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Old 11-11-2016, 10:37 PM   #1111
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Richard covered most of the update, but here it is with pictures.

This summer I sprayed some Plastic-Dip GS stripes on Larry to see if I liked them. I did. That seemed like a good excuse to drive 500 miles each way to CIC and get them sprayed on for good. I am really happy with the look.
day off-1 by brent hagist, on Flickr

I got to check out the new shop. It's YUGE!



They were in the process of moving as much as possible before heading out to SEMA so it was pretty intense. I helped move a couple cars that belong to some of you guys here.

This summer we took Larry to Vettes on the River in La Claire Iowa with about 300 other corvettes.
IMG_5019 by brent hagist, on Flickr

As well as Good Guys in Des Moines
IMG_3131_zpsdipmcbj5 by brent hagist, on Flickr
Josh was there and I got to ride in his C5 on the Auto Cross. THAT WAS FUN!
Josh and brent auto x by brent hagist, on Flickr


IMG_3618 by brent hagist, on Flickr
Josh will claim that I photoshopped in some of those cones.

I played around with some HDR photography this summer. While I still have a lot to learn, it is fun to mess around with.
fathers day larry-65-2 by brent hagist, on Flickr

park monday-1 by brent hagist, on Flickr

photobucket sucks. by brent hagist, on Flickr

I had planned on doing a bunch of work on the car this summer, but every day I would get home from work and instead would jump in and just drive. Pick a town and drive there. Get a Mt. Dew. Drive home. There is no better therapy for me than a nice drive on a county road in an old vette. I hope to get a few things done this winter and will let you know if I actually get around to them.

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Car looks great!!!

Glad you are out enjoying it!!!

Give one of these to Josh-

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Exactly the problem I've run into Brent... it's hard to work on them when they want to stretch their legs!!
I hate taking my car off the road!!!
Richard... I have no other way of reaching you and with apologies to all for this small hijack...
Do you still have the brackets and such for the electric headlight conversion? I am interested in doing this upgrade and since I am in the process of completing a few small projects now would be a good time.
Richard please email me at [email protected] with instructions to obtain the parts I'll need.
Thank You and now back to your regularly scheduled programming.....
Again my apologies to Brent for this interruption and a big thanks to Richard!


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Such a motivator! Great car, as always! Brent you
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:43 PM   #1115
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I canít believe this much time has gone by since the last update. Side Pipes and I have had some health issues set us back but we are still keeping at it. Short version: She has been undergoing chemo the last two years and I did chemo over the winter months. One of the side effects of my chemo was that I could not touch anything cold. By cold I mean anything that is not 98.6 or warmer. I could not even touch the kitchen counters without my hands becoming numb so picking up cold wrenches in the garage was out of the question. I had a lot of plans for the winter, but obviously most of them did not happen.
I will try and remember what has been done to/with Larry since last I posted, not necessarily in the correct orderÖ 

We did a day on Power tour last summer. Everything that could go wrong pretty much did, except for Larry ran great and showed well.

newton photo-1 by brent hagist, on Flickr





I drove Larry out to South Dakota to the Custom Image BBQ. I got to help finish up Scott and Staceyís beautiful car (Pops71lives) and meet them. Great folks and getting to see Stacyís reaction when she saw the car was worth the trip. I also saw Flemming's amazing build before it was done.

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IMG_4949 by brent hagist, on Flickr

I made the trip again and we upgraded the cam and intake as well as switched from the rack and pinion to Borgenson box. 



IMG_4964 by brent hagist, on Flickr

I happened to click on a Facebook parts for sale ad and there was a guy an hour away from me selling Dakota Digital VHX gauges. They were still in the plastic. He was having a C3 built and his builder literally lost his mind. The project was abandoned and he was selling stuff off at an absurdly cheap price. Looks like I am turning 2400rpm at 80mph. :-)

fullsizeoutput_1819 by brent hagist, on Flickr



Over the coming days I will try and look through my photos and remember what else has been going on. I have also been trying to catch up on the ongoing threads and check out the new buids.
 I hope everyone is doing well and been able to enjoy their 'vettes.
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Hey Brent-

Glad to see you are making the best of it.

