What do you think of this 'Bird? Too much?

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JamesR
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What do you think of this 'Bird? Too much?

Post by JamesR » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:48 pm

Well, yes...of course it's too much and too over the top, but does anyone else see the value in it? I usually hate seeing old cars modified to this extent, but think it's safe to say that the first dozen years or more of the Thunderbird could be characterized as an era that captured America's imagination. The "bird" part of the Thunderbird name was used to conjure up images of jet planes and rocket ships, as seen in the many of the interior and dash appointments. This car just takes that idea and runs with it as far as it can. From some angles it's pretty striking, from a few other angles, maybe not so much. It's my personal opinion, however, that most little boys back in 1962 who loved the production Ford Thunderbird would've loved this space age inspired car even more. I would've! :lol:

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Re: What do you think of this 'Bird? Too much?

Post by RedBird64 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:33 am

I guess I kinda feel bad that what could have been a nice old car has been forever stricken to being an ornament created to one persons idea of art.

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Re: What do you think of this 'Bird? Too much?

Post by JamesR » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:50 am

Well, I agree with your sentiment a lot, too. I can only hope that they used a severely rusted T-Bird...or maybe just a collection of parts, to construct this heavily customized machine. Thanks for your comment.

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Re: What do you think of this 'Bird? Too much?

Post by saenzm » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:46 pm

I appreciate the work it takes to build this; but I find it very unimaginative. Wow, another bullet bird has been converted into a bubble top space ship *YAWN*. To me, it's dated and lazy.
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Re: What do you think of this 'Bird? Too much?

Post by Alan H. Tast » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:50 pm

Is this the car that was built for the series "Full Custom Garage"? If it is, then I'm keeping my opinion to myself as I've never really been a fan of TV "reality" series builds.
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