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Corvette C7R 2016 Version


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Hello All,

I have started work on the Revell C7R Corvette. I built this model several years ago, but I was not happy with the way it turned out. Also, I am going to update the model to the 2016 version that won the 24 hours of Daytona.

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I am going to disassemble the model I built several years ago and do the modifications to it.

Bill

 

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I am going to make the modifications to my first model and once I am happy with the mods I will build the new model with the updated modifications.

Several problems I had with the first build was the fit of the body to the chassis and I felt the stance of the front end was too high.

This is where I am right now with the first model.

 

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I felt that the front end sat too high, so I modified the front suspension to lower it. Or I should say raise the wheels.

The front suspension is just a curbside version. I cut off the tabs that held the front axle and added shims (.100) to raise the front wheels into the fenders. You can see the white shims next to the wheels under the suspension plate.

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Did some more work to get the front end to sit lower. Had to move the wheel mounts back about 1/16" to allow the wheels sit in the center of the wheel wells. I found that I needed to cut away a bit of the chassis where it mounted to the front part of the bottom plate(sorry, I'm not sure what it is called). I had to trim away the back of the air boxes to clear the area in front of the windshield. Also, the top of the roll cage was cut away and the center section of the window assembly was removed. I think that's about as low as I will be able to get it to sit. IMG_2574.JPG.04e6e8fd71771d27c155345caf5e2ffb.JPG    IMG_2576.JPG.1a3eb30912e0ad052d41e3ec14c44488.JPG

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

I've gotten more work finished. I built the new rear diffuser for the 2016 model. The area below the bumper and above the diffuser had to be reduced.

I started by cutting away the bottom pan behind the rear axle. Final sanding and adjustments are still required.

I think it's time to start on the new model.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Got started on the new model.

I've have the rear diffuser grafted in and the suspension has been modified to lower the stance. Also, the inside edge of the rear wheel wells had to be shaved so the tires would sit down further.

Bill

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