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Old 04-25-2017, 07:48 PM   #376
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Looks great. Exactly the look I went for as well.
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:02 AM   #377
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Quickjack C3 Corvette

Picture of the newest shop toy. Quickjack BL-5000SLX.
Was concerned about putting up jack stands over and over as the car is getting closer to competition (would hate to have a miscalculation!). Nice kit. Works perfectly. Biggest thing is the low clearance and when it rises, making sure that the frame does not contact the rear-most header pipe.



Oh, and the passenger seat & seat belt are bolted in and ready to go! Working on putting together the doors this weekend.

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Old 05-20-2017, 11:05 AM   #378
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Picture of the newest shop toy. Quickjack BL-5000SLX.
Was concerned about putting up jack stands over and over as the car is getting closer to competition (would hate to have a miscalculation!). Nice kit. Works perfectly. Biggest thing is the low clearance and when it rises, making sure that the frame does not contact the rear-most header pipe.

Oh, and the passenger seat & seat belt are bolted in and ready to go! Working on putting together the doors this weekend.

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Cool! My Cobra buddy up the street recently got a Quick Jack. He seems to like it as well for his side pipe car. Watch those doors if you don't support the nose though. As I'm sure you know, they don't fit will lifting just under main frame area.
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:06 AM   #379
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Picture of the newest shop toy. Quickjack BL-5000SLX.
Was concerned about putting up jack stands over and over as the car is getting closer to competition (would hate to have a miscalculation!). Nice kit. Works perfectly. Biggest thing is the low clearance and when it rises, making sure that the frame does not contact the rear-most header pipe.



Oh, and the passenger seat & seat belt are bolted in and ready to go! Working on putting together the doors this weekend.

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So do you slide the jacks in from the side or roll the Vette over them.

With my 71 I can't roll over as it's too low, but it's got rear exhaust not side pipes.

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Old 06-02-2017, 09:13 PM   #380
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those seats look very "at home" in there. You mentioned they're bolted directly to the floor. Did you drill new holes in the floorpan to thread directly into the seat base? Or did you make an adapter plate of some sort?

When I did my C5 seats I built some brackets to adapt the hole patterns, but it sure did make for a PITA to get the rear bolts installed since you can't slide the seat forward to get it out of the way...
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those seats look very "at home" in there. You mentioned they're bolted directly to the floor. Did you drill new holes in the floorpan to thread directly into the seat base? Or did you make an adapter plate of some sort?

When I did my C5 seats I built some brackets to adapt the hole patterns, but it sure did make for a PITA to get the rear bolts installed since you can't slide the seat forward to get it out of the way...
Thanks. A ton of work went into making them look, as you said, 'At Home'. I used 1/8" Steel straps from the bottom of the Sparco seats out to the stock secure points on the body. They went in and out about 20 times each to fine tune the position and the look. You are ABSOLUTELY correct about the difficulty of securing the inboard rear bolt! Each one took an hour each to secure. If I were to do it all over again, I would have welded the bolt to the strap so I didn't have to try to hold the bolt still from the top side while I secured it from the bottom.

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Old 06-03-2017, 06:47 PM   #382
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C3 Corvette Door Install

Doors are on!!!

Rebuilt entire guts with new power window motors & lock actuators & weatherstripping. all the original parts were removed, sandblasted, painted and lubed. The 'shaved locks' look great!
Great guide here:
http://tech.corvettecentral.com/2011...glass-service/

I tried like hell to make some aftermarket power locks work, but in the end I couldn't make the actuators push at the right angle on the '79 door lock rod to work right. So after a full weekend of trying and cussing, I cut bait and went with the stock setup. Soon as I did, all went back together in a snap. Only things left are glass install to the tracks (passenger glass is on back order for 60 days) and then the door pads.



Im dry-fitting the windshield glass now. Everything is tight! Going to have to tweak things a bit to make some room! All that glasswork to pull things tight paid off!
Another great resource for windshield install:


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Old 06-03-2017, 10:52 PM   #383
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Steve, the combination of paint color, chrome, polished aluminum and your attention to detail make the car look like jewelry. It has a definite elegance to it (in a nasty, flared Corvette kinda way).
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Steve, the combination of paint color, chrome, polished aluminum and your attention to detail make the car look like jewelry. It has a definite elegance to it (in a nasty, flared Corvette kinda way).
Thanks Neil.
Looking forward to getting the car together to start working out the details and cruising!
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Broke my heart, and my windshield....

So last weekend, I get the new windshield in with little fanfare.
As I'm pressing around the perimeter of the glass to ensure full urethane wet out, I hear the dreaded 'snap' sound.

"That was expensive." was all I could muster...

Pulled the glass quickly, cleaned off the urethane & now it's ready for take-two this weekend.

Appears that the lower driver side windshield frame has a slight dip where I pressed causing the problem.

Either way, the urethane was already wet out and there was no need to touch it after install.

Wish me luck.
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Sorry to hear.... shit happens. Wish you best luck for take two.
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2nd Time's a charm

Got it.

Some of the SS trim is on. Not bad overall. Weatherstripping is a good fit. I ended up putting the foam on the window frame and then the urethane on the frame as well. dropping the window on was a tough one only because of the height of the fender tips where I eliminated the SS trim. I knew there would be a tight fit. Only had about 2mm of clearance in that corner!

Still hate loosing the other windshield.
Live and learn though...


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Getting verrry close! It's no fun breaking parts on install but that's part of the game I guess.
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Side pipe Headers

Just wondering where you got your headers, and side pipes? Ive been following your build, and would like to say awesome job. I also have a 68 that has just went to the shop, and I too am looking to build mine the same way.
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Just wondering where you got your headers, and side pipes? Ive been following your build, and would like to say awesome job. I also have a 68 that has just went to the shop, and I too am looking to build mine the same way.
Bruce - Check out page 10 of this thread for some detail.

They are custom build from Josh at Custom Image Corvette's.
I believe he is looking to bring something to production instead of these 'one off's'.

Not cheap.



Here you can see the splices required to make everything fit. Not easy.





Hope this helps.
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