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Post  rsv1cox Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:29 am

My only defense is that it looks better in person than it does in pictures.

CB (Crankbndr) has a much better example:

https://www.coxengineforum.com/t4456-cox-corvette?highlight=corvette

I think Mark found this for me at a flea market.  Ignored for years I finally got sick of looking at it.  Missing the rear valance altogether, front valance broken off, one chassis retaining clip broken, rear windshield cracked, rear fenders distorted due to engine heat, engine seized and missing the three self tapping screws replaced by 2/56's, no tether and missing one hub cap.  

Cleaned the engine and sandblasted and painted the chassis matte black and reassembled using the 2/56's. Couldn't locate the very short original self tapping screws.  

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Thought I could reduce the plastics blistering by installing the engine backwards discovering later that it interfered with the cockpits interior.  Duh!

Built a rear valance backstop out of balsa and glued it in using canopy glue (wonderful stuff) and layered on some splackling compound, sanded and hardened with coats of sanding sealer.  

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Much smaller model than most tether cars.

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Still have to fashion a Cox license plate and some tail/brake lights.  

I labored mightly and brought forth a mouse...........

The mountain that labored and brought forth a mouse is an old Greek proverb that goes back to Aesop. It refers to great promises and great labors that produce little result.
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Post  Marleysky Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:49 am

Super Beast! Done like a real racing Corvette:
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:18 am

I'm leaning towards leaving the hub caps off altogether. Front red hub cap has lost all of it's plating and won't pry off. I will have to break it. New replacements are available on-line at $14.96 per set + shipping. But I don't want to put a penny into it, even used on-hand gloss black paint rather than buy plastic friendly paint.

Trying to figure out what to use for tail lights.

Agreed, no caps in black a beast.
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Post  Marleysky Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:44 am

My first thought was to use a short chunk of your Red spray tube from RemOil spray. like you've used on some fuel tank nipples.
you can also drill a few "lighting" holes for that high speed airflow thru the rear panel:

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Post  rsv1cox Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:59 am

Maybe a tad too ambitious Rene. I'm not sure what that splackling compound would hold up to.

The taillights/backup lights are set inside a bezel in the body near flush. I thought I had it with this:

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But they would sit proud and raggity. So I thought this - Levent to the rescue. On sticky back paper just peel and apply.

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Yes/no? Better ideas???????? Not fooling with the Mona Lisa here.
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Post  Levent Suberk Sat Jan 01, 2022 12:30 pm

Hi Bob, if you want I will make tail light stickers with bezel. Let me know the diameter Very Happy
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Post  roddie Sat Jan 01, 2022 12:57 pm

How about real lenses.. Smoking

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I cut these out with the hole-punch.. by squeezing the handles while "turning" the sheet back and forth.. otherwise my sheet was too thick to punch, without applying that technique.
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Post  Davenz13 Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:17 pm

Hi Bob
Have you any grandkids who are into lego. One of mine is and lego has a couple of pieces that might do the trick.

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Post  roddie Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:44 pm

Here are some made from tail-lamp repair "tape".

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Again; punched-out 1/4" diameter.. I adhered the tape to some translucent .020" thickness plastic-sheet and also punched a set directly from the tape.. and adhered to a strip of wax paper. Keep an eye out in the mailbox.. cause' all three variants are on their way!
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:34 pm

Wow, I go out to burn off all those dead trees, come back in and you guys have my taillight problems all solved for me.

All great suggestions. I never thought of reflective tape. My hand hole punch is only 1/8th" but I do have a complete hole punch set. But I like Levent's idea of making and emailing me images and printing them out on sticky back. I'm pretty beat right now, but tomorrow I will punch out some options to see what looks best and post pictures.

But right now, shower and bed...........................
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Post  Levent Suberk Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:13 am

I have been drawing 4, 5 and 6 mm diameter red and clear tail lights with bezel. Very Happy
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Post  rsv1cox Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:06 am

Levent Suberk wrote:I have been drawing 4, 5 and 6 mm diameter red and clear tail lights with bezel. Very Happy

Hi Levent.

I just sent you my email and these pictures.  7/32" on left, 3/16" on right.  Rene's picture above is a good referance.

Changing my mind, maybe the smaller size would be better.

