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Old 12-24-2012, 04:20 PM
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Yeah, You caught me, been slackin on posting updates. Ive done alot to the vette in the past couple of months. I scored a new rear floor already made from Jeff at Heartland customs. It formed a major portion of the rear and I added on to it in several places to completely fill up the package tray/wheel tub area. Once I had all the pieces, I bonded the entire piece in with 3M panel bonding adhesive, then glassed both sides of the seam with 2 layers of mat. I did have to make some fiberglass blisters in the tubs to clear the convertible top bows. Body is now noticeably stronger and stiffer. I also made a one off fiberglass cover for the transmission tunnel to cover up the T56. I also treated the entire underside to a coat of lizard skin and a coat of Raptor liner. Once that was done, I lowered the body onto the frame and made sure everything fit before bolting it down. I used the newer style rubber body mounts as I needed a bit more lift to clear the supercharger on the LSA. Its now been loaded onto a trailer and sent off to paint prison for a few months(hopefully). Cant wait to get it back and resume putting it back together. Color will be Porsche midnight blue.

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Evan--

That looks fantastic... Keep on posting the updates... Enjoying your build a lot...

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That is going to be one awesome ride!!!
Keep the updates coming! Can't wait to see the car finished!

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Also rebuilt the doors with all new hardware, plus installed power regulators(converting from manual). Installed the new Tilt/Tele column I got off of ebay and put a later model thicker steering wheel.

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Old 12-24-2012, 07:34 PM
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:34 AM
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Outstanding work!! Thanks for sharing.
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Rogman, Glad to see you workin on your 73 again.

Evan--

Thanks much... This view of your Vette is just plain ole MEAN!!! You are moving along very nicely... Your workspace is awesome...

Merry Christmas!!!

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:58 AM
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what steering wheel is that?
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:48 AM
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Awesome work, Evan, like always!
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Cwerner, Its a later model steering wheel from Eckler's. I think its for like 76-up. It was a direct bolt in and works well with the Tilt/Tele. Nice and simple.

Steve-0. Thanks bud! When you gonna start workin on yours? Need to put those Oldsmobiles up and start working on a real classic!

Rog, Thanks, I do love workin at the shop. My wife is always wondering when if ever Im gonna come home. Those wheels and tires are off of my Zo6. I plan on putting some Forgelines with the same size tires.

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Cwerner, Its a later model steering wheel from Eckler's. I think its for like 76-up. It was a direct bolt in and works well with the Tilt/Tele. Nice and simple.

Steve-0. Thanks bud! When you gonna start workin on yours? Need to put those Oldsmobiles up and start working on a real classic!

Rog, Thanks, I do love workin at the shop. My wife is always wondering when if ever Im gonna come home. Those wheels and tires are off of my Zo6. I plan on putting some Forgelines with the same size tires.

Evan Q.
Evan, going to be working on my '70 this spring. It is getting an L-88 long hood, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, 650 Holley DP, MSD ignition, either Hooker Comp headers and a Pypes system or headers and side pipes, and a new clutch. Also putting on a set of Boss 338 18" wheels. I should have it road trip ready early spring. Yes, putting up the Oldsmobiles to work on the Vette for a while.
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that is an awesome build! I hope you kept the plane, ... that is also very cool. Not quite a 190.... but in today's terms way ahead of most of the rest!
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Evan,

Is this the one you bought?

http://www.ecklerscorvette.com/corve...1963-1982.html
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Yup, dats the one
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Well the Vette has finally been paroled from paint prison. I gotta say that Rick Byrd at Custom Auto Refinishing did a spectacular job on it. He did it in a reasonable time and on budget. Its very straight and smooth. No small feat on an old fiberglass body. I celebrated by installing a new nose emblem and have now re-installed the rear bumpers and the license plate surround. Got lots of stuff to install now. Color is 2012 Porsche midnight blue. Here are some pics

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Not sure how long the paint-work took, but well worth the wait...very nice
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Just drooled on floor, tried to blame the dog, wife shaking her head.
Car is beyond awesome.
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