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69 Chevelle SS Pro Mod WIP (Updated 3.26.14)


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#141 Mister Twister

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:28 AM

Updates are looking fantastic....Keep at it!



#142 hOLMS

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:34 PM

Some updates for this week. I included one shot that shows the 4 stages of development so far. The last one compares newest update to previous update.

 

1 - New grill and nose area, still very rough, much to do to finish this off

2 - Change up the hood, still undecided what I will do to finish that, probably extend a lot close to front of nose.

 

Next, frt and rear fenderwells are not right, they need some attn. Then, some flaring here and there. We'll see where this part of the journey leads. Thanks for commenting and looking in, means a lot to me!

 

 

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:21 PM

what an incredible transformation this car has under gone, jeff. fantastic job!



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:06 AM

Simply WICKED Jeff!!! :D 



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:21 AM

The whole thing is looking fantastic Jeff!, really like the new front end & airdam.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:29 AM

Looking great Jeff...



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:37 AM

awesome work jeff



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:51 AM

I have to say... I will be a little disappointed when you finish this because I enjoy watching your modifications so much.  Awesome work!



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:48 PM

Very nice are you going to sell them?



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 05:52 PM

Hi all...been at it pretty good when possible, work has slowed a tiny bit. 

 

Let's see, several big items I've been working on....most visibly the top which gave me a totally different feel for the body.

 

After reviewing the lengthened profile over and over, I felt a lower, stretched out top may be better suited for this. First was the chop, I'm not sure how much I lowered, at least 1/8". Brand new A-Pillars have been made and extended app 3/16" where they meet the hood along with a new shape for drivers-side window opening....I have not got around to passenger side yet.

 

I have reworked the frt and rear wheel wells, they are close but will need more trimming for flaring inside and out. Currently I am rebuilding the rear window cutout and shaping the blend into the flares that raise/taper upward on top of rear fenders. I will be reworking all window openings, close to halfway done on that process.

 

Not much different about the nose, though I have started some faint hood work, unsure about the direction thats headed in. Its a totally different beast now, gotta go wild to hang with the current p/m designs. I like them all, just enjoying pushing my limits....whether it works or not, it has still been a great 2 year journey to this point.

 

Thanks for looking in!!

 

 

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:16 PM

Wow! Your revised roofline really gives it a totally different personality. I might add that that personality is VERY sinister... :). I love it!

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 04:51 AM

That new roofline sure looks super low!, think it looks great!



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:27 AM

Wow! Your revised roofline really gives it a totally different personality. I might add that that personality is VERY sinister... :). I love it!

 

Agreed. However I think with the new roofline, from a design standpoint, the car looses some of it's identity as a Chevelle. But that is pretty common with pro-mods I think. We loose a bit of style in the search for better aerodynamics. Fantastic work. It looks great.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:24 AM

Amazing transformation from stock Chevelle to this beast.  I always look forward to your updates.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 12:51 PM

 

Agreed. However I think with the new roofline, from a design standpoint, the car looses some of it's identity as a Chevelle. But that is pretty common with pro-mods I think. We loose a bit of style in the search for better aerodynamics. Fantastic work. It looks great.

agree totally Rob, before at a glance you could tell it 's a 69 chevelle, now it leaves you wondering. Still it does look great and more like the modern era or race car so my hat is off to you Jeff, thats some phenomenal work there dude.



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:20 PM

Outstanding vision ,love the new roof line .......









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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:47 PM

What a awesome project is this, you did a great job so far.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:03 AM

REALLY KILLER WORK MAN!!!!! :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

 

One question that I have always wondered about is how do you make your windows????



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:27 AM

What a transformation is right. Looks great. I also like the look of all the panels that make up the front fender. I think you should incorporate that into the paint job somehow. Looking forward to more. 



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:12 PM

Made pretty good progress so far this week, including making it back to a good primer coat, she's pretty slick....needs some filling/smoothing here and there, but I think the shape is pretty close, at least for now. Next steps are checking heights and reference points, finishing passenger side window opening, front window opening, fender/sideskirt flaring, hood work and trim work. She's probably going to painted like a stk 69!

 

  • Rear window cutout has been made, still need to square it up and check reference points to verify its symmetrical and correctly oriented.

  • Pulled the bottom of the A-Pillars back a bit, I liked the previous long roofline for about....hmmm, 2 day tops. I do agree the 69 Chevelle flavor lost a bit there, tried to bring it back a little.

  • Completed some more fine-tuning on the slope of the hood, not sure if its too noticeable, the elbow grease involved told me otherise...lol

I did start this as a project to retain the looks of the original while making it somewhat beast. The more and more new pro mods I'm seeing finally convinced me to give it a go with a ride that could be considered right there in the running with the new stuff. I'm not quite there with this one yet, but sincerely hope to be one day because I have channeled, chopped, sectioned, tapered and even start over quite a few times. Anyways, I totally respect the originals and love them all, wish I had a stock 69 Chevelle in my driveway right now! That being said, I like the new as well....pro mod, pro stock, I'll just say I like all race cars, no matter what they are.

 

Couple pics, last one thrown in for start and current....as always, I appreciate the comments. I enjoy sharing my work with all of you and glad to be here. I talk too much, too late at night I might add!

 

 

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