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Old 01-11-2019, 03:28 PM
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Great suggestions all! Even though it's inside the garage, there is evidence (bird poop) that it may have sat outside for an unknown amount of time. Though I doubt it, it may be worth looking for the typical rust problems on this car. It'd be nice to know, right up front. This could be a very cool project if the OP is up to snuff with tools and experience and/or is willing to learn.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:48 PM
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I will have pictures and know more this weekend. My brother is going to check it out in person as I live elsewhere. Thank you all for the advice, Iím excited to learn the story of this car and get it back on the road!
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by F22 View Post
Great suggestions all! Even though it's inside the garage, there is evidence (bird poop) that it may have sat outside for an unknown amount of time. Though I doubt it, it may be worth looking for the typical rust problems on this car. It'd be nice to know, right up front. This could be a very cool project if the OP is up to snuff with tools and experience and/or is willing to learn.
Ive seen cars stored indoors for a long period that had a ton of bird poop from birds flying in, sitting in the same spot and flying out day after day. So, hopefully it was always inside as the OP thinks.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:56 PM
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Check the top of your fuel tank to see if the build sheet is still in place (ie, tank sticker). It is a piece of paper that the assembly line put in place showing all the options on the car and is a very desirable piece of documentation to have. You should be able to see it on top of the gas tank through the fuel fill lid by lowering the rubber grommet with your fingers and a flashlight. Usually on the drivers side but i have also seen them on the passenger side.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:57 PM
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Enjoy your new ride... congrats

I would suggesting looking up the Local Corvette Club - join and some members may be willing to help you out...
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:02 PM
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how far haul to get the car home?
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:02 PM
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Condolences for the loss of your grandfather and uncle. Congrats on a wonderful inheritance. Good luck moving forward and kudos to you for wanting to bring a great C3 back to life!
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:18 PM
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I like those period correct wheels. I've never seen that style before.
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Awesome "barn find" even though you inherited it. Keep us up to date and post those pictures. Google restoration guides and something might come up. Also check out all the "stickies" at the beginning of this forum.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by derekderek View Post
how far haul to get the car home?
Originally Posted by Crimson Thunder View Post
I like those period correct wheels. I've never seen that style before.
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Awesome "barn find" even though you inherited it. Keep us up to date and post those pictures. Google restoration guides and something might come up. Also check out all the "stickies" at the beginning of this forum.
Iím living in California currently, my family is back in the Midwest. My brother is going pick it up for me, short two hour drive for him.

I wish I knew more about the wheels, Iíve never seen them before.

Itís a barn find to me, I first discovered it when I was about 10 in the back of their shop/barn. Has never been started or driven since, that was some 20+ years ago. But now itís all mine and will be brought back to life! I will keep pictures coming as we progress 🤟🏼
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