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Old 10-05-2018, 11:12 AM
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About 4 week ago I bought my wife a 1980 4speed car has been in a shed since 2001, it is all original and runs and drives. I am going through all the systems now . I have joined this site for the great info here. We have owned one corvette before 25 years ago .a 1979 l82 4speed. We had been looking for a nice 4 speed car . Car has 91,000 miles on it.

So this will be like a flash back for us.
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The beast awakens!! Looking forward to your thread and what you do to get the car up and running!!!! Ike
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Looks like fun!
Welcome!
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Nice find -- next time you trailer it anywhere, drive it on nose first -- you need most of the weight in front of/above the front axle. If you dont, the tail-heavy trailer might start "wagging" you !!!
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I could not get it on the trailer , the front was way to low so I had to back it on . I was not crazy about towing that way, but it was my only choice.
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Go to your favorite lumber store. Get a 2X12 and cut it in 2' sections.
put 1 under each rear wheel of your truck, and 1 under the uhaul ramps -- greatly lessens the load angle
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Sat was bushing day I changed all the body bushings out , it all went good, lucky I have a rust free car none of the bolts where rusted up. it was a lot of work using a floor jack and stands. Glad to be done with it.
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Nice find! White, 1980 4-speeds are favorite.

I hope the two of you enjoy it once it's back on the road!
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Nice find. Enjoy
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