Damn! Now that's a score! Very cool Mark. :thumbsup:In Mississippi we are allowed to run an original tag from the year the car was built. Their is a process to make this happen. That being said I have looked high and low for a 1976 Mississippi Lee County Car tag, with no results until yesterday. A local guy posted in the buy sell trade add on FB several tags for the seventies and one of them was what I had been looking for. He wanted $30 for it and needless to say I bought it.
It don't look like much but this made my day It has a little patina and is fine with me, I think it will go good with a my restored vette.
The weather has been unseasonably warm here in North Mississippi. I have found time to work on the body of my project and make some decisions. The red hood was parts of my parts car buy and the inner frame is crack free. The top of the hood has thousands of small bubbles between the paint and the fiberglass. There is a corvette painter named DUB that I trust as he has been doing vette repair for a living for many years. He advised me that the bubbles were from moisture, most likely because of a car cover. In his professional opinion using the red hood was hit and miss for the bubbles coming back. That being said my only problem with my original hood was the inner frame is badly cracked. I am attempting to remove the inner frame on the red hood and am going to install it on the original hood. I got a little board and placed the CIC body parts on the vette to see what it will look like. This inspired me to scrape some paint LOL. The main body is now paint free with just some lacquer primer to remove. I found the heat gun and gasket scraper were the best way to scrape the paint off. Although everyone says not to use a DA on the fiberglass panels I don't see what it would hurt if controlled properly. Maybe some of you that have done this can chime in. Here are a few pictures of my progress enjoy.
Next is the front clip paint removal, repairing the firewall and putting some fiberglass parts on the cowl area that the parts car donated.
Not too often I get a chance to see what's in back of the firewall...
Would it be too much trouble to take a shot of the channel in back of the firewall on the pass side. I think I'm missing a piece to divert the water from the fresh air door on that side and a pic of that area would help a lot!
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