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Old 11-15-2012, 07:25 PM   #16
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Your certainly not mucking around, you have definitely been bitten by the corvette bug !
You know there is no turning back now and you will need a matching one for yourself....in time
I don't think the surfboard in the garage is going to get much use this summer !
looking forward to your progress.
Do mean like this one





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Old 11-15-2012, 07:30 PM   #17
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Great progress so far!! Looks awesome.

PS How about a pic of the wife with her new car?
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There's still no substitute for cubic inches.
Old 11-16-2012, 12:05 AM   #18
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Yea like that one......you know that's being nasty.

Ive been on the lookout for a chrome bumper big block convertible but going by what I've looked at ime pretty sure I've missed the boat, I have to concentrate harder on those lotto numbers.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:21 AM   #19
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Nice looking '68, appears you got the fever pretty bad.

From looking at the rear valance one could conclude this was an original side pipe car. I saw a new set of reproduction side pipe covers yesterday at the local Corvette Shop. Really nice looking repop, I was tempted but they wanted $2K for them and that is out of reach right now.

After looking at the photo a little more I see differences in the paint color where it looks like the pipe exists have been closed?

I also notice the shift plate plaque looks like an L-88 plaque.

So tell us the details of the '68?
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:52 AM   #20
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Just a stock L36 4 speed, yes the rear valance has been filled in (but not any more) Work did start on mine but stopes when we got hers
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:00 AM   #21
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It would be tragic to not replace your fuel and brake lines at this point.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:24 AM   #22
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...even with all my manuals, my biggest fear is all the wiring
removal and re-install......

...great job....
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:05 AM   #23
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Nice resto!

Let's see some pic's of your wife doing some of the work!
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:17 PM   #24
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Looks GREAT!!

Someone suggested replacing the fuel and brake lines while the body is off- excellent idea.

I have another one- Cut the center out of the crossmember and make it bolt in. Down the road, changing the clutch, you will appreciate the little effort now. The gearbox will come out with the fixed crossmember, but it takes a lot of effort. A removable one makes life so much better.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:38 PM   #25
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It would be tragic to not replace your fuel and brake lines at this point.
I thought about replacing them, but said stuff it the freight is way to much, i just rang and my local shop they will make them for around the same price as the freight was going to be. Looks like they are getting changed now
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:40 PM   #26
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Nice resto!

Let's see some pic's of your wife doing some of the work!
her in the shed she just wants to drive it. i will try and get her to help me RUB it
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Cut the center out of the crossmember and make it bolt in. Down the road, changing the clutch, you will appreciate the little effort now. The gearbox will come out with the fixed crossmember, but it takes a lot of effort. A removable one makes life so much better.
Do you have pictures of an example of doing this? Sounds like a super awesome idea!
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Nice work man.
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her in the shed she just wants to drive it. i will try and get her to help me RUB it
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I'm taking care of my procrastination issues, just you wait and see.
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Do you have pictures of an example of doing this? Sounds like a super awesome idea!
The PO did mine way back there- and it's way beyond fugly. I've seen some others lately. I'll did them up and get pics posted over here. I'll start a new thread so as not to hijack this one.
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