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Old 07-25-2017, 05:35 AM   #421
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Nothing like bolting the license plate on an extended build. Time to enjoy all that hard work! Congrats.
Thanks Neil.

Had it on Woodward for the first time. Felt great!
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Old 07-25-2017, 05:37 AM   #422
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What's the story behind the BIGHIPS? Big flares?

I'm trying to think of something for mine, nothing I like though.
Big Flares. And like Brent said above, the DMV wouldnt let me put FATAZZ on a license plate!
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Old 08-06-2017, 02:45 PM   #423
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Woodward

Cruising last night on Woodward & my Vette found it's long lost sibling!

Traditional Flared L88, 69' coupe. A real beauty!!! Big block 572 crate motor with sidemount exhaust with no inserts! Holy Moses, that thing was loud!

Just to clear the air cleaner, he had a stinger insert on top of the L88 hood.

The owner flagged me down as I was driving by and so I pulled in to talk to him.
Great guy, very personable and passionate about vettes. It was cool to hang out with guys like this. The conversation was as if we had known each other for much longer. Gotta love car guys (especially vette owners!)

A co-worker, who owns the Ford Roadster behind it also pulled up to talk. That highboy is over the top quality. The craftsmanship puts mine to shame!

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Old 08-06-2017, 05:11 PM   #424
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that is a whole lot of awesome sitting there.
I have met some really great people building and now driving and showing mine. Yours should definitely start some conversations.
glad you are enjoying all the work you put into it.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:57 AM   #425
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You built my dream car. The car looks amazing! Enjoy many miles of smiles!
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:01 AM   #426
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You built my dream car. The car looks amazing! Enjoy many miles of smiles!
Thank you Dream!

That's a high compliment considering the Vette you have. That red beast is downright sexy!

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Old 08-27-2017, 07:28 AM   #427
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Woodward Dream Cruise

For those unaware - The Woodward Dream Cruise event is a classic car event held annually on the third Saturday of August in Metropolitan Detroit, along Woodward Avenue. The WDC Event spans much of the avenue, from Pontiac through Ferndale in Oakland County, Michigan, all the way to the State Fair Grounds inside the Detroit city limits, just south of 8 Mile Road. An estimated one million spectators come see the 10,000+ show vehicles.

Although the 'official' show is Saturday, the Dream Cruise starts filling up Woodward on Tuesday and increases daily.

A friend & co-worker got this shot of me from his 68 Camaro Convertible:

All smiles...
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I was fortunate enough to link up with the local Corvette club as they rent a parking lot that allows the spot owners to come and go as they please (parking spots are at a huge premium). I snapped this photo and had to laugh as I was the youngest person in the Corvette group with the oldest Vette!!!

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And here are some random Corvette Photos my Son took while on Woodward:

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Old 08-27-2017, 02:09 PM   #428
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That's pretty cool! Might have to slide up sometime. Thanks for the pics! Your car is looking like a show stopper as usual!
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I'm sure there were a ton of nice 'vettes there. I bet if you could have gotten all of them together in one place, I would have checked out yours first. That thing is really sharp.
Glad you are enjoying it!
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:23 PM   #430
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That's pretty cool! Might have to slide up sometime. Thanks for the pics! Your car is looking like a show stopper as usual!
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Thanks Scott!
Looking forward to more pics of yours asap!

I met up with with one of our fellow members at Woodward and just missed another!

It's a spectacle, and should be seen by any car enthusiast.

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Old 09-10-2017, 06:25 PM   #431
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I'm sure there were a ton of nice 'vettes there. I bet if you could have gotten all of them together in one place, I would have checked out yours first. That thing is really sharp.
Glad you are enjoying it!
Brent
Thanks Brent.
Again, without you work paving the way for me, it would have been impossible for me to finish the car as good as it turned out.

With a little over 800 miles on the odometer, Its just time to settle in and enjoy

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Old 09-10-2017, 06:55 PM   #432
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Luck over skill everytime!

So I finally had some time to take the Vette to a popular local spot in downtown Detroit for some pictures. I loaded up my camera and my childhood buddy for a trip to Michigan Central Train Station.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Central_Station

The place is just beautiful. It's been under some recent renovation but is still closed to the public. The building is just beautiful and a perfect backdrop for some pics with my camera.

So when we roll up, there is a couple taking some wedding photos with a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado. It was a BEAUTIFUL white exterior and red interior combo.
https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...60.QruxxAsi_0k
They were parked off to the right side of the building taking shots posing in/on the car. It was a great sight.

Not wanting to miss my chance, I snuck in on the left and we jumped out and started snapping pics with my camera. Soon after, the wedding pictures ended and the owner of the Eldorado came down to talk. As we discussed his car and the Vette, I noticed another photographer snapping pictures of the Vette and the Train Station. He was really getting into it, and I had a sense that his photos where going to be FAR better then mine. After about 15 mins, he introduced himself and asked if I would like a copy of his shots. I quickly agreed and took his info.

Glad I did. A few days later these shots started filling my inbox....

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I was blown away by his skillset.
This guy's shots took this car to a whole new level!!!
I have been in email contact with Roy. He has some serious skills and was SO fortunate to have meet him that day.
This car has paved the way for so many conversations and opportunities like this that I couldn't imagine!


Here is some more of Roy's work.
http://roybelding.com/
https://500px.com/roybelding

Just totally blessed and lucky to meet a guy like this and have him share his work with me!

If you want some higher quality resolution pics above, let me know via PM.

Steve

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Old 09-11-2017, 01:07 PM   #433
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WOW- that guy does have some talent...


Steve

You also have to give some credit to yourself- as your car turned out badass!!!!

Richard
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Roy is good. We need to see some more pics of your fine workmanship
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Thanks for the opportunity to See and touch your car at Woodward - Those Pics are AWESOME! It looks like its on ROIDS... but that's not even close to the BadAss-nes that you've built. SUCH a sweet car!!!
Fantastic work - Attention to detail - 'plan the work, work the plan' - Hard to tell that you are an Engineer - D'oh!....
Still, I have a heard time fitting in the car - Even one that's done as sweet as yours.....
I guess I gotta get creative - or shrink?
I'll be picking you brain some - thanks for the offer -
Bottom line - YOU DID A GREAT JOB!
(And you call yourself a noob?)
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