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1:18 scale model of 1971 convertible
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Induced by lastfairlane´s quest for a scale model of our favorite convertible, I decided to share this with you guys.
AFAIK there is currently no such model available, but I do have one! I found it on Ebay a few years ago. Somebody in Germany with bigger skills than me had converted a 1971 Fastback into a ragtop which he was selling right at the time when mine was undergoing restoration and awaiting her yellow paint. So you can imagine my surprise when I found this model in bright yellow. I immediately placed a ridiculously high bid, so I was sure to win it.
It was a typical no brainer!
Unfortunately the guy decided to lift the rear of the car to get that street machine look which cannot be easily reversed, but I bought it anyway. Hey beggars ain´t choosers when it comes to convertible scale models.
Maybe one of these days I´ll get me a new Fastback and use that "chassis" to get this one back to the original stance, but I´m no modeler.
Here are the pics:
Enjoy.


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#2
That is really cool. I have a fast back that I think is a 1:18 scale, I wonder if I could 'convert' it. (pun intended)

What did he use for the boot? Is it fabric?

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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will e;32840 Wrote:What did he use for the boot? Is it fabric?

It looks like it might be vinyl or something like that. Don´t know for sure though.

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Cool!

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71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
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#5
i cut the top off one of mine gonna post pics later let me know what you all think
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#6
The fastback one I have looks smaller and has no back seat. I think it is smaller than 1:18 .
I wonder what they used as a base model? I found some here:

http://www.collectablediecast.com/search...ge=3&catid=

But all have black interiors and I can't figure out how they finished off the roof line. Can we get more info? The name of the manufacture and some other pics? It looks like the boot is a little longer than you would find on a 'real' convert.

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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will e;32971 Wrote:The fastback one I have looks smaller and has no back seat. I think it is smaller than 1:18 .
I wonder what they used as a base model? I found some here:

http://www.collectablediecast.com/search...ge=3&catid=

But all have black interiors and I can't figure out how they finished off the roof line. Can we get more info? The name of the manufacture and some other pics? It looks like the boot is a little longer than you would find on a 'real' convert.

I´ll check into that and report it here, but given that the car has a "urethane" bumper, I´d guess it was a Mach 1. The model looks big on the pics because of the wide focus lens.
The trunk area had to be completely remodeled, so I guess it might be a little out of proportion, but I still think it is pretty cool and the skill that went into it is amazing.
Of course it also lacks the trim moldings that go around the opening for the top.
The interior was black when I got it, I painted it white to match my car.

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Mike

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luxstang;32974 Wrote:
will e;32971 Wrote:The fastback one I have looks smaller and has no back seat. I think it is smaller than 1:18 .
I wonder what they used as a base model? I found some here:

http://www.collectablediecast.com/search...ge=3&catid=

But all have black interiors and I can't figure out how they finished off the roof line. Can we get more info? The name of the manufacture and some other pics? It looks like the boot is a little longer than you would find on a 'real' convert.

I´ll check into that and report it here, but given that the car has a "urethane" bumper, I´d guess it was a Mach 1. The model looks big on the pics because of the wide focus lens.
The trunk area had to be completely remodeled, so I guess it might be a little out of proportion, but I still think it is pretty cool and the skill that went into it is amazing.
Of course it also lacks the trim moldings that go around the opening for the top.
The interior was black when I got it, I painted it white to match my car.

I was wondering which brand model it was. I figured it was a Mach 1. I am guessing, looking at the hood locks, the nasa hood and the antenee that it is the SunStar version.

It is just about the coolest thing around and I find myself a little obsessed with the idea. Smile

I would love to have one that looks like mine. I even have some of the blue paint left over from when I painted it.....


'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#9
Checked today and it is a Sun Star Mach 1 351 all right.

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