Jump to content


'69 Pro-Touring Vette


  • You cannot reply to this topic
14 replies to this topic

#1 LOBBS

LOBBS

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 531 posts
  • Location:Independence, MO
  • Full Name:Kyle "LOBBS" Laubscher

Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:36 PM

I've been away from the hobby for awhile but just pulled this project back out. Hopefully finishing this one up after so many years will get me motivated to keep building again.

 

Revell '69 Vette with the L-88 hood and flares from the '68 racing version.  Gunmetal with a black stripe and red hashes all from Tamiya.  My tastes have changed over the years and this build originally called for a modified widened version of the Cali Wheels Torq Thrusts but after mocking it up with these Aoshimas I may go that route. Same goes for the motor. I had originally planned an EFI'd Hilborn but I may go with a different EFI setup this time around.  Still all-aluminum BBC with a T-56 six speed from the Revell '02 Camaro. Interior will be the same Italian Red as the valve covers and seats.

 

 

IMG_6109.JPG

 

IMAG0148.jpg

 

 

IMAG0146.jpg

 

 

IMG_1641.jpg



#2 martinfan5

martinfan5

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,237 posts
  • Location:Los Santos, San Andreas
  • Full Name:Jonathan Stephens

Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:41 PM

I like the choice on the wheesl, like the color choice too



#3 LOBBS

LOBBS

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 531 posts
  • Location:Independence, MO
  • Full Name:Kyle "LOBBS" Laubscher

Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:53 PM

Thanks Jonathan, I started this project so long ago the original thread doesn't even show up anymore in a forum search. I guess they cleaned house while I was away.


Edited by LOBBS, 12 May 2013 - 08:53 PM.


#4 vintagedragfan

vintagedragfan

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,617 posts
  • Location:Richmond Mo,
  • Full Name:Bill Davis

Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:55 AM

welcome back Kyle, the Vette looks great, I am a Torque Thrust fan but those wheels look killer on it, Finish this build up and bring it to the Heartland show in Overland Park on the 8th and 9th!



#5 Chris White

Chris White

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,087 posts
  • Location:Toronto, Canada
  • Full Name:Chris White

Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:10 AM

great build, I look forward to seeing this one done



#6 Eric N.

Eric N.

    MCM Friend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 217 posts
  • Location:Oklahoma
  • Full Name:Eric Nordstrom

Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:13 PM

Love the paint.(and the wheels)!

 

Eric



#7 am73grand

am73grand

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,121 posts
  • Location:Johnston, Rhode Island
  • Full Name:Ron Lambert

Posted 15 May 2013 - 01:24 AM

You've got everything right about this build.......color, stripes, wheels.......

 

I can't wait to see it done. It's going to be killer!!



#8 slusher

slusher

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,437 posts
  • Location:tennessee
  • Full Name:carl slusher

Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:16 AM

l have to agree great color,and wheels. Very nice start..



#9 LOBBS

LOBBS

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 531 posts
  • Location:Independence, MO
  • Full Name:Kyle "LOBBS" Laubscher

Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:15 PM

It's a good day around here. One of the major reasons this project has stalled out several times was due to the fact that I wanted to do a full C5/C6 suspension conversion. There was a company that did a chassis conversion for C2/C3 Vettes but they never posted any good up close pics and never responded to any of my emails requesting them. I believe they later went out of business.

Today doing some random internet surfing I turned up a company in Alabama called Street Shop, Inc. Their site is a treasure trove of reference material. I also found a link on the Pro-Touring site where an owner documents a build of their chassis for his '64.

This is exactly the kind of info I was after to get this build going again.

http://www.streetsho...2-corvette.html

Here's the completed '64 chassis but the C3 is very similar.

6dwh9h.jpg

Edited by LOBBS, 30 May 2013 - 03:35 PM.


#10 outragis

outragis

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 654 posts
  • Location:Vermont
  • Full Name:Eric Ragis

Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:43 PM

I will be watching this one! Great start!



#11 Jantrix

Jantrix

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,306 posts
  • Location:Tampa, FL. USA
  • Full Name:Rob Mattis

Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:57 PM

Fantastic work. I'm wondering though if the sheer diameter of those wheels will allow you the ground hugging stance most serious pro-tourers have.

#12 Wonderbread Kustomz

Wonderbread Kustomz

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,878 posts
  • Location:Back in the ATL
  • Full Name:James Evans

Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:15 PM

I love the rims and they fill up nicely... I can't wait to see this done

#13 LOBBS

LOBBS

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 531 posts
  • Location:Independence, MO
  • Full Name:Kyle "LOBBS" Laubscher

Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:18 PM

Fantastic work. I'm wondering though if the sheer diameter of those wheels will allow you the ground hugging stance most serious pro-tourers have.


I checked the diameter of the Aoshima tires versus some Revell Z06 Vette tires and they're not much different. They are also shorter than the Cali Wheels tires that came with the kit. I'll get them tucked up as tight as possible. I'm also using the headers and sidepipes from the Stars and Stripe kit which will help visually lower the Vette.

#14 Alyn

Alyn

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,034 posts
  • Location:The Kansas Rockies

Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:44 PM

Nice color combo with the gray & black.

 

... and by all means gitter done in time for the Heartland. This years theme is the Vette !



#15 LOBBS

LOBBS

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 531 posts
  • Location:Independence, MO
  • Full Name:Kyle "LOBBS" Laubscher

Posted 30 May 2013 - 05:16 PM

Nice color combo with the gray & black.
 
... and by all means gitter done in time for the Heartland. This years theme is the Vette !

I'll do what I can. I've got to track down a Dana 44 IRS rearend from the newest Revell Viper tooling to do the suspension conversion. It's the closest one in scale to the M50 they are using.

Edited by LOBBS, 30 May 2013 - 05:19 PM.