If this wasnt the Triple Threat Vette I could probably say that this project is done, now. But thats not the case because where Im at now is the completion of Phase 1, the late 50s style Cal Club road race version. The paint is completed now, with 4 coats of Duplicolor Clear over the decals.
Running in B Production the road racer is equipped with the Dual-Quad 275 HP motor. Although the 57 offered the famous Rochester Fuel Injection option rated with an extra 10 BHP, the Dual Quad was more familiar to shade-tree mechanics and easier to tune, with the likelihood of actually getting the same of more real horsepower. Other than the molded front and rear pans and the kustom candy blue paint job this version is stock and would pass inspection as such. The wheels are steelies and I even included the wimpy, but period correct,
over bar from the Monogram kit, which was the style most commonly seen on these cars at the time. The 3-point
hoop shown earlier will make its appearance on the show and salt lakes versions. The cut down windshield was made from the kit glass and will be shared by all the three versions. The stock grill will only appear on this version. The show car will get a custom grill and fog lamps, Ferrari style, and the salt lakes car will get a solid blank filler aero panel. The stock headlights have protective covers on the road racer. They will be removed for the show car and may reappear on the Bonneville car, although Im working on a possible set of streamlining conical headlight covers for that version. The interior, which is essentially stock, will be shared by all three version.
Next up is the show car with its custom grill, Torq-Thrust mags, 3 point
hoop, and Hilborn fuel injection. Then finally the salt lakes car with additional aero details, a tonneau cover, and Moon discs.
Once all three are done Ill do a full set of formal photos. In the meantime below are two summary sets showing the work done since the last update.
Thanx for lookin,