Camaro/Firebird.
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Report this Post08-31-2014 08:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogtxClick Here to Email fierogtxSend a Private Message to fierogtxEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
does anyone have done a t-top conversion on a model kit and have a pic ???? buying a camaro model kit with a t-top on eBay is not cheap i will have to look to buy one that it is not complete for just t-tops parts
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The T-Tops off an MPC 1:25 Knight Rider Firebird would probably be the closest
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Report this Post09-01-2014 08:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierogtxClick Here to Email fierogtxSend a Private Message to fierogtxEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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The T-Tops off an MPC 1:25 Knight Rider Firebird would probably be the closest

thats what i was thinking i just need to find one that not expensive will check eBay

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I did one with the Momogrqam GT.

I just took model saw and but the rood at the right places to make the opening and then I took a piece of scrap plastic and made the bar by gluing it in place. I saved the part I cut out and used it for a cover and just laid it over the top to represent it closed.

I display it open so the close look was real unimportant. it looks good and really takes little modeling skill to make.

I see no reason you could not do the same on an MPC.

Save the end parts of the rood and just get some clear plastic and you and you can make some roof glass and glue on the end to complete the roof. A little imagination and crafting this is not anything difficult.
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Originally posted by hyperv6:

I did one with the Momogrqam GT.

I just took model saw and but the rood at the right places to make the opening and then I took a piece of scrap plastic and made the bar by gluing it in place. I saved the part I cut out and used it for a cover and just laid it over the top to represent it closed.

I display it open so the close look was real unimportant. it looks good and really takes little modeling skill to make.

I see no reason you could not do the same on an MPC.

Save the end parts of the rood and just get some clear plastic and you and you can make some roof glass and glue on the end to complete the roof. A little imagination and crafting this is not anything difficult.


do you have pic ????? glass install abd remove ???? i need to find a mpc firebird cheap just for the tr-top glass
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do you have pic ????? glass install abd remove ???? i need to find a mpc firebird cheap just for the tr-top glass


I will see if I can get some photos to post. I just realized I never took photos of the model.

I think the roof section was in trunk. I will put it on if I still have it. I always displayed it with the roof off.
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Here is what I did. I just cut the roof as you would on the real thing. I then just used a piece of scrap for the T bar. I lost the top I had but I never had It on anyways. If you keep the side of the roof and just get some clear plastic you can make own tops. I think it would be easier than worrying about finding TA tops that are not going to be the right size or shape anyways.




Here is the real one I tried to copy

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Here is what I did. I just cut the roof as you would on the real thing. I then just used a piece of scrap for the T bar. I lost the top I had but I never had It on anyways. If you keep the side of the roof and just get some clear plastic you can make own tops. I think it would be easier than worrying about finding TA tops that are not going to be the right size or shape anyways.



That's what I was thinking when I read this.

Well done by the way... that model is great!

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Here is what I did. I just cut the roof as you would on the real thing. I then just used a piece of scrap for the T bar. I lost the top I had but I never had It on anyways. If you keep the side of the roof and just get some clear plastic you can make own tops. I think it would be easier than worrying about finding TA tops that are not going to be the right size or shape anyways.




Here is the real one I tried to copy



really nice model thanks for your pic if i dont find a firebird cheap i will do like you did
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I sence a new thread starting soon about fiero models! I too have a few to showoff!
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That's what I was thinking when I read this.

Well done by the way... that model is great!



Thanks I was lucky that Monogram put the side scoops and Indy scoop in the kit so it made it easy to make a similar copy. The Wheels are from a 3rd gen TA model.

I did a 1/18 in black and with 911 BBS gold wheels too. I was considering taking one of my spares and making a 1/18th T top too. A Dremal would make easy work of it.
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I bought all the parts/kits necessary to build a scale model of my "GreenGT" (including a pretty expensive F-Body kit just for the TPI 350 I'm building now)... just never got around to actually building it!

The last time I spent serious time on a model kit was before I had kids!
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I've got an 86 Fiero GT model I've been building since 1986 and a 97 Trans am I've been building since 1997. I bought a second 97 Trans am kit to do a dash swap. None of this is complete. Takes me almost as long to get the kits complete as the actual car.
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I built mine back in the 80's stock and did the T top in the 90's as well as the wheels.

I used to build a lot of F 1 models when I worked nights. I would build them when I was home alone during the day in the winter time.

I also got board and built a car for each year Dale Earnhardt raced and never finished the 2001 as I just sat the white body in the display case. I got then right down to the correct contingency decals on the fenders.

I even did some Pro Stock cars for the one we sponsored at work. Jay Leno did a burn out and short run in our car so I sent him one of the 5 models I built. He sent me an autographed photo of him with out car and a autographed Tonight Show hat. He is a customer at the Big Dog Garage.
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I just finished a custom mounted widebody gt with a scratch built front end, firebird interior, and a LT1 swap. Took me a little over a year with all the body work.
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