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Old 07-14-2020, 01:57 PM   #1
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C5 Monoposto / Speedster

This was the donor car for a previous project and it gave up its LS engine, drivetrain and suspension. It is also the model I used to fit the decals for the '98 Pace Car decals for Revell kit to and I didn't put it back in the box properly back then so one of the A pillars was bent from being stored like that for 22 years. (Part of why it was a donor…) Repairable? Easily, but this should be more fun.

The first step was to make a hard tonneau cover for the right side. Sheet plastic was cut and formed to fit.

The sculpted part of the convertible cover on the Corvette body was smoothed out and a fairing was added on the driver's side. Some panel lines were filled and part of the trunk line was relocated. I wanted to keep the passenger side door lines.

The A pillars were cut down to match the reshaped windshield and the wipers were removed from the cowl.


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Wow, super cool idea. Flawless execution as well.
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Old 07-15-2020, 09:59 PM   #3
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Thanks Potsie!

I think I found the right wheel, tires and stance for it…
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Reworked the interior/chassis parts to accept the new wheels & tires and to hide what's missing on the underside.

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Old 07-17-2020, 02:34 PM   #5
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Started on the rear spoiler. I made it too long so it could be shaped to fit the car; still more to do…

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Re: C5 Monoposto / Speedster

I think the windshield from the Callaway corvette speedster would've looked pretty good here.
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No need to sacrifice another kit. Plus I already have the Calloway in my finished collection and I'm making something different.

Since all the interior parts (except the door panels and tub) were used elsewhere, I started to fabricate the front of the console and a receiver for the steering column and dash.

I might take a little more off the back, or not…

Gotta finish both sides. It's made up of five pieces.
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More work on the dash and console. I cut down an RX-7 seat to make a jump seat; the driver gets a racing seat.
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I made a little dash and gauge cluster.
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The interior is mostly blocked from view, so I only detailed what could be seen.

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I machined a fuel cap from aluminum and made the hole for it in the headrest from brass.

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Mirror mount.
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Mirror. Machined from Aluminum.
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