Wooden Models #241: Chevy Corvette 1953 Chevy Corvette

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Blog entry by htl posted 11-07-2018 12:20 AM 3634 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 240: Chevy Corvette 1962 plunge routing Part 241 of Wooden Models series Part 242: Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right »

My 1962 Corvette is looking more and more like a 1953 Vette, the first one.
It has a single head light per side and rounded fenders.
This has caused me a few problems which I hope I can work my way around.

Everything is looking ok at this point till I started to make the seats and there’s way to much space for your feet.
Using the 1962 pictures for the out side and kind a guessing on the inside I made the inside way to large.
I got back on the web and with some deep digging found some 1953 picture looking down on the inside so I can get the spacing right.
So I had to take out half my work today and start over but all should work out in the end.
The trunk and folding roof take up a lot more room than you would think.
I had the space between the wind shield and back of the roof right but needed to make more room for the folding roof.

So here’s my ouch pictures, after I got everything back under control I HOPE!!!

Now to make a cover to hide the bugger,the cover is needed so not really a problem in the long run.

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#1 posted 11-07-2018 12:34 AM

It is looking very fine.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 11-07-2018 03:01 AM

Nice graceful curves. This will be a fine looking model.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 11-07-2018 03:44 AM

it takes a master to fix his mistakes as if they never did happen this is how you know your good #4 looks great to me FOR A VET :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 11-07-2018 05:26 AM

Cockpit detailing is looking good Bruce!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 11-07-2018 07:40 AM

This is getting a very nice one. I like the inside, all that detail ;)


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#6 posted 11-07-2018 10:13 AM

Too much leg room? John Wayne would have loved it!
Now a bit of trivia for you, many years ago a friend had a straight 8 Buick, you could actually stand up and walk around in the back seat area!

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 11-07-2018 12:54 PM

Very nice start looking good.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 11-07-2018 07:02 PM

Really really fine work. I can’t wait to see it finished!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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