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Post by Nota on Mon 07 Apr 2014, 8:59 pm

Back at Bonneville at last
This started life as a donated part-started kit (thanks Bruce)
I wanted to do a period racer with it so I have kept the six & supercharged it. The way the supercharger is mounted will give me a good excuse to put a big offset scoop on the bonnet & move the driver to the right so he can see. I'm thinking about a D-Type headrest & fin to balance the offet scoop or maybe a central fin... dunno, I'll see what it looks like a little further along.
There will be a rigid cockpit fairing & maybe some wheel spats if my skratch skills let me get that far. The patches on the boot lid cover large holes I had to cut in the fold between the guard & boot to clear the wheels & keep it all low enough. Still a lot of body work to go obviously.
Anyway it should be something different !!!

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Post by DeeCee on Mon 07 Apr 2014, 9:09 pm

Thats the way, thinking outside that little box, this will look great i reckon mate.
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Post by silverfox on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 1:06 pm

Looking great Brian , this will be awesome .
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Wed 09 Apr 2014, 10:44 am

Wow, that looks great. Nice n low and I love the blown six.
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Post by zenrat on Wed 09 Apr 2014, 11:05 am

Can I make a suggestion?
Either lose the tail lights completely or use them as a base for some massive fins.
Just my 2c.

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Post by mgy125 on Wed 09 Apr 2014, 1:47 pm

Holds promise... popcorn
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Post by joey1320 on Sun 13 Apr 2014, 4:10 pm

looking good l like where you are going with this
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Post by Nota on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 4:58 pm

We have power - good fun to do something other than a V8






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Post by zenrat on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 8:18 pm

That donk looks loverly.
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Post by silverfox on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 5:50 pm

Nice work Brian , engine looks terrific .
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Post by checkmate on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 5:53 pm

iagree

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Post by DeeCee on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 6:16 pm

I like that engine mate.
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Post by HOT EH on Wed 23 Apr 2014, 9:59 am

great work so far looks the goods . watching this one
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Post by Torry on Thu 24 Apr 2014, 2:54 pm

Great job with the blown six. Very Happy 
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Post by Bernard Kron on Thu 24 Apr 2014, 11:01 pm

Super cool concept. I'm looking forward to how you cover up that tough little 6-banger.
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Re: '53 Corvette Streamliner

Post by Nota on Sun 11 May 2014, 7:41 am

Just about have the body finished. Modelled the headrest on those used by Chev at Sebring in the late 50's to keep the theme going. Grill is the stock kit one with the back filed off, again to keep the Corvette thing going
Almost ready for paint, just got to fair in the lights & work out where the exhaust will exit, either sraight out the side or though the number plate recess at the back... still thinking!!
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Post by Deaf as on Sun 11 May 2014, 8:20 am

This is really cool. I originally agreed with Zen - lose the tail lights but now with that headrest and the way it sweeps back , it was meant to be. Top job. greatjob
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Post by allan on Sun 11 May 2014, 8:48 am

bigthumbsup 
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Post by DeeCee on Sun 11 May 2014, 10:36 am

NICE WORK!
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Post by mgy125 on Sun 11 May 2014, 4:06 pm

Looks good.
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Post by zenrat on Sun 11 May 2014, 7:03 pm

Grrrrrrrrr-ooovey!
Headrest does work well with the taillight thingos but will it need tail-lights?
Why not exit the exhausts through them.

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Post by blatdriver on Mon 12 May 2014, 9:56 am

Very cool stuff  wowwee 
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Post by 70cudatj on Mon 12 May 2014, 8:51 pm

Wow the beast is evolving !!  bigthumbsup 
I was thinking the same as the Zen Man, exit the exhausts through the taillights...........
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Post by zenrat on Mon 12 May 2014, 9:22 pm

I really like the fact it's RH Drive.

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Post by checkmate on Mon 12 May 2014, 9:23 pm

Very smooooooth!

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