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Old 05-13-2019, 05:53 PM
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got some new gauges mounted, watertemp and oil pressure

fits under the hood precisely


i can see them just fine but I'm gonna grind of alittle of the hood, and repaint the edge
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:43 PM
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Insulation on the outside of the cabin? Any links to how this is done? I was planning to add insulation inside under the carpets, but didnt realize it was common insulate the other side too.
http://repairs.willcoxcorvette.com/w...nsole-heat.pdf
https://www.vettenuts.net/index.php?...t_detail&p=283

Read post #5 https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...questions.html

If you post a question about insulating the firewall and tunnel you'll get some great information as is posted above.
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:27 AM
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Pulled the bumpers so they can go off for re-chroming. Tried to salvage the front grilles but the chrome is too far gone so replacements ordered.



Need to manage the budget now so repainting the front & rear badges. First effort is ok'ish but the red paint is noticeably thicker than the white & black so will redo and thin it out some


I have had the best luck taping them and using a new exacto cutting out precisely and spraying one coat of quality spray paint.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:48 AM
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That pic above was the first pass and I got lucky here as I had them on my desk at work and my sister in law who's very arty-farty stepped in and said she'd love to do them so I guess I'll leave it to her to do as she will. I've turned the corner on the yellow one and now started reassembly having got most parts back from chrome. Parts arrived from suppliers & e b a y and my proposed painter dropped off some Ontario Orange spray outs. Plan is to get it on the road mid to late June in yellow then strip and paint Sept onwards.

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Old 05-14-2019, 06:13 AM
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I popped the rear window out for this first time (that was easy) and dropped it down to get tinted.
Not tinting the side windows so hope it doesnt look weird!
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I installed new LED tail/brake/turn signal lights. These Philips are great! Much brighter than stock, and since I only changed the rears the stock signal flasher works with no problems, no new special flasher needed.

These are the ones....kinda expensive, but worth it IMO.



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Old 05-15-2019, 04:09 PM
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Tinted back window, looks heaps better, cant see bald patch when following me now 😆😆
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:04 PM
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Tinted back window, looks heaps better, cant see bald patch when following me now 😆😆
No one is looking at your bald patch as far as you know.

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Old 05-15-2019, 07:39 PM
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There probably isn't too much difference between a bald patch and the reflection off the rear view mirror.
I like the car color.
What is it?
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:48 PM
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Got the driver's door weatherstrip replaced, which badly needed to be done. Will tackle the passenger side, hopefully tomorrow night.
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Originally Posted by OldCarBum View Post
There probably isn't too much difference between a bald patch and the reflection off the rear view mirror.
I like the car color.
What is it?
Its factory Ontario Orange. Looks different in different lights. I like it when it looks more orange than bronze! Daily in back ground (mad for orange )
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:41 AM
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Its factory Ontario Orange. Looks different in different lights. I like it when it looks more orange than bronze! Daily in back ground (mad for orange )
oooh I like it. This LT-1 I'm doing should be OO and the plan is to do that over the Winter.

Got all but one part of the front bumper back from chrome so putting it all back on. Wheels go to media blast today as they're too big to fit in my DIY cabinet as do the exhaust manifolds.



Refinished the sill covers



Crappy pic


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oooh I like it. This LT-1 I'm doing should be OO and the plan is to do that over the Winter.

Got all but one part of the front bumper back from chrome so putting it all back on. Wheels go to media blast today as they're too big to fit in my DIY cabinet as do the exhaust manifolds.



Refinished the sill covers



Crappy pic

Awesome, coming together nicely, chromes expensive to get replated but always looks fantastic once done eh. Good luck with the repaint 😀
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Awesome, coming together nicely, chromes expensive to get replated but always looks fantastic once done eh. Good luck with the repaint 😀
Is that another chrome bumper next to ur LT-1??!!
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:23 AM
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Is that another chrome bumper next to ur LT-1??!!
2 LT-1's

The yellow one looks ok but it needs a lot of work


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Old 05-16-2019, 08:26 AM
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Measure 25 times and drill once or twice. The paper template takes the fun out of it though

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Old 05-16-2019, 10:40 AM
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What color yellow is that
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:22 AM
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I put a passenger side mirror on my 76 and had the template. I measured, and remeasured.....compared it to the side with the factory driver's mirror and re-measured. Then I thought about it for a while and then, asked my wife to come out and listen to my thoughts and reasoning why I was drilling two holes and where . She looked it over and said it made sense so I got out the drill and drilled into that nice door. It came out pretty nice but on something like drilling into a nice car, you want to get it right THE FIRST TIME!! LOL!!

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Old 05-16-2019, 12:21 PM
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What color yellow is that
Had it scanned and they say it's Renault 338 Jaune / Ricard
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