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Custom 60' corvette..Paint! 10/9/13


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#21 BKcustoms

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:06 PM

Thank you everyone! I've finally made some progress worth sharing. First I decided to build the door jambs and hinge the doors. I was originally going to get a set of scissor door hinges but they are not currently available so I stuck with stock ones.
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Next I started getting the chassis set up to fit the body correctly and I also needed to raise the ride height a little. All this really involved other than shortening the wheelbase was the addition of a .40 square rod down both sides of the floor.
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And the last thing I did was start on the engine bay that will house the LSX engine and possibly a procharger system.
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sorry for the blurry pictures, my camera wouldn't focus for some reason.
As always I'm open to criticism and suggestions. Billy

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:39 PM

Wow, this is all kinds of awesomeness. Very creative, can't wait to see more!



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:47 PM

Very cool !



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:40 PM

Looking great Billy!! Love the custom vette's!!



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:11 PM

great progress billy hope to see it in october seeing the theme is vettes



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:28 PM

Thanks guys for the feedback, I appreciate it! Bill, I didn't know the theme was Vettes. I guess I HAVE to have it done in time now!
Well I finally got my camera working properly and I sprayed a coat of primer on the body.
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I also molded in some aluminum exhaust tips since the back end looked a little plain.
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I'm considering making a procharger still but here's where I'm at with the engine.
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I just thought this was a cool pic.
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Thanks for looking! Billy

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:26 PM

Gorgeous design! I love the way you made everything seem to belong together.   (Except those mirrors, imho).   That aside, gorgeous!

 

Glad you dropped the Lambo doors, these look more authentic. 

 

Really cool sitting it on a C6 chassis with an LS engine.

 

Great building so far Billy, can't wait to see more.  Awesome!


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 01:27 AM

Great desing, yes sir. It's really cool and diferent!



#29 BKcustoms

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 04:17 PM

Thanks José and Roy! I had the same thought about the mirrors, I'm cutting them down right now.
I managed to get most of the motor put together and I started on a custom serpentine setup for the engine accessories.
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I'm sending the valve covers to VCG Resins to be cast and they will be available to go with the LS7 kit.
Thanks for stopping in and please let me know what you think! Billy

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 04:55 PM

Great Design Billy!

Real Nice Body work... B)



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:45 PM

Very nice update the body and engine look so good!



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:18 PM

Thank you everyone! I've finally made some progress worth sharing. First I decided to build the door jambs and hinge the doors. I was originally going to get a set of scissor door hinges but they are not currently available so I stuck with stock ones.
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As always I'm open to criticism and suggestions. Billy

This thing is so cool that I can't even say what I want to on here.  It's bad to the bone.  One thing I might suggest if you aren't final on the doors.  If you truely want Lambos and can't order hinges, maybe you could make a Revell "Uptown" set work.  I'm sure plenty of members have those left over from converting to stock.  Myself, I do think your stock configuration or suicide doors would both look great.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:24 AM

I finally got around to painting it! Color is Model Master Grabber Blue and the cove is a custom mix of DuPont metallic gray.
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Thanks for looking! I'm hoping to wrap this one up in the next week or two.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:13 AM

Amazing mix of classic and modern but it all works. If GM was ever thinking a retro Corvette they should look you up.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:36 AM

Great color! Very very nice project.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 04:55 AM

Reminds me of a Bugatti! Nice work

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:59 AM

Briggs Cunningham would be proud!



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:12 AM

Very cool Billy! B)



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:19 AM

Very nice choice of colors, it looks sharp! B)



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:13 AM

Very Nice work.  I like the color choice also.