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Old 11-14-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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Wow, I am so glad I stumbled on to this forum...you are my kinda folks..
I customize die-cast Corvettes almost exculsively..Callaway and racer conversions are my favorite. I will try to start from the beginning and add to the forum one step at a time...I hope you enjoy....and welcome to my garage...
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Old 11-14-2006, 02:29 PM   #2
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It all began in a little house….no not really, but it began 20 years ago. I grew up in a body shop painting cars and went to college to make big bucks so I could afford Corvettes. Well, guess what, I am out of 10 years of higher education and still broke…I do these projects for stress relief. I became hooked on Corvettes at birth and Callaway’s in 1989 when I visited Old Lyme, CT. I then moved to Germany and visited Callaway Competition in 1996 when they were in the Le Mans battles and the development of the C7R racer. I have documented Callaway racing for 12 years and have a library of over 8000 original Callaway and other Corvette racing images. For the last year I have been fabricating Callaway Corvette Z06-R’s for several folks directly related to the FIA GT racing effort. I have completed 5 and am finishing 6 and 7 over the next few months. They begin as a HotWheels Z06 and I canabilize an AutoArt C6R..(gasp..that is a waste you say?..it is ironic that the C6R costs 2-3x the Z06)

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Those are pretty cool! Looks like something fun to do on a cold winter night.
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This is my baby...took me 10 years to make the prototype..yes I am slower than crap...but I have the molds now!!!


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Old 11-14-2006, 04:19 PM   #5
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COOL! The callaway looks great.
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That C4 Kicks ass
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That's frickin' awesome!
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:29 PM   #8
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Say hello to "Orange Crusher"

I am almost done with my Miatso C6 Callaway C6 Supercharger conversion...I added the bubble to the hood and the supercharger to the engine tray..final photos when it is done in a few weeks..


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Wow! I am impressed dude! I did not think such modifications to die casts was even possible but you have made me a believer!
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And now the rest of the story..Callaway C4 Le Mans (LM)

This bad-boy started life as a Masito Gransport 1996 and evolved over the next 5 years to this. It is not the original, as it was destroyed by accident. Fortunately I had made the mold for the body panels..This car now sits in the collection of the owner of the real life "Frieda" as built by Callaway Competition in 1994....




Here is the Street Version....almost complete..


Oh by the way...here is my Callaway C7R prototype...1/18th scale
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:24 AM   #11
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Here is my Aerobody...still needs a lot of perfecting...I love that "Old Lyme Green"
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Old 11-16-2006, 11:58 AM   #12
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WOW! your the (shizz-nitt),that means your good,Lol. Do you sell them?,are just making them for your own pleasure.

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Old 11-16-2006, 12:37 PM   #13
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Dude that is sweet! You need to do one up just like the DCZ
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I have to sound dumb, but what is the DCZ?
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I have to sound dumb, but what is the DCZ?
Nope, not dumb. Here's a link where you can see some pics of the car.

http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/foru...&highlight=DCZ
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