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'62 Corvette "C1RS Custom" UPDATE: Finished in Under Glass


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#21 ToyLvr

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:33 PM

I first fell in love with the '62 Vette while watching the TV show "Route 66" as a kid.

Tod Stiles wouldn't know to think of this rocket that Ken is building.

Looking forward to seeing the finished product, Ken. Awesome!

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:47 AM

Awsume project..



#23 Kennyboy

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:47 AM

Thanks Mike, Carl, and Jason!

 

Opened up the ZR1 exhaust outlets yesterday and made the exhaust fit the manifolds and also lengthwise on the car.

Started opening the grilles on the front end. (they will have stainless mesh behind them.)

Pics soon! Thanks for following.....



#24 Ira

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:00 AM

Great Project Ken!

My dad had a '62 when I was a teenager, Great Car... B)



#25 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:08 AM

Looking real good.  Can't wait to see more progress.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:20 AM

  • I'm a watchin!!!!!!!!!


#27 Kennyboy

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:56 AM

SMALL update pics:

 

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#28 Kennyboy

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:56 AM

Great Project Ken!

My dad had a '62 when I was a teenager, Great Car... B)

 Thanks Ira! I bet that car was fun!

Looking real good.  Can't wait to see more progress.

 Thanks Virgil! Should have more soon, was in the lab...I mean shop painting yesterday. :D  



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:36 AM

UPDATE:

Painted the chassis and exhaust, fitted the front wheels and brakes, and tested the ride height/stance.

 

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:56 AM

Man, this is gonna be a killer model! Great work getting the chassis in there so well, and the ride height looks prefect!


Edited by Custom Mike, 25 August 2013 - 10:12 AM.


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:28 AM

Looks pretty good...

Removing the mold lines on the exhaust would go a long way.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:48 AM

Man, this is gonna be a killer model! Great work getting the chassis i there so well, and the ride height looks prefect!

 Thanks a lot Mike

Looks pretty good...

Removing the mold lines on the exhaust would go a long way.

 Thanks, good point on the exhaust. Was so busy working on other steps forgot to do that before painting.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:01 AM

UPDATE:

 

Decided to do the 1:1 front end afterall.... scratchbuilt a center grille insert and massaged the front bumper to fit and removed and cleaned up the bumper ends.

 

The 1:1 for reference

 

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:21 AM

Wow, that nails it! Just a suggestion, I'd go with Model Master Metalizer Aluminium Plate for the finish on that part, it'll buff up nicely and look just about identical to the 1:1 part!

 

Here's what it looks like once it's buffed out. (It's on the exhaust)

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If you're looking for a more satin finish, use Tamiya Flat Aluminum, here's how it looks out of the can...

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:31 AM

Great suggestion Mike!

 

I do plan on having it look like the 1:1 finish on the front end. Still not sure on the LED turn signals....maybe?.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 03:59 AM

Hey Kenny, not sure how close to accuracy your going for, but the grille surround corners on the 1:1 are rounded off. Just an observation.... Lookin good so far!!!!



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:09 AM

Thanks Kerry. Noticed that yesterday too....guess I was so busy getting it built I did not notice til the end.

 

When I get the ends done (one is almost there) I will most likely make the decision then if I will round them off.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 03:02 PM

There ya go, just wasn't sure if you realized or not. Didn't want to see ya get it all puttied in and see it and scream out DOH!!!!



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:47 PM

Ken, I have no idea how you could make the LED turn signals, you're on your own there buddy...but if you can pull it off, it'll be cool!



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:49 PM

Nice work on the grill Ken, love those wheels also...