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Chevy Corvette 1953 Chevy Corvette

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

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Chevy Corvette 1953 Chevy Corvette

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.
Comfort Wood Automotive exterior Hardwood Beige


Wood Hood Automotive design Bumper Automotive exterior


Wood Comfort Beige Bag Linens


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!!!
Wood Aircraft Airplane Font Hardwood


Wood Automotive design Tints and shades Vehicle Motor vehicle


Now to make a cover to hide the bugger,the cover is needed so not really a problem in the long run.
Very nice start looking good.
 

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Chevy Corvette 1953 Chevy Corvette

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.
Comfort Wood Automotive exterior Hardwood Beige


Wood Hood Automotive design Bumper Automotive exterior


Wood Comfort Beige Bag Linens


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!!!
Wood Aircraft Airplane Font Hardwood


Wood Automotive design Tints and shades Vehicle Motor vehicle


Now to make a cover to hide the bugger,the cover is needed so not really a problem in the long run.
Really really fine work. I can't wait to see it finished!
 

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Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

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.

Wood Automotive design Tints and shades Vehicle Motor vehicle


There's a lot a work that went on between these two pictures.
Wood Beige Sculpture Bag Art


Wood Hardwood Comfort Flooring Plywood


Wood Comfort Automotive design Bed frame Hardwood


Beige Wood Automotive design Bag Linens


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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Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

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.

Wood Automotive design Tints and shades Vehicle Motor vehicle


There's a lot a work that went on between these two pictures.
Wood Beige Sculpture Bag Art


Wood Hardwood Comfort Flooring Plywood


Wood Comfort Automotive design Bed frame Hardwood


Beige Wood Automotive design Bag Linens


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.
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.
 

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Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

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.

Wood Automotive design Tints and shades Vehicle Motor vehicle


There's a lot a work that went on between these two pictures.
Wood Beige Sculpture Bag Art


Wood Hardwood Comfort Flooring Plywood


Wood Comfort Automotive design Bed frame Hardwood


Beige Wood Automotive design Bag Linens


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.
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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Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

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.

Wood Automotive design Tints and shades Vehicle Motor vehicle


There's a lot a work that went on between these two pictures.
Wood Beige Sculpture Bag Art


Wood Hardwood Comfort Flooring Plywood


Wood Comfort Automotive design Bed frame Hardwood


Beige Wood Automotive design Bag Linens


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.
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!
 

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Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

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.

Wood Automotive design Tints and shades Vehicle Motor vehicle


There's a lot a work that went on between these two pictures.
Wood Beige Sculpture Bag Art


Wood Hardwood Comfort Flooring Plywood


Wood Comfort Automotive design Bed frame Hardwood


Beige Wood Automotive design Bag Linens


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.
Looks like a vette to me. good job
 

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Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

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.

Wood Automotive design Tints and shades Vehicle Motor vehicle


There's a lot a work that went on between these two pictures.
Wood Beige Sculpture Bag Art


Wood Hardwood Comfort Flooring Plywood


Wood Comfort Automotive design Bed frame Hardwood


Beige Wood Automotive design Bag Linens


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

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Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

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.

Wood Automotive design Tints and shades Vehicle Motor vehicle


There's a lot a work that went on between these two pictures.
Wood Beige Sculpture Bag Art


Wood Hardwood Comfort Flooring Plywood


Wood Comfort Automotive design Bed frame Hardwood


Beige Wood Automotive design Bag Linens


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.
I can see a Corvette in there.
 

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Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

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.

Wood Automotive design Tints and shades Vehicle Motor vehicle


There's a lot a work that went on between these two pictures.
Wood Beige Sculpture Bag Art


Wood Hardwood Comfort Flooring Plywood


Wood Comfort Automotive design Bed frame Hardwood


Beige Wood Automotive design Bag Linens


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.
Looking good!
 

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Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

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.

Wood Automotive design Tints and shades Vehicle Motor vehicle


There's a lot a work that went on between these two pictures.
Wood Beige Sculpture Bag Art


Wood Hardwood Comfort Flooring Plywood


Wood Comfort Automotive design Bed frame Hardwood


Beige Wood Automotive design Bag Linens


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.
Well done.
 

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Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

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.

Wood Automotive design Tints and shades Vehicle Motor vehicle


There's a lot a work that went on between these two pictures.
Wood Beige Sculpture Bag Art


Wood Hardwood Comfort Flooring Plywood


Wood Comfort Automotive design Bed frame Hardwood


Beige Wood Automotive design Bag Linens


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.
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!
 

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Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

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.

Wood Automotive design Tints and shades Vehicle Motor vehicle


There's a lot a work that went on between these two pictures.
Wood Beige Sculpture Bag Art


Wood Hardwood Comfort Flooring Plywood


Wood Comfort Automotive design Bed frame Hardwood


Beige Wood Automotive design Bag Linens


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.
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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Chevy Corvette 1953 Making what's wrong right

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.

Wood Automotive design Tints and shades Vehicle Motor vehicle


There's a lot a work that went on between these two pictures.
Wood Beige Sculpture Bag Art


Wood Hardwood Comfort Flooring Plywood


Wood Comfort Automotive design Bed frame Hardwood


Beige Wood Automotive design Bag Linens


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

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Ford pickup 1951

Got a slow start on the 1951 Pickup.
This is a Toys and Joys plan, in maple.
There are quite a few Beautiful ford pickups on the site so here's my slant on it.









 

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Ford pickup 1951

Got a slow start on the 1951 Pickup.
This is a Toys and Joys plan, in maple.
There are quite a few Beautiful ford pickups on the site so here's my slant on it.

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looks real close to a ford hood for sure I can certainly tell it is a Ford :<)))
 

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Ford pickup 1951

Got a slow start on the 1951 Pickup.
This is a Toys and Joys plan, in maple.
There are quite a few Beautiful ford pickups on the site so here's my slant on it.

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looks real close to a ford hood for sure I can certainly tell it is a Ford :<)))

- GR8HUNTER
I am old enough to have seen them when they were new!
 

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Ford pickup 1951

Got a slow start on the 1951 Pickup.
This is a Toys and Joys plan, in maple.
There are quite a few Beautiful ford pickups on the site so here's my slant on it.

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I was two years old.
 

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Ford pickup 1951

Got a slow start on the 1951 Pickup.
This is a Toys and Joys plan, in maple.
There are quite a few Beautiful ford pickups on the site so here's my slant on it.

Wood Rectangle Flooring Floor Hardwood


Rectangle Wood Packing materials Composite material Natural material


Wood Rectangle Table Flooring Hardwood


Rectangle Wood Floor Flooring Hardwood


Table Wood Rectangle Flooring Floor
Looks good so far.
 

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