My favorite Corvette is a 1973 - probably because of the chrome bumpers on back and the plastic nose. I just love that car. My wife and I discussed a 73 and I had looked for the last number of years at them all over the country. Ultimately we decided on a 1982 CE so we could get the opening hatch for all the long trips we plan to take with this baby - in few years anyway.
I bought my Dakota Digital gauges from Josh at Custom Image and when I went to pick them up he was working on Brent's car and showed me that I too could have chrome bumpers on the back of my car. Well how could I say no the that? It's just a little more $ right? :smack
Anyway I would like to thank Josh and Brent for guiding me on making my Vette even more what I wanted than I planned on. Here's the latest:
You are really moving along very quickly with this project. The CIC rear panel looks really good, and the body work looks real slick, the lines of the body flow very nicely with the blending of the rear panel.
Is this work being done at CIC?
Riggs - the work is being done by Koehler Bros. here in Sioux Falls. I didn't know Josh when this project started - met him at a car show, got talking and found out we like the same thing.
I'm guessing paint might get on the car next week - I hope.
Mike80 - after reading some other threads on this forum I don't think I'm supposed to say yet I will have to say the reason my forum name is Black & Tan could be due to liking Guinness and Smithwicks in the same glass or the color of my Vette - just sayin'
Brent, you can't ask about the color, you have to wait like the rest of us. :laughing:
Yes, this awesome build is happening at a very fast pace, it will be on the road in no time.
I have to say it again, you are building one really incredible resto rod. Thanks for sharing your build and keeping us up to date with the progress, it really helps motivate me in getting started on my body work.
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