Howard Weinstein's 1971 Ford LTD
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The rear bumper is a modified 1969 Galaxie unit with
back-up lights added. Norman Veber of Replicas & Miniatures
Co. of Maryland duplicated the plastic masters in resin.
The resin copy was chrome-plated by Little Motor Kar Co.
Other major body changes shown above include a reshaped
rear window, roof pillars, tail-light panel (which started
as a 1964 Mercury custom piece), side character ridges,
side reflector lights, door handles, and wheel openings.
A new trunk lid with a dorsal ridge came from a Revell
'64 Pontiac GTO.
Howard updated the 1970 interior bucket, sanding it smooth,
then adding new door panel and upholstery patterns with
Evergreen strip plastic. The front seat started as a 1970
Chevrolet Impala part. Howard had to reshape the 1970
Ford dash, but was thankful that he could used the steering
wheel without changes. He painted the interior with Tamiya
flat and semi-gloss black.
As with the body emblems, Howard created the dash instruments
and interior wood grain panels by editing images from
car-show photographs, eBay auctions, and dealer brochures.