69 Chevelle SS Pro Mod WIP (Updated 3.26.14)

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Hello All........Taking a break from the 2001 Corvette Pro-Mod to finally start this one and been waiting a while to do so, Novas & Chevelles are 2 of my fav's and this body has been staring at me for 2 yrs now begging to be "a monster on the shelf". Stock body smoothed to resemble fiberglass, full tubular chassis and most parts from the STP Firebird Pro Stock. Mock-up almost complete, should be painting b4 long. Thanks.....hOLMS..


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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOh!

That sits just right! I'll be watching this build!

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Yeah, that's got a nice stance to it. Looks good so far.

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Perfect stance...! Those wheels are looking very good on it and tires are good ones! I'll be wathing this one of course, this '69 Chevelle is one of my favourite Chevelles and your one is looking good so far.

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very nice. love fat tire cars!!! a nice orange with black ss stripes would be nice.

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very nice. love fat tire cars!!! a nice orange with black ss stripes would be nice.

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very nice. love fat tire cars!!! a nice orange with black ss stripes would be nice.

tubbs.....wow, pretty good @ the mind-reading thing......i had 3 schemes in mind: 1)orange w/black stripes 2)black w/orange stripes or 3)yellow w/ black stripes. I've tried the yellow already and it is sweeeet, but i've seen the other 2 schemes up close at events and they are just as cool. I should be posting sum wip pix 2morro maybe. Thanks for looking....

ps...i'm bouncing the idea around of scratching a not-so-obvious air-dam for the front to blend the bumper lines to the body better....just to make the lines between the two flow. I don't want to get away from the stock look with this one. Also, i can't find my windows, i'll have to scratch them too.

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well, finally able to get back on this one......hood work almost done, chassis work getting close (not going all out, by no means), motor is coming along. Few more things to do on chassis and ready for some gunmetal w/black tin. thanks for looking

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Nice! Glad to see this one going again.

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Jeff, It's great to see you back at this one! I like seeing what can be done when different bodies are swapped on to these Pro Stock chassis'.

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OK....so you think everything is going as planned till you see a picture that makes you think "What if?". Well, that has happened. My mild mannered Chevelle is moving into the Pro-Mod ranks. I've replaced the top with the STP Firebird Pro Stock, stretched the nose and re-adjusted the stance. I'll post more as I do the mods. Thanks for looking!

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Now this is getting interesting!!!

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this is so Bad A$$. I love how this build is turnig out so far. It's looking great. Keep up the great work. Looking forward to more progress.

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Thanks for the votes of confidence...will take some patience and creativity though. I just hope the front end poses no problems, I am remaining positive. My goal is to make the front look mean, sleek and fast while keeping the 69 identity. I should have the sides of the body extended today, which will hopefully bring the wedge profile to life. My inspiration for the body is actually a picture I have of a '69 Pro Mod Camaro, so if you see some resemblance somewhere down the road, that would be the reason. Thanks for looking!

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Now that's what I'm talking about!! Bad A$$ to the bone. I liked it before but now its even better. Am following along on this mean machine.

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Got the basic tapered sides in place, i'm thinking of flaring lightly from middle of door to where the rear wheel starts (not sure about that yet) and I will reshape the front and rear wheel openings. Thanks for looking!

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this is getting interesting for sure, I don't know if you knew or not but flashpoint resins just came out with a 69 chevelle pro mod resin body, I like what your doing with this one though, keep us posted,

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this is getting interesting for sure, I don't know if you knew or not but flashpoint resins just came out with a 69 chevelle pro mod resin body, I like what your doing with this one though, keep us posted,

Bandit Resin's also has a '69 Chevelle P/M body with a large cowl induction hood scoop, but this is looking really interesting,like the black wheels better then when they were blue.

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Able to get some more done......this time, mostly the nose. I'm going for the low, rounded, bullet shape (sort of Camaro-ish) and the gradual curve usually present on Pro-Mods from the nose to the back. I chopped off the nose, then extended an extra 3/32 (.093") between front of fender well and headlights. I then cut the nose in half and removed around .08 to narrow the width. I glued the two halves back together, then glued nose back on front end approximately 1/16 below the cut line. This left me with a narrower, lower headlight area that is now waiting for filler to cure to smooth it all up. I tell you what....this is certainly challenging, but I'm having a blast with this one. I only hope it looks like the vision I have for it. BTW, I'm thinking solid yellow with black wheels. Thanks for looking!!!

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Awesome job man ! I've often wondered how to do the front end treatment so thanks for that. Keep it up I'll be watching.

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This is looking great and you are making good progress.

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this is looking really swee, I like the new stance of it, keep us posted...

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Excellent body work. The overall profile looks really cool. Can't wait to see where you go next.

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Lot of work bro. but looking real good with body mods.

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The Chevelle's coming along well, like the front-end work.Can't wait to see more, & the yellow with black sounds pretty good too!

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