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#1 Psychographic

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:51 AM

I've had this 53 Corvette bag kit laying around for a couple of years and couldn't figure out what to do with it.

 

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I bought a Nomad body at NNL East last week with plans of making a 58 Impala wagon. Unfortunately the body and parts for it didn't match, so I decided to cut it up and see if I can get it to fit the Vette. After cutting it off, I shortened and narrowed it, then attached it to the windshield frame.

 

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Here's what I came up with after a few hours.

 

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After a night in the Purple Pond, the roof and tailgate were ready to be mounted

 

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Next up was to start making room for the rear wheels and tires. I cut the wheel house out and raised it along with widening it. I wonder why the stock kit has such a wide gap between the body and the wheel houses.

 

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I still need to trim the outer edge as it's too wide and the interior tub is not centered.

 

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Edited by Psychographic, 01 May 2014 - 03:56 AM.


#2 vypurr59

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:01 AM

Great start. I'm liking this!!!



#3 TFchronos

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:52 AM

Awesome! It's gonna be fun watching this be built.



#4 cobraman

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:14 AM

That will be way cool !



#5 Dale W. Verts

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:20 AM

My gosh, that's BEAUTIFUL!

 

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#6 Wonderbread Kustomz

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:33 AM

I'm diggin this!

#7 DumpyDan

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 05:08 AM

Wow, so simple, right in front of your or my face............What a great idea.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 05:20 AM

I like the proportions, nice concept!



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 05:29 AM

This is cool

#10 1 bad55 stan

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 06:46 AM

Great start on it



#11 Davewilly

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:25 AM

Looks like its going to be pretty cool.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:30 AM

Wow, this looks like it's going to be a really cool build.



#13 Psychographic

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:48 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone.

 

I've got the other rear wheelwell roughed in.

 

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I learned something today, I never knew there was two different 53's, I thought Monogram was the only one to make it. It winds up this one is the AMT, so I had to buy another kit to fill in the missing parts. Luckily I found one cheap on ebay. It never occurred to me that this wasn't 1/24 scale, but once I opened the Monogram kit it was quite evident. :wacko:



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:23 AM

ARE you the "Daid Gilmore? jus kiddi'n great concept, I don't know if ive ever seen a conversion or anything CLOSE to what you are doing, but it sure looks bada--! shaun.s


oops, I meant david. shaun.s.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:24 AM

oops!!!!! I meant David, not daid(sorry) shaun.s.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:49 AM

Great Start David!

B) 



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 10:47 AM

Nice project!

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:32 AM

It's a shortened Waldorf Nomad!



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 12:10 PM

Ahh. I 've had a similar idea for quite some time, but never took on a project to realize it. This will be a build to follow. It looks like it is coming along very well so far. Love the wheel choice too. 



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 01:12 PM

The doors have been cut out.

 

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