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 Post subject: Quickdraw GN to Blue Thunder
 Post Posted: November 29th, 2016, 5:36 pm 
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Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to add a Quickdraw GN to my 1/4 scale collection. The car, formerly owned by member PTModIT, is in good condition.

Work done so far includes a little bit of chassis cleaning and polishing. The ABS Thunderbird body that came with the car has been repaired many times with rivets, sheet metal, and shoe goo. My current work plan is to carefully remove the rivets, sheet metal and shoe goo, and to plastic weld new ABS material (using a soldering iron) into the cracked bodywork. Missing pieces of fender and front end will be cut from sheet ABS and 'let into' the body where needed.

If I can successfully repair the body I'll refinish it to resemble Mike Cook's Blue Thunder Bonneville salt flat car.

Here are a few pictures of current progress:


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 Post subject: Re: Quickdraw GN to Blue Thunder
 Post Posted: November 29th, 2016, 5:46 pm 
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Front end:


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 Post subject: Re: Quickdraw GN to Blue Thunder
 Post Posted: November 29th, 2016, 5:48 pm 
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Rear bumper:


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 Post subject: Re: Quickdraw GN to Blue Thunder
 Post Posted: November 29th, 2016, 5:51 pm 
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Rear bumper, new ABS plastic temporarily attached:


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 Post subject: Re: Quickdraw GN to Blue Thunder
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Inside right front fender:


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 Post subject: Re: Quickdraw GN to Blue Thunder
 Post Posted: November 29th, 2016, 5:55 pm 
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Inside right front fender:


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 Post subject: Re: Quickdraw GN to Blue Thunder
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Chassis:


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 Post subject: Re: Quickdraw GN to Blue Thunder
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Chassis:


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 Post subject: Re: Quickdraw GN to Blue Thunder
 Post Posted: November 29th, 2016, 6:00 pm 
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Blue Thunder:


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 Post subject: Re: Quickdraw GN to Blue Thunder
 Post Posted: November 29th, 2016, 10:57 pm 
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Kaye, if you need any of the aluminum parts on the chassis let me know. I have a large supply of parts for that car.


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 Post subject: Re: Quickdraw GN to Blue Thunder
 Post Posted: November 30th, 2016, 5:41 am 
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big maestro wrote:
Kaye, if you need any of the aluminum parts on the chassis let me know. I have a large supply of parts for that car.


Big Maestro: Thank you very much, this is good to know. I'm very keen to maintain the originality of the chassis.


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 Post subject: Re: Quickdraw GN to Blue Thunder
 Post Posted: November 30th, 2016, 6:06 am 
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Inside right front fender, new ABS plastic temporarily attached:


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 Post subject: Re: Quickdraw GN to Blue Thunder
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Inside front end of body; plenty of scope for restoration!


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 Post subject: Re: Quickdraw GN to Blue Thunder
 Post Posted: November 30th, 2016, 2:08 pm 
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nice project and a very rare car. Congrats!

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 Post subject: Re: Quickdraw GN to Blue Thunder
 Post Posted: November 30th, 2016, 5:41 pm 
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Mike Casey wrote:
nice project and a very rare car. Congrats!


Thanks Mike.


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