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I've had this 53 Corvette bag kit laying around for a couple of years and couldn't figure out what to do with it.

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I bought a Nomad body at NNL East last week with plans of making a 58 Impala wagon. Unfortunately the body and parts for it didn't match, so I decided to cut it up and see if I can get it to fit the Vette. After cutting it off, I shortened and narrowed it, then attached it to the windshield frame.

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Here's what I came up with after a few hours.

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After a night in the Purple Pond, the roof and tailgate were ready to be mounted

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Next up was to start making room for the rear wheels and tires. I cut the wheel house out and raised it along with widening it. I wonder why the stock kit has such a wide gap between the body and the wheel houses.

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I still need to trim the outer edge as it's too wide and the interior tub is not centered.

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Great start. I'm liking this!!!

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Awesome! It's gonna be fun watching this be built.

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That will be way cool !

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My gosh, that's BEAUTIFUL!

Dale

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I'm diggin this!

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Wow, so simple, right in front of your or my face............What a great idea.

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I like the proportions, nice concept!

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This is cool

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Great start on it

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Looks like its going to be pretty cool.

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Wow, this looks like it's going to be a really cool build.

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Thanks for the comments everyone.

I've got the other rear wheelwell roughed in.

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I learned something today, I never knew there was two different 53's, I thought Monogram was the only one to make it. It winds up this one is the AMT, so I had to buy another kit to fill in the missing parts. Luckily I found one cheap on ebay. It never occurred to me that this wasn't 1/24 scale, but once I opened the Monogram kit it was quite evident. :wacko:

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ARE you the "Daid Gilmore? jus kiddi'n great concept, I don't know if ive ever seen a conversion or anything CLOSE to what you are doing, but it sure looks bada--! shaun.s


oops, I meant david. shaun.s.

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oops!!!!! I meant David, not daid(sorry) shaun.s.

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Great Start David!

B)

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Nice project!

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It's a shortened Waldorf Nomad!

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Ahh. I 've had a similar idea for quite some time, but never took on a project to realize it. This will be a build to follow. It looks like it is coming along very well so far. Love the wheel choice too.

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The doors have been cut out.

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very cool

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Nice concept and fab work!

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I cut the door panels out of the interior and mounted the kick panels and rear panels. I also started on the filler pieces for the sides of the dash.

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I'm also toying with the idea of using some of the stock parts and making a bulkhead behind the seats. I'll have to wait till the replacement kit shows up to see if I like the idea, my bag kit is missing the seats.

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This is sick. Very creative. I'll be watching this one

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I'm following this

Great execution so far!!

Cheers

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