Procharged Corvette Z06 - updated 4/10 Finished!

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Here is something I've been working on as a quick build since getting my Pace paint booth up and running. I have allergy induced asthma for those that dont know so painting in the house was a no-no so I haven't really finished a build in 2-3 years. I'd get only so far than be reluctant to spray paint anything so the builds were shelved. Well NOW I can paint and BUILD again so I have a bunch of projects in the works.

Started with the somewhat "unloved" Jada Z06 kit. I actually like the Jada kits for their simplicity. They make great quick builds.
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Tamiya Enzo tire pack, resin sleeves, and resin wheel inserts
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Early mock up! Body mods are subtle. I reshaped how the rear (behind the rear tire) comes down, removed third brake light, and opened up the vents on the front fenders.
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Carved a lip spoiler
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This kit only has a simplistic engine insert. I'm going to improve upon that a bit with some creative add on's and detailing. Oh ... and a resin Procharger will find its way up front also!
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More coming soon. Thanks for looking!

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cool I got this kit too........haven't built it yet

look forward to seeing this one develop :)

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Nice stance and wheels.

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I've been kinda curious about the JADA kits. Nice to see one being built up. Good work so far. Keep it up! :)

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The supercharger is right at home in the front corner of the engine bay, but it's a tight fit.

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Here I outlined the area to be removed in order for the supercharger to sit lower and mount up nicely.

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Area removed.

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Fit like a glove! Mocked up.

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Body, headlight buckets, hood, chassis, spoiler, and wheels already in primer. Working on cleaning up the engine bay insert now readying it for additional detailing. More to come and thanks for looking. Appreciate the comments.

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man, this is awesome. i like where its going. keep up the great work.

my 4yr old son has excersize enduced asthma..do you know how hard it is for a 4yr old to stay still....lols but im glad to hear that you can start painting now. best of luck.

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WOW great body detail ! ! ! I didn't know these were plastic kits I always thought they were diecast...

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Above and beyond what's awesome :)

Do you sell the resin sleeves?

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I did not know jada make kits, I thought they only did diecast

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Nick, not really selling any resin at the moment. Working on my own projects for now.

Jonathan, they did a run of 4 kits for a bit but they are no longer being made. They are somewhat simple kits but the plastic is very high quality and very clean. The Mustang kit is very nice.

Thanks for the kind words guys. More progress coming shortly. Been cleaning up (removing) some of the molded in detail on the engine bay insert. Stay tuned.

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Test fitting again. Blue arrows show where I removed molded in detail with rifler files. Added a very thin strip of styrene on each side (front of motor/blue arrows) to give a better appearance of the factory engine covers being separate pieces than molded all as one solid piece. Each was carefully tapered at each end. Throttle body area was removed from pulley assembly because I made a new one from styrene stock (show later). Red arrows show where I will be removing/reshaping next. Mock up shows supercharger in place with small length of aluminum tubing for the hose connection and scrap piece of aluminum tubing leading to the intercooler (will be replaced with either polished piece, or painted styrene). So far really pleased with how its turning out! And YES! It all fits nicely under the stock hood. Should have primer on the engine bay insert, engine, and exhaust mani's this weekend. Hopefully I'll get to work on the interior as well. More pics coming over the weekend. Thanks as always for the comments.

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Looking cool so far, I don't see whats so wrong with the Jada vette.

Those rims and tires look awesome under there.

Steve

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Def. have to get me one of these. Will match my other vette. Great work, will def. be following.

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This is looking cool. Thought about filling the side marker lights?

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Different, but cool. The wheels are cool and nice mods on the engine.

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Thanks guys. Rob, now that you mention it ... filling those side marker lights sounds like a good idea. I'll play around with it later tonight.

Steve, some folks think the Jada Vette 'looks' out of proportion or swollen lol. I think its look is subtle and suits a build like this where it doesn't need to look "stock." Either way, I have 3 of them lol and plan to build them all at some point.

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Have some progress to share. Been working on sorting the engine and engine bay. Here I've got the motor painted metalizer aluminum plate with a matte clear, matte red covers, and matte black on the intake manifold. Started adding plug wires and boots.

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Finished plug wires and mock up with belts.

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Addt'l mock up's in the engine bay checking fitment again.

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Throttle body was molded (sorta) to the belt assembly. I removed it and made a new one using scrap styrene. Here is the new finished detailed throttle body.

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Throttle body and belt assembly now mounted on engine insert, here it is placed in the engine bay insert for mock up purposes.

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I'll be working next on painting, detailing, and mounting the supercharger and charge piping as well as detailing and finishing the engine bay. Thanks for watching. More to come.

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This looks like a great kit, I didn't know jada made kits like this either. You did a real clean job with it, nice suttle details. Just curious but did the kit come with the wheels on the box? I would love to see what they look like on there. Nice job, can't wait to see it finished.

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cool

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Jason yes the kit does come with the wheels on the box but the fronts scale out to 23 and rears about 26. Not the look I was after for this build. Saving them for something else. Thanks for the kind words.

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they are some big wheel in them kits some times there no kit they fit on but a fullsize truck kit the revells ram/chevy/f150s and the dunk caddy truck too

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Its been a long time since I've updated this thread. I'm still working on this build but did have some delays along the way when there was a little construction going on at my house. I'm also just not so great at keeping my posts updated anymore lol. Here are some new pics and I'll keep adding updates and progress along the way.

Here I'm working on the new intake tube. Polished aluminum piece added and also added some Archer dry transfers for warning labels and such.

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I wanted a flat bottom steering wheel and couldn't find any in my parts bin so I opted to make one from bent solder and plastic bits.

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very cool, nice modifications.

cheers

bryan

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I also needed to make a new emergency brake handle so I chucked some round aluminum tubing into the dremel and carved some thin finger grip/grooves into it with the back of an xacto.

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Next up were the gauges. The kit gauges kinda stink so I cut thin slices of aluminum tube for the bezels and found some gauge faces online. I reduced them in Word and printed them out in size. Only the essentials here .. RPM, boost, and oil lol punched out with a micro punch from Micro Mark.

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Here is a shot of the interior. Mounted the new e-brake, shifter, and pedals.

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