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Custom 53 Corvette Hot Rod " Thingamabob" is done !


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#1 cobraman

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:44 AM

Finished this "thing" a little while ago. I started with the AMT 53 Corvette kit and whacked offsome of the body and attached the front end to the firewall area. Used some sheet plastic and putty to smooth out the transition. I used the chassis, engine and wheels and tires from the " L'il Coffin" kit. The paint is "Go Green" lacquer with 3 coats of clear after I applied the parts box decals. I am not very happy with the interior as it did not go as planned. Because I lowered the body on the frame so much I left little room for the interior. I guess I didn't plan ahead very well. Anyway, here she is for good or for bad. Comments are always welcome pro or con. Thanks for looking.

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#2 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:48 AM

Crazy cool. :D



#3 Porscheman

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:52 AM

Beautiful build!!! Now you have to do a Cobra.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:55 AM

very cool, nice paint



#5 cobraman

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:06 PM

Thank you guys.



#6 Tom Geiger

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:09 PM

Okay that's scary!   :)   Too bad it's  not rusty!



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:14 PM

Very nice!

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:28 PM

That is one wild looking build Ray.  Great job.



#9 cobraman

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:50 PM

Thanks fellows. Tom, I'm not a huge fan of rust. : )



#10 John Teresi

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:11 PM

Ray.......U did it again.........and way fast too........Great job man.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:27 PM

Very cool and unique hotrod Ray.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:36 PM

Thank you John.

Thank you Carl.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 04:08 PM

LOVE IT

LOVE IT

LOVE IT

That cut off wheel and center brace in the interior is great detail. Just wondering if the seats could be separated top from bottom and then cut down the bottom of the top and put back together, to get the set height right. maybe lay a seat belt across the seam afterwards. Just a thought.

 

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:16 PM

Very cool!!



#15 crazyrichard

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:03 PM

just soooo cool i love it ..

i only have one point of critique and thats the fact that the flames run over the panellines .. would have been so much nicer if the panellines where "free"

but like said before the idea and execution is very very cool , love it



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:41 PM

This turned out very nice, I think the Register Plate says it all. Nice work with the conversion and the idea is really good too. And when the build is executed as nicely as this, I really like it.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:22 PM

That's just too KOOOOOL Ray, I think it looks great!!!  :D 



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:00 AM

Ray, I really like this. The whole design speaks to me and the use of the Lil Coffin chassis was inspired. Great color, stance, and graphics.

 

And yeah, interiors are the big challenge when channeling anything. Maybe just pull out the seats and shave them down until they are nearly on the floorboards.  And I gotta agree with Richard about the decals over the door gaps. But that can be fixed too.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:14 AM

interesting build Ray, I like it!!!



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:52 AM

Wonderful model.  Original to boot and the skeleton adds that last little bit of pizzazz!