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Wooden Models #242: Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

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Blog entry by htl posted 11-08-2018 10:33 PM 4060 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 241: Chevy Corvette 1953 Chevy Corvette Part 242 of Wooden Models series Part 243: Ford pickup 1951 »

I guess I’m not much of a modern car builder, give me square parts and all is well. lol

Here’s the bad part and then the fix.

There’s a lot a work that went on between these two pictures.

Now we got her back to right.
I know this isn’t true Vette styling but it is what it is.
I am having a hard time coming up with a seat that works so will be playing with the wheels and sleep on the seat thing.

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oldrivers

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#1 posted 11-08-2018 11:00 PM

Well, well, what you have done really looks good, as for the true Vette design if it varies a little so what Jazz it up into a customized sports car.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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htl

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#2 posted 11-08-2018 11:22 PM



Well, well, what you have done really looks good, as for the true Vette design if it varies a little so what Jazz it up into a customized sports car.
- oldrivers

Thanks Oldrivers I needed that!!!

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 11-08-2018 11:24 PM



Well, well, what you have done really looks good, as for the true Vette design if it varies a little so what Jazz it up into a customized sports car.

- oldrivers


I agree totally. It is looking good. Innovation is what creates new things!

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

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#4 posted 11-08-2018 11:29 PM

Looks like a vette to me. good job

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 11-09-2018 12:24 AM

I believe you have worked outside of the box before. Good work. A good mechanic will figure it out.

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#6 posted 11-09-2018 12:28 AM

I can see a Corvette in there.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 11-09-2018 07:27 AM

Looking good!

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#8 posted 11-09-2018 07:39 AM

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#9 posted 11-09-2018 09:24 AM

As I am not really that familar with some of the unique Americian auto icons I cannot comment on the design aspects you have used, however I do know the grain images you have achieved in the build sure make constructing from wood something else.
Try creating that effect in tin!

-- Regards Rob

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htl

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#10 posted 11-09-2018 01:44 PM

Robscastle
I’ll bet they could wrap it in vinyl and get the look but bet it would be way ugly. LOL

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#11 posted 11-09-2018 04:07 PM

The quality of your work will surely outshine any small differences from the original.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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