By Mike Garrison
New from the JConcepts Garage YouTube channel:
Building the Chevy II Nova is extremely detailed oriented and the 3-piece design of the body requires some expert level trimming and fitment. Once aligned, use a light amount of double sided tape or shoe goo (not included) to secure the front and rear sections. The lower rear wing support is also mounted carefully to the trunk using double sided tape or shoe goo (not included). The upper wing section sets down and provides the look and finishing touch to the 66 Chevy project.
Fred Reep takes us through the steps necessary to trim the body, the front and rear clip along with the rear wing. Fred then shows us how to glue the front and rear clip to the body and how to attach the wing with double sided tape.
A lot of these techniques will also apply to any lexan body, making it a great tutorial with many tips and tricks to get that perfectly trimmed body.
Tools used in the video:
- Curved Lexan Scissors
- Pin Stripe Tape (optional)
- Dremel(tm) Rotary Tool. With 1/2" and 1/4" Sanding Drums
- Sanding Block (220 Grit)
- Hobby Knife
- Shoe Goo(tm)
- Masking Tape
- Two-Sided Tape
- Hobby Scissors
- Shop Towels
Also recommend to have an air compressor handy to blow off the sanding dust.
Learn more about the body by CLICKING HERE.