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Old 01-26-2011, 11:03 PM
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Take a look at this story that ran in Corvette Magazine about the Owens Corning Cars. There is one picture of the interior that you may find helpfull. If not it's a good read anyway. http://www.corvette-mag.com/issues/5...-streak?page=1
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:26 PM
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3J'svette, thanks for the lead, that was what I was looking for.
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:57 AM
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Jackson your pm box is full, I will try to send you a PM later today
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:30 PM
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Are you only interested in pictures of the Owens Corning cars or are you looking for "road race" cars to get some ideas? Kevin McKay of Corvette Repair in Long Island New York has restored several C3 road race cars. Here's a link to his website. There are lots of inspiring ideas here. http://corvetterepair.com/portfolio/ Click on C3 near the top on the L/S of the page.

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Old 01-29-2011, 08:36 AM
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I do not plan on replicating the Owens Car paint scheme but was interested in the race cars dashes since I will remove the stock one that is in the car. This is a great web site as is the L-88 race car thread on this forum, the L-88 book and many others. 3J'sVette I appreciate your response, thanks
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:55 PM
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More pics of the flares. Fronts are completed and the rears are just about there. Plenty of room for 335 or 345's/ 30/ 18's mini lite replicas for the rear.

http://s152.photobucket.com/albums/s...-88%20Replica/
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:23 PM
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Here is where I'am so far. The web site has a few other pics.


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Old 04-07-2011, 08:06 PM
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more pics, will focus on the body work now that the fender flares are on and the inner lip of the rear flare has been built











Here is the goal:



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Old 04-07-2011, 09:53 PM
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Other than the fact, that I am disappointed to see a survivor car get parted out, I'm curious why you are not using a convertible as a starting point? Your GS is beautiful and I look forward to seeing this project move forward.


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That is an understatement. While I find it hard to criticize anyone doing their own thing, there is a point where doing something not only fails to be a wise thing, it goes to the other side.

For all this work, it would have been much better to find a project car, since basically all you wanted was the body.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:21 AM
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Bottom line: Starting a project like this with a rust free very straight car at a great price is the way to start any project. Then having the ability to sell back the frame, engine, trans, wheels etc is cash back in the pocket which then pays fwd for the new frame and suspension etc. Thus making the project very affordable, and having a rust free bird cage makes it even better. Shoot even the glass on the car is the original glass that look like new, it works like new, the doors shut better than new; as well as the interior and gauges. When you have to replace all of that it adds up to $$$. So why not a convertible; I could not find one that met my standards to start this project.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:48 AM
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I've been working on a very similar project for quite some time now. Any chance you have any more pictures like the one above? That looks AMAZING.
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:00 PM
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here you go how about some pics of your project?

http://www.theglasspack-corvettes.co...ialtyvets.html
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:03 PM
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pics! thanks for sharing.
Look forward to seeing this one progress!
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:28 PM
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Stavangar you have made my day with your flares site, thanks
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:26 PM
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where did you get the headlight buckets and clear lenses?
Going to be one amazing car when you're finished
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:17 AM
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I plan on getting them from Vintage Exotics

http://www.vintageexotics.com/Vintage_Exotics/Home.html
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:38 PM
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Why would you mod a rare car? Just kidding as here's my 80 L82; one of many







I like the 70's style racers.

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Old 04-13-2011, 03:11 PM
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That grand sport was amazing! If the l88 comes out half as nice its going to be wild
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:00 PM
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You have already started cutting in to the car now so there is no going back. You are right, this is causing heart failure for many purists out there. I know you got a good price on the car, I would be interested to know what you paid as from the looks of it the car should have run about $20K - $25K. I would love to find a car exactly like the one you bought, colors and all at a "good price." The bigger picture here is what you are cutting up is a survivor car or a pretty original car depending on your definitions. With so many project '68-'72 cars out there why cut up a perfectly good one other than wanting a straight body and the seats? It is these kinds of actions that in a few more years will put nice original cars out of most buyers reach, just as it has done for other original muscle cars.

I give you tons of credit Vstol on your GS replica, it is a killer looking ride. Good luck with your project as we will all be watching your progress.
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