my biggest concern is around the door skins, there is some chipping along the top around the door handle. id love to pull the body and replace all the fiberglass at once but i am afraid of everything i would find once it is off.
mechanical stuff...no problem. engines, brakes, you know wrench turning I can do. Bodywork. Im an idiot. A MAACO job would look better than the last time I tried to work with fiberglass. A lot of other things left to do first. When it is time for paint I can at least take all of the hardware off. Not to mention I have a 68 Mustang that needs paint worse than the vette. Decisions decisions decisions.Why go to the time, effort, and expense of replacing fiberglass if you don't have to?
I can't agree more with this. A lot of times it is the lack of research/reading before starting a project that can lead to less-than-stellar results. I'd suggest to do some searches on Google for what you are trying to do, and I can bet you will find some articles on the web about how to do similar repairs. Once you have digested as much information as possible, give it a go.Buy a copule of the Corvette fiberglass repair books and read through them. When you feel confident with your book knowledge, start with a small fiberglass repair and give it a try.