corvette summer

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Hi guys,

My friend wants to build the corvette from a film called corvette summer.and he has asked me for some advive on what is the correct model to use.

Now ive never seen the film,and i dont know anything about corvettes!

So could somone kindly please advise me on which kit he needs to use.

Thanks in Advance,

Rich

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What a terrible thing to do to a Vette. IMO

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As wrong as (I think) that car is, at least it is indicative of what many 16 year olds at that time would have thought of as cool.

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Omg that is ugly! But im not building it,LOL.........

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A couple of modelers have tried this.

One used a '76 AMT Stingray..

http://www.modelcars...?showtopic=3733

Another used a '73 (the model year used for the movie car. I can't tell if the kit is really a '73, but that's how he labeled his contest build)...

http://www.hobbytalk...ad.php?t=205063

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Perhaps the "Tom Daniel California Street 'Vette" kit by Monogram might be a headstart. ;)

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Thanks guys, guess most of those kits are not easy to Get hold of? Also the wheels.are they the same used in the dukes of hazzerd charger and revell Harley Davidson panel van?

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Those AMT offerings all have the Eckler's kit on them and will make a conversion even more work. I would start with a stock bodied kit if I were to do it...

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I think this was the film that Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamil made after Star Wars and he crashed his own Vette and got the facial scars that show up in the next film. That is an ugly Vette though, but typical Hollywood "over the top looks over function" type movie car. Patrick

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The California Vette is really cool! 2010_0119Spock0002.jpg

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someone over on "the other boards" built a master and casted them..

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Thanks guys, guess most of those kits are not easy to Get hold of? Also the wheels.are they the same used in the dukes of hazzerd charger and revell Harley Davidson panel van?

The Tom Daniel Vette is neither easy to find nor cheap to buy if you do, but most of the '70s Vettes are easier to find.

The General Lee uses American Racing Vector wheels, while the 1/24 Monogram '55 Ford has eight-lug turbine (Hurricane was Western Wheel's name for this style IIRC) wheels, so neither would be correct. Most of the '70s Vette kits (and the MPC '67 GTO) include 5-lug turbine wheels, some all four the same depth, some in two different depths. The Monogram 1/24 '56 Bel Air (black car on box art) also has a nice set of 5-lug turbine wheels.

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Some thing else to keep in mind is the car in the movie was right hand drive.

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And you'll need those Pep Boys mirrors.

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Thanks for all the info guys,ive sent this link to my friend and he also thanks you.

I have asked him 'søren' to join this forum,as he has some Amazing builds and start of builds.

So hopfully you will all Get to see his work soon.

Rich

Thanks for all the info guys,ive sent this link to my friend and he also thanks you.

I have asked him 'søren' to join this forum,as he has some Amazing builds and start of builds.

So hopfully you will all Get to see his work soon.

Rich

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Car was right hand drive , i remember about 25 years ago the car or one of them with us plates on it was for sale in a small car yard in parramatta , (sydney ) for alot of money .

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What a terrible thing to do to a Vette. IMO

It gets worse. They built 2 of them. There's the red one, plus they built a duplicate car in gold. Paint schemes are the same, other than the colors used. They did 2 of them for a plot point in the movie. After the car was "built" in the story line, it gets "stolen" (plot spoiler, the shop teacher sold it to make a quick buck). The guy that bought it "repainted" it gold.

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Oh good Lord, the terrible memories this thread brings back!!!! Lol. Just goes to show how "hokey" the movie really was as if repainting the car in gold was gonna fool anyone let alone disguise its shear ugliness.

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YOUNG MARK HAMMIL AND ANNIE POTTS AS THE HOOKER GIRL FRIEND! I REMEMBER IT WELL!!

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The #2 movie car with the black interior was in a Corvette museum in Cooperstown NY about 15-20 years ago; when the guy liquidated his collection, that one went to Mike Yager(owner of Mid-America).

The Cooperstown museum was pretty cool while it lasted - he also had one of the original Deathrace 2000 'Frankenstein' Corvettes too

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