My 71 Corvette

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  1. ddaxe

    ddaxe If it don't go... chrome it..!!

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    bought it in '98 after I sold my 68 Camaro RS.. (ya.. I still kick myself for selling it). powered by the original 350 sbc.. spent countless hours restoring this jewel.. it has a hair over 70k miles... and is basically a new car... it's tucked away for winter now... uggg... [​IMG]


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  2. kennythewelder

    kennythewelder B31-3 (6-G) certified

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    Very nice Vette
     
  3. ddaxe

    ddaxe If it don't go... chrome it..!!

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    Tks.... it leads a pretty pampered life.... its the second Vette I've restored... the other wasn't a ragtop and was a warm up for this one.. lol...
     
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    slowburb all motor

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    Beautiful car. 4 speed?
     
  5. ddaxe

    ddaxe If it don't go... chrome it..!!

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    tks... I wish... actually.. I took the turbo 400 out (put it aside) and put in a 700 R4... nice hwy cruiser... original gearing.. 3.08.. white top... 6 coats of clear with middle 2 tinted car colour... wet sanded & buffed to within an inch of its life.. lol


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  6. Biggershaft96

    Biggershaft96 Cant Getrite

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    thats a good looking toy. i hate fiberglass waaayyy to much to mess with vettes but theyre cool to look at.
     
  7. ddaxe

    ddaxe If it don't go... chrome it..!!

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    funny you mention that..(fibreglass repair) agreed.. it is a PITA...
    When my cousin (a bodyman of 25+years) and I were fixing the stress cracks and other noticeable rough spots... I was mixing the hardener sparingly to the resin... and it would take a bit to cure... so my cousin.. getting impatient says.. put more hardener in next batch... I asked how
    much more.. he said until it smokes... lol...


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  8. ddaxe

    ddaxe If it don't go... chrome it..!!

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    Another classic I owned a 70 1/2 Z28 and the only pic I have of it thanks to a friend of mine who sent it to me. another one I kick myself for getting rid of....

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    ddaxe If it don't go... chrome it..!!

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    Again, another Bowtie I had at one time, A 55 Chevy 3100 pick up. I actually had 5 of these until the car crushing crew took them from where I had them stored. I never totally got over that one...

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  10. BowtieBrody

    BowtieBrody Jesus Murphy!

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    Between classic muscle cars, a badass lifted K2500 RCSS, and a John Deere bulldozer it looks like you know how to party!
     
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