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#1 gpugh1976

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:47 PM

So here is another one of my builds that I started way back when and I decided to blow the dust off of it today and get it back on the bench while I'm stalled on a couple of my other projects (waiting for the mail to come). I'm putting '97 Corvette running gear and frame/suspension under it.

Here's a mock-up shot showing the rolling stock I've chosen for it and they target ride-height.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:51 PM

Here you can see what I've got going on with the Corvette 'gear. I had to stretch the frame out to match the Delivery's wheel base. This is where I left off. I was kinda roughing stuff in. I took these pics as the stuff came out of the box.

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I also opened up the back door before I put 'er away last time...

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:48 AM

Looking good!

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:52 AM

Watching this one... found one in the stash Saturday, this looks like inspiration...
BTW like what I see so far.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:11 AM

...and my mailing address is...JK I really like this thing. Who makes the kit? Or is it a resin body?

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:19 AM

That body is really smooth, this one is going to be a great model and if you can slam it into the weeds, it's going to look awesome. Keep it going, please.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:24 AM

I really like where your going with this, I have been contemplating a custom project for myself but already have so many projects.
I' ll be watching...

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:26 AM

Some great potential there. Keep going.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:38 AM

...and my mailing address is...JK I really like this thing. Who makes the kit? Or is it a resin body?

It's an old Revell kit. And keep that address handy. Depending on how this Corvette transplant goes......it could be yours! :lol:

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:01 AM

That's going to be a really neat ride when completed!

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 06:16 AM

did Revell ever address the body issues on this kit as they promised? i've built a few of them and that windshield opening is a sore point. same issue existed on their '54 Chevy kit as well.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:51 AM

Love it! Have you already modified to hood? Great wheel choice.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:06 AM

did Revell ever address the body issues on this kit as they promised? i've built a few of them and that windshield opening is a sore point. same issue existed on their '54 Chevy kit as well.

I don't know anything about that. This kit is the 1987 release so I hope so......

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:07 AM

Love it! Have you already modified to hood? Great wheel choice.

I haven't done anything to the hood yet.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:24 PM

It's an old Revell kit. And keep that address handy. Depending on how this Corvette transplant goes......it could be yours! :lol:

As much as I'd like to have it, I wanna see you succeed with that Vette setup.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:14 PM

if it is the '87 then it hasn't been fixed. although, at that time maybe the mold hadn't deteriorated as bad as when they were saying they WOULD fix it. anyway, it's the header bar over the windshield, mostly, and sink marks elsewhere. the plastic was so thin along the windshield trim edge that it couldn't stand any sanding or cement. from your pics, i'd say you don't have that issue...

BTW... i'd love for Revell to re-release the sponsor decal sheet they used to provide in this kit, with the stars as well.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:41 PM

Thanks for the inspiration. Have a '41 woodie stalled on the bench.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:13 PM

Very cool so far! :)

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:20 PM

Nice start! Looking good so far. I just finished some ideas on one of these. There is a lot of potential in that kit.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:44 PM

So today I was fiddling around with this and I noticed that the frame rails didn't sit down flush with my workbench right where I cut the frame and made my extensions to extend out the wheelbase. I thought this was all good to go but I may have just checked the frame for straightness from the top, not so much in if it was level from the bench. Oh the joys of airing all of my mistakes in a build thread.... :lol:

So, I made a cut and kinda "wedged" styrene in the cut to level it out.

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I still have the other side to go as it is also suffering from the same problem. But, I started to feel like the whole set-up was a little.....crappy. I don't doubt that I can get it all straightened up but then I started pondering the idea of using the kit-supplied frame along with the lengthened Corvette drivetrain assembly and installing all of the Corvette suspension components onto the original frame. What do you guys think?

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