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2004 Ford FAB1

2004 Ford FAB1 in Thunderbirds, Movie, 2004 IMDB

Class: Cars, Custom — Model origin: US

2004 Ford FAB1

Position 00:09:25 [*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

Comments about this vehicle

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antp BE

2004-11-26 22:45

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00-09-25

Sur base d'une Thunderbird 2004, je trouve ça très moche :D J'aimais mieux la Rolls-Royce FAB1 de la série d'origine.

mc leod

2004-11-26 23:02

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j'te le fait pas dire, elle est à vomir !

jplemoine FR

2006-08-18 18:47

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Ahhh! Enfin je sais d'où vient l'inspiratrice de la Lincoln Town Car Stretched limousine...


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Quelle beauté! [Image: porte.gif]

Gliffhanger NL

2007-07-22 10:56

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CarKid

2008-02-09 17:40

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I have a book with this concept car in it. :king:

fairyman AU

2008-04-18 16:08

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I Reckon the Rolls Royce would have looked good in this movie

bubblejumper NL

2008-10-27 16:43

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Unlike what Ford claimed, they never completely designed the car. It was originally designed with a Rolls grill, before RR decided not to participate. The only concept miniature made for the movie of this car, even shows the original front. After Ford got involved, it was changed. They did design the interior. I still have to find out if they designed the complete interior.

The full size driving car was built on a Cadillac chassis, was roadworthy (had a concealed license plate under the rear), overall very well made for a movie car.

greybear EN

2008-10-27 19:48

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Didn't James May drive this in Top Gear?

antp BE

2008-10-27 20:52

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I do not know if it was him, but someone drove it in Top Gear: /vehicle_47032-Ford-FAB1-2004.html

bubblejumper NL

2008-10-27 23:44

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Yes, it was James May. A clip from Top Gear can still be found on youtube.

-- Last edit: 2008-10-27 23:50:17

bubblejumper NL

2008-10-30 23:13

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If you compare the first and last screencap of the full-size car in Gliffhanger's post, you will see different windshields and canopies. When shooting began, the double curved canopy was not finished. The supplier could not pull off the job of fabricating them and went through a lot of acrylic.

As a last recourse, 3 single curved canopy parts (windshield, opening canopy and rear window) were made and attached to the vehicle so as not to hold up the shooting schedule. After the scenes at Wharton Academy were shot (1st screencap), a different supplier made the new double curved acrylic pieces, and later scenes were shot with the new canopy (last screencap and main photo at top of page).

All other screencaps are of the CGI vehicle.

thestig8 US

2009-12-13 23:03

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Gliffhanger NL

2009-12-18 22:54

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Design:
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Building the FAB1:
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'Maiden Voyage'
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First On The Set:
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On a Car Show, later in a Museum.
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The design is based an a 1957 Ford Thunderbird. thats was a beauty, but i do not know about the fab 1. i allways like the rolls, but this one is diffent. but i'm glad to say is a FORD. its not ugly, its different.

-- Last edit: 2009-12-18 22:55:25

JASON LOLOLOL DE

2011-07-04 05:36

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2004 Ford Thunderbird

JASON LOLOLOL DE

2011-07-04 05:37

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bubblejumper wrote Unlike what Ford claimed, they never completely designed the car. It was originally designed with a Rolls grill, before RR decided not to participate. The only concept miniature made for the movie of this car, even shows the original front. After Ford got involved, it was changed. They did design the interior. I still have to find out if they designed the complete interior.

The full size driving car was built on a Cadillac chassis, was roadworthy (had a concealed license plate under the rear), overall very well made for a movie car.

Was built on Ford, Ford would never use GM parts (but they did before... used GM transmissions)

JASON LOLOLOL DE

2011-07-04 05:38

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The vehicle details for LP03 FAB are:

Date of Liability 06 02 2009
Date of First Registration 28 01 2004
Year of Manufacture 2004
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 7400CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour PINK
Vehicle Type Approval null

JASON LOLOLOL DE

2011-07-04 05:38

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Model Origin USA

antp BE

2011-07-04 10:07

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It is built on the basis of a 2004 Thunderbird, but it is not one anymore :p

steve1234 US

2011-11-06 05:49

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why pink :??:

bubblejumper NL

2013-03-23 15:29

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It's been a while since i visited, hence the late comment.

Jason LOLOLOL's comment on the car being build on a Ford is simply not correct.

The car was assembled/build in a shed at Pinewood Studios, by a team of crewmembers not employed by Ford, but by Production Company Working Title (Universal is only the distributor of the movie). Ford slapped a Ford grille on it by design, after copying the Rolls Royce concept, but the car was build together from suitable parts for a MOVIE car. Sorry, but I have too many pictures and video of the entire build, next to talking to about half of that crew on a regular basis to say otherwise. And i'm actually sitting next to the movie concept model at this very moment.

So it is not build on a Ford, neither a Thunderbird or other. The registry "model Origin USA" is correct, as there's a Cadillac underneath.

G-MANN UK

2013-03-23 15:46

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Well, what chassis could it possibly share with any Ford car? I'm changing it to Made for Movie. If it was built at Pinewood Studios, then model origin is UK, having some American parts doesn't really mean it was made in the USA.

Thanks for the info, Bubblejumper :)

-- Last edit: 2013-03-23 15:53:38

antp BE

2013-03-23 16:06

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We have others on the site so if one is renamed all should be renamed.
However I disagree with naming it "Made for Movie": some sources said it was supplied by Ford, but even if it is not true it is officially registered as a Ford (Thunderbird)... why not list it as a Ford then? There are many cars sold as a Ford which are not actually made by Ford :p

-- Last edit: 2013-03-23 16:08:59

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