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Thanks Gene, The donor is an AMT Corvette ZR1 kit number 6277.

Here's a bit of the interior mods...

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Thanks James, that thing is gonna be rollin'.

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Some progress on this one. Hotel building can be slow it seems but I am at the bench (table) a couple evenings a week.

Keeping with the Corvette theme combo. I've got the interior roughed and grafted in the rear axle assembly. Final adjustments to follow after the front suspension is figured out...

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Looking good! Forgive me if this was already stated, did you mention what color you were thinking?

I have visualized them all but I'm leaning toward silver metallic with minimal black accent, like my truck! 

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After a long spell of not modeling, I managed to find find some bench time today. I had made some body mods that I did not like much so I decided to change back. This involved finding a donor kit and then replacing the front clip. I also managed to lower the rear end just enough to allow me to stop thinking about lowering the rear end.

If that makes since to you, we both need help!

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On ‎3‎/‎3‎/‎2017 at 2:32 PM, James2 said:

My son Dylan is at the age of driving and the auto bug has bitten him. He has been building some model cars lately and also is found of the Chevy Nova's 1:1 cars.Pretty interesting story I found about the Nova and the history of this odd car. I knew of such a drag race version but what got me going this morning was the "Road Race" cars they were meant to be. After some internet searches I thought it would be cool to do kind of a Pro Touring version just for fun.

It isn't really a WIP yet and I still need to do alot of tweaking but I did manage to accomplish some major surgery this morning. Using a Revell 69 Mustang and an AMT 66 Nova' won as a door prize, I started measuring, marking and cutting. Below is the result, SO FAR!

The 1963 Fastback Novas
1963 Fastback Nova, Greg FieldIn 1963, Chevrolet created three fastback Novas for road race competition. The Novas were all convertibles pulled from the regular production line. They were then shipped to the Corvette plant for the addition of fiberglass parts. The doors, inner panels, front fenders, hood and both front and rear bumpers were all 'glass. The new roof and fastback was also made of fiberglass and bonded to the metal. The fastback covered what would have been the trunk lid and blocked all access to the trunk area from the outside.

1963 Fastback Nova, Greg FieldAfter a 1963 Corvette independent rear suspension was also added, the cars were shipped to Bill Thomas in California. Chevrolet also shipped the "Mystery Motors", that later ended up with Smokey Yunick, to Bill to be installed in the Novas. Bills job was to install the engines and setup the suspension for road racing. Before the Novas could be completed, GM put a ban on all factory racing.

http://www.novaresource.org/history.htm

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I lack major componets to build the car as I see it and I have two other build I'd like to complete first but ! will continue working on the body for now...

Curse you photo Bucket for not allowing us to see these images !!

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18 hours ago, James2 said:

After a long spell of not modeling, I managed to find find some bench time today. I had made some body mods that I did not like much so I decided to change back. This involved finding a donor kit and then replacing the front clip. I also managed to lower the rear end just enough to allow me to stop thinking about lowering the rear end.

If that makes since to you, we both need help!

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That fastback profile is a natural for this body style. Another "shoulda coulda" been "thing I guess

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