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1965 Chevrolet Corvette from the Stingray 1985 TV Series Is Finished

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  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
1965 Chevrolet Corvette from the Stingray 1985 TV Series Is Finished
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:32 PM

I have been in a retro mood for a while now.  In my music, in the things I watch, in my writing, in my models.  I have viewed a Youtube video of the opening theme from a show called Stingray (1985).  It's about a man for hire who drives around town in a blacked out '65 Corvette helping people in return for favors.  It was a series that lasted two years for 24 episodes on NBC and it was created and produced by the late Stephen J. Cannell.

There was a model kit produced by Monogram in 1/24 scale and I had one, but I didn't build it like the TV car, but it is in need of a rebuild, covered in dirt and dust.  Time to correct a few things...paint the model (it was never painted), find some fog lights for the front bumper, detail the wheels and tires, black out the grille and bumpers.  Maybe I'll wire the engine, too.  Let's see what I can do with this 'Vette.

More Stingray to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, April 26, 2020 8:13 AM

I took this Corvette a bit further on deconstruction than I originally thought I would. 

The engine was deconstructed and now I have glued the halves back together and getting ready for paint.

The interior was stripped of everything in prep for a bath!

More Stingray to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, April 27, 2020 9:48 AM

I have been picking away at some of the parts for this Corvette.  I detailed the wheels some Aluminium Metalizer and a little black wash around the lug nuts.

I removed the chrome from the front and rear bumpers, grille and the fog lights.

The engine is in progress.  I wasn't sure how the ignition wires were suppose to be lead out of the box shield, so I just routed them out from under and I'll route them to the cylinder heads.

More Stingray to come... 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    December 2004
  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Monday, April 27, 2020 9:17 PM

Good to see some fun repurposing and rebuilding some good old kits.  I have done it and it is fun coming and going.

steelies, dog dishes and poker chips

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:49 PM

Thanks steveracer!

I gave the Corvette a bath tonight with some Dawn Detergent and an old toothbrush.

I got the engine repainted and wired, dash, steering wheel, exhaust tips and rocker panel trim detailed.

More Stingray to come...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:15 PM

I did a little painting and assembly tonight.

More Stingray to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, May 4, 2020 9:38 AM

I have finished my '65 Corvette from the "Stingray" 1985 TV Series.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, May 4, 2020 9:39 AM

A few more...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, May 4, 2020 3:53 PM
That looks awesome, nicely done!
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  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Monday, May 4, 2020 4:28 PM

Nice looking rebuild! A fresh coat of paint can work wonders! 

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, May 4, 2020 6:48 PM

Cool Vette, Mike. Nice paint. 

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, May 4, 2020 8:51 PM

Thank you Trevor, Bill and maniacalmodeler!  

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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