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  • Convertible Modeling GIF, Sketches, Spy Pics and More

    Starting with this great FVS convertible GIF from many months ago .





    THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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    Most lately we have fvs most recent convertible renderings from four days ago in this thread, though for continuity it is repeated here:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ertible-render



    Just today we have Chazcron’s starting of a detailed HT convertible modeling:

    Originally posted by Chazcron
    I did some convertible research and sketching today. It looks like the ventilation louvers will be the hardest to resolve. Most photos are from eye level. The transition from the two outer bumps to the crease at the inside will also be challenging. I'm hoping a solution will become more apparent as I model. I'm using the SSR hard top as my inspiration as to how the two pieces will slide down behind the cockpit. I also have to assume that the rear camera on the top simply becomes inoperable when the top is stowed. I know there is still a backup camera above the license plate. Since the roof is stored vertically behind the cabin, I will assume that there can be a glass window over the engine here too.

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    Last edited by John; 04-01-2019, 11:46 AM.
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  • #2
    How do Chaz and FVS incorporate that vented, cooling system, as in the hatch of the coupe, that GM patented in the retractable hardtop??

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    • #3
      A convertible picture taken last September at the Nurburgring to help us see the HT’s buttress shape.

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      Last edited by John; 05-08-2019, 08:29 PM.
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      • #4
        In conditions of bright sunlight, an LCD screen is going to be harder to see with eyes that are adapted to the sunlight. And may not be useable.

        I believe the camera will fold away with the roof, and the virtual mirror revert to being a conventional one. Sightlines should be improved with the roof down.


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        • #5
          Since the roof is stored vertically behind the cabin, I will assume that there can be a glass window over the engine here too.
          That would be very nice - I'd like to be able to see the LT2 "under glass" for the Roadster.

          Chazcron has suggested the C8 HT retraction could be similar to the SSR hartop mechanism, which seems possible, and allows for a glass window over the engine.
          Last edited by Mobius; 02-04-2019, 08:38 AM.
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          • #6
            Chaz and FVS ... nice work fellas ... I remember the FVS gif well and anticipate Chaz's new render as he progresses. These views keep me interested. thx guys.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ltomn View Post
              How do Chaz and FVS incorporate that vented, cooling system, as in the hatch of the coupe, that GM patented in the retractable hardtop??
              In the photos in post #3, it looks like there are probably vents in about the same location as Chazchron drew them, shown in post #1.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bikerjulio View Post
                In conditions of bright sunlight, an LCD screen is going to be harder to see with eyes that are adapted to the sunlight. And may not be useable.

                I believe the camera will fold away with the roof, and the virtual mirror revert to being a conventional one. Sightlines should be improved with the roof down.
                Certainly improved, but with those big flying buttresses rear 3/4 vision is still going to be restricted. But heck, Ferrari and others make it work, so GM can, too. One of the (many) great things about driving my C7 'vert top down is the unlimited rear vision, though. I'll be sorry to give that up.
                Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Natural w/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

                  Certainly improved, but with those big flying buttresses rear 3/4 vision is still going to be restricted. But heck, Ferrari and others make it work, so GM can, too. One of the (many) great things about driving my C7 'vert top down is the unlimited rear vision, though. I'll be sorry to give that up.
                  Yes, I too drive a convertible now. Looking at the side elevation I think it's possible that the mirror can be mounted high enough to just "see" over the tops of the buttresses. But for sure the "shoulder check", which I always do before a lane change, is going to be severely compromised when moving to the right. We are going to need a really prominent blind spot warning. My current Golf has it but not prominent enough for my liking.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mobius View Post
                    That would be very nice - I'd like to be able to see the LT2 "under glass" for the Roadster.
                    That would be really nice. If my memory serves me right (?), there is one Spyder that has that capability.
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                    • #11
                      I love it! We can all look like Thomas Magnum at a quarter the cost....?
                      Black over Sky Cool Gray.....2LT.....Z51.....FE4.....E60.....

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by John View Post
                          That would be really nice. If my memory serves me right (?), there is one Spyder that has that capability.
                          Ferrari F360 and F430:
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                          My C8:
                          '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

                          Current Vettes:
                          '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
                          '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
                          '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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                          • #14
                            Just rid of that ridulous rear spoiler or at the very least make it optional..

                            does anyone look at that rear spoiler at gM and say to other gm executives...that spoiler looks good?

                            aerodynamics are not that important...

                            male it an option on the z51 package

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Mobius. Having engine visibility in the HT would we wonderful.
                              Last edited by John; 05-08-2019, 08:33 PM.
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