|The calculator below will give you the scale for your
model, 1955 to 1957 and the 2002 to 2005 Ford Thunderbird plus the Concept
Thunderbird. The 1956/1957 Continental Mark II has been added to
All measurements are using the length of the body plus bumpers except for '56 and '57 Thunderbirds with continental kits. Measurement units are in 10ths of an inch or in centimeters. Use your closest measurement for inches. Height and width are not considered in these scale calculations.
The 2002 to 2005 models & concept Thunderbirds are the same proportions so use the 2002 to find the scale for those years.
To calculate the scale for the 1956 or 1957 Ford Thunderbird model with continental kit, measure just the body length (headlight to tail light), without kit, and use that measurement in the form below with the correct year.
(hint - left click on the little triangles pointed down to find your year, measurement, and units. Select your choice. The scale will appear in the bottom field)
Calculated Scale =
For common scales that don't show on the above calculator:
no continental kit
|2002 - 2005||Mark II|
|1/175||1 inch||2.54cm||.||1.1 inch||.||1.1 inch||.|
|1/87||2 inch||5.1 cm||.||2.1 inch||.||2.1 inch||.||2.5 inch||6.3 cm|
|1/63||2.8 inch||7.1cm||.||2.9 inch||.||3 inch||.|
|1/1||175.3 inch||445.3 cm||175.3 inch||181.4 inch||460.8 cm||186.3 inch||473.2 cm||218.4 inch||554.7 cm|
|*If your 1956 Includes cont'l kit- measure body length(headlight
to tail light) without kit & compare to 55 measurements ------ trivia
-186.2 inch with cont'l kit
**If your 1957 comes with continental kit - measure body length (headlight to tail light) only and compare to 57 without continental kit
I will be updating the scales for particular models on the list pages as time allows.
1955 full size model is 175.3 inches (445.3 cm)
1956 full size T-bird is 186.2 inches ( 472.9 cm) including continental kit or 175.3 inches without kit.
1957 full size T-bird is 181.4 inches (460.8 cm)
2002-2005 full size T-bird is 186.3 inches (473.2 cm) in length
1956-1957 full size Mark II is 218.4 inches (554.7 cm) in length