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[C2] 64 back on the road!

 
Old 01-21-2017, 01:53 PM
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It's been 4 1/2 years of full body-off restore, yesterday she passed the technical inspection (mandatory in Belgium to get a license plate ) without any problems, thanks to the help from a lot of you

Very few things left to do, like putting the covers on the headlights.
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Very nice!
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Congrats, a stunning corvette. Enjoy em while you can
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Beautiful!
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A beautiful Corvette. I've always like 64's. 64 and 66 always had a bad reputation as being the odd years or less desirable. Definitely a bunch of bull.
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Congratulations on getting the 64 back on the road! Enjoy the ride!
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Old 01-21-2017, 03:49 PM
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Beautiful, great to see another C2 back on the road. Congratulations!

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Old 01-21-2017, 04:09 PM
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Great work, beautiful car!

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Old 01-21-2017, 04:20 PM
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You did good, love your car.
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Old 01-21-2017, 06:57 PM
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Sweet 64!
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:36 PM
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1964 has always been my favorite year- though I love them all.

For years I have watched your progress and I cannot underscore how tremendous your work has been. I congratulate you and your lovely wife on the success!

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Nice work, and beautifully photographed.
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Beautiful car and photo setting! Congrats for getting it on the road. Enjoy!
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Looks great! all that hard work has paid off......... now enjoy !
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Originally Posted by 65 Pro Vette View Post
A beautiful Corvette. I've always like 64's. 64 and 66 always had a bad reputation as being the odd years or less desirable. Definitely a bunch of bull.

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Looks Stunning!!

Beatiful car with a beautiful color and of course it had a great restoration

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Beautiful car!! Love the knock off wheels.
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Originally Posted by 65 Pro Vette View Post
A beautiful Corvette. I've always like 64's. 64 and 66 always had a bad reputation as being the odd years or less desirable. Definitely a bunch of bull.
I also agree. I just saw a 64 coupe with a new C7 LT1 engine sell for 300k at the Barrett Jackson action tonight.
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Old 01-22-2017, 04:24 AM
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Some more details about the job done:

- full body off
- body taken down to panel skin, correcting countless 'bubba' repairs
- body restore and repaint (myself, a colossal job by the way...)
- chassis chemically cleaned and repainted/waxed inside out
- new front and leaf springs
- new wheel bearings and spindles
- new shocks
- new rubbers
- 350 crate (after taking 327 apart and concluding rebuild too expensive)
- 2" exhaust sytem, for (very) silent operation (which is what I wanted for cruising)
- 5 speed Keissler 400 transmission
- new 3.36 rear end
- new drum sets all round
- convert to dual master and power brakes
- Vintage air aircon
- Borgeson power steering
- sound/heat insulation Dynamat all round
- all new wiring harnesses
- install headlights relays
- new KO wheels and radial tires
- lowered seats and gained inches of headroom
- cut firewall and advance several inches for more legroom
- reshaped pedal geometry for more legroom
- restored seats, new leather covering
- new door panels
- full restore of gauge cluster and console
- DIY moulded headliner for more headroom (not a lot but every bit counts)
- a modern handsfree radio/phone system hidden into a slightly raise armrest (I have the original radio working too and connected to the aux input)
- volume/station/ selection through power window switches.
- takeCall/rejectCall/Siri buttons hidden in ashtray (still need to hook them up)
- a zillion other things, all supposed to take just a bit of time usually turning out into a lot of time.

I am not a well trained or long time car mechanic. Have done a cobra replica before though. This 64 restore would simply have been impossible without the help of so many on this forum. It took me 1272 posts

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Old 01-22-2017, 07:48 AM
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Well Done! Great looking '64 and nice photography too. From one '64 Coupe, red, owner to another... glad to see another one on the road.
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