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1/16 Beach City Corvette: On the bench 8/19/17

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Hello.......this is on the bench.......The Beach City Corvette 1/16 Scale.......My friend Tom West hooked me up with some great reference pics of the The Beach City Corvette 1, driven by Gary Gabelich......The Chassis that Gabelich ran in this car was built by Gilmore/kase .......the BBC engine was offset to the left and the Driver was offset to the right.......I will be making alot of scratch built stuff for this build......The resin body  is from "Flashpoint" ,Terry sold me his last resin body......this is the last resin body that I know of.......this car was my favorite drag car while growing up......I would see this car at Lions Drag Srtrip all the time,so I really want to do a good job on it......my friend Gary with GWS Decals will be making the decals for this version.......and I will be using some of Chris Soback Designs products......I will be using a Mark Johnson BBC resin engine for this build...... thanks for looking.

 

 

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This is going to be awesome!

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How close are the GMP tires and wheels to 1/16?

 

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How close are the GMP tires and wheels to 1/16?

 

Wheels will be modified ......I will be using differenrt tires......thanks

 

 

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Oh boy ! Another J.T. masterpiece to watch come together !

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John... This is going to be another Amazing creation from you. I have been waiting for you to start this Epic build.

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I'm gonna' call this a "Phoenix" build because I got to see that thing reduced to ashes at OCIR.

It also inspired my love for Topless Floppers. Flying Dutchman, Marv Eldridge, Jack Chrisman, et al.

Have fun John. I miss seeing your work in person.

 

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John, never saw the car in action but I agree it was one of my all time favorites too when I was a kid.  The Conway topless funny was another one.  You've got great taste in cars in addition to all that talent.  cheers, tim

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This one will be a cool one to watch thats for sure

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Ah ya this will be cool, they are so interesting to watch and a joy to see the finished produced.  Can't wait to see it.

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Hello.......thank you all so very much for the kind comments.......I really do appreciate them:)......I got a good start on the frame......and started some body work.....I opened up some vents and adjusted the the top and the opening for the scoop....thanks for looking

 

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Few more WIP pics......

 

 

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And a few more......thanks

 

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Coming along nicely.

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John.... nice start to the chassis. Looking good my friend, you are already working your magic.

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Great subject, great start!  Go John, go!!!

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As the Chi-Town Hustler engine offset went the opposite way, seeing it like this makes sense too.

Owners and Crew Chiefs with their whacky ideas. Waada' ya' gonna do, huh?

Now we just use tried and true engineering and weight distribution to balance the silly things.

Engineers and Chassis Genius' with their logical College degrees.. Wadda' ya' gonna do, huh?

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Great start John, great detail.

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Fantastic work so far , cool job of opening up the vents and offsetting the engine. That frame is awesome too

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Too cool John.  Too cool! 

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I already got vette fever LOL

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Hello.......thank you all so very much for the kind comments ......I really do appreciate them:)........I got a little more done on the Frame.......I modified a rear end and made a Drive Shaft......I made a Fire Wall and mocked-up the engine.......I also made a seat.........and started making some frame panels.......and I started making the headers......I will work on the front end next.......thanks for looking

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If I may ask, Where did you obtain the info this car had an offset driver  / engine arrangement ?

 

Ive been collecting info on this car for a while now  ( also looking for the decals in 1/25th scale )  To do as a future build . And I don't remember anything ever stating  anything about off sets .

 

Ps,  this last pic / body down is a new nostalgia car.  but even it shows a center engine / driver arrangement. And it shows the lowered rocker panel  ( ala, pro mod style / new nostalgia )  That the original car did not have.

 

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Hi Bill.....my friend and Drag Racing Photographer Tom West did a cut out drawing of the BCC #1 driven by Gary Gabelich in a 1960`s Car Craft Magazine......BCC #1 is the only one that had the  off set engine and driver seat set up ........BCC#2 was driven by Pat Foster and thats when they changed over to a center engine and driver......the Chi- Town Hustler also had a off set engine and driver seat.......thanks

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Hi Bill.....my friend and Drag Racing Photographer Tom West did a cut out drawing of the BCC #1 driven by Gary Gabelich in a 1960`s Car Craft Magazine......BCC #1 is the only one that had the  off set engine and driver seat set up ........BCC#2 was driven by Pat Foster and thats when they changed over to a center engine and driver......the Chi- Town Hustler also had a off set engine and driver seat.......thanks

Ok, All the pics I have are the Pat Foster driven car ( aka the one I plan to replicate and is how I do my searches ) Carry on .

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