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Old 09-01-2014, 08:19 PM   #61
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WOW!!! great progress.

I see you have a helper. Is this a father and son project?

Don't forget to cover that engine good before the fiberglass starts flying.....
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Wow. Seeing the body on the frame with the fenders hung on has to be some good motivation. Looks damn nice already.
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Damn your build is look good, you are doing one fine job.

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WOW!!! great progress.

I see you have a helper. Is this a father and son project?

Don't forget to cover that engine good before the fiberglass starts flying.....
Thanks Guys!


My 14yo son has been helping me along the way. It's awesome and he is learning a lot.
He has already expressed his interest in classic muscle cars and has said that he wants an old car to fix up for his first ride! Very cool.


Thanks for the head's up on covering the engine. I have precut the glass along the bonding strip before putting the body back on the frame to help cut the amount of dust. Still, its going to be a mess! Spent the day centering the body on the frame. Going to take the leap this weekend for cutting the fenders off. Wish me luck!
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You're making great progress and I really like the wheels!!!
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He has already expressed his interest in an old car to fix up for his first ride! Very cool.

Going to take the leap this weekend for cutting the fenders off. Wish me luck!

LOL, any bets he is gonna want a Corvette? One with an LS and flairs..........

"cutting the fenders off"? I'm hoping this is a figure of speech and you know how to separate the panels to keep the bonding strips intact. In case you were serious, use a heat gun to soften the panel adhesive and a putty knife to separate the panels. It should look like the photo below when removed.

This also might help.



Good luck, I admire your willingness to go for it.
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LOL, any bets he is gonna want a Corvette? One with an LS and flairs..........

"cutting the fenders off"? I'm hoping this is a figure of speech and you know how to separate the panels to keep the bonding strips intact. In case you were serious, use a heat gun to soften the panel adhesive and a putty knife to separate the panels. It should look like the photo below when removed.

This also might help.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E6YC5Iys_I
Good luck, I admire your willingness to go for it.
Thanks for the video shortcut. I have watched that video like 10 times when researching this project.

'cutting the fenders off' was a figure of speech. I did use my dremel with a barrel sander to cut a groove to the bonding strip. I have used a heat gun to seperate the panels at about the 12 O'clock position.

Holding my breath this weekend for good results!
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Great to hear, sounds like your one the right track.
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Holding my breath this weekend for good results!
Looks like your son took some yellow tape and taped your head to the fender

Seriously, this is going to be cool. Much more so since your son is involved.
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Looks like your son took some yellow tape and taped your head to the fender

Seriously, this is going to be cool. Much more so since your son is involved.


That's the new pinstripe and matching sunglasses!
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Looks like your son took some yellow tape and taped your head to the fender

Seriously, this is going to be cool. Much more so since your son is involved.
Hahaha...Looks like something outta old Three Stooges clip!!!


Love that your son is lending a hand....great memories!!
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Cutting original c3 corvette fenders off

Progress on drivers side. Original fenders removed and CIC fenders cut-to-fit & dry mounted. Any input or tips would be greatly appreciated!

















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'Nuff said.
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Man this car just oozes sex........... don't let your son too close.

Tip: Measure carefully and set the fenders over the wheel center as closely as you can. You might not have to move them much but it will make a difference.
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