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Old 09-14-2014, 08:30 PM   #76
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Progress on drivers side. Original fenders removed and CIC fenders cut-to-fit & dry mounted. Any input or tips would be greatly appreciated!
Ummmm- 200MPH duct tape!!!

I really like those wheels and they fit the flares perfectly!!!

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Damn that is looking awesome, I am jealous as hell, I have a set of flares setting in the basement waiting for wheels and installation, but time and money is putting a hold on things at this moment.

Keep up the great progress, I'm living through your progress.

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Old 09-15-2014, 01:21 AM   #78
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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!
THIS my friend is what it's all about. I'm really as jazzed as this being a father/son project as I am on your progress. You need to change the title of your build, as neither you or your son should be considered "a noob". Takes a pretty special breed to take on a project like this in the first place. I won't even go into the respect I have for someone taking on a projects like this on their own. Period. Anyone can send a car to someone and throw money at them and their car. Not everyone has the gumption to take on the project on their own and see it through completion. I'm eagerly watching your progress!
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:19 PM   #79
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Thanks so much for everyone's positive comments!


Like I said previously, if it wasn't for the forums & these type of threads, there is NO WAY I would have taken on such a challenge.
I can only hope that the info I add to this thread inspires someone else to take on their own project.
Truth is, if you spend as much time reading and researching a project like this, splash in some patience and allow yourself to learn from mistakes, you can be successful. This thread is a direct result.
There is a 'I owe you a beer list' of people that have helped me so far. I hope to someday meet those on that list so I can pay up!
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great progress....really impressive
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:17 PM   #81
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Old 09-25-2014, 07:40 PM   #82
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Great lines man. That is going to be one sweet ride.
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Looking great.

Any tips or tricks on how to peel the old fenders off with out damage to what you want to save?


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Everything looks awesome!! Wheels are perfect!
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Wow Dude, I feel humbled. This is a major project, takes some serious ambition to complete something like this. And your input here will certainly help us all who are on the same road. Good job! Keep the progress reports coming!
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Looking great.

Any tips or tricks on how to peel the old fenders off with out damage to what you want to save?


Terry
Thanks Terry,


Here is what you need to remove fenders and quarters:


A dremel tool with 60 grit barrel sanding drum. I went thru about 6 of them when sanding down the bonding strips. Make sure you wear your respirator.

Heat gun
2 putty knives One stiff and one flexible
Rubber mallet
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patience.


Look at the youtube post that 7TRoadster put up (post #67). I watched that several times. Work slowly, heating up about 6" at a time. The fender here came off pretty easy but I got a bit impatient near the nose.





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Old 09-28-2014, 07:04 PM   #87
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c3 Corvette Door Strip and Prep

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Stripped 2 layers of paint.
Neutralized minor surface rust using POR 15 Metal Prep
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Old 09-28-2014, 07:08 PM   #88
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Thumbs up! C3 Corvette L88 Long Hood

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Nice quality fiberglass!
Fit will be good with a few mods to the hinges and some shimming.


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Thanks so much for everyone's positive comments!


Like I said previously, if it wasn't for the forums & these type of threads, there is NO WAY I would have taken on such a challenge.
I can only hope that the info I add to this thread inspires someone else to take on their own project.
Truth is, if you spend as much time reading and researching a project like this, splash in some patience and allow yourself to learn from mistakes, you can be successful. This thread is a direct result.
There is a 'I owe you a beer list' of people that have helped me so far. I hope to someday meet those on that list so I can pay up!
Therin lies the key my friend!. I took on my build, setting out to prove you don't need a fancy shop and fancy tools to complete a build anyone could be proud of. A gravel driveway, some 2x6"s and a tent and some basic tools. Combine these with an unquenchable desire for uniqueness and perfection, the stuff that drives us men. Must be in our DNA. What makes most builds a success is that stuff you spoke of. The gravel and the guts combined with countless hrs of time and scraped knuckles, For now, a sore back are payment for the glory to come. Whatever it is or you choose to call it, it drives us every chance it gets to keep plugging on, one issue at a time, knowing full well right around the corner is yet another issue to contend with. No guts no glory! And frankly, when it comes to an end and you fire her up for her maiden voyage..... well, let's just say nothing comes close to satisfaction like that! Not even a brand new car
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