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  • Revell 1963 Corvette Grandsport Roadster convertion

    I started on a car Im building for a Proxy this week, I am making a roadster out of the Grandsport as Roger Penske did back in the sixtys for SCCA racing.
    I started with the Revell 63 Grandsport , Stripped the paint with 91% alcohol and then cut the roof off! I was thinking what I would use for a panel filler as the quarters had a slight curve to them and I saw the roof had a similar curve so I started to cut it up and it worked very well. I still have some bodywork ahead of me but it sure was a time saver.
    I also made the new hatch panel for the rear out of styrene. I will update when I move forward with the build
    Thanks for looking, Glenn

  • #2
    Great car! Good luck with the build, I look forward to seeing it in person very soon!



    • #3
      I don't know if I could cut up a GS, unless I made a re-pop of it. Really cool looking project, can't wait to see it finished.


      • #4
        Nice work on the project, I did this a few years back, and created a mold for resin copies. I`ve built a few.


        • #5
          O Mark that would have been a hole lot easier for me! LOL if I'm not happy with the results do you sell them?


          • #6
            Looks like a great project. Watching with interest.
            Come Race at The Trace!
            Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN


            • Fathead59
              Fathead59 commented
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              I have a bunch of extra Monogram Vettes that I was going to repaint and I think I might use your project if you do not mind .

          • #7
            Nope not at all Build Away! defiantly a fun project I have been reading up about the Grand sports in my corvette history books.


            • #8
              I was just going to strip the paint off and do a repaint , but I feel that if I am going to do that might as well jump into the deep end and do a total remodel


              • #9
                Also , can't wait for more pictures on the project , for reference of course . I do not want to just start taking parts off and end up having a basket in my hands so to speak . And has anyone done modifications on a Monogram Cobra . I have a few on them that I have stripped down for repaint .


                • #10
                  Got a little more done on the body, second coat of filler and brace for rear deck lid glued in also got the tires glued up last night. Hope to finish bodywork Sunday
                  Thanks for looking, Glenn Click image for larger version

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                  • #11
                    That looks great Glenn, I have my own GS Sport roadster project hunting me on the bench. What did you use for body filler on the back deck?


                    • #12
                      Im using Tamiya White body filler, it works good


                      • #13
                        I built one of these quite a few years back. Here are some build photos I came across that may assist you.
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                        Chassis with Vanski FF, driveshaft and wheels/tires installed
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                        Interior Tray
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                        Driver and Headrest installed
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                        I don't seem to have a completed photo handy. Will have to provide those after lunch.

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                          Completed model
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                          • Barc 1
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                            Nice looking Grand Sport, very well done

                        • #15
                          Very nice job!