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Chevy Corvette 1953

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Project by htl posted 06-04-2019 01:04 AM 918 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finely took the Vet off the shelf and tried to finish it up.
Could still use a wind shield but need to play around with that a little down the road can’t make up my mind if it needs a plastic one or wood?
I started out with Gatto plans but got way away from them right at the start.
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sras

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#1 posted 06-04-2019 01:36 AM

Looks pretty good Bruce! I’d vote for the wood windshield frame (if you wanted to know :)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 06-04-2019 04:38 AM

On nice ride Bruce.
You sure do make timber beautiful sir.

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

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#3 posted 06-04-2019 04:53 AM

Well, I vote plastic. But then, I am all about mixing textures. Looks good either way.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#4 posted 06-04-2019 06:12 AM

Magnificant car in general… and your small version looks awesome and aithrntic

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 06-04-2019 06:24 AM

A nice car with some very clever details, like the seats and speed meter.

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#6 posted 06-04-2019 10:00 AM

Bruce, the corvette looks great. IMO, I would use some thin plexi glass and use a heat gun to shape the windshield to the corvatte. Then frame the plexiglass with some thin timber. That would really look awesome.

If I was near Alabama I would come over and help you out buddy.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- I didn't do it, Stupid Did!

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#7 posted 06-04-2019 12:36 PM

Its a beauty. I’ll let you decide on the windshield seems like you always have the right answer. How about a scoop too? LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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sras

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#8 posted 06-04-2019 02:29 PM



How about a scoop too? LOL.

- doubleDD

Oooo – sidepipes!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 06-04-2019 02:34 PM



Its a beauty. I ll let you decide on the windshield seems like you always have the right answer. How about a scoop too? LOL.

- doubleDD

How about a scoop too? LOL.

- doubleDD

Oooo – sidepipes!

- sras


agreed hood scoop and side pipes LOL :<))))

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

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#10 posted 06-04-2019 02:35 PM



Bruce, the corvette looks great. IMO, I would use some thin plexi glass and use a heat gun to shape the windshield to the corvatte. Then frame the plexiglass with some thin timber. That would really look awesome.

If I was near Alabama I would come over and help you out buddy.

- Jason1974


OH AND THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ :<))))))

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

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#11 posted 06-04-2019 03:37 PM

Nice model… brings back a lot of memories as I grew up with kid in my neighborhood who’s dad drove a pumpkin orange ‘53 vet as his daily commuter.

One year we took the bus to the YMCA for swim lessons after school and our dad’s alternated bringing us home.

The two of us squeezed into the passenger seat and my friends dad delighted in goosing the throttle to see which of us kids would grab the “chicken bar” on the dash first.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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