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Eckler Corvette.
Posted by mini man on Saturday, June 02, 2018 12:40 PM

Starting a used kit,it is all there but the wheelz and  zorst are in  a diff box (safe.)

 

It's an English kit of an American product and this one is for the German market!!! dating from 1979 yet the decals appear fine..

 

A lot of loose parts,saves me removing them!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi4gCv__Fu8

 

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Saturday, June 02, 2018 1:48 PM

Got  the wheels done.

 

Nigel.

 

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Saturday, June 02, 2018 5:37 PM

Hmm I wonder what's going on here?

 

Nigel.

 

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    January, 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, June 03, 2018 8:57 AM

This one's gonna be very interesting to say the least. Will be watching........

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Sunday, June 03, 2018 11:13 AM

Cheers Joe.

First of all I got a 'new' ca glue,it is described as nail glue..

 

Well I am reprofiling the roof,cant really call it a chop.

 

Just taking it out of the rear pillars..

 

The pillars are  'butterflied'  out to meet the body.

 

The advantage here is that the glass does not need working on.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-v0QDmtDig

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, June 03, 2018 1:35 PM

Hello matey !! 

I prefer the new roofline , that hatchback looked wrong to me . Its nice to see a set of Turbovec wheels on something other than an orange '69 Charger too Zip it! 

A nice candy flake paint job just like the early 80's Hot Rod magazine ones & some sidewinder pipes . ( Mullet hairdo & Whitesnake casette optional Whistling

 

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Monday, June 04, 2018 11:04 AM

Whitesnake.Cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQEK8oLlGSs

 

 

 

 

Got the firewall,dash and suspension etc in.

 

Doing an engine swap as can be seen in the previous pic.

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Monday, June 04, 2018 11:41 AM

 

Done the tranny mount and finished the Ford engine..

 

Even with the filter on it fits ok.

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Monday, June 04, 2018 2:54 PM

Got the engine painted yeller!

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08jWg6L9gtY

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 9:26 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIWpQYV9Ksg

 

Finished the engine,a  bit 'orribe tbh........

 

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 12:07 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NIDrdqeV-o

 

 

 

Got the radiator and shroud in.

 

Seats in,boy oh boy such a complicated interior!!.......

 

The headlight pods/buckets are in  too.

 

AND just got the first coat of resale red on the interior..

 

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 3:03 PM

2nd coat of red,goes nicely with the yellow engine.

 

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 9:18 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3UfncUBYYM

 

 

Not very exiciting today making the rear window frame out of Evergreen and filler!

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 11:56 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROEGaGUQmF0

 

 

 

Test fitting the windows.

 

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 6:20 PM

Got a squirt of primer on most of the parts except the rear end..

 

 

 

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 7:19 PM

Can you check the oil and water,gotta be in Frisco in 2 hours!

 

Nigel.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Thursday, June 07, 2018 11:36 AM

 

Nigel.

 

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