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AMT 1957 Corvette Gasser *New Project*


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#41 BluePopsicle

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:47 AM

Thanks Corey, I'm really taking inspiration from "Project 57"

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:49 AM

I think what I'm looking for is the LS7 as pictured below. I did a Google search for the LS9 and it is sweet looking, but not quite the look i'm hoping for.
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Ive got you covered there too. The Vette I bought came with two different LS valve covers to make it look like different versions of the LS. One of which was the LS7, I can take some pics if you want. Again, I would be willing to hook you up.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:37 AM

UPDATE: I've done quite a bit of body work on the cowls and will have it back in primer when the sun comes up. I'll post pics in a bit.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:26 AM

I'm definitely taking notes on this one! I am very interested in how your handling the front-end bodywork alignment and cove as I will surely have to address it when I get back to my build. You appear to have a vision and if any kit needs one, this is it.

Great work so far!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:29 AM

this is coming along nicely

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:34 AM

Thank you Andrew and Byron, I appreciate the kind comments.

I got the body lines to match up...FINALLY!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:18 AM

Great Progress!!!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:20 AM

Thanks Ira =)

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:35 AM

Sneak peak on the chassis. Enjoy!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:21 AM

I just realized I forgot to mail out that engine for you. Ill send it out today. Sorry bro!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:29 AM

hehe no problem. i guess i wont get excited for a couple days. lol

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:31 AM

Looking good.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:51 AM

Looking good Jon.
Keep up the good work.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:03 PM

I mocked the grille in and glued the front and rear pans in place. That was fun lining them up. Now on to the body work to fix those rough edges.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:07 AM

Hi Jon,
Really enjoying watching your progress on the bodywork. Very impressive!!

BUT WE NEED MORE PICS :D :D :D

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:42 PM

Thanks Randy, I really appreciate it. I'm still learning a lot and really working hard to make it look right.
I'll try to take some pics tomorrow before I go to work. I'm hoping to get a little body work done so I can let it set while i'm working.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:00 PM

I've got some more body work done and I'll post tomorrow morning. As for right now, I have some pics of some new wheels I got today from the hobby shop. I think they will really look good with this build.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:41 PM

lookin good jon!

those wheels are cool, the hobby shops around here stink man! im lucky they have BMF ! it would be a miracle if they had pegasus wheels, or anything else out of the ordinary......

cheers
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:15 PM

lookin good jon!

those wheels are cool, the hobby shops around here stink man! im lucky they have BMF ! it would be a miracle if they had pegasus wheels, or anything else out of the ordinary......

cheers
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.......This build is really looking HOT! Hey Brian, at least you have hobby shops! My closest is about a 140 mile round trip! l rely on the USPS for all my needs. Just sayin'-it could be worse, my styrene brother! Build on!!!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:43 PM

lookin good jon!

those wheels are cool, the hobby shops around here stink man! im lucky they have BMF ! it would be a miracle if they had pegasus wheels, or anything else out of the ordinary......

cheers
bryan


Thanks Bryan

.......This build is really looking HOT! Hey Brian, at least you have hobby shops! My closest is about a 140 mile round trip! l rely on the USPS for all my needs. Just sayin'-it could be worse, my styrene brother! Build on!!!


Thanks Bart