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Porsche911GT3 said:
I just wish they would use some more of the bird decals on the hoods.
The HOT ROD over car for that month (Feb 70?) was a yellow Formula 400 Firebird. Not supposed to deviate from the cover. Most of the other cover cars for MT and HRM were done in colors that were used in the first two releases.

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Jeff Koch said:
The HOT ROD over car for that month (Feb 70?) was a yellow Formula 400 Firebird. Not supposed to deviate from the cover. Most of the other cover cars for MT and HRM were done in colors that were used in the first two releases.

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I remembered that after I posted. But still, I don't think the new casting of the '70-'73 has had the bird on the hood. There were 2 red SD's and Chris's blue '72 without the hood decal.
 

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Let's break this down. From 1970-1972 their was no bird on the hood, only a small nose bird. 1973 was the first year of the Hood bird and it was an option. So you could order a Trans Am without a hood bird and you would get the small nose bird. So as far as accuaracy is concerned JL has been pretty much right on, with exception to no TRANS AM lettering.
Hope this clears it up a little bit, for the early second gens. IF you ordered a later 2nd gen without the bird you didn't get a nose bird. Not sure when they stopped doing that, but my guess would be 1975.

JK, I was wondering what that casting was, but I was unsure. Thanks for the clarification. I sense a drifter series coming on. Nice to see the diverse castings for the Import series.
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superduty455 said:
Let's break this down. From 1970-1972 their was no bird on the hood, only a small nose bird. 1973 was the first year of the Hood bird and it was an option. So you could order a Trans Am without a hood bird and you would get the small nose bird. So as far as accuaracy is concerned JL has been pretty much right on, with exception to no TRANS AM lettering.
Hope this clears it up a little bit, for the early second gens. IF you ordered a later 2nd gen without the bird you didn't get a nose bird. Not sure when they stopped doing that, but my guess would be 1975.

JK, I was wondering what that casting was, but I was unsure. Thanks for the clarification. I sense a drifter series coming on. Nice to see the diverse castings for the Import series.
Chris
OK, thanks for clearing that up. I guess I'm just wanting to see something like this.

 
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Porsche911GT3 said:
I remembered that after I posted. But still, I don't think the new casting of the '70-'73 has had the bird on the hood. There were 2 red SD's and Chris's blue '72 without the hood decal.
Trans Ams didn't get the hood bird until 73
 
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