ERTL 2003 Corvette 50 Anniversary

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ERTL 2003 Corvette 50 Anniversary

Post by GP246 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:54 pm

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The Corvette marks its 50th year in 2003, and Chevrolet's rather subdued response is somehow appropriate. Sure, Chevy could have come up with an ultra-expensive and limited-production special edition, perhaps something along the lines of a street-legal version of the C5R endurance racers. But Chevy didn't. Instead, the 50th Anniversary Edition is a trim package available on Coupes and convertibles.

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And now i add a special touch...an opening rear end, probably the only one in Canada whith carpet and an functional trunk:okay:

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What do said about that! :woot:

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Re: ERTL 2003 Corvette 50 Anniversary

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:48 pm

I like it! So tell me what was involved with the modified rear? It looks very well done.

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Re: ERTL 2003 Corvette 50 Anniversary

Post by GP246 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:09 pm

The rear was sealed :shock:

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:24 pm

GP246 wrote:The rear was sealed :shock:
Yes, so how did you un-seal it?

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Re: ERTL 2003 Corvette 50 Anniversary

Post by GP246 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:39 pm

It was just ....hey wait a minute i'm not revealing all my secret :lol:

It was just a small piece of metal who blocked the rear, it was like a lock, so i take it off and repaint a part off the rear end, you can see the mark in the yellow circle

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At the beginning the rear was not supposed to open.

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Re: ERTL 2003 Corvette 50 Anniversary

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:41 pm

Why would they do that? Is the 1:1 built as so?

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Re: ERTL 2003 Corvette 50 Anniversary

Post by GP246 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:59 pm

As you can see the rear is opening on the 1:1, so it's a mistake from ERTL

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Re: ERTL 2003 Corvette 50 Anniversary

Post by Gavin » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:51 pm

Very nice...still love the styling on the C5. This Ertl one looks very well done.

I have the early C5 Coupe by UT (with red interior).

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Re: ERTL 2003 Corvette 50 Anniversary

Post by GP246 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:44 pm

As someone told me this is a manual car but................... where is the clutch.......doooooooo! :doh:

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Re: ERTL 2003 Corvette 50 Anniversary

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:47 pm

Ha ha, its called magic clutch. New option offered by GM ;)

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