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With one current project now set off to the side while the paint and clear fully cure I decided to get back to another build that was started almost 9 years ago. This is a phantom schemed 63 Pro Mod Vette using a resin body that I created, a scratchbuilt chassis and homemade graphics along with lots of added detail.

The build was coming along nicely until a massive failure with some old clear coat. I put the build away only to take it back out a few years later and try again only to mess up the paint work a second time. Back in the box once again. Now, I have a newfound motivation to finally get this right and bring it to completion. 

Here are some pics of where the build once was.

 

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And now where I'm at with fixing the paint work and continuing on with the build. It includes rescribing the door lines and relocating the exhaust opening.

 

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Hi!

Would have been a shame if this thing stayed buried in a box under your bench. Keep on! 

CT

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Very nice looking, great detail work!  This definitely deserves a third life, as they say the third time is the charm!!

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Very nice fab work on that chassis and the engine looks amazing.

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Paint is done and one whole side of the new decaling process is complete.

 

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You guys' just floor me with these extravagent awesome builds👍👍

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13 hours ago, blackbeard said:

Outstanding work the decals look great and 

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Man does that color "pop" Wayne.  Looks great on the car.  cheers, tim

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11 hours ago, Codi said:

Man does that color "pop" Wayne.  Looks great on the car.  cheers, tim

Thanks Tim. It's Spaz Stix Flourescent orange. The funny thing is that when I turn out the lights over my workbench this thing almost glows in the darker light.

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That looks fantastic colors pop in the light with all the decals on it 

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Hi!

Great car!

What was your technique for the flames on the hood & top? Are these modified decals, or one-off stuff you made? They look different and unique!

CT

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18 hours ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi!

Great car!

What was your technique for the flames on the hood & top? Are these modified decals, or one-off stuff you made? They look different and unique!

CT

They are arrow wraps. I found the images online, saved them and converted them into decals.

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Headers are done and with them in place I added some frame bracing.

 

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3 hours ago, 1320wayne said:

They are arrow wraps. I found the images online, saved them and converted them into decals.

Hi Wayne! 

Thanks for the infos. I am NOT familiar with archery... Do you mean a material to wrap or "decorate" the body of an arrow?

CT

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It's a shame that drag racing is such an expensive sport to participate in. That situation necessitates having to sticker bomb your beautiful car with a bushel basket of your sponsors' decals. Darn shame to clutter all that coolness with sticker litter. Beautifully creative model. Thanks for not letting this die in the box.

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On 7/27/2020 at 4:37 PM, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Wayne! 

Thanks for the infos. I am NOT familiar with archery... Do you mean a material to wrap or "decorate" the body of an arrow?

CT

Yes. Lots of cool images can be found and used for decals like rally stripes.

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Tires and wheels and steering linkage along with the radiator completed and installed. I also mocked up the fuel cell.

 

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Great job Wayne. I'm glad you persisted with the build and are getting it done. 

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Fuel cell and fuel lines are complete. I also checked to ensure that the front clip would still fit with all of the added detail.

 

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