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#1 BKcustoms

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:27 PM

I've started another Corvette project, this time it's the Revell "Vette Agin" kit. so far I've Z'd the frame, added aluminum wheels, rear 4 link suspension, Mustang II style front suspension, and I'm working on a twin turbo LS7 and airbag suspension for it. The color will be HOK Sunrise Pearl with gunmetal trim.
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thanks for looking, all input is welcome!

Billy

Edited by BKcustoms, 18 November 2013 - 09:48 AM.


#2 Peter Lombardo

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:45 PM

You're off to a great start, should be a interesting build......I love the low stance.  Looking forward to more.



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:53 PM

Wow...looks good already... keep up the good work

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:28 PM

I always wondered why this kit never went over so well. I think that this is only the second build of it that I have seen. Yours is looking great so far.

Later-

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:39 PM

Nice one........ the suspension and engine looks awesome.......... B)



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:09 PM

Great looking project and awsume stance and wheels..



#7 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:32 PM

That's one of my all time favorite later releases. Your suspension mods really get it down. Built out of the box it sits too high(at least mine did) Good work so far. Did you machine the front/rear suspension?



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:46 PM

Wonderful start.  Where did you score those wheels?



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:46 PM

Thanks guys! I'm working on the floor right now, I should have an update. in the morning.

Tom, I've wondered the same thing. I personally think it's a great kit.

Mike, the front suspension is AMT Phantom Vickie control arms with scratchbuilt spindles made out of aluminum tubing and the rear suspension is aluminum tubing with dirtmodeler rod ends and brackets.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:52 PM

Wonderful start.  Where did you score those wheels?


Thanks Jim! I got the wheels from a vendor at a local contest. I think they are made by a comlany called JPSpro but I'm not 100% sure.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:16 PM

Whoa ! Thats going to be cool.



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 05:37 AM

Thanks Ray! Here's a small update, since I Z'd the frame in the back the floor no longer fit so I built a new floor section in the rear.
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Posted 09 November 2013 - 08:46 AM

This kit has peaked my interest a time or two. The only slight change I think I'd make to the bodywork would be to lose the side pipes. To my eye they have always looked like an afterthought, albeit a well blended and executed afterthought, losing them would tighten up and smooth the flow of the lower body. Doing so might make routing an exhaust system somewhat of a pain in the end it might be worth the work to the eye, bring the retro-mod look a little ,ore up to date.

Impressed with what you are doing with this build, looks great in the weeds with a pro-touring stance.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 09:35 AM

Wow, nice build so far!

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:02 AM

Nice work! I like what you've done for the stance. It makes it look a lot better!



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:03 AM

That looks great Billy!



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:02 PM

I like! That 4 link blows mine away.  Very nice work, so far.  Where did you source the LS-7 from?  I'm looking for a good example for an up coming build.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 03:18 AM

Excellent start Billy, this should be interesting!!  :D 



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:08 AM

Looks like you have a great start on it!!!



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:48 AM

Nice work so far Billy! I think ditching the side pipe covers would really clean up the body.