The body is modified from the Revell Club De Mer and the engine/chassis is modified from the Moebius 1961 Pontiac Ventura. My idea for it was that Pontiac commissioned a builder to make a car to appeal to youth. It was to appear at car shows and other events as well as possibly be used in movies or TV shows.
Post by Bernard Kron on May 1, 2019 10:56:48 GMT -5
Came out very nicely. Well worth all the thought and work you put into it. It's interesting that the original Club de Moer was so radical and extreme that it became a design dead end, whereas, as you envision, it could just as easily have become a signature trend setter with a whole set of elaborations, like this nifty show rod you envision.
A Lot of work went into making this model, but in the end it was definitely worth it. This looks exactly like something I could imagine seeing in old car show pictures. The contrast between the bright white body and blue chassis looks great.
Turned out great! Thanks for sharing the daunting amount of work required to get it to this stage...at first glance, there's no way I'd fully appreciate the difficulties and creative engineering without those detailed updates It all blends so well. I don't know how you resisted putting slicks on the back and skinny tires in front, Roth-style....that's what I'd default to, haha! When I look at those tires, I find myself imagining what they'd look like with a blue pinstripe.