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 Post subject: 1/4 Scale 1970 C3 Corvette
 Post Posted: August 12th, 2014, 11:07 pm 
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Hi,

Please can anyone advise if there is anywhere I can get a ¼ scale 1970 C3 Corvette body shell (give or take a year or two as the C3 did not change too much between 1968 and 1973), and running gear, which I guess is easier to find.
I am just starting my search and recently found the QSLs site, so I hope someone can give me some help.
Thanks in advance.
Gary
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 Post subject: Re: 1/4 Scale 1970 C3 Corvette
 Post Posted: August 13th, 2014, 5:59 am 
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Unfortunately one was not available commercially. I wish there was. The selection of quarterscale bodies is quite limited. It's not like the smaller scales.

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 Post subject: Re: 1/4 Scale 1970 C3 Corvette
 Post Posted: August 15th, 2014, 3:47 am 
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Hi Mike,

Thank you for your reply, I guess this will not be as easy as I expected. I thought such cars would have been very popular, I am sure a few people at my Corvette Club would be intested in one. Maybe I will have to think about getting a be-spoke body shell made.

Thanks again

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Gary


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 Post subject: Re: 1/4 Scale 1970 C3 Corvette
 Post Posted: August 16th, 2014, 11:06 pm 
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Contact Stéphane RC Body Shop, it may be able to help you!
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 Post subject: Re: 1/4 Scale 1970 C3 Corvette
 Post Posted: August 17th, 2014, 11:18 pm 
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Hi JPhi,

Thank you for your message, I have sent and email to Stéphane at RC Body Shop, just wait and see now what happens.

Thanks for your help.

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Gary


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 Post subject: Re: 1/4 Scale 1970 C3 Corvette
 Post Posted: September 2nd, 2014, 9:17 am 
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not sure to have a question by mail about a C3.
C3 will be made by me but have to finish my home first!
project here in 2011...
http://blog.rcbodyshop.fr/2011/10/corve ... 969-au-14/
i have found the CNC to owrk with :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: 1/4 Scale 1970 C3 Corvette
 Post Posted: September 2nd, 2014, 11:15 pm 
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Hi Stéphane,
Thank you for your messages.
I really appreciate your help and the link to the example Corvette Body Shells, the Yellow one is almost exactly what I am after, to hood is exact the only small difference between the 1969 and 1970 that I can see, is the side vents on the 1970 are Egg Crates Style and the Front Turn Signal Lights are Square and the Rear Exhaust Fittings are Square, but I could defiantly live with a 1969 ¼ Scale Body Shell if the small adjustments can’t be done.
I hope your house is going well, I am not in too much of a rush to get the Corvette shell, but I am very interested.
Would you know a ballpark figure for such an item, if its of any help I am a long time member of the Corvette Club and so I am sure there would be others very interested in getting a ¼ Scale copy of their car, be it a C3 or any of the other generations.

Thank you very much in advance.

Kind regards
Gary.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/4 Scale 1970 C3 Corvette
 Post Posted: March 12th, 2015, 8:45 am 
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I know this is an old thread but there is a lot I've missed so I have to search this whole forum over again. Please Steff tell me you are still working on this? I have a 1/8 scale of a 1978 corvette and it is beautiful, I could only imagine what a 1/4 scale would be like! Please reply.

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 Post subject: Re: 1/4 Scale 1970 C3 Corvette
 Post Posted: March 12th, 2015, 8:48 am 
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sweet ass model

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 Post subject: Re: 1/4 Scale 1970 C3 Corvette
 Post Posted: March 12th, 2015, 9:05 am 
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i have found new company with a 6 axis cnc which could help me, my c3 model will be a test

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 Post subject: Re: 1/4 Scale 1970 C3 Corvette
 Post Posted: March 13th, 2015, 11:58 pm 
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Thank you for the update Steff, I know it is easier said than done, but do not overlook any detail. Only issue is, how would a Zenoah fit up front if one wanted to? I guess lay it down? I'm Just thinking out loud.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/4 Scale 1970 C3 Corvette
 Post Posted: March 14th, 2015, 5:36 am 
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Emilio, i just scale it down to 1:4 scale, i don't mind if engine fit into ;-) maybe electric motor needeed to make it run! made for shelves before track...

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 Post subject: Re: 1/4 Scale 1970 C3 Corvette
 Post Posted: March 17th, 2015, 1:52 pm 
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I'm the king in my castle, I love shelf queens! Right honey :?


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 Post subject: Re: 1/4 Scale 1970 C3 Corvette
 Post Posted: November 27th, 2015, 5:13 am 
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Hi Steff,

I see that there has been some new posts on this, so I was just wondering how things were progressing now you have sourced a CNC to help with the making of the C3 Corvette shell.

Do you think a body shell will be available soon.

Thanks in advance

Gary.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/4 Scale 1970 C3 Corvette
 Post Posted: November 28th, 2015, 9:53 am 
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sorry Milton, not so fast i want. Nice CNC was ok but too expensive for me for quality i need. few details model was cheap but with small milling radius became $$$. I prefer to wait 2016 with my own small cnc i will be able to work at home, easyer. C3 will be the first sure.
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