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#41 hacked

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:25 AM

very cool, sits spot on, toyota twin turbo 6 would fit nice

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:54 AM

I think an injected six cylinder with a header would be really cool!

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:12 AM

not a corvette fan, but this thing is boss! great work so far.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:06 PM

Great build so far. What tires/wheels are they?

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:27 PM

I believe they are off of a Dubs diecast.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:36 PM

I started working on the motor today. I decided to go with an injected Chevy Six. I had some cleaning up to do on the original kit-supplied piece though.

What I started with

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Some trimming done

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And a little more trimming

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:42 PM

Now I had to deal with the huge hole in the side of my block and I needed to produce some cylinder head detail. I also had to build up the motor mount a little bit as I lost some of it when I was trimming. You can see where I made my marks for spark plugs.

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Here I added some sheet styrene cut into short strips:

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Then I added some half-round:

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Then I was able to cover the rest of the hole with the side cover I scratched out of styrene sheet. It will be permanently attached after all painting is done.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:12 AM

Still love what you're doing. The stance, chassis work and engine mods all look great.

I'm surprised at how well the directional swooped wheel spokes work on this build. I don't really like them usually, but they're absolutely perfect here.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:55 AM

Love the look! Gives me inspiration w/my early Vettes.

Tim

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:25 AM

Thanks guys! I really appreciate it!!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:47 AM

very very nice build!

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:19 PM

I pretty much have a vision in my mind of what I'm wanting my injection set up to look like. So, armed with these visions in mind, I rummaged through parts box after parts box tonight looking for that particular shape I had envisioned and pieces I could put to use. This is what I ended up with...........two bumpers and six carburetors. :lol:

Let's see what we can do with these. Hopefully something. Stay tuned....

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:25 PM

hmmmm..........bumpers & injection....thats interesting

cheers
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:59 PM

This is looking really cool so far. I love those wheels! I look forward to seeing more.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:14 PM

Good progress Greg B)
I've just started my '53 Vette, won't be as in depth as yours, just a sleeper with dropped suspension and deep dish steels/baby moons, just the way I like it B)
Will use the 6 cylinder, maybe blown :) !

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:16 AM

Thanks guys!

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:00 AM

Hoping for updates soon Mr Pugh.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:36 AM

Lol. I hope to get some work done on it today. It's been a crazy week/weekend so I haven't had any time but today is all mine!

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:48 AM

I hear ya. I was busy switching from flickr to photobucket so the image would show up on here instead of a link.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:45 PM

I didn't end up getting as much done today as I was hoping for as I had another project that was getting some paint work done today. But, progress is progress. B)

So I took the carburetors and I removed the float bowls to give them more of a throttle body look:

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Then, I hacked the ends off of the bumpers I grabbed:

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After a quick bath in the chrome-stripping pond:

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