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Post by DeeCee on Sun 23 Aug 2015, 9:20 pm

Been working on the body of this one for at least 6 weeks, trying to get it right.
I started out with a seconds kit which i have had for 20 years.  
Finally time to build it, BUT, it's got to be different..  ( as usual..)
I was going to pro street it, looked every where for tyres, but i lucked upon a SWEET set of tyres that would NOT suit what i wanted to build.
These tyres were to re-set the whole plan.
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Next job, was to make a set of wheels to fit these tyres, i used 3 sets of average wheels to get the final result of great looking wheels..
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As you can see, they are a little bit wide, so time to get them under the guards, which is what took the best part of a month..
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And then the problem, filling those gaps in, and trying to keep the Corvette body lines.  (sort of)..
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Now your all up to date, time for the Blown injected 427, and narrow the independent rear end, oh, and narrow the rear chassis rails a little bit, just to get those rear wheels UNDER the guards properly..
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Post by allan on Mon 24 Aug 2015, 8:11 am

Always like these Corvettes, Lot of work to get the wheels under it, Is it going to have one of your custom paint jobs on it popcorn
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Mon 24 Aug 2015, 12:00 pm

WOWZERS!! that looks insane!!
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Post by DeeCee on Mon 24 Aug 2015, 9:32 pm

Thanks Allan and Bruce, cheers men.. Smile

Allan, not real sure yet mate, as it will be a street car, with racing overtones, i am still not sure how wild to go, it will be a very bright blue, but toying with the idea of some red and/or white on it as well.

Here is the interior done..
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And some more work on the rear end, had to narrow the diff  and pull the chassis rails in a bit , and turned the spare wheel well into a fuel cell.
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Post by Deaf as on Wed 26 Aug 2015, 6:10 pm

Bloke this is a massive build in more than just scale!!!! Great work as always.
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Post by allan on Sat 29 Aug 2015, 10:49 am

How about a metallic red with pearl white popcorn
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Post by aussie muscle on Wed 02 Sep 2015, 7:44 am

awesome work so far. looking good
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Post by DeeCee on Thu 03 Sep 2015, 9:52 pm

Thanks Tim, yeah, she's way over my head, but slowly getting it done.
Allan, still not sure mate, and thanks Aussie,
here is a small update, made a few additions to the cage, but tried to keep it street...ish,
and next step is to try hide as much of the motor as possible.

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Post by allan on Thu 03 Sep 2015, 11:17 pm

Nice roll cage, what ever colours you go with it will be a jaw dropping Smile popcorn
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Post by Tubman on Fri 04 Sep 2015, 5:10 am

Looking good mate. One thing I am glad of, you're not using the carbies, that always bugged me about this kit, it has an injector hat but carbies as well, one or the other , just didin't look right.
Can't wait to see what you do with paint, what ever it is it will be awesome..........no pressure, Very Happy
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Post by DeeCee on Sat 05 Sep 2015, 11:22 pm

Tubman wrote:Looking good mate. One thing I am glad of, you're not using the carbies, that always bugged me about this kit, it has an injector hat but carbies as well, one or the other , just didin't look right.
Can't wait to see what you do with paint, what ever it is it will be awesome..........no pressure, Very Happy

I can't work that out either, carbs with an injector hat????? I think just the injection looks toughest though.
Thanks for the pressure,.... but i am steering towards a pretty stock...ish paint job, but now not sure, i have looked at every Vette on google,
but still can't make up my mind which way to go.. scratch
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Post by DeeCee on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 2:43 pm

OK, here is a large  update, i am having trouble transfering pics from the camera to the computer, so i saved up the last weeks work,..... with paint Allan..  Smile

Enlarged the bonnet scoop to hide most of the engine.
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Drilled out the rear emblem and made a race style dry break fuel filler.
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As i didn't want to run bumpers, i filled out the rear molding that sits behind the rear bumper.
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Then i glued 4 pieces of styrene together so i could make 4 front and rear spoiler mounts identical.
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And PAINT!!  (It might stay this way.).......??
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Post by DeeCee on Tue 08 Sep 2015, 10:01 pm

Here is the final mock-up before i pull it all apart for BMF, Polish and final assembly.
I also made the front and rear spoiler from some styrene.

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Post by allan on Wed 09 Sep 2015, 8:57 pm

That's a cool blue on it nos A+
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Post by Tony on Tue 16 Aug 2016, 8:13 pm

Very impressive mate,I have a 1/16th 63 to do later on I really like your style mate.

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Post by Rigby3003 on Sun 01 Oct 2017, 11:45 am

Love this build, awesome mods and scratch additions!

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Post by DumpyDan on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 11:06 pm

This is outstanding and so cool, the body work and scratch building is awesome....Well done DeeCee!
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