Thanks - Bob

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Post  Levent Suberk Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:14 am

Bob, I have sent A4 sheet by email. Let me know if you want a different size or design. Web sample at below (not for printing)

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Post  rsv1cox Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:28 am

Looks great Levent. I appreciate it. Will do some testing and let you know.

Thanks greatly - Bob
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Post  Cribbs74 Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:42 am

Looks good Bob!
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Post  roddie Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:13 pm

Looks like Levent's 4 or 5mm would be about right. Those look really good Levent! At 1/4".. the ones I made are gonna be too big.
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Post  rsv1cox Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:56 pm

I'm working on it.  But my stick type punches arn't hacking it.  My hand cruncher hole punch does a nice clean job but I either get a white halo or cut off some of the bezel, that's when I can get it aligned.  

Thankfully Levent had the good sense to provide me with a bunch of them.

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Post  Levent Suberk Mon Jan 03, 2022 4:18 pm

Bob, I once made several small metal bezels. I made them by wrapping 1 mm iron wire on a 3 mm diameter bamboo stick. After wrapping it looks like a spring. Then I cut this spring with wire cutters, so I have several rings. Soldered two end of these round ring. Then flatten one side of ring on a wet-dry sandpaper. Result is a bezel. Chrome plating is possible, but no need I think.
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Post  rsv1cox Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:14 pm

Levent Suberk wrote:Bob, I once made several small metal bezels. I made them by wrapping 1 mm iron wire on a 3 mm diameter bamboo stick. After wrapping it looks like a spring. Then I cut this spring with wire cutters, so I have several rings. Soldered two end of these round ring. Then flatten one side of ring on a wet-dry sandpaper. Result is a bezel. Chrome plating is possible, but no need I think.

Thanks Levent, but you have more talent and steadier hands than I do.  The answer may be in a metric punch set.  Looked around, most come from the UK but Amazon has a decent set.  Problem is, I'm not getting a nice clean cut with them.  

Right now I'm just bashing it around a bit.  Used the hole punch (1/4") and cut out more lenses from your Cox decals sets and applied them.  They peel right off.  Oversized but they stand out better and would accept bezels as you described.  

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I got that red hubcap off, it was stuck on with castor goo.  Soaked the hub in Simple Green which removed most of it.  I'm going to leave the caps off.  Gives it a Bad Boy look.

Starting to like it.

Nice picture Rene.

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Post  NEW222 Mon Jan 03, 2022 6:50 pm

It's coming along very nicely.
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Post  rsv1cox Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:42 am

Finished it (for now) this morning.  Can side pipes be far behind.

My card reader for my Olympus gave up so I have to use my Nikon cool-pix which does half the job.  A combination of that and shakey hands.  New card reader coming along with better pictures.

Interesting effect though and covers all the flaws. Smile

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There is a spot for a rear license plate, the original one had one marked COX.  I'm trying to find a picture of my '74's and use that.

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Presently on ebay for $250 but going fast -27 minutes left.

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Interesting picture. After first coat of gloss.

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Post  roddie Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:06 pm

Hi Robert, I LoVe what you've done with the Vette! Here's a tip for lining-up the "eye" in your plier-type (1/4") paper-punch. If you remove the little cover that catches/contains the cut-outs.. the "eye" on the jaw is then exposed. When that "jaw" faces you, it's easy to line-up the target-center.  

Below pic is my making Cox Bee venturi gaskets from retired "kitchen-glove" material.

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When you settle on a diameter.. try using your metric punches again.. with different (type material) blocks.. which may produce a cleaner-cut with the given print-paper. It's always good to keep an assortment of varying hardwood blocks under your bench.. for just such a purpose.. and don't forget the safety goggles. Smile
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Post  rdw777 Tue Jan 04, 2022 7:16 pm

Interesting effect though and covers all the flaws

Just looks like it’s speeding by on the end of the line….Nice little car…. Yep, Looks like its got attitude Thumbs Up
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Post  fredvon4 Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:13 am

I really like the black w/red showing. Is the red all only in the molded recesses? If true I think it makes the model pop visually
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Post  rsv1cox Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:16 am

fredvon4 wrote:I really like the black w/red showing. Is the red all only in the molded recesses? If true I think it makes the model pop visually

Reminds of of the Batmobile Fred. 1966 TV series. BAM, SMACK, POW!

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Yes, first coat didn't fill the crevases.

Good idea roddie.
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