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CORDVETTE!...A Modern Classic. Update: 9-16-12

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Are you still shootin for the NNL West? Regardless of its state, bring it! I wanna see it! So cool, man... B):)

BTW, a coupla pages back you mention a miter box that allows you to cut 30 degree angles on tubing. My cheapo setup only allows me to do 45 & 90 and my fine tooth Zona is too short to fit it in any case. What do you use? Anybody who attacks plastic as incessantly and with as much confidence as you do is definitely the source to ask! :D

Yes, I'll bring the CORDVETTE along to NNL West. It will probably be in primer by then! B)

I have a few Miter Boxes, this one is by X-acto, its machined aluminum and has a ridge on the bottom that you put on the edge of the table, to hold it still. You can buy wider Zona & X-acto Saw Blades, both are very good.

Thanks Bernard! See you there!

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HEY!!! Where's the License Plate?

First I cut a 1 & 1/4" section from a Plastruct "L" Plastic Strip.

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Then I cut a slot big enough to fit the section of "L" Strip in the underside of the boattail.

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Next I glued the "L" Strip in to the slot.

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Here is a photo of the License Plate Area after it has been rough sanded.

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Looking good. Can't wait to see this in person on Sat. at the NNL.

bobthehobbyguy

Thanks!

I am really looking forward to the NNL West too!

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I just noticed, Happy Birthday Ira.

THANKS DAVE!!! :D

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Happy birthday Ira . Btw awesome progress .

Thank You Shane!

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Ira, is there room to fit the Vette fender vents onto the Cord body?

Hey David!

Yes, there is room behind the front fenders and in front of the rear fenders.

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I've already cut them out of the Corvette Body, but I'm not sure...I might use the Testarossa Side Vents instead.

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SPLIT WINDOWS!!!

I alway liked the Split Rear Windows on the 63 Stingray.

So I attached a piece of sheet plastic and split the window...

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T-TOP ANYONE???

The Corvette Roof didn't line up with the Cord Windshield so I cut part of the Corvette Roof off!

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I replaced the Corvette Roof Section with a section of the Cord Roof.

I fit the Cord Section to the windshield and then the Corvette Section.

When I got the fit right I held the sections together and applied some Zap-A-Gap and baking powder with the other hand.

Then I shaped the roof sections with file boards and sandpaper.

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Ira,

That is really cool! B)

Keep up the awesome work!

Looking forward to your progress!

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Very cool. Very imaginative.

bobthehobbyguy

Thanks for the kind words Bob!

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Sorry I'm late, did I miss anything? J.K. Imagineering at its finest! I'm glued!

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Ira,

That is really cool! B)

Keep up the awesome work!

Looking forward to your progress!

Thanks for the kind comments Mark!

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Ira you are a true automotive artist. Your work is just incerdible.

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Filling the Holes...

I traced the shape of these Boat Tail Holes on to that removed section of Corvette Roof.

Then cut them out and glued them in place.

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BRACE the JOINT!!!

Almost broke the Cord Section off the roof, because I forgot to Brace the Joint!!!

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I cut a thin strip of sheet plastic and glued it on the inside of the roof with Testors Red Label.

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I used clamps to hold the strip in the shape of the roof, while it dried.

This will make the Roof Joint Very Strong...

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