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Old 08-20-2011, 01:10 PM
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Last thing to do is to turn this :



in a better looking view.
Therefore Markus closed some old exhaust bezel







Now I painted them





Tomorrow they hopefully are dry and then I will install them

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The price for the complete rechroming including sanding , preparation and chroming was 650 Euro around 950 USD. The time I need to dissasambe and reassemble the Covers was around an 1 hour.
But the change from regular to sideexhaust was something around 10 hours

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Old 08-20-2011, 01:18 PM
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Hi Frank,
That looks like some very nice work on those 'fillers'!!
QUITE INGENIOUS!!!
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:26 AM
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Its not perfect , but should be good as a interimsolution





Thanks again and have a nice Sunday

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Old 12-28-2011, 04:38 AM
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The story goes on

I purchased a rear filler panel by ACI http://www.acivette.com/

It has just arrived and here are some pics :




In the corners is still some work to do :





Overall quality looks acceptable.

Now I need some time and motivation to change the current panel and look like it fits in real life

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Old 01-08-2012, 02:36 AM
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I started and removed the panel, it was easy to do





a direct comparison shows the bad fit




I started removing a bit here and a bit there and still not fits well.
For excample the Rear License Plate Bezel will not fit as well
Looks like the recess of the new panel is to small

next weekend I give it another try or decide to do something different with my original panel

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Old 01-08-2012, 12:16 PM
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Hi Frank,
I realize you have bought the repro filler panel.
Is it too late to buy a 69 side exhaust exhaust panel and doing the bodywork on the quarters?
I know for a fact that the 69 fillers FIT? I do see them offered for sale on occasion.
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Is it too late to buy a 69 side exhaust exhaust panel and doing the bodywork on the quarters?
Hi Alan,
its not to late , and I think thats the way to go
Lesson learned
Maybe I can cut the ears from the new panel, so I do not have to start from zero
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Hi Roma,
The trickest part of the fiberglass work is that you need to create a flange on the quarter panel patch that matches the flange on the filler panel. It's where the 2 bolts go that bolt the filler panel to the quarter panel. (2 each side)
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:16 AM
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I found someone with the same problem with the licence frame being not wide enough, here is his solution
http://www.corvette-restoration.com/...ence_panel.htm

Should I go the same way ?

First step was easy

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I have to agree w Alan - fix the 1/4 panels and go with the vertical N14??panel. If its all that work - I would invest that work in your 1/4's.

Btw - nice color.
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Finally I will go with vertical panel and fix the 1/4 , but at the moment the original ones are a bit highpriced for me
And maybe with the aftermarkedpanel I have the same problem as with the fillerpanel
By the way if someone has laying a original one around
Sending back the aftermarketpanel from Germany does not make sense, so I try to make it fit for the next season and maybe next year ...............
Thanks and have a nice weekend
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Hi Frank,
I do have an original 69 panel that was on my 71. At this point I'm keeping it with the 'over the counter' pipes and covers, thinking is I'll sell it all as a package to a 69 owner ... some day.
Sorry....
It's a shame, (but not a surprise), that the repro panels fit so poorly.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:42 PM
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Hi Alan

Im young and have time ;-)

There are several on Ebay and sometimes here pops one up. I think I will get one sometime . Im not in a hurry

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Originally Posted by Roma View Post
Hi Alan

Im young and have time ;-)
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Yes you are and no you don't! You have to be ready in spring for our tour through the South of France my friend

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Originally Posted by Yankeededandy View Post
be ready in spring for our tour through the South of France my friend
I know this is really getting off topic.... but I wanna go !!!
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Hi,
I asked my wife and she said we can come too!.... if we get to stop for lunch and dinner in some nice small town restaurants!
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Hi Martin, be sure Im ready in May

Hi Kaiserbud and Alan, you just need a ship to good old Europe and you can join . The tour starts in Switzerland then Italy and South France (near ST Tropez) and back, something around 1500 miles and a lot of small town restaurants

Its a tour with something around ten Corvettes and 4 of them are 69' ! The rest are C4, C5 and C6 as far as I know
Have a nice Sunday
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PS: Im sure you will find a lot of pics here after the "Adventure"
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Originally Posted by Roma View Post
Its a tour with something around ten Corvettes
20!

Last year around 30, that was to much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxEqPUic-gM
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Originally Posted by kaiserbud View Post
I know this is really getting off topic.... but I wanna go !!!
We feel privileged to be part of that tour. No wonder Frank (roma) is shaping up his Corvette for the occasion. What is especially nice: "we", the owners of the four 69s know each other. Oh... but I still dream about taking my Corvette "back" to the US and tour there.

The Côte d'Azur:


Have a great Sunday everybody

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First half is painted


The other side needs a bit more modifying till it fits

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