Don't forget to post up some pics of how bad ass the seats came out!!!

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sure, richard.
I wound up keeping my C4 seats and having them recovered. They are comfortable and sit low in the car so I got new foam and had a local shop cover them for me. I was really happy how well the turned out.
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I wanted a different center console with a cup holder and the parking brake on the side. I also wanted to raise the arm rest and create a little bit of storage space under there. I made a new console and used a C5 parking brake. I still don't have the cup holders in there but when I do they will not be heated and cooled. :-)
I made a forward piece and a rear piece and set them in the car where I wanted them.
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I taped off the area and then used hot glue to hold wood strips in place. Then I was able to take them out and glass them together. When done it easily rips off and does not leave hot glue on the pieces.

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I had the console covered by the same guy that did the seats so they match. We are going to do the dash and trim pieces as time and money allow. I am trying to update the interior a bit but retain the key elements, and make it look custom but not over the top tacky.

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There are a couple of other updates I will try and post when my internet connection is more stable.
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Very nice work Brent and thanks for the update. Your project has come full circle that interior is gorgeous and makes your Vette shine. I know youíre very proud of what you have accomplished. I havenít anything to update on my build havenít touched it in over a year but havenít lost interest yet.
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Yup, those seats look great and I think they have more character then C5 or C6 seats. They look so good in there I have to admit I missed the center console upgrade. Great job Brent !
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[QUOTE=brent319;1891158]hi all. I got my first (and last) corvette last week and am pretty excited. It is a '76 that once belonged to Bob Wallace at 'vette magazine many years ago as a project car. Very Very Cool. Wish you the absolute best.
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Amazing job again Brent, i love the console. Actually the whole interior.
I too like your C4-seats more than the later ones, it made me even think if i should stick with my 82 seats for a moment (but i`m old-style, sat well in my 81-seats and don`t want to give up the electric seat).
How do they look on the back, full leather too ?
You can be proud of all the custom work you did on that car.

Man you had a fight, i only knew about Sidepipes. Glad you are better.
Did i already say i like the console ?

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Old 07-14-2018, 10:18 AM   #1122
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What a beautiful car, great work!!!!
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Brent, your car is looking fantastic! I've been off of my car quite a bit for the last year as all the time is a big sacrifice to my business and other projects. But every time I check out your thread and new posts it really renews my enthusiasm to get it finished. Man those seats are awesome! Console too. I'm glad you and Sidepipes are enjoying driving, that means a lot.
So glad that you guys are fighters and doing well, my brother has been battling s4 colon cancer since Feb. He's actually doing well too, I think he'll be ok. All the best to you and Sidepipes.
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Ive read through this thread several times over several years, and to say I'm impressed with the work quality and detail work, that went into the vettes in the thread, is an obvious understatement.
WOW! having done some similar projects I know the time and effort required is amazing and just the small parts tools required, the welding skills, trips to get supplies, and time spent looking for the harder to find parts and waiting on simple stuff like getting the correct welding rods and shield gas, sand paper, paint,fasteners,solvents disposable bits, nozzles , brushes and hydraulic fittings, and mask filters tape, adds up far faster than those of us that have not done this type of work could ever understand, then theres always the minor screw-ups that need to be corrected,and the time spent looking for the small part or supplies you purchased two months ago On sale for 1/2 price, you bought in bulk that you can,t locate until the day after you give up looking for them, and buy more! and the people that drop by with projects you really can,t avoid that screw up your (free time)
on the PLUS SIDE, if your a tool junkie like I am theres always an endless list of new or better, tools you can easily justify buying... just no cash to do so!
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IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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You said a mouthful there Grumpy! No way to explain to others what it takes to do this.
A diesel mechanic friend of mine came by to find my car on the lift, he couldn't believe it wasn't frame off. After really looking it over for quite a while he said "I can see ten thousand hours". He's been there and done that so he really knows. Not 10,000 I'm sure but waaay more than I had planned!
I just wish mine looked as good as Brents.
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