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Old 08-10-2011, 10:38 PM   #1961
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All I can say is "Awesome" and keep it up... Can't wait until you are driving your vette!! I followed how you were cleaning all the old undercoating from underneath the body... What plans do you have for a "finish" to the underside of the body??

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I ended up using some stuff which Mike recommended to me.

Its spray undercoating in a can and looks great. I posted some pictures a while back after I sprayed the bottom of the car.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:22 PM   #1962
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I ended up using some stuff which Mike recommended to me.

Its spray undercoating in a can and looks great. I posted some pictures a while back after I sprayed the bottom of the car.
Thanks Jeremy, I will go back and take a look... Must've accidently skipped the page when going thru the entire thread, which I've come back to on many occasions... Very informative and educational... My apologies, Rogman
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:26 PM   #1963
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doing a hell of a job, Mike's the corvette yoda
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:16 PM   #1964
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I also glassed some more of the inside of the rear bumper...I'm so close to being done that project!

Binnie, your t-tops showed up the other day. Thank you!

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Old 08-15-2011, 02:04 AM   #1965
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Hi Stinger,
I am doing the same sort of restoration on an 80 vette , except i did not have room to do the full body off the chassis like you have done. This is also my first attempt , and it gives me inspiration seeing what you have achieved , you go kid you have done a brilliant job , don't forget to post up dates, i also will put some pictures up of my restoration when i figure out how to do it and when i have time away from the car.

Cheers ,
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:41 AM   #1966
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Sweet mother of...

I read all of this thread and to say that I'm impressed is a massive understatement. On top of that you've given me the confidence to dive into the repairs that my poor Corvette desperately needs. Thank you!
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:34 AM   #1967
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Stinger--

Any progress over the past three weeks??

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Old 09-04-2011, 01:32 PM   #1968
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after the body, what is the next thing you are planning to do?
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:51 AM   #1969
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Stinger--

Any progress over the past three weeks??

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A little...not much though.

I took a break this August. My sister got married, then I went to visit my friends in Winnipeg for a week. I went camping too. I plan to get back at it again sometime next week. Its been nice having a break from the vette this past month.

I do have some pics of some of the stuff I have been fabricating at work lately. Nathan has taught me quite a bit these past few weeks...thanks a bunch buddy. All the "new metal" in the following pictures are panels which I fabricated. There was nothing left of the original panels, so these projects took a ton of fitting...pulling the doors on and off, refitting...you get the idea. I love my job.

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Oh yeah and Mike said he pretty much has my entire engine now...and that he just has to put it together lol.

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Old 09-09-2011, 10:36 AM   #1970
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It's always good to take a break so you can come back energized and recharged... Please keep us posted on your progress on the Vette...

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You deserve an award, Hats off to you.
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Sorry for the lack of updates guys.

I finished dying the map-pocket for the dash the other day.

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I also dyed the t-top panels which Binnie sent to me a while back.

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I stripped the carpet off of the old storage doors, and decided I was going to take a different approach to refinishing these pieces. Everything will be exactly the same, however, instead of carpet, there will be flat panels painted black (basecoat then clearcoat). It should look really clean when its done.

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I thought I would also post some of the other panels I fabricated at work last week.

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Ready for prep.

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Mike, I know you're following this. It would be fantastic if you could post some pics of all the engine parts...I need some motivation!
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I finished glassing the inside of the rear bumper late last night. Now I need to finish a few small repairs on the outside of the rear bumper, then comes the filler work.

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Mike, I know you're following this. It would be fantastic if you could post some pics of all the engine parts...I need some motivation!
Hello Jeremy. I had some pics. of your engine until my old iPhone crapped out. It looked good. Keep going, hope to see you soon. Little m, mike...
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I finished the glass work on the rear bumper. I straightened out the flanges using clamps and heat over the course of the day. The rear bumper is now 3/16"-1/4" thick, so it won"t change shape over time.

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Cut out the hole for the license plate light (you can see how thick the bumper is in this picture)...

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Finished blocking the left side of the bumper...

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Finally cut the flanges flush to the quarters....this thing looks really clean.

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One last fiberglass repair on the bumper before filler...

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YES>>>IT IS DONE>>>>TIME FOR SOME REAL BODYWORK!!!!!

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Rear spoiler...

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Lookin good. As always fantastic work. Keep it up.
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You go son,with all that you have completed,I do beleive that even those fabled rear wheel bearings will not deter you from your mission! With your natural abilities you will get r done!!
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Let's get this puppy to 100 pages.

Great work, great thread!

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