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This was basically a parts car when I received it. Missing half the kit parts. So I decided to make a custom out of it. Most of this build will be using parts box  parts to complete. Wheels, tires taillights, door handles, and rear view mirror are from the parts bin. For motorvation I found a hemi for it. I also reworked the rear quarter panels. Still a lot to go but I’m getting there. 

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Update. Here is the frame for the vette. Made exhaust out of plastic rod. Will have to tweak just a bit more for clearance for the rear axle housing. Since the original front spindles and rear leaf springs were missing I had to make new ones. Also made some brake drums. More to come. 

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5 hours ago, Kenmojr said:

Being a C1 owner and big fan of early solid axle Corvettes, I am super impressed with your efforts. Excellent stuff...

I do have another c1 in the works very similar to this. I will post some pictures soon. Thanks for the comment. 

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9 hours ago, Kenmojr said:

Being a C1 owner and big fan of early solid axle Corvettes, I am super impressed with your efforts. Excellent stuff...

This is the other vette. It’s a 53 that was another kit that was missing half the parts. But I have several futura canopies so I thought I would use them. I will post this one with in a couple days. 

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12 hours ago, customsrus said:

This is the other vette. It’s a 53 that was another kit that was missing half the parts. But I have several futura canopies so I thought I would use them. I will post this one with in a couple days. 

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1953 to 1962 are C1 Corvettes (First generation). Cheers

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Got a little bit done today. Made some accessories parts for the motor such as pulleys, alternator brackets, power steering pump and an a/c unit. Got to have air with the bubble top. Lol. Hemi will mate up to a GM transmission. Will have to make a trans adapter  at some point. 

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