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Old 07-27-2014, 08:51 PM   #16
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Welcome to DC!
Looks like your on your way and I love the fact that you have your son helping you!
I'm subscribed...Keep up the good work!
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That is looking fantastic!

What size CCWs are those (specifics, offset, bs, etc.) I assume you must be putting some big flares on the car because those rears are HUGE!

I really like the look!
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Thanks! Bought mid-October last year. Spend the fall and winter stripping the chassis and rebuilding.


It has a full VB&P 'big daddy' kit in her. I was impressed with VB&P's kit and craftsmanship.


Now that its summer, Im trying to get a majority of the bodywork done cause its a dirty job!


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How is the body work coming along, I noticed what I believe to be CIC's 4" rear flairs. This is gonna be a cool ride.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:32 PM   #19
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That is looking fantastic!

What size CCWs are those (specifics, offset, bs, etc.) I assume you must be putting some big flares on the car because those rears are HUGE!

I really like the look!
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18"x10.5" front & 12.5" rear
offset (dont quote me on this, as John at CCW knew the exact specs) 4.75" front & 5.25" rear.
Tires - 275/30/18 front & 335/30/18 Rear.

FYI, I tried to get BF goodrich rival tires and BFG didnt have them made (the rears) & were not planning to fire up production any time soon, even when I called them more than once to prompt them.
Had to switch to Michilen Pilots but had to shell out $100 per tire more!
Cha ching!
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:54 PM   #20
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Fiberglass fun, Paint stripping not...

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How is the body work coming along, I noticed what I believe to be CIC's 4" rear flairs. This is gonna be a cool ride.

Slow! Had to stop this last weekend and strip more paint to get to the areas where more fiberglass repairs are needed.
If there is any job I dislike doing so far, its stripping paint!
Anyway, both door locks are filled in, antenna, rear 'corvette' script 1/2 shaft damaged (pic above).
This weekend will be front splitter repair & more paint stripping .

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Old 07-29-2014, 06:14 PM   #21
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Parts for sale

FYI. Listed Parts For Sale that wont be going back into the car...

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c3-parts-for-sale-wanted/3507188-fs-c3-from-a-68-interior-hvac-chassis-exterior-parts.html
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:38 PM   #22
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Wow, thanks! I also like the choice of wheels. They look similar to super James wheels, and his car looks damn fine.
I work for sherwin Williams and there is a product called ac10 made by hi lite solutions. It's a rust remover and will leave a phosphate residue that can be coated over. Works great.I will look into those seats when I find the money laying around with nothing to do. I have some c4 seats but I would really like to have the recovered. That price for the seats is probably less than I would spend recovering mine.
Now... Tell us about the door panels?
Hey, this is all wrong. You are the new guy doing a swap and here we are all asking YOU all the questions!
Looks like you have things under control and the build looks like it is coming along well.
Btw, cyber gray was one of my final choices when I was picking out colors.
Okay. That was weird. I just read my post and it made no sense. I do NOT work for Sherwin Williams and I have never used that product!
I think I read that part in another post and copied it and pasted it to an email to myself so I would remember the name and look into it later. I do that a lot. I must have still had that on the clipboard and accidentally hit paste in the middle of that reply. Sorry about that.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:21 PM   #23
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Hey Steve-

Nice work...and welcome to DC!!!

A little more laid back over here-and I doubt some one will tell you to "Look it up in the AIM!!!"

Wheel and tire combo looks great!!

Keep the pics and progress coming-

Richard

PS- Brent- I was thinking that you had picked up a second job to support your habit!!!
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Hello Steve,
thank you for sharing the build.

One thing forbidden, here in the Blue, is - having hundreds of pictures, but showing only one dozen

Watch out that you don`t speed it up to fast, so that you have enough time to switch through all of the possible paint-decisions ...


Brent, wasn`t it you bolted that seats down, then asked side pipes if she also wants to drive that car ?
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Not to hijack thread, but I did ask her first if she wanted to drive it. She said maybe. I said that is fine, but if she does not think she will I would bolt them down. She said bolt them down.
Yes, boss. :-)
Back to your normally scheduled programming, can't wait to see more of this build.
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Cool progress man!
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AcidGypsy,
I am building a build very much like yours. 68 with vbp suspension , camaro take out except I am going with auto 6 speed. My question is have you had a chance to see if the camaro accessories alt, ac power steering, etc is going to work/clear?
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Good to see more projects like this !!

Question, do you have any details and pics of how you are doing your fuel system, like pump, line size etc..?

My project is about the same stage you are now, and I need to get the fuel line setup completed before I can progress. My build is a Gen V Big Block so I plan to use something like 1/2 inch lines.

I look forward to following your progress !
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AcidGypsy,
I am building a build very much like yours. 68 with vbp suspension , camaro take out except I am going with auto 6 speed. My question is have you had a chance to see if the camaro accessories alt, ac power steering, etc is going to work/clear?


The engine is set to the chassis. The biggest concern was with the water pump outlets coming in contact with the right front top 'A' arm.
I wont be running air conditioning right off the bat, as that will take specialty bracketry to keep it clear.


As long as your running the F-body accessories in their stock position (including the oil pan) you should be OK.


Let me know if you need any photos.


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Old 07-31-2014, 05:42 PM   #30
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Good to see more projects like this !!

Question, do you have any details and pics of how you are doing your fuel system, like pump, line size etc..?

My project is about the same stage you are now, and I need to get the fuel line setup completed before I can progress. My build is a Gen V Big Block so I plan to use something like 1/2 inch lines.

I look forward to following your progress !


Thanks!
I have all I need for the fuel setup, but wont be installing it until I get the body back on so I can place the C5 regulator in the right spot. Hopefully I can help explain it like this:


I will be using both stock lines (replacement stainless steel)
I will also be using the stock fuel sending unit.
A braided line from the outlet of the stock fuel sending unit to an external Bosch pump then to the stock stainless feed line all the way up to the end of the hard line.
From the hard line, to a small piece of braided hose into the c5 fuel regulator.
From the regulator outlet, a braided hose to the engine rail connection.
Back at the regulator return outlet to the hard fuel return line then rubber hose at the back to the stock location at the tank.
There are several fittings and quick connects to get from point A-Z but it should provide a solid system.

Here is a thread that kinda shows it without the stainless hard lines to the engine...
https://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143627
Hope this helps.


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