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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air [3] – Engine compartment

February 18, 2011

by Seb Perez

The engine compartment of this kit was a real mess. As it is a relatively big scale (1/16) I just couldn’t live with that. I decided to make it complete new.

I searched for real pictures of a real ’57 Chevy Bel Air’s engine compartment. I found a few nice pictures. I took the firewall’s picture and resized it to match the scale and used ti as a template to rebuild the fire wall.

All other parts where build just estimating the size of the pieces by looking at the pictures of the real ’57 Chevys.

Craig Beede February 18, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Great job on this so far. I’m still amazed at the amount of detail work you put into your models.

Seb February 21, 2011 at 7:25 am

Thanks Craig!

Don February 19, 2011 at 5:09 am

I am amazed myself, I would have never thought Of most of the things I’ve seen from these guys. But I love the detail, it’s really cool. I make wagon bodies out of some of my car kits & I’ve built two different Limo’s, with nowhere near the detail their teaching me here.
Got a question, hope I’m not getting ahead of you here but what are we going to do for shocks on this ride ? A metal spring perhaps !! Thanks, Don

Seb February 21, 2011 at 7:28 am

Hi Don, Thanks for the positive feedback!
Well, the metal spring is already there :-)
Check the video from our previous post here: http://blog.modeljunkyard.com/2011/01/02/1957-chevrolet-bel-air-2–-further-progress/

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