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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Sun 23 Jul 2017, 5:19 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Sun 23 Jul 2017, 10:27 pm

The mutilated salvage chassis is up on wheels and the motor mounts are set/

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Mon 24 Jul 2017, 5:08 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Mon 24 Jul 2017, 10:35 pm

Great job so far.
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Thu 27 Jul 2017, 12:10 am

Nice! popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Sun 06 Aug 2017, 10:32 pm

Extending the trim ends to the fender openings is proving to be a bit fiddley. I hope it looks halfway decent at the finish.
The roll pan for the rear (on block) is from a Corvette, (think.) I widened it in the center about a quarter inch.
My main stumbling block will be the glass. I had to abandon the Wisdon Impala Corvette because I couldn't make the glass for it !

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Mon 07 Aug 2017, 4:54 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Mon 14 Aug 2017, 5:40 pm

Trickling along. I have to make some taillights. Hope they don't turn out looking too rinky dink !



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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Tue 15 Aug 2017, 8:13 am

That's all looking very impressive
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Tue 15 Aug 2017, 5:56 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Wed 16 Aug 2017, 3:49 pm

I see what u mean about the taillights. The area is big, so makes the lights seem small. What is clear on the rear is how well you always use filler and achieve such a smooth finish. Good luck on progress.
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Wed 16 Aug 2017, 5:58 pm

Looks great to me Clay, the extended trim is brilliant.
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Wed 16 Aug 2017, 10:46 pm

Thanks, all.
Made some nice progress since last update,
One step back. After all of the fitting, when the engine was installed, it was impossible to drop the body down over the frame because of engine and firewall conflicting, Removing some parts didn't help, and I resorted to reworking the firewall by setting it back a little bit,



I had originally planned to paint it like the previous 57 to showcase the two bodies side by side, But now seeing it in this black primer, (it looks grey in the photos but it is BLACK) I kinda like the aggressive look, But that is still to be decided,



And lastly, EUREKA ! I have managed to get some glass using the Wisdon vacuum parts sucker ! They have to be redone, because in my zeal to give the 'sucker' another shot, I didn't clean the rear form  and it came out a little 'grainy'. I have to figure out how to form some kinda mounting tabs when I re-do them. The forms were made from some old unusable 'glass reworked to fit the 57.



Another major downside is that I have to get, and eat, some more coffee cake and cinnamon rolls... for the clear plastic case, you know.
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Thu 17 Aug 2017, 1:35 pm

Cool.
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Thu 17 Aug 2017, 5:36 pm

It's a tough job Clay, but somebody has to do it. Myself I struggle through Blueberry muffins when I need the clear acetate. LOL Stay the course I know you can do it. Love the 57 by the way.
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Tue 22 Aug 2017, 9:29 pm

Well, I have the basic colors on and trimmed with the Molotow pen. I must be getting too anxious to finish this because it's pretty crappy ! But I'm going on, the fun part for me is pretty much over (the body mods) and I have another project straining at the harness. So, it will be what it will be,

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Wed 23 Aug 2017, 4:59 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Sun 27 Aug 2017, 5:53 pm

It's looking good! I also like the concept of a home made vacuum former - must look into that when it comes time to fabricate the lenses.
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Sun 27 Aug 2017, 11:44 pm

My homemade glass has been installed. Windshield looks pretty good. Back window is questionable. but there's something in the hole at least. I had to re-clear the top of the body because it was setting on some fabric while the glue (Arlenes) was setting, Been raining all day and the top got a little hazed, but, TS, there it is !

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Mon 28 Aug 2017, 1:39 am

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Mon 28 Aug 2017, 8:24 am

The paint looks good to me Clay.

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Mon 28 Aug 2017, 8:52 am

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Mon 28 Aug 2017, 2:51 pm

Went out this morning and did some deep dumpster diving in the salvage yard, and sure enough, there was a 57 hood that I thought might be still in there.
Trick now will be to mate it to the Camero front  end. Challenge accepted !

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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Mon 28 Aug 2017, 5:22 pm

That will be an an interesting fit. popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: '57 sectioned   Tue 29 Aug 2017, 3:30 pm

Very interesting, very interesting.
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