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Old 02-16-2019, 04:45 PM
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I got the brakes all set up and parking brake adjusted at the rear wheels. The final adjustment will have to wait until I finish painting the chassis and install the new front cable.

I did verify that all the body mounts are free. I loosened them all and then retightened them until I raise the front end again. On the seized driver side seat belt bracket mount, I braced a wrench on the head of the bolt in the car, slipped another wrench over the nut under the car and a three foot piece of roll bar tubing over that. Even with the leverage it took two farts worth of torque to snap the bolt, but its out!

Once the engine is out Ill roll it outside and power wash the chassis and engine bay. Hey Ill take some pictures of the rear on the ground then. Look at me just making crap happen!



Massive meats!

I will have to trim and reshape the lower front and rear openings for the front wheels to have enough clearance for steering. Kind of important.

Great fit on the front now that it has a rough alignment.

I think the rear will fit nicely also once on the ground. Unfortunately, that wont happen for about a month.
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:11 PM
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ST : Thank-You, Thank-You, Thank-You - for the eBay link; I've been trying to locate the maker of these wide "stock" fenders for awhile - a "thousand" Thank-You's - GV

PS: . TC ???? do you have a link for this TC - or where you located the pic ? - Regards GV

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The silver/blue Vette is a SoCal car according to TC.
The Greg Pickett car seems to be for sale, big bucks I would guess.
http://scottsdalevintagecars.com/racing-icon-for-sale/

http://registryofcorvetteracecars.co.../view_cars/649

It used to have radiused flares but now sports wide quarters like these.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F152790094285
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:19 PM
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Hi Mark - Car is starting to look very sharp, wheels and tyres fill the fenders nicely - potential to be one of the greatest looking C2 Corvettes of all time - it truly has a WOW factor - just great - Best Regards - GV

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I got the brakes all set up and parking brake adjusted at the rear wheels. The final adjustment will have to wait until I finish painting the chassis and install the new front cable.

I did verify that all the body mounts are free. I loosened them all and then retightened them until I raise the front end again. On the seized driver side seat belt bracket mount, I braced a wrench on the head of the bolt in the car, slipped another wrench over the nut under the car and a three foot piece of roll bar tubing over that. Even with the leverage it took two farts worth of torque to snap the bolt, but it’s out!

Once the engine is out I’ll roll it outside and power wash the chassis and engine bay. Hey I’ll take some pictures of the rear on the ground then. Look at me just making crap happen!



Massive meats!

I will have to trim and reshape the lower front and rear openings for the front wheels to have enough clearance for steering. Kind of important.

Great fit on the front now that it has a rough alignment.

I think the rear will fit nicely also once on the ground. Unfortunately, that won’t happen for about a month.

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Old 02-16-2019, 05:20 PM
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This is an incredible thread and the Vette is looking better than I could have imagined.
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Since I ran out of steam and now need to get ready for the wife and I to go drinking with friends, I thought I would share my thinking on the rear wheel opening centering question.




There is about 4 1/2 between the tire and the rear wheel well edge. At ride height the wheel actually only moves back 1/2 which results in 4.

In the front, there is currently 2 1/2 plus the 1/2 move to the rear at ride height is 3. I didnt catch the opening high enough in this picture, but you can see it in the pictures from yesterday, I will need to remove just over an inch of original fender near the rocker to even out the leading edge and provide a more eye pleasing taper without going too far and exposing the rear edge of the frame. Problem solved!
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Since I ran out of steam and now need to get ready for the wife and I to go drinking with friends, I thought I would share my thinking on the rear wheel opening centering question.

There is about 4 1/2” between the tire and the rear wheel well edge. At ride height the wheel actually only moves back 1/2” which results in 4”.

In the front, there is currently 2 1/2” plus the 1/2” move to the rear at ride height is 3”. I didn’t catch the opening high enough in this picture, but you can see it in the pictures from yesterday, I will need to remove just over an inch of original fender near the rocker to even out the leading edge and provide a more eye pleasing taper without going too far and exposing the rear edge of the frame. Problem solved!
Mark: it's not the so much the gaps, although that's a biggie in itself; the centreline of the wheel does not match the centreline of the flare - the centre of the flare should come down in a straight line through the centre of the wheel - what you propose wont address that misalignment - you may have to seriously consider sectioning the flare by 2" to remediate this anomaly - in the attached pic - and this is from using a ruler on a laptop mind you - I took a measuring line across the rear frame rail; the white dot represents the median point of the arch of the flare; then I took a vertical line from the centre of the wheel and this is represented by the yellow dot - whilst in the pic the difference may appear to be small enough to rectify by the method you propose, I fear it may not. - in for a Penny, or in for a Pound - GV

PS: I think some T-Shirts made up emblazoned "Fat Boy" with a pic of the finished car would look really cool.
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Old 02-17-2019, 12:09 AM
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Look at the white line with the X’s above it on the front side of the flare and use your imagination.

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Look at the white line with the Xs above it on the front side of the flare and use your imagination.
So; what are you proposing; to move the flare forward ? - Not trying to "criticise" ! - Regards GV
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I think what he's saying is that the flare will be cut at the line, and the wheel opening blended something like this, which should make it more symmetrical to the eye....

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Yes, but let’s just wait until I get there. Right now I’m nursing a hangover.
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Found a new pic!
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Please keep posting these, ST! In each pic I find things I like and things I don’t like. They help me refine my thinking and planning as we head towards the end of March when I get back on the body work. For the record, there will be no sectioning and moving of the current flares. There will, however, be plenty of adjusting smoothing and blending to achieve the correct profiles and look.
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A few pics to help refine your thinking and planning; … grouped by angle, to help the imagination, when you get there.

In each pic you might find things you like and things you don't like.

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Please keep posting these, ST! In each pic I find things I like and things I don’t like. They help me refine my thinking and planning as we head towards the end of March when I get back on the body work. For the record, there will be no sectioning and moving of the current flares. There will, however, be plenty of adjusting smoothing and blending to achieve the correct profiles and look.















































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Some frontal pics …. plenty of adjusting, smoothing, and blending.











































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One, two, three out with thee!


Engine out and begging to be cleaned up.

Old lump. Anybody need it?

I had to put the front wheels on 2x4s in order for my engine hoist legs to roll under.
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And since I had some time, fat boy sees the light of day for the first time in weeks.






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Originally Posted by FLYNAVY30 View Post
Very excited to see this one come together!!! Obviously, you knew you were gonna get some hate on the flares. I assume this is your inspiration:





Personally, I dig it!! I don't have the ballz to do it to my own car, but I always enjoy seeing other people's vision come together!
The flares the OP has are no where as nicely shaped as the ones on this car. I love the look of the red car, just trying to save a redo, unless this is just a track car.
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You had better read the whole thread, dude.

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Mark - Car is looking great - flares are looking fantastic - everything just screams "Hot Rod" - Just Sensational - Regards GV

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