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Old 04-04-2015, 07:11 AM   #136
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Any progress is good progress-

Slofut's build - he actually cut the floor to drop his seat. I'm running Corbeau GTS seats and I shaved some of the foam off the bottom to drop it down a bit...

I've become a night owl on my build!!!

Richard

BTW- If you could- since yours is a 68- give me the diameter of the hole in the driver's side panel where the ignition switch is- if possible. I'm looking at using a 68 panel and putting the start button where the key is. THANKS

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I'm so sorry! I owed you this and completely forgot about it.


Dimensions are as follows:


Max Bezel diameter = 1.5 inch.
Inner opening (not completely circular) .75 inch.


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Old 04-04-2015, 09:56 AM   #137
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Richard,


I'm so sorry! I owed you this and completely forgot about it.


Dimensions are as follows:


Max Bezel diameter = 1.5 inch.
Inner opening (not completely circular) .75 inch.


Steve
Hey Richard and Steve. I didn't really cut the floor as much to lower the seat as just to clear a bit of seat frame hanging down about 1/4". More like a groove. But it did gain about a quarter inch lower seat height at the front of the seat.

link: https://www.digitalcorvettes.com/foru...=164292&page=9

about 3/4 down the page.
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:05 PM   #138
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C3 Corvette LSx Sidemount Exhaust

Worthy of an update!

Been slaving on fiberglass for a long time so I haven't been posting (cause it's boring).

Just received my custom made sidemount exhaust for the C3.

Been patiently awaiting these for a long time. Glad to have them.

Common bodywork! I can almost see the end! Will post some photos of fiberglass updates soon.

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Old 09-24-2015, 06:27 PM   #139
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I was wondering what you were up to.
Side pipes. Sexy.
Show us some body work. We are easily amused.
Glad things are moving along for you.
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:05 PM   #140
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Worthy of an update!

Been slaving on fiberglass for a long time so I haven't been posting (cause it's boring).

Just received my custom made sidemount exhaust for the C3.

Been patiently awaiting these for a long time. Glad to have them.

Common bodywork! I can almost see the end! Will post some photos of fiberglass updates soon.

Steve

Were did you get the side pipes for the ls?
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:48 AM   #141
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Worthy of an update!

Common bodywork! I can almost see the end! Will post some photos of fiberglass updates soon.

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We want pics!!!

Glad to see you are still at it-

Sidepipes are the only way to go!!!
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:42 PM   #142
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Mark,
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The wheels are from Complete Custom Wheel.
John (the owner) knew exactly what I was doing with the car and knew the specs right off his head! They are top notch quality to boot!
http://www.ccwheel.com/
Just wondering what the offsets are on those wheels.....
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:06 AM   #143
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Were did you get the side pipes for the ls?
Josh at Custom Image.

It has been the most difficult part in the build to procure. There isn't too many builders willing to fab these and ZERO manufactures that produce them. I knew this going in and was able to sweet talk (read $$$) Josh into making me a set. When done, he mentioned that he had no interest in doing it again. Cant say I blame him. I am very fortunate to have them.
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:11 AM   #144
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We want pics!!!

Glad to see you are still at it-

Sidepipes are the only way to go!!!

Will post some pics of glass-work soon! I didn't think anyone would be interested. I cant tell you how happy I will be when the glass-work will be over.
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:19 AM   #145
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Just wondering what the offsets are on those wheels.....
Sharky,

Going to get you in the ball park here... The rear's are 5.25" and the fronts are 4.50" i think. Just looked at my invoice, it's not printed on there....

If your needing exact info, call John at CCW. He knew EXACTLY what I needed.
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Old 09-27-2015, 06:46 AM   #146
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Fiberglassing C3 Corvette

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Note: All bodywork except for the front splitter and rear valance have been preformed with the body ON the frame. Now that it's on the dolly the gaps change about a 1/8" to 3/16" (so everything may not be perfect in the photos).



Lots of fab work done to the firewall here. Talking myself into doing the other side...





Spent time breaking and resetting the bond between the inner and outer fender to get the new L88 hood flushness correct. Front of hood needs some glass to get completely flush.







Flush is perfect!






Door gaps are slightly off because of the dolly support




There is a couple yards of glass behind this on the inside!


And finally, you have to protect yourself while heavy grinding!
This is my Breaking Bad selfie!


Steve








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Old 09-27-2015, 10:25 AM   #147
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WOW.............. you have been busy. Nice looking body work, very nice. The flairs look great, quite a jump from the last time we have seen it. Good to see your progress.

One thing to mention about the hood. The foam air dam that gets installed along the top of the radiator support will push the hood up a slight amount. You might want to test the fit with that installed before matching the front hood line.

I mention it because I had to do mine twice for that reason. Could have just been my particular hood but better safe than sorry.

The selfie looks like some characters in a Woody Allen movie I saw once.
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:54 PM   #148
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C3 Corvette Sidepipe Install

Eye Candy!
Did a similar shot a year ago. Sometimes you got to just take a look at how far the project has progressed!

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Old 10-04-2015, 09:34 PM   #149
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Looking real good. That LS will do for your C3 what Chevrolet could have only dreamed of at the time! Impressive!
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