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USA-1 CORVETTE LSR TEAM! WIP Photos! Finished Now!


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#1 Ira

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

USA-1 CORVETTE LSR TEAM!!!

I started this Bubble Top Transport Vehicle for a Showrods Contest-Bubble Top Trike, a few years ago. The Bubble Top 3 Wheeler was too big for this truck so I set the Transport aside...untill yesterday!

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It started as a '59 El Camino with most of a Corvette Indy attached to the front. I tried fitting the Attempt 1 on to the Transport and it was narrow enough fit inside the bed!

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Time for a New Project... B)


Edited by Ira, 12 September 2013 - 04:57 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:24 PM

ADDING THE RAMP BED!!!

The Attempt 1 is too long to fit inside the El Camino Pick-Up Bed, but if It were a Ramp Bed...

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I did a little Cutting & Fitting and got a piece of sheet plastic to fit in the Bed. Then I glued it in place.

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Next I made file card templates for the Bed Sides and then cut them from sheet plastic and glued them in place.

I used sheet plastic to fill the gaps between the Body and the Bed Sides.

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Now its time to play with the Attempt 1... B)

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:37 PM

That will take up some room one the bench ! You going with a single wheel set up on the rear ? Once again you have my attention. I need to order more popcorn !

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:39 PM

VETTE ATTEMPT!!!


I always liked this kit but I like Corvettes better, so its time for some Cutting!

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Next I cut the Rear End from a Pro Stock Vette Body...

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It was too wide for the Attempt 1 body so I cut a section from the middle and then glued it back together.

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After a little more Cutting & Fitting I got the Rear End to fit the Body!

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More Photos Coming... B)

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:53 PM

HERE IS THE SCOOP!!!

I used cut-off Attempt 1 body parts, carved & turned up-side down to fill in the drivers compartment area...

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The Hood Scoop is from the Corvette Kit, it took a little cutting & fitting to get it in place.

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Here are the Transport and LSR Vette together!

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What's Next?


B)

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:45 PM

That is extra-awesome, Ira! You have such a good imagination which is kind of rare these days. I always enjoy your builds.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:53 PM

Oh yeah, this is where it's at fer sure. I love this car. I'm very interested in watching you go with this one Ira. :) Dan

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:01 PM

Walking from the front to back would be like time travel. 50 yrs worth. Pretty cool idea.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:02 PM

This is very interesting. I'm tuned in for more.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:26 PM

That will take up some room one the bench ! You going with a single wheel set up on the rear ? Once again you have my attention. I need to order more popcorn !


Thanks Ray!

I am using 4 wheels in back and 2 up front... B)

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:33 PM

Ira, I can't tell you what a warm and fuzzy I get from this build. Of all things I appreciate originality the most, and this is certainly all kinds of original.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:56 PM

NEATO!!!

i like it Ira, keep it goin.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:57 PM

That is extra-awesome, Ira! You have such a good imagination which is kind of rare these days. I always enjoy your builds.


Thanks for the kind words Andy!

Glad you like it so far... B)

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:25 PM

Oh yeah, this is where it's at fer sure. I love this car. I'm very interested in watching you go with this one Ira. :) Dan


Thanks Dan!

I am working on the rear of the Transport Now, more photos coming... :)

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:30 PM

well wheres all the pics Ira?? :D :D :P

cheers
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:30 AM

Walking from the front to back would be like time travel. 50 yrs worth. Pretty cool idea.


Thanks Les!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:49 AM

NEW FRONT END!!!

I cut the Front End off the Corvette...


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Next I cut out the Front End of the Transporter...


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After a little more Cutting & Fitting, I got a good fit on the Transporter Front End!


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Here it is with some putty applied. First test fit on the Bubble Top!


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B)

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:34 AM

this is just one of the cooolest concepts I have seen here

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:42 AM

This is very interesting. I'm tuned in for more.


Thanks Luis!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:52 AM

This just fabulous. Love it. It's different and nothing but pure eye candy. WOWWEE!!!!