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Old 10-24-2014, 05:18 PM   #91
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Thumbs up! L88 Hood Alignment tips?

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looking for updates on this build??


Been busy with the teenage boys and sports recently, so I haven't had a bunch of time to work on the vette.


Last weekend I spent time getting the hood flushed out and gapped right. Still needs some work to get it perfect.


Driver door is back on and the gap at the back is good. Found the rear quarter (at the dogleg) was low compared to the door and will need to adjust the rear of the quarter to match. It's like a big domino stack! One effects the next in line. As anal as I am, it's going to be a bit before I'm happy. Have some vacation time coming here near election day, so I hope to have the fenders in their final position and bond them back on. Trying to take it slow so this only has to be done once!


Anyone got any good links on fitting hoods?





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Man that's gonna be nice! And clean bare glass to start a paint job with!
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Anyone got any good links on fitting hoods?


I can't speak from experience, but I've seen a lot of good feedback for ACI hoods. I plan to get mine from them.

http://www.acivette.com/aci0013m.htm
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Old 10-26-2014, 06:37 PM   #94
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I can't speak from experience, but I've seen a lot of good feedback for ACI hoods. I plan to get mine from them.

http://www.acivette.com/aci0013m.htm

That's where it came from! Its an excellent quality product. I am very impressed. Just need to get it shimmed just right.
I am finding that a Corvette is like a fingerprint, they all are just a bit different!
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:49 AM   #95
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That's where it came from! Its an excellent quality product. I am very impressed. Just need to get it shimmed just right.
I am finding that a Corvette is like a fingerprint, they all are just a bit different!
Great way to put it, and oh so true.

Tip: When fitting your hood, make sure all the foam air dams are in place. They do put some upward pressure on the front of the hood.
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:06 AM   #96
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Steve, I finally got a chance to go through your thread. And man you have made a TON of progress since I sent you that giant crate of goodies. You are doing a great job, that is probably the cleanest fender removal I have seen yet. Keep up the good work and you have my number if you have any questions!
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:33 PM   #97
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Fit, Trim, Rinse & Repeat

Both Fenders and Quarters are fit and bonded in place. Let the epoxy dry and then start filling the seams with glass! Another milestone bites the dust!












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Old 11-22-2014, 07:37 PM   #98
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There are some nice C3's around here. LOL
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Old 11-23-2014, 04:35 PM   #99
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Grinding a chanel for the new glass

Almost ready for glass! Took some extra time to ensure the panels had no gaps where the epoxy might have left a void. Will start glassing the valley tomorrow!
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:11 PM   #100
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You're doing an awesome job getting through this body work, you are at the point I dread once I get into mine, all the applying glass and sanding.

you must be doing this in a heated space seeing that you are in Detroit?

Keep up the great work, you're an inspiration to those of us who are looking to do this Some day.

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Old 11-24-2014, 07:06 AM   #101
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Great progress!!!
The wheels seem to fit the opening well...


What do you have planned for the rear bumpers?
Chrome...painted???
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Old 11-24-2014, 06:55 PM   #102
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C3 Fiberglassing Fenders and Quarters

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You're doing an awesome job getting through this body work, you are at the point I dread once I get into mine, all the applying glass and sanding.

you must be doing this in a heated space seeing that you are in Detroit?

Keep up the great work, you're an inspiration to those of us who are looking to do this Some day.

Terry


Terry,
You got it! I have a kerosene torpedo heater in a 2 car garage. Not the best setup, but it works! Problem will be trying to control the dust when it starts to fly soon! Need to vent the garage a bit more though, even with my respirator, I still got some fumes from laying all that glass today. Not the kind of buzz anyone needs...








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Old 11-24-2014, 06:57 PM   #103
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Great progress!!!
The wheels seem to fit the opening well...


What do you have planned for the rear bumpers?
Chrome...painted???


I held out for a Chrome bumper Vette for one reason:
The Chrome Bumpers! All the way.
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I held out for a Chrome bumper Vette for one reason:
The Chrome Bumpers! All the way.


Attaboy!!!!
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:10 PM   #105
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