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Old 04-13-2011, 08:08 PM
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As I said before starting off with the best frame, bird cage etc is the way to go in my mind. It was something I just could not pass up. Shoot he had it for 15yrs, garage kept and only added 2k miles. The added benefit on top of that is selling the parts I do not need. To add more salt in the wound my 64 Corvette that I used for my GS was a solid roller but it was also a no hit car that still had the original panels. Yes I am not a purist and thanks for your comments.

I will have some more pics in a week or two, Jeff Leech from Mid America Ind (309)787 5119 is finishing up the body work getting ready to make some molds for the front and rear clips and then we will begin work on the frame.

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Old 04-13-2011, 08:38 PM
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VSTOL,

As someone who has had purists in the World (not here, not yet) tell me I was a fool for rescuing the car I have, it's too rough, you've been ripped off, and wondering if they were right, because it it a bit of a mess, I understand starting with something nice. My 71 coupe will be cool (ex-454 car), but this is about the worst car I have ever started with.

The only thing I am bummed about is that you're taking apart a clean original car and you aren't throwing those useable driver quality parts my way so I can get my dog back together!

Seriously, very cool project. In the end someone else coulda bought it to archive it if they really wanted to.

Go, man go!!!
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:14 AM
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Going well I hope to have some more pics of the body in primer and ready for Jeff to pull the molds. Once that happens the focus will go to the new frame and suspension. I see your in NJ, I grew up in Newton.

Chevygod I hope you did not get ripped off, I know I did not.
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Going well I hope to have some more pics of the body in primer and ready for Jeff to pull the molds. Once that happens the focus will go to the new frame and suspension. I see your in NJ, I grew up in Newton.
Very nice. I'm in the Union county area about 45 mins from Newton.
Have a lot of friends in the bud lake/hopatcong/rockaway area out there on rt80.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:17 PM
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While I am waiting for Jeff Leech to finish the body work and prime the fenders I thought I would mention my experience with him and the quality of his craftsmanship in his cars and the products he produces. First his company is Mid America Industries located at 1519 1st Ave E, Milan Il, 61264. (309) 787-5119. For my GS build I purchased all of my body parts/panels, frame etc from him. During the several years ( I was still active duty USMC) of my build I had nothing but prompt outstanding customer service and technical advise. The frame I purchased had extremely close tolerances since bolting on the suspension and body required no additional work.. The welds were superb. The body panels; front and rear clips, hood, rear glass, headlight covers and other parts arrived in great condition, direct fit with a nice gel coat on them. Over the years I have seen many of the Grand Sports he has built and they are nothing short of superb from the body work, paint, interior, engine work to the mechanical operation of the car. Below is his web site, and from my experience I highly recommend him to anyone and thats why I am with him again!!. Stay with me on this build. Once the body work is completed (just the front and rear clips, I will finish the rest at home) the frame and suspension will be next.

http://www.corvettegs.com/
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I cant wait to see the finished car ,,, I know you have alot of work ahead of you
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:06 AM
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I like to modify and customize C2s to this day, but I can sympathize with what some of you guys are feeling. Maybe one of our survivor fans would bid enough to buy Kevin's car and leave him with a fatter net budget after buying a more suitable C3 "donor" candidate?
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:37 AM
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Way too late for that
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Oh the humanity! Comon' man, keep it original!

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Old 05-13-2011, 09:12 PM
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Is that a Greenwood rear setup?
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A few more pics to include what the frame will look like



















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A few more pics to include what the frame will look like
A quickchange?!?!?! Thats awsome!
Any more info on that frame? Link to website?
That rollcage a bolt-in?
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Looks good.

Maybe I read too fast, but what engine are you putting in?
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:55 PM
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Either a Prodigy Custom LS3/540Hp/Carb or his LS#/418Ci/625hp/Carb.
It will be backed by a TKO 5 or 6 spd. Now how about sending me some pics of your ride on you Avatar?
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Either a Prodigy Custom LS3/540Hp/Carb or his LS#/418Ci/625hp/Carb.
It will be backed by a TKO 5 or 6 spd. Now how about sending me some pics of your ride on you Avatar?
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Anybody can keep one stock, it takes a real man to cut one up.
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I just stumbled on this thread today.

First, your Grand Sport replica is freakin' awesome.

Second, this is a similarly awesome project. Something Tony Delorenzo-esq would be a wild ride and I can't wait to see it done. Any drawings of the paint plan?

Yeah, the '71 looked nicely original - but it's not like it was a particularly rare or special car. If it had been an LT-1, maybe different discussion - but I say turning that Clark Kent into Superman is a Good Thing.
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