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Old 02-21-2018, 11:15 PM
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Plan on using a C6 interior but more upmarket with quality leather dash, door trims, plus a smattering of carbon fiber
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:29 PM
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Default C36 Dash Build

Decided to run with C6 style interior with this build. It fits with our build plan, and by the time we finish, it should look pretty cool with our goals of using leather and carbon fibre in the finishing process.
We sourced a local RHD fibreglass dash shell, and cut it up to suit the fitment with the widened C3 windshield frame. Chopped off most of the front of it:- of course the C6 windscreen rake is huge when compared to the C3 we are using.
Pic 1 shows the fitting on the bare cut down dash, pic 2 shows the start of the process building with urethane foan. Real easy to shape this foam, and you can fibreglass right over the top.
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Old 03-03-2018, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by cuisinartvette View Post
cant imagine the hrs you got into that keep it up.
Yes, lot of hours, sometimes think a man is mad, but I'm retired, love the challenge, and can't think of anything else I'd prefer to be doing. It is also true there are some days, I hate the bloody car.
Good opportunity to spend time with your friends as well.

Certainly not a commercially viable build, and if you paid retail shop rates down here, it's better than $100 per hour. Must concede also, we're pretty darn slow these days.
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8500 hrs times 100 bucks/hour. Just think how much that car will be worth!!
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8500 hrs times 100 bucks/hour. Just think how much that car will be worth!!
Hmm! Cost is one thing:- worth is something else entirely. We get it right, perhaps it will be worth a reasonable amount. On the other hand, if we get it wrong, it's worth the sum of the parts.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:17 PM
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Dash taking shape.
took a 'quicky' mold from the front edge of a C3 dash pad at base of windshiled, and used that as a reference point to pick up the C6 RHD dash, styled it with foam, then bogged and smoothed to shape.
We will now give it one layer of glass, smooth out, then take a mold from it.
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Pic showing metal fabrication for new front:-

1. internal metal front bumper support now a new custom unit
2. Front bumper is a cut and shut original
3. Grille surrounds, thou the same length are now 2" higher
4. Bumper over riders now also 2" taller
5. Grilles now all custom fabricated from flat aluminium bar

While it all looks reasonably stock in configuration, every thing is custom
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:32 AM
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NICE........very NICE!
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Default Hey Guys, been a while, some updated pics.


Showing custom hood sub structure. Used original C6 rear hood subframe to pick up original rear hood latches. Raised outer front sections to pickup hinges for custom tilt front. This whole front section made from foam, the glassed over, and we use lots of plastic filler in this mock up process. Once completed mold will be taken off, for production of the 5 copies we need. Whole process, quite a 'mission'.

Rear mock up near completion. Originally going to run C3 LED tail lights, but given we widened the rear 9.5", they looked like 'peep holes in the snow'. Very happy with the C6 tail lights. Original 'corvette' script between lights gave way to C6 centre emblem. Original C3 bumpers had some surgery to fit. and mount close to the body. Lower valance modded from a glass copy of the original. Pretty happy with it, almost ready to flop a mold from this

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This is an amazing thread, I'm glad I found it!
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Awesome thread! Makes me want to go home and start creating something different on my C3. I quickly remember I could never get it to look that good. Great Job!
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thanks for the update
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this is FANTASTIC!!!!
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Default working on tilt front hood hinges


Challenge here is to get front hinge assembly to come immediately up and then forward to clear front valance which stays in place like the C4. First time we are having to use a non corvette part. Scouring the salvage yards we found some hinges from a volvo p70, which so far, look like they will do the job. To make this easier, I just flopped a quicky short front from our mold. Plan on using linear actuators to open the hood. So far so good, will post operation when complete.
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Looking good Ross.
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