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Old 01-17-2012, 06:37 AM   #1
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As requested a few pics of the 58 Corvette. Will need to total resto and has a 350 which will need to be swapped over for a 283. Not sure what the 350 is from.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:42 AM   #2
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Wow, that's going to be one expensive restoration! There's hardly anything original that's salvageable on the whole car. Too bad the trunk irons are missing as well....:...$$$
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:43 AM   #3
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and the fun begins, love the 58 hoods , good luck
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:56 AM   #4
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Looking Good! Keep us posted on the progress.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:08 AM   #5
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Is that black badge on the back original (maybe for overseas sales)? Don't recall seeing that before.
When will you start?
Keep us updated during the resto!
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:18 AM   #6
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Wow, that car's going to keep you busy for a while. Have fun!

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Is that black badge on the back original (maybe for overseas sales)? Don't recall seeing that before.
It looks to be the stock emblem, but without the chrome bezel installed and a black 62 backing plate, in place of the brushed stainless 58-61 part.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:26 AM   #7
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Luv the '58's. Thx for posting.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:48 AM   #8
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Very cool!

Are your plans to make it back original, or a driver which is not 100% pure but fun to drive? (NOT implying a 100% original is not fun to drive also). There is no right or wrong, it's whichever way you feel like doing it. Either way there are guys here who have done the same, so don't be afraid to ask questions when you hit a snag!
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:57 AM   #9
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Have fun with the restoration. Do you have the trunk spears? Looks like **** carpet. Probably a 70's add on. Keep the pics coming as you progress
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:46 AM   #10
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Wow, that's going to be one expensive restoration! There's hardly anything original that's salvageable on the whole car. Too bad the trunk irons are missing as well....:...$$$

If your plan is to end up with a mostly original car, this is probably not the right candidate. Being a transitional year, '58 parts can be quirky, just to figure out what the correct part is. Expensive too (trunk irons for example).

But if your end goal is a "budget driver", then that may be realistic.

Anyway, I sure admire your courage!

BTW: what the heck happened to that deck panel? Never seen one so distorted.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:59 AM   #11
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Mine were on the car but they are pitted. Yes tell us the story of how you got it.

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Old 01-17-2012, 10:38 AM   #12
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Thanx for posting the pix.

Been there and done it - don't envy you - but know you'll do a GREAT job.

Its worth it all when its done.

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Old 01-17-2012, 11:49 AM   #13
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That's a worthy project. You'll do well

Congrats from another '58 owner.

Where did you find it?

I liked the picture composition of the 3rd pic down.

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Old 01-17-2012, 12:03 PM   #14
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Just noticed the cool fringe on the seat.

I can't believe someone filled in the original emblem half globe thingie to do this to the front.
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Instead of this. But to tell you the truth I missed seeing it for quite awhile.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:49 PM   #15
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Very cool!

Are your plans to make it back original, or a driver which is not 100% pure but fun to drive? :
Same question I had, you can get a lot more car for a lot less money for a driver, particularly with a 58. Restoration $$$ can go through the roof the closer you get to "original". Good luck with whatever path you take.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:59 PM   #16
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Wow! Looks like quite a restore job ahead. Be interested in the costs as you move forward.

Good luck.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:25 PM   #17
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Congratulations, I remember seeing that 58 forsale on the net, i beleive it came from southern california? keep us posted with a bunch of pictures. What were the original colours?

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Old 01-17-2012, 02:45 PM   #18
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cool project, it will be a cool car whatever you do. Progress pics are a must!


edit: and with two tach's it must rev to the moon!
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:53 PM   #19
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Restoration $$$ can go through the roof the closer you get to "original".
Yeah it does depend if you want 'original' parts or will settle for repro items.

Here's a page for some New Old Stock.

http://www.bairscorvette.com/c1nosparts.html

The OP has stated doing a total resto so it may work out better to restore this one than to pay for a much more expensive one and totally restore that, could be a case of 'what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts'.

Nut and bolt restorations aren't cheap regardless.

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Old 01-17-2012, 09:08 PM   #20
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1958 Corvette Trunk Spears, $489.95 and some other 1958 N.O.S here:

http://vette-vues.com/parts_for_sale.html

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