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Old 02-22-2015, 12:15 PM
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My 50th anniversary build/tribute to the 67 Corvette.

I just took delivery of my most recent purchase this morning. I bought this car from Bedford, PA(fill in the blank yourself of the seller). I was told the body was all original and not molested, "cherry", but after 5 minutes of inspection I have determined that the front upper surround, left fender, and both rear quarters have been replaced. However, it looks like the repairs are pretty decent, original fiberglass was used, and most importantly, the birdcage is beautiful!
This car was originally Good wood Green with Green Interior. It has a 6500 redline tach, so it might have been an original 427 car, but that doesn't really much matter now.
I purchased this car to replace the 63 convertible I have been working on. Whether i end up selling or finishing the 63 vert is still to be determined. I just
I am not 100 percent sure of the plans for the engine as of yet, but it will get the SRIII Chassis with all C6 suspension and Z06 Brakes.
Color will either be Silver/gray with red interior or Blue with??? color interior.

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Some of the best fitting doors I have ever seen on a midyear.

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Maybe somebody can tell me what's up with this hood? Looks like a reproduction without a skin on the backside.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:18 PM
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I vote for a blue with a custom gray interior or saddle interior.

that hood is a GM 70's replacement
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I vote for a blue with a custom gray interior or saddle interior.

that hood is a GM 70's replacement

Thanks for that info! The hood actually looks pretty decent and I prefer this underside to a hand laid design. However, I'll be calling sermersheim tomorrow to order a correct replacment along with a patch for the passenger front fender/wheel well. It is missing a chunk about 1" wide by 4" long
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Thanks for that info! The hood actually looks pretty decent and I prefer this underside to a hand laid design. However, I'll be calling sermersheim tomorrow to order a correct replacment along with a patch for the passenger front fender/wheel well. It is missing a chunk about 1" wide by 4" long
Im sure that hood has some value to the hot roders of the mid year world it should sell quick if you decide to sell it. thats a good choice for a new hood.

that car did look decent when I saw it on flebay wasn't advertised with a frame?
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It's funny how some of the hardest decisions revolve around color selection. What's going to be the motorvation on this one?
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It's funny how some of the hardest decisions revolve around color selection. What's going to be the motorvation on this one?
I'm sure some will criticize my selection, but I am thinking about purchasing one of the 427 all aluminum anniversary edition ZL1 engines and installing aftermarket fuel injection. My reasoning? I want to build more of a timeless restomod and while the LS motors are awesome, there is always a new and better one right around the corner.
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I'm sure some will criticize my selection, but I am thinking about purchasing one of the 427 all aluminum anniversary edition ZL1 engines and installing aftermarket fuel injection. My reasoning? I want to build more of a timeless restomod and while the LS motors are awesome, there is always a new and better one right around the corner.
I agree with you theres nothing like the roar of a BB and sight of one when you open the hood. LS motors are great performance wise, but are just plain boring to look at
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Originally Posted by 65silververt View Post
I'm sure some will criticize my selection, but I am thinking about purchasing one of the 427 all aluminum anniversary edition ZL1 engines and installing aftermarket fuel injection. My reasoning? I want to build more of a timeless restomod and while the LS motors are awesome, there is always a new and better one right around the corner.
No criticism here, an awesome choice.

Induction system?
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No criticism here, an awesome choice.

Induction system?
I want to use an L88 Air cleaner and hood. I've been discussing the FAST throttle body system with the XFI computer We shall see.
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I like your engine choice. The zz427/480 is another nice choice, as it was built to L88 specs with a hydraulic roller cam.
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I think coupe resto-mods have a better up-side then convertibles (sorry vert resto-mod owners). Look forward to seeing the build.
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Back in '77 I purchased a Mark Continental, white with maroon interior. Loved the combo. A few days later I stopped by the dealer and he had gotten in a Bill Blass addition the car was dark blue with a cream interior. Almost traded on the spot. Blue and cream just has a certain look that hard to explain. Based on you last builds I am sure you choice will be great.: thumbs:

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Originally Posted by 65silververt View Post
I'm sure some will criticize my selection, but I am thinking about purchasing one of the 427 all aluminum anniversary edition ZL1 engines and installing aftermarket fuel injection. My reasoning? I want to build more of a timeless restomod and while the LS motors are awesome, there is always a new and better one right around the corner.
I applaud your choise. The LS motors make great power and have tremendous drivability..................but have become common place (for good reason). There's nothing like a '67 big block coupe especially one you can enjoy driving. Good luck with the build and keep the pictures coming.
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Originally Posted by 65silververt View Post
I'm sure some will criticize my selection, but I am thinking about purchasing one of the 427 all aluminum anniversary edition ZL1 engines and installing aftermarket fuel injection. My reasoning? I want to build more of a timeless restomod and while the LS motors are awesome, there is always a new and better one right around the corner.
Love the power plant choice. Love your other builds. Will enjoy following this one.
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I spoke with an engine builder today that says he can achieve 500+ streetable hp out of the all aluminum 427. I think this will be a better choice over the more expensive underpowered anniversary edition.
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You're a brave man buying from him without seeing in person.
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My plan was to see it in person before paying, but the snow storms just kept coming. He's a liar and a big one at that. Fortunately the car is in pretty good shape, but I definitively overpaid. He knew this car didn't have all it's original body panels and had some so-so repairs, but he chose to lie to get more money.
I would strongly advise all to stAy away from the company in Bedford, pa.
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Color will either be Silver/gray with red interior or Blue with??? color interior.

Blue with a saddle interior.
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This one's going to be another corker! The doors seem to fit pretty much perfect! I have that same hood on my 63 Coupe at the moment. It will become a wall ornament once I get started with the car, already bought a solid, original 63 hood for it.

I'd love to see an all aluminum, big cube EFI'd BB in your car disguised as an original L88. I'm putting together a 478cid aluminum small block with the original Rochester FI (converted to EFI) and I'm going to try to make it look as original as possible...

Good luck with the project!
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Color will either be Silver/gray with red interior or Blue with??? color interior.

Blue with a saddle interior.
What a nice looking car! Very Very Nice!
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