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Greetings to everyone here at DC. :D

I realized at nearly 2 dozen posts I have never introduced myself - Here.
It was that "other" sight. OOPS! Thought I would just do it here in C3
since I spend 99% of my time here.

Looks to be a pretty good group of folks here and I like what I have seen so far.

I've been a Vette freak since I was a kid, but never owned one till now.
Have owned more Chevy pickups then I can count and one '73 Z-28
all the other autos aren't worth mention.

Started doing Paint & Body work in High School. Could not afford my own
ride so I helped fixed up everyone else's. Have been in this line of work
ever since. I know a little about everything and a whole lot about nothing.
I don't consider myself "The Expert" but hope I can contribute some sound
advice to the forum. I have learned a lot of neat little things since I've
been visiting the forums and even cleared up a few misconceptions I've had.
(As much as I hate to admit that. :huh: )

A father of 5, I stay busy enough. My oldest will be driving in a year and a
half. But she has her eye on my '78 4x4 that we need to finish a resto on
before we get to involved in the Vette. My middle son who's 9 has his own
speed boat, '75 Del-Magic that is almost ready for paint.
They are all wonderful kids and enjoy helping Dad work on the vehicles.

It's been 15+ years since the last Vette that I have done any serious work
on. The last several years have been spent repairing BMW and Porsche :surprised .
Now I work at a shop where we work on any and everything, but their a great
group of guys and that's what matters. :thumbsup:

Bought MY first Vette last month, an '81. Was kind of a spur-of-the-moment kind
of a thing. Figured I best stop talking about it and just do it. So I bought
a "project vehicle". Would have been totally out of character not to.:D
My avatar is NOT the actual car but is a exact rendering of what it's suppose
to look like.

I really favor the resto-mods and race cars, never been real big on the
factory spec stuff.........there nice, But....just not me!

Anyhow I'm starting to ramble so I'll shut-up.

Happy to be here and hope to get to know everyone. :cheers:

John
Master ASE Collision Repair
I-CAR Platinum Individual
 

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Glad to have you! Can't wait to see a write-up of the resto on the '81, and there's a section for "other vehicles" in which I'd like to hear about the 4x4:thumbsup:
It's a great group of guys (and gals) here too, hope you like it!
~Rob:D
 

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Wish you lived here. I could use you full time. Body work is my weakness, the rest is cake.:laughing:
:agree:

I work on commercial airplanes- and I always, I mean ALWAYS, tell 'em me drilling holes in airplanes is a bad idea- unless it's just to mount a wire harness.

I've done some paint and body work, but it takes so long I get PO'd and end up sending it somewhere else anyway, so I don't even try anymore.

Welcome to DC! Keep us posted on your progress- on all your projects!

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I don't mind body work. I did "back yard" panel beating and spray painting for years before I came out here. I will be swapping out my front louvers for egg crate style of a 70/71 and also swapping out my rear side marker lights where somone has chopped it to fit something different.

I have pieces of "donor" car and I think it will be a lot easier cutting and pasting with fiber glass rather than welding steel repair panels in.

Hi John :D Lots of pics please mate :thumbsup:
 

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Hey John, welcome, I see 'Bama there, where in?? MIL lives in Montgomery, and old buddy went to Athens for college years ago, met up with a Gen U Ine moonshine runner with the likely name of.....Billy Bob Jones...drove a REAL moonshine car through them Tennessee hills just like Bob Mitchum....true story...

I need help on the body of my vette, your kids can visit the ocean while we work on the car......hit I 10 and go east far as you can....there I am....

mine too is a custom, nothing stock from wheels to roof, it's a collection of all GM parts though, and some aftermarket....


here hoping your shark there is fairly rust free, that can be a bear, but I have seen guys repair that....
 

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Welcome to DC from Texas John. Dont forget to post the pics of your Vette during the build up.
 

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Greetings to everyone here at DC. :D

I realized at nearly 2 dozen posts I have never introduced myself - Here.

Happy to be here and hope to get to know everyone. :cheers:

John
Master ASE Collision Repair
I-CAR Platinum Individual
Greetings John..:cheers:
 

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:D :D :D :D

Thanks for the Big Welcome everyone.

I've read a lot of good info here, hope I can give some as well.

Since Bodywork seems to be a challenge to most ( it was for me )
I'll try to make some posts focusing on this as I get further along.

As they say here in Tuscaloosa "There is more than one way to skin
a cat",.........so my ways are just one of the many ways and hopefully
they will be beneficial to everyone.

I'm here to learn as well............I have a lot of questions and with the
variety of folks here I'm sure I'll get good answers. :thumbsup:

Thanks Again,
John
 
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