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Old 11-30-2004, 10:21 PM   #1
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A friend of mine got into a discusion with a coworker today. He stated that chevy produced a steel body vette on the production line ... any truth??
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Old 11-30-2004, 10:22 PM   #2
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Never heard that. Can't imagine why they would unless it was for prototyping the bodyshape or something (and that would be more work than laying up FG).
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Old 11-30-2004, 10:37 PM   #3
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Never happened
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I have several steel body Corvettes, 1/64, 1/25 & 1/18 scale, all made overseas too! Otherwise, No, never produced by Chevrolet.
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NO! I had someone try and convince me that 1982 vettes didn't have flip up lights and he was a chevy dealer. I don't know where people get this stuff.
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The only metal "Vette" was a prototype, built by Pininfarina for GM as a show car to showcase the experimental two-rotor Wankel engine in 1973. It was called the XP-987GT, Not a production vehicle, not built on a production line. Prototype all the way. Real metal Corvette never happened.You can tell you friend you know where a stock 63 split window Corvette with factory 454 LS-7 with air is. I'm sure he be able to tell you about that one too. Save the Wave.>George :crazy
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:09 PM   #7
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No steel bodied Vettes that I know of.
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all 1983 corvettes were made out of steel


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I've never heard of it!
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all 1983 corvettes were made out of steel


You mean the only one remaining at the NCM is a metal body
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Old 12-01-2004, 02:17 AM   #12
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NO! I had someone try and convince me that 1982 vettes didn't have flip up lights and he was a chevy dealer. I don't know where people get this stuff.

I had a '82 for 13 years... They always flipped for me...
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Old 12-01-2004, 02:44 AM   #13
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You mean the only one remaining at the NCM is a metal body
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The 04 Z06 is a steal compared to the C6.
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Heys meester, you leeeves u keeys in u car and I weeel steels it from you ,,,
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Every once in a while someone tells me about the metal production vettes, Also they have a freind that bought a car from an old lady advertised as a 63 chevy, and it turned out to be a 63 split window.
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I recall an article a number of years ago (I think Road & Track) regarding the "fact" that GM was considering production an all aluminum Vette . I believe it regarded the C4, but it never happened and it was pure conjecture or myth.
The same article I belive stated that Ford always produced a Stainless Steel version of all their designs to "proof" their stamps and that they are housed in a warehouse in Pontiac Mich.
A friend worked for Ford and he said definately a No on the SS.
They would have one thing in common with the Vette.
No rust.
I think there is a lot of out there regarding car makers plans.

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Never NADA zip on the steel body! But I have seen plenty of sheet metal under Bubba patches, along with chicken wire, card board, aluminum foil, beer and soda cans.

People will use most anything as backing for a fiberglass patch.

Now that is composite for you, Bubba composite!
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The 04 Z06 is a steal compared to the C6.
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