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Old 12-24-2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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77 Corvette Project

Here is a 77 corvette that me and my father are in the process of building. We are now just in the process of tearing everything down and plan to build it from the frame up.

Plans are:
1. ls2 from a gto (In the process of finding a motor and transmission, we will have to see what comes up) Maybe a cam cold, air intake, and headers.
2. Fire engine red exterior.
3. Creme interior (redo everything).
4. Undecided on the wheels, but more than likely some nice looking 18s with a moderately thick tire.
5. Possibly a small suspension drop depending on the gap between the wheels and fenders.
6. New set of cross drilled rotors and powdercoated calipers.
7. Redo both floor pans.
8. Paint the frame, control arms, rear end etc.
9. Undercoat the bottom of the floor and some kind of sound dampening material on the interior.
10. Im sure alot of things that I forgot also

Its going to take alot of time and it might be a slow build.
Here are some pics:



Old 350 which we are looking to sell





Holes!!



Will take more pics as we get it tore down some more.

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Sounds like a fun project, keep us posted.

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Old 12-24-2009, 05:34 PM   #3
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Will do. I wasn't sure if this was the right section to post projects in or not.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:34 PM   #4
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looks like a great project! How's the frame look? Going to require some rust repair?

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The frame doesn't look bad at all from what we have seen. We are going to start with taking the body off, so we will know then.
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:14 PM   #6
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If the engine is original, meaning the serial numbers on the block pad in front of the passenger side head match the VIN on the windshield frame, I would store the engine rather than selling it. You will get almost nothing for a 70's 350 engine but an original engine is worth much more $ when you sell the car, regardless of the condition of the engine.



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Should be an interesting project. I loved

projects with my sons, especially cars.

Welcome to DC.Com. By the way what a

great barn!

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Old 12-25-2009, 07:35 AM   #8
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Good luck with your project. It still has the recalled horm button on it.
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:07 PM   #9
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good luck to you and your dad
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:53 PM   #10
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Should be an interesting project. I loved

projects with my sons, especially cars.

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great barn!
LMAO. I was going to say the same thing. I really like the barn.

Good luck on the project. Can't wait till my boy is older and we can work on some quality memories like that together.
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:38 PM   #11
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WOW ! How are you going to fix the hole in the passenger floor?

Will you be buying a new bucket piece to weld there? or will you place sheet metal between the body and the frame cross bars underneath?

That is a worthy project car..

Advice.. Paint it black.. It will look better and it will sell faster

See my old black 77 (I really loved that car)
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Thanks guys. On the floor plan, we are just going to cut the old mushy stuff out and shape some
metal and weld it in. The car will be off the frame when we do it. And we arnt look to sell it. Just to build it and drive it alot ha ha. And I agree with the black but dad is hooked on red. Does anyone know any good ls2 mild engine builds? I don't think we want to put heads on it, but maybe a cam, headers, some kind of cold air intake, and a good tune.
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:56 AM   #13
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That will be a gorgeous car when you are done.



Have fun. I remember when...
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Welcome to DC and what a great project... question is that alternator PINK
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:31 PM   #15
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I have no idea about the alternator ha ha
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