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wisdonm
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April 17th, 2018, 12:26 am #11

The decals look good. White over dark have always been a problem. Glad you have a system that works for you.

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Bernard Kron
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Bernard Kron
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Joined: December 26th, 2014, 10:54 pm

April 23rd, 2018, 1:39 am #12

Thanks!

If this wasn’t the “Triple Threat “Vette” I could probably say that this project is done, now. But that’s not the case because where I’m at now is the completion of Phase 1, the late 50’s 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, roll over bar from the Monogram kit, which was the style most commonly seen on these cars at the time. The 3-point roll 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 I’m 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 roll 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 I’ll 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’,
B.


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Another Rick
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April 23rd, 2018, 11:31 pm #13

Very nice looking Vette. Looking forward to the other two renditions.
I build models because GOD allows me to and because I can't afford the real thing!!
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Bernard Kron
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May 4th, 2018, 12:06 am #14

Thanks Rick!

After a couple of seasons of hard road racing the Triple Threat 'Vette would have been ready for a freshening up prior to being campaigned on the Salt Flats. So in the winter of '59 it received it's injected mill in anticipation of its LSR work and some fancy Halibrand Torq-Thrust rims. Somewhere at the beginning of it's 2nd road racing season it had gotten a nice 3-point roll bar. The whole thing looked so purposeful that the owner went ahead and gave the car a nifty expanded metal grill and a pair of fog-lights, Ferrari style. Add it all up and it was just too nice not to show it off on the SoCal rod and custom show car circuit.

Below are the summary pictures of Version 2, the Show Car variant of the Triple Threat 'Vette.

Next up, the final high speed Bonneville version.

Thanx for lookin',
B.


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