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PostSubject: Revell 1957 Chevy "Pops Bumblebee"   Thu 15 Feb 2018, 10:12 am

when i was a kid i had this toy car which i loved a lot


so the plan was to make something similiar with a front flip nose and the carbs poping through the hood. i chose this kit and went for custom options it provides


for colour scheme i fell in love with this one

but i decided to replace the red by yellow, which made it look like a bumblebee camaro. as there were no camaros in 1957, i decided it could be his father.
thats why i call this build "Pops Bumblebee".



the list of modifications i had to make is huge:

ENGINE AND BAY:
   Flowmaster H pipe exhaust
   side exit exhaust with trim
   Tunnel ram
   Velocity stacks & air filter
   heater hoses and new heater box
   Ignition wiring in firing order
   horns drilled open
   new radiator support
   battery reloacted into trunk
   steering gear & idler lever support
   electric fan conversion
   3-pass oil cooler, sandwich adapter
   oil level gauge
   Valve Cover T-Bar Wing Bolts

INTERIOR:
   Hurst shifter
   clutch pedal
   custom center console with extra gauges
   custom Steering Wheel
   rev counter
   fluffy dice 4"
   Bench Seat lap belts

BODY:
   Flip nose conversion
   Deleted wing windows
   Deleted window trim
   Deleted door handles
   Deleted deck lid
   Deleted hood ornament
   Deleted rocker trim
   Deleted louvers out of front fenders
   Deleted all window stainless
   Deleted wipers
   Custom mirrors
   Installed driving lights in place of front rubber bumper bullets
   move the plate from the decklid to the bumper

CHASSIS:
   front tyres and wheels narrowed to 8"
   rear tyres and wheels widened to 11"
   Rear Leaf Spring Relocation
   rear axle shortened by 3" each side
   rear wheel wells widened
   dual brake master cylinder with booster
   Stainless steel fuel and brake lines
   Anti sway bars
   tubular cross members






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PostSubject: Re: Revell 1957 Chevy "Pops Bumblebee"   Thu 15 Feb 2018, 11:15 am

That is very sharp.    A ton of work has clearly gone into this build, bravo.

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PostSubject: Re: Revell 1957 Chevy "Pops Bumblebee"   Thu 15 Feb 2018, 5:08 pm

What a beauty.
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PostSubject: Re: Revell 1957 Chevy "Pops Bumblebee"   Fri 16 Feb 2018, 4:31 am

Very clean. Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: Revell 1957 Chevy "Pops Bumblebee"   Sat 24 Feb 2018, 6:31 pm

Beautiful build! The work you put into it really shows
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PostSubject: Re: Revell 1957 Chevy "Pops Bumblebee"   Sat 24 Feb 2018, 10:07 pm

Fabulous.

We need a tutorial on the flip front!
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PostSubject: Re: Revell 1957 Chevy "Pops Bumblebee"   Sun 25 Feb 2018, 3:00 pm

Super cool update of the '57 classic.

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PostSubject: Re: Revell 1957 Chevy "Pops Bumblebee"   Fri 02 Mar 2018, 5:25 pm

dublin boy wrote:
Fabulous.

We need a tutorial on the flip front!

not that difficult, i think this picture says it all.


agreed?
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PostSubject: Re: Revell 1957 Chevy "Pops Bumblebee"   Fri 02 Mar 2018, 11:19 pm

Easy for you to say!
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PostSubject: Re: Revell 1957 Chevy "Pops Bumblebee"   Sat 03 Mar 2018, 11:23 am

I like that look ! Blacked out trim , not a big fan of chrome bling.
Nice clean build !


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PostSubject: Re: Revell 1957 Chevy "Pops Bumblebee"   Sat 03 Mar 2018, 1:13 pm

dublin boy wrote:
Easy for you to say!

it really was, made it for the first time myself. where the frame meets the bumper i added a crossmember (the second crossmember more right hand side is for the radiator) and drilled holes through for the pivot. two pieces of styrene i also drilled and cut to be glued to the inside of the bumper. bolts in and it flips.
make the pivot as near to the ground and to the front as possible, this helps to flip the hood properly and wide open.

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PostSubject: Re: Revell 1957 Chevy "Pops Bumblebee"   Sat 03 Mar 2018, 9:36 pm

Fantastic build and a great colour scheme.
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