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Hello guys,
my love for Corvettes started when i was 10 years.
I collected all plastic kits in scale 1:24 which i could find from Corvettes. The one i liked most was the MPC Mako-Kit.
Then back in 1989 when i was 25 i purchased my 1st Corvette. It was a 72, later on i found out when verifying the numbers it was a LT-1. NEarby that car was a real Mako Shark, but the dealer told me that that car can`t be imatriculated in Switzerland while the headlights was to low. Then in 2003 i sold my 72 about different reasons.
But even then my love for Corvettes never ended, just turned a bit in another direction and i custom built HotWheels Corvettes. Even carved a 1:64 Mako Shark and did some moulds to reproduce.
Then starting last year my need for a Corvette again got very strong. But this time it had to be a real Mako Shark.

In September 2010 i found in Germany a very complete Mako frontclip, never put together or placed on a car. Imagine, a clip from 70s, complete and unmolested.
So i looked around were to find a rearclip to complete my dream.
Then i found Steven M.Kuryla, a fiberglass profi and also a Mako freak. And he already had moulds for rear and front.
Quickly we realized that we have a lot in common. So we established how to go further and Steven and me began to search for a donor car.
Finally this december we found it and Steven trailered it back to his shop.
My Frontclip while completely original will be sent to Steven and he will create a new mould from it.
Here`s a picture of my Kit (not all parts i have are shown):


But that`s another story which you can found here:
http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1839643#post1839643

So the dream MAKO SHARK begins to life again.

The whole build up will be documented on a dedicated website, see for that my signature.
or here:
http://www.cybergate-corp.ch/mako_clip/

Greetings from Switzerland
Robert
 

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I have always thought that the Mako Shark was the best Corvette show car EVER, especially taken in context of its time. Best of luck with your build, keep us posted. I envy you the adventure.
 

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I have always thought that the Mako Shark was the best Corvette show car EVER, especially taken in context of its time. Best of luck with your build, keep us posted. I envy you the adventure.
The adventure was to find the right donor car.
Now the adventure is over, especially while i know Steven and his work.

BTW: anybody can have in the near future "the same adventure". Steven will build more then only my Mako !!
 

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My Mako Shark conversion is taking shape.
Better sayd in the middle of de-construction.
Frontend off, rardeck lid cutted and off the birdcage.
bridcage trim off.
Soon the frame will be sandblasted and painted and then Steve builds up the Mako Body on it.

You can check the progress here:
http://www.cybergate-corp.ch/mako_clip/

Just a few impressions:
If somebody needs a complete 74 frontclip, 74-reardecklid or 80 rearpanel just send Steve a mail to:
[email protected]






 

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The Mako was a big part of my inspiration!:thumbsup:
 

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Now the design for my Mako is somehow also clear.
It will get a custom interior too.
Had to draw it in a 3D program to get a visual impression.

It will be fabricated in fiberglass. The dash, doorpanels and seats will be painted like the lower body in HOK pagan gold.
Then some accessories in carbon like fiberglass.
All the original instruments, center console and shifter bezel will be incorporated in the new design.


 
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