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Old 07-06-2013, 10:17 AM
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Default 69 convertible - fiberglass parts - recommend

My 69 is undergoing a frame off. Besides frame, the body seems to be in pretty bad shape. Any recommendations where to buy new fiberglass parts (quality, fit, value for the money)?
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Hi c3,
69 frame-off restoration NICE!
Are you certain the fiberglass that's there can't be repaired? That's always a good choice unless it's in really bad shape.
Check out Sermersheim Fiberglass!
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Fiberglass is pretty bad. Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.
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I used an ACI door-to-door piece for my 68 Roadster. Nice piece, highly recommended. I would like to fix the original pieces, but they were too damaged and fixed badly.
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What parts do you need.
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A few pics to clarify the issue...,

I did not wan't to buy one in a good shape as I wan't to modify the chassis (C4 suspension), body (flip front, rear diffusor etc.), engine (LS3?) etc., but did't expect it to be this bad. I've agreed to take it to a local body shop with experience working on Corvettes.

Cheers and enjoy





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Originally Posted by C3-69er View Post
...I've agreed to take it to a local body shop with experience working on Corvettes...
My advice would be to make sure you're sitting down when you get the estimate for the repairs.
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That's exactly what they told me to do after I sent these and bunch of other pictures for them for initial estimate (which was around 10k with mods).
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I love that you are saving a car somebody might have thrown away. Good for you.

PS, 10k isnt out of line for a full-boat body/paint job.
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The original frame was thrown to yank yard and a 76 donor frame was used to weld 91 C4 suspension components in place.



Body was torn in pieces and bird cage had some rust on it, as expected.




Bubba Joe had done some welding on it


Bird cage ready to accept body panels on it.


Now we are planning the rear diffuser and modifying the rear bumpers. Hope to show some progress on that soon.

Meanwhile doing some research on the tech. Planning on putting LS3 and T56 magnum in. Hydraulic clutch, hydroboost etc. But anybody with good ideas for brakes? Need ones that 91 C4 axels accept and need an ebrake as well.

Cheers!
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Putting things back together.



Exhaust. I hate it dragging low. Some rerouting yet to be done for brake lines etc.



Towards exit.



Diffuser and exhaust exits in the making.
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Originally Posted by C3-69er View Post
Putting things back together.



Exhaust. I hate it dragging low. Some rerouting yet to be done for brake lines etc.



Towards exit.



Diffuser and exhaust exits in the making.
I like the diffuser how hard was it to make?
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If you have a good plan, then it's not too hard. This was our plan



Here's another diffuser in a nice Finnish C3.

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Here are a few pictures of my project.


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