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C5 Monoposto / Speedster

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  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
C5 Monoposto / Speedster
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:34 AM
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.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:58 PM
I think I found the right wheel, tires and stance for it…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, July 17, 2020 11:55 AM
Reworked the interior/chassis parts to accept the new wheels & tires and to hide what's missing on the underside. 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, July 17, 2020 2:34 PM
Started on the rear spoiler.  I made it too long so it could be shaped to fit the car; still more to do…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, July 17, 2020 9:26 PM
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.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:13 PM
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.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, July 20, 2020 4:11 PM
I made a little dash and gauge cluster.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:23 PM

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:41 PM
The interior is mostly blocked from view, so I only detailed what could be seen.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:08 PM
I machined a fuel cap from aluminum and made the hole for it in the headrest from brass.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July 2020
Posted by LenWoodruff on Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:32 AM
Great stuff Mark. Thanks for posting this build.

Len Woodruff

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, July 25, 2020 2:26 PM
Mirror mount.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Collingwood, Ontario, CANADA
Posted by Skelly on Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:01 PM

So, this is Mark?

Absolutely beautiful work here! Dying to see the finished product. My wife would cry if she saw this. She had a '99 rag top C-5, but refused to let me at it. Said it was perfect as it was.... I respectfully disagreed. I'm sure you know how that went.....

Keep those photos coming!!

 Skelly 

SKELLY

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:51 PM

Thanks Skelly!  Yes, this is Mark...  I have a '98 and it's fine the way it is.  But models can be anything...

Mirror.  Machined from Aluminum.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, July 25, 2020 4:45 PM

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:24 PM
After it looked good in primer, I shot a base coat of gloss white and let it dry for a few days just to make sure there were no ghosting issues. 
It looked good so I shot more of the same white for the color coat.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July 2020
Posted by LenWoodruff on Friday, July 31, 2020 7:45 AM
Love it Mark.

Len Woodruff

  • Member since
    August 2017
  • From: Finger Lakes region of NY state
Posted by 61 Galaxie on Friday, July 31, 2020 3:22 PM
Love this Mark, quite inspirational. Thanks for posting as a Work-in-Progress.

Keep Calm & Model On

 

  • Member since
    May 2008
  • From: In PA
Posted by Builder X on Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:13 PM

Just mean looking cant wait to see this one done!!Surprise

  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:39 PM
Thanks guys! I sourced these brakes from the parts box, I know they are Tamiya units; maybe from a Skyline GTR…?

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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