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PostSubject: '57 sectioned   Fri 30 Jun 2017, 11:44 pm

been eyeballing this test body and getting antsy !
So I sent Egor out to the salvage grave yard, and he came up with some stuff.
I have SO been wanting to build an engine with a lime green tranny and a red highrise manifold !  I mean, who wouldn't ?



Alas. couldn't get the heads off to fix this up ! Have to forgo that green tranny. But, Igor got some other stuff together, and we'll see what we can make of it. Found parts for another engine, and scavenged some wheels that will go together,maybe some parts that will make a half believable front clip.

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Sat 01 Jul 2017, 2:13 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Sat 01 Jul 2017, 4:27 pm

I am on board for this one.
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Sun 02 Jul 2017, 1:47 pm

Yeah.

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Sun 02 Jul 2017, 6:34 pm

I have 2 models to finish up then I am on this like stink in an outhouse !
Since I will be bashing a chassis, I plan to go deeper with the pie cut section so it will be more obvious.

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Tue 04 Jul 2017, 11:33 pm

Jumped back on this for a bit.
Increasing the pie-cut section by 3/32" (8, 342 cm for you metric blokes) at the front.
Notching that much above the trim line to keep the front wheel opening un-compromised.

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Wed 05 Jul 2017, 10:11 pm

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Height comparison with the stock body. in primer

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Thu 06 Jul 2017, 4:28 pm

Ah, I got it. Pretty neat work!
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Thu 06 Jul 2017, 5:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Sat 08 Jul 2017, 4:25 pm

Subtle but it has a huge effect on the lines of the body. Looking forward to seeing the development popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Sat 08 Jul 2017, 4:53 pm

Hey Clay, How is this for a "Pie Cut" 57 Chevy. Super Gas Car that runs the Nostalgia Circuit around here.


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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Sun 09 Jul 2017, 8:40 pm

That is WICKED, Buck !! Ya suppose that's a 'glass special for drag racing?
Mine will be a little tamer than that !
This salvaged body is bare naked. Nothing else, so,scrounging for something to slap on the front, I found this Camero front clip with grille, It had to be widened. I'll have to come up with something else  for some fill in.

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Sun 09 Jul 2017, 11:25 pm

I like the Camaro grille - gives the front end a 'mean' look. Not sure what might work best for filling in the sides, maybe some decorative 'fender flourishes' or something? Anyway, looking forward to seeing what you decide to do.
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Mon 10 Jul 2017, 12:34 am

Great idea Clay.

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Mon 10 Jul 2017, 9:04 am

That looks great Clay, very purposeful looking.
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Tue 11 Jul 2017, 1:34 am

I have the front pieced and roughed in and in a coat of primer.
It ain't gonns look bad at all. (I think)


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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Tue 11 Jul 2017, 2:47 pm

Simpler may be better. I sectioned a '57, but unlike you, I never finished it.

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Tue 11 Jul 2017, 10:53 pm

I LIKE that start, Don !!
Florida humidity still playing havoc with the paint shop, so I continue on with this 57.
Front all roughed in. Test mock with grille and bumperettes ( Corvette). I have the parking light holes drilled, after this shot.

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Wed 12 Jul 2017, 8:09 am

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Wed 12 Jul 2017, 5:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Thu 13 Jul 2017, 10:16 am

Making some headway in the paint shop on the other 57, but had to scrounge around for a different engine for this one, being that it will be hoodless.
 My original pick was looking too small. Must have been a different scale.



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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Thu 13 Jul 2017, 4:45 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Tue 18 Jul 2017, 11:32 pm

The front end looks great! The 'Vette bumperettes work perfectly
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Sat 22 Jul 2017, 12:51 am

Starting the salvage engine build and have front axle location cobbled in .

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Sat 22 Jul 2017, 1:53 am

Great work on the front end.
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