Here is a glue bomb restore I recently finished. It's an AMT 65 Thunderbird annual. This is what I found on ebay!! Thankfully it was not painted and the chrome just needed to be rechromed. Glue was heavy and left some pits in the body when I removed the top. Many of these kit's came with the 64 hood that says Thunderbird. I ordered a resin 65 hood but is was too thin to use. I sanded off the letters and foilcast the bird emblem and stuck it to the original hood. The AMT 66 T-bird donated a few parts to this build.
Here is the finished build. I went with pastel yellow for this build. The black uptop is now removable but it was originally glued on.
That body style is without question to me, by far the prettiest Thunderbird ever built and you have really done justice to it! The color suits the car to a "T" and it's nice to see it stone stock. Like you, I love the old orphans despite their lack of hi tech parts. They just have a special charm about them and I'll take a glue bomb original over a reissue any day. Sweet job!!