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Old 02-17-2012, 09:59 PM
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Im planning on selling the original frame and drivetrain. Anybody know what it may be worth? No rust at all and all suspension components are in good shape. The engine is a 350 and the tranny is a muncie 4 speed.

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Got alot more progress done on the Vette over the past weeks. The font clip was in pretty bad shape with numerous stress cracks and broken fiberglass mainly around the headlight openings and hood surround. I ended up taking off the header bar and header bar bonding strip to be able to get at the bad areas. Since the area was clean and accessible, I went ahead and laid up the whole area with one layer of medium thickness mat. Once that was cured, I scuffed it up real good and bonded a new header bar in place minus the bonding strip so there wont be any problems with rusty rivets in the future. I also removed the nose reinforcement bar, sandblasted it and painted it with epoxy primer and then some chassis black. Once it was done I used new rivets to attach it to the nose. The whole area is considerably stronger now and ready for some lizard skin.

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Looking great, it looks like you have every thing under control with all those clamps.

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:40 PM
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Riggs, Yeah I used just about every clamp I had laying around the shop. I did place strips of wood(paint sticks) on the other sides of the clamps to evenly distribute the clamping forces on the top skin. Hopefully will minimize body work. Love what you are doing with your LS swap, been watching for quite a while now.

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Old 03-11-2012, 05:17 PM
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Very cool.

That should be a great driver.
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Originally Posted by Fw190D9 View Post
Im planning on selling the original frame and drivetrain. Anybody know what it may be worth? No rust at all and all suspension components are in good shape. The engine is a 350 and the tranny is a muncie 4 speed.

Evan Q.

I paid $2,500 for a rust-free 73 frame 5 or so years ago so the frame is worth at least that much. Good condition chrome bumper frames are getting scarcer by the day. A 350 engine is a 350 engine, and if the trans has the original VIN number stamped on it I would keep it and sell it with the car (eventually).



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I paid $2,500 for a rust-free 73 frame 5 or so years ago so the frame is worth at least that much. Good condition chrome bumper frames are getting scarcer by the day. A 350 engine is a 350 engine, and if the trans has the original VIN number stamped on it I would keep it and sell it with the car (eventually).



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I really don't think it will make the value of the car worth any more than what it will be once this car is done. No one would try to bring this car back to original condition once they would see how nice of a resto mod this car will be when finished. I think resto modded car are going to go up in price surpassing the base line cars in value. Alot of people are seeing what a modern drive train can bring, as far as a level of enjoyment for the driver, that will bring the value of the resto modded car way up in value, this will be one of those cars.

I would sell the rolling chassis as one unit.

Just my two coins, what ever the value might be.

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Thats precisely why I decided to find a low option non numbers matching small block car to modify. I dont think I could bring myself to part up a 427 convert or coupe. Those are just too damn cool in their original stock condition to modify. This resto-mod has been fun so far. Labor intensive on the body but still fun. For those interested, Here is what came out of the shop before the vette.

CompAir 8 SS52
670 hp walter turbine
seats 6
3500 lbs
All glass and carbon fiber
2 year build

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Old 03-11-2012, 09:48 PM
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Got alot more progress done on the Vette over the past weeks. The font clip was in pretty bad shape with numerous stress cracks and broken fiberglass mainly around the headlight openings and hood surround. I ended up taking off the header bar and header bar bonding strip to be able to get at the bad areas. Since the area was clean and accessible, I went ahead and laid up the whole area with one layer of medium thickness mat. Once that was cured, I scuffed it up real good and bonded a new header bar in place minus the bonding strip so there wont be any problems with rusty rivets in the future. I also removed the nose reinforcement bar, sandblasted it and painted it with epoxy primer and then some chassis black. Once it was done I used new rivets to attach it to the nose. The whole area is considerably stronger now and ready for some lizard skin.

Evan Q.

Awesome work Evan...

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Old 05-15-2012, 07:05 PM
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Any updates? This build is way to to, not share.


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Old 05-15-2012, 09:03 PM
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Sorry dude, Been pretty busy of late. I have made alot of progress on the vette, just havent had much time to post. To start with, I have finished grafting on the new front valance panel, repaired the inner fenders that were separated from the front clip in several places and I also finished fitting the rear exhaust panel also. The rear panel was a real pain as it didnt fit well at all. I had to add 1/4" to the center and 1/4" to the right side to make it fit up. I cut the panel at those locations and used a bonding strip made from the old panel to glue it back together, then glassed the gap on top. Came out pretty nice.







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Old 05-15-2012, 09:08 PM
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Ive also repaired all the cracks around the headlights with new glass and glassed in the holes from the luggage rack





I even made a small dent in the endless stack of parts to be blasted, epoxy coated and shot in chassis black





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The front end glass was shot in U-POL Raptor liner, then I cleaned the firewall, sprayed 1 coat of lizard skin sound control, then 1 coat of heat barrier followed by the raptor liner.













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And today resulted in major surgery. In order to fit the street shop frame with the C6 suspension and 325 tires, The entire rear package tray and cubbies had to come out.







Now the hard part will be to fabricate wheel tubs and a new tray and still fit the convertible top

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All the little details eat up so much time, but you have accomplished quite a bit. You will be so glad you spayed in the Lizard skin, I no longer have any unwanted heat in the cabin thanks to the lizard skin and a few other mods I had done.


It's looking really nice,

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Old 05-16-2012, 12:24 AM
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All the little details eat up so much time, but you have accomplished quite a bit. You will be so glad you spayed in the Lizard skin, I no longer have any unwanted heat in the cabin thanks to the lizard skin and a few other mods I had done.


It's looking really nice,

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Looks real good... The U-Pol sprays real nice doesn't it??? Stinks to high heaven, but heck, that's gone in a few days...

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Old 05-16-2012, 03:43 PM
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Just awesome
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:38 PM
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Top notch, Evan, just like everything you do!
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:58 AM
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I can't believe I've missed this build until now...absolutely top notch!!
Great work, keep the postings coming!
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Any status follow ups on this project?
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