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da Speedinger added a topic in Under GlassRevell 1957 Chevy "Pops Bumblebee"when i was a kid i had this toy car which i loved a lot
so the plan was to make something similiar with a front flip nose and the carbs poping through the hood. i chose this kit and went for custom options it provides
for colour scheme i fell in love with this one.
but i decided to replace the red by yellow, which made it look like a bumblebee camaro. as there were no camaros in 1957, i decided it could be his father.
thats why i call this build "Pops Bumblebee".
the list of modifications i had to make is huge:
ENGINE AND BAY:
Flowmaster H pipe exhaust
side exit exhaust with trim
Velocity stacks & air filter
heater hoses and new heater box
Ignition wiring in firing order
horns drilled open
new radiator support
battery reloacted into trunk
steering gear & idler lever support
electric fan conversion
3-pass oil cooler, sandwich adapter
oil level gauge
Valve Cover T-Bar Wing Bolts
custom center console with extra gauges
custom Steering Wheel
fluffy dice 4"
Bench Seat lap belts
Flip nose conversion
Deleted wing windows
Deleted window trim
Deleted door handles
Deleted deck lid
Deleted hood ornament
Deleted rocker trim
Deleted louvers out of front fenders
Deleted all window stainless
Installed driving lights in place of front rubber bumper bullets
move the plate from the decklid to the bumper
front tyres and wheels narrowed to 8"
rear tyres and wheels widened to 11"
Rear Leaf Spring Relocation
rear axle shortened by 3" each side
rear wheel wells widened
dual brake master cylinder with booster
Stainless steel fuel and brake lines
Anti sway bars
tubular cross members
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