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Old 05-17-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default Corvette check list

I have been looking at C2 coupes to fill a hole in my garage.
Every time I come home from looking I remember something I should have looked at.
So I came up with a check list. I have it in excel with room on the right to write in comments.
Tell me what you think and anything I missed.
If anyone wants a copy in excel PM me.
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Corvette Check List

Year:
Coupe/Conv
Ext. Color
Interior Color
Vinyl/Leather
A/T or M/T
Mileage


Exterior: Body condition, overall
Bumpers, chrome, align
Cracks, damage
Door hinges
Door, hood alignment
Head light operation
Lighting
Paint condition
Stainless trim
Weatherstrip
Tires
Wheels
Windshield, and windows
Wipers

Interior: Overall condition
Bird Cage
Trim tag
Vin tag
Dash
Interior trim pieces
Door Panels
Seats
Rugs
Headliner
Console
Horn
Steering wheel
Shifter
Radio
Heater, blower
Jack, lug wrench

Gauges:
Tachometer, Redline
Speedometer
Odometer
Fuel
Oil
Ammeter
Temperature
Clock

Under car: Chassis, condition, rust
Front end bushings, etc.
Oil leaks
Cross member
Underbody
Transmission type, leaks
Exhaust
Rear end ratio
Rear end leaks
Rear bushings, spring
Spare tire & carrier
Tires

Under hood: Overall appearance
Engine:
Casting #
Pad #'s
Date code
Cu. In.
HP
Intake Manifold
Carburetor
Exhaust Manifolds
Radiator & hoses
Leaks
Battery
Fluids

Options: P/S
P/B
P/W
A/C
Tele Column
Tinted Glass
Hard Top

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you could add date codes for all the engine components, along with glass dates. also if documentation is important to you. that can be added
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #3
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yes you forgot bring kevin with you
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I might add pulling dip sticks, and oil, rad and m/c caps for a look see. This will give u an idea of how the car was cared for.
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Two things I wished I knew when I bought my '66; was that although they looked new, the tires were 14 years old and the battery nearly seven.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I made a few changes.
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you could add date codes for all the engine components, along with glass dates. also if documentation is important to you. that can be added
Not really that important to me. I am looking for a nice driver. There is room to add that info.

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I might add pulling dip sticks, and oil, rad and m/c caps for a look see. This will give u an idea of how the car was cared for.
I added fluids to the list.

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Two things I wished I knew when I bought my '66; was that although they looked new, the tires were 14 years old and the battery nearly seven.
Tires was on the list but with wheels. I separated them.
I added battery.
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One last important thing I'd add would be to drive the car at highway speed.
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By the time you check out everything on your check list the car will be out of warrenty.
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Although I'm not in the market for another car, the check list is great idea. Thanks for the post.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:58 AM   #10
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I'm looking for a Chevelle. I took your list and tweaked it a bit. Thanks for sharing
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I'm looking for a Chevelle. I took your list and tweaked it a bit. Thanks for sharing
What year.
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What year.
70 SS, 4 speed. Could be NOM but looks original. Would prefer one that needs a little love to bring it back.

Been look'n but only find clones...
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70 SS, 4 speed. Could be NOM but looks original. Would prefer one that needs a little love to bring it back.

Been look'n but only find clones...
Can't help you on a 70 SS. All I know is 69 to 72 cars are full of clones. Read up on Chevelle.com and good luck
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Can't help you on a 70 SS. All I know is 69 to 72 cars are full of clones. Read up on Chevelle.com and good luck

...send in the clones. yep, already there. Certainly no expert but at least I know some questions ask and things to check. If I find one that's a maybe I'll ask the Chevelle forum for a look see (like I would do here).

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...send in the clones. yep, already there. Certainly no expert but at least I know some questions ask and things to check. If I find one that's a maybe I'll ask the Chevelle forum for a look see (like I would do here).

thanks.
Also watch out for rust. Even know they make every body panel piece it's just a lot of time and money to replace
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