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Old 12-31-2010, 06:02 PM   #1
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I hadn't shared the rebuilding of this historic ZR1 on this Forum and thought that maybe I should. The main Thread is on the ZR1 Net Registry Forum. The car was one of the UK Graveyard cars and the only 88 that was destroyed there. I bought the car from Geoff Jeal and I am restoring it at the moment. I will have it at the C4 Gathering in Bowling Green, May 2011.

Here is the DANA tag on the engine cradle. Note that the car is called King Of The Hill on the tag. The term "ZR1" had not been established at the point of when the car was built, July 1987.
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Went through all of the boxes of parts that Geoff kept when he dis-assembled the car. Some nice surprises! A nice set of 88 dated wheels plus two extra 89 ZR1 wheels.

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Console tray insert with KOH (King of the Hill) written on it
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Prototype tank (Like Tyler's EX5014) dated 7-8-87
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Speedo/tach bezel with hand cut rectangular hole on the far left corner facing from the front.
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This roughly cut hole was for some wiring during a project, according to Geoff.
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This original plate will go back onto the car when finished.
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What were the odds of coming across an NOS ZR1 rear upper surround panel and luggage tub???
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At the frame shop. Work begins tomorrow. When it comes home, it will be a Z again from front to rear.
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Here we go!!! Oh...and I have another bare frame to sell as well as one that has NOS doors and upper surround panel attached for a NON ZR1 width.
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The work began on the windshield frame today.
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:21 PM   #2
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I hope to have the body fully together by the end of January. Painted before BG in May.
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Wow! There is a place waiting for you at the NCM!!!!!



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Dave, can't wait. I am going to try to have the interior in it and appearing to be complete by BG. It may be a pusher but it'll look pretty complete.
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That is so Cool! Good Luck & keep the pics coming.
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Wow what a piece of history. If you ever feel like typing I'd love to read the history of the car and how you came across it.

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Vette Daddy I see on another thread you were in NJ picking up a 54, you were 10mins from my house. You guys could have stayed here for free & I would have even bought you dinner (wife not a good cook) Next time in Jerzy let me know
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Vette Daddy I see on another thread you were in NJ picking up a 54, you were 10mins from my house. You guys could have stayed here for free & I would have even bought you dinner (wife not a good cook) Next time in Jerzy let me know
Mike and I would have liked to have met you. Maybe next time!!!
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How many King of the Hill Corvettes are left besides the one you own and are restoring ?

Where are You going to find the special "One Off LCD 8K RPM Display(one shown is cracked badly) in part of the restoration project ? Can it be remade still ?
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Heres some pictures.The white car on the right in the crush picture is the car being restored in these pictures,the blue.car on the left has been restored and is in Mike Yeagers Corvette Garage on his site.The only car I haven't heard anything about is the car in the middle of the crush photo.[IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG][IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG][IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG].[IMG]Click the image to open in full size.[/IMG]
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How many King of the Hill Corvettes are left besides the one you own and are restoring ?

Where are You going to find the special "One Off LCD 8K RPM Display(one shown is cracked badly) in part of the restoration project ? Can it be remade still ?
Mine is the only 88 that was in the UK Graveyard. I have a brand new 8k tach face plus my original.

Only Tyler's EX5014 and my EX5023 are the only 88 Prototype wide body King of the Hill's to exist. They have no ZR1 or LT5 badging on them.
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