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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe Completed

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, May 29, 2022 9:35 AM

Thank you JohnnyK and Joe!

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, May 29, 2022 7:45 AM

You certainly acheived a great looking pro-touring look to this car Mike. Paint came out great. Awesome stance and really good looking "look" to this bad boy.

                   

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, May 27, 2022 7:35 PM

Really nice paint color, wheels and photos. Well done!

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, May 27, 2022 8:02 AM

Thank you lurch!

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Posted by lurch on Thursday, May 26, 2022 9:00 AM

That looks fantastic Mr. Mike. You did a great job on it. I like it.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, May 26, 2022 8:52 AM

Mr Mike!

       Isn't that color what Chevrolet used to call "Artesian Turquois"? Sure looks like my Impala in that color. Oh, Nice finish on the project, Well Done.

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Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, May 26, 2022 8:36 AM

Thank you, Brandon and John!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 5:15 PM

Well done mike!  Great looking build.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:32 PM

Looks very cool. Nice improvement.

BK

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Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 1:21 PM

A few more...

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Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 1:19 PM

I have completed my '63 Split Window Corvette.  I would like to thank all who have viewed and commented on my WIP.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 3:36 PM

I clearcoated the '63 Vette today with three coats of Testors Clear Lacquer.  

More Split Window to come...

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, May 19, 2022 8:56 AM

I have started the foiling process.  Since my foil is several years old, I have resorted to using Micro Metal Foil Adhesive before I cut my foil.  Just another step in my process.  The hood vents got some Aluminium BMF.   

More Split Window to come...

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, May 16, 2022 8:21 AM

Oho,Mr MIke!

      All I can say is YAOW, That is Bad$%%!!!!

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Posted by MarkJK on Monday, May 16, 2022 8:13 AM

Excellent job so far. Looking forward to the completed model.

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Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, May 16, 2022 8:10 AM

Thanks John!  Those are 19" and 23" Pegasus Chrome T's wheels and the sidepipes are from the '68 Corvette L88 that I just finished.

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 15, 2022 2:45 PM

Looking pretty wicked Mike!  Are those stock wheels?  The look like a set of Pegasus wheels I used on a Charger build.

Whoops:  Just read you are indeed using Pegasus wheels.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, May 15, 2022 2:01 PM

I love a good mockup!  It gives me a chance to see where my project is going.

More Split Window to come...

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, May 14, 2022 4:39 PM

Oh Boy!

     Mike! she looks good now for sure. Still love that color. My faves run to the Blue/Green spectrum for sure. That is going to polish out nice!

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Posted by Mr Mike on Saturday, May 14, 2022 4:29 PM

I primered and painted the '63 Vette this afternoon and it looks so much better.  No trash in the paint, which is a good sign!  I used the same paint-Dupli-Color Emerald Green Metallic.

More Split Window to come...

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Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, May 13, 2022 2:50 PM

I washed the Corvette body and now it is drying in my paintbooth.  I made a set of rear wheel tubs for the Vette.  Since I never made anything like these before, this took me a while before I came up with a plan to make them.  Now, to paint them with Tamiya TS-29 Semi Gloss Black.

More Split Window to come...

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 8:52 AM

Yeah, I did:

       Then I realized my mistake, Sorry Mike! When I am on this device and writing, My thoughts waver when someone asks me a question not related to what my train of thought should be. So, I still like that you had that sharp an eye. You'll get er done and it will be beautiful Like the rest of your work. 

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Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 8:28 AM

Thanks, Joe!  I am hoping for a better result the second time around!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 12:39 PM

Heya Mike. I'm looking forward to you working your magic on the re-painting efforts bud.

                   

 

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Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 8:26 AM

Tanker-Builder, did you read what I wrote or did you just look at the pictures?  I found many flaws in my paint job and I elected to sand the entire body and paint it again.  No clearcoat was involved!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, May 9, 2022 4:29 PM

Yeah Keav!

         Looks kinda a Vette that has gone through a Sandstorm of the 70mph variety. Can you say Sandown?

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 9, 2022 4:12 PM

Looks very comic-book like at this point.  Kinda a neat affect.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, May 9, 2022 4:04 PM

Well Shoot!

 For a while there that was looking very, very gorgeous. What happened? Did your clearcoat get orange Peel. I have had it happen to a few so I stopped using clearcoat unless decals were involved/Now I just Buff and then Wax. 

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Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, May 9, 2022 1:52 PM

You are probaby wondering, "What the heck did he do?"  I started to find flaw after flaw in the paint and instead of repairing each and every single flaw individually, I sanded the whole thing and will give it another paint job!  Gotta wash the body first!

More Corvette to come...

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