1962 BelAir Custom
Started: December 6, 2004
Finished: February 28, 2005

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December 6, 2004
This is how it was initially. 
I wanted to see how it would look like with the roof reversed. Hmmmm.. not bad. Worth a try!
December 10, 2004
I decided to give the whole body a forward rake by making the belly line parallel to the ground and cutting the back. It will either be a hatch or notchback, I don't know yet. I also don't know how the final shape will look like too. Did not make any sketches or so. Just doing as I feel...
The first cuts .
I glued the rear panel in an temporarily placeed the roof to see how it would look like. Lowering the rear part of the roof gave a sleek look. Continue!
December 15, 2004
Now the chassis has to be lifted up at the front side too.
I marked the line where the upper wishbone would sit freely and cut the recess, as well as cutting the vertical positioning stops on the chassis.
December 16, 2004
Now the chassis fits the body well.
December 19, 2004
I had to cut the lower potion of the firewall too.
January 23, 2005
The roof line, where the now-front would be, showed somewhat abnormal contour, so I had to trim into the plastic.
The drip rail will later be modified.