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    Posted 2 years ago

    Toyrebel
    (215 items)

    Finished the restore on my Hubley #509 Corvette at last. It was supposed to be completed before the Hubley Carryall restore I posted earlier this weeks. I had some issues with the final coat that held up the project.
    Hubley cataloged it as a Custom Sport Car in '55 and as a Corvette in '56. It's a pretty large toy, over 12" long and it weighs about 4 lbs. It's the largest post war car Hubley made.
    I got it at a decent price but it had a cracked windshield/dash and the plastic interior had shrunk. The interior had also been repainted in the reverse of the original colors. Also the hubcap for the spare was missing. I put a new replacement winshield/dash assy and found a never used or painted interior in group of parts on Ebay. I vacuformed a hubcap for the spare.
    I used Testor's Gloss Bright Red and Chrome for the paint. I had trouble with the red paint chipping when removing the masking tape. I use Tamiya masking tape and usually don't have a problem when using my old reliable Krylon. I'm not completely happy with this restore, but I can live with it I guess.
    Thanks for looking in,
    Toyrebel

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    1. Brunswick Brunswick, 2 years ago
      I used to live not too far from the Corvette Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky...You may have heard, but a few years ago a sinkhole overcame some vettes on display, causing alot of lods, however, rather than fixing it, they have let it alone, it has become a tourist attraction!! Nice ride you have displayed here!!

      Thomas.
    2. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 2 years ago
      That's an expensive sinkhole, Thomas. Thanks.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      I recall the sink hole too. I think it is fixed now. Yes an expensive hole.
      Excellent job on the restoration. Seems to have a lot more detail than the usual Hubley. I forget the name of the blue motor, but it is an inline 6 I believe.
    4. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Apache. I did detail the engine more and added a little more detail on dash, but the overall body is pretty much how Hubley did it. The engine is the Blue Flame 6, a second generation of the Chevy "stove bolt" inline six cylinders that powered their cars for decades. The '53-'55 Vette engines were 250 cid with three Carter single barrels rated at 150 hp. Hubley did a decent job capturing the overall engine details. I had a '47 Fleetline, '64 and '69 Novas that all had versions of the "Stovebolt 6".
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Outstanding restoration on this!!
    6. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 2 years ago
      Thanks Jscott for your kind comment. I had some paint issues and it took longer than some of my other restorations.
    7. jpzank jpzank, 11 hours ago
      Hello. LOVE your restoration on this Hubley Corvette. Nicely-done!

      May I inquire, please, where you purchased the new replacement windshield and interior??? I am in need of both, please. Thank you. James Zanker jpzank@aol.com

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