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A donar car for my next project. Some of you may recall my post from last month inquiring about aftermarket "kit" cars that use C4 suspension and parts. So I will have a whole lot of body and interior parts for sale soon! I was gonna just sell it, but I will save money by stripping all the drive line, front and rear suspension/steering and all the assorted parts and putting them on the bare custom frame designed for the C 4 suspension. I will be building a new 1957 Corvette more then likely from Antique and Collectible Autos in Buffalo, NY. A bare chassis set up for C4 is $3500-5500 while a rolling chassis is about 10k-14K depending on builder. I would be lucky to get $7500 for my Vette, so by stripping it down I also get the entire drive train for the same price, or less, as a rolling chassis with no drive train.

My two favorite Vettes are the 57 and the 63 split window. I decided to go with the 57 due to costs and ease of build. I have no intention of building it to stock specs and that is why Im leaning toward the AC Autos model. They offer a wide rear fender option that I like.

Here's a few pics of AC's Vette. I dont care for the windshield on the black Vette, and will be using a stock type windshield on mine.


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Oh yeah...this is my 91 C4....

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Nice project .what color is interior? Dibs on rear hatch cover and rear right carpet is it's black .
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you realize by the time your done you could have bought a REAL 57 and have change left over.
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you realize by the time your done you could have bought a REAL 57 and have change left over.
Wrong....Plus, I dont want a REAL 57. I would still have to do all the modifications I want to make it like I want. Half the costs of building a car is the labor. I do ALL my own work, so that also kills your claim.
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Nice project .what color is interior? Dibs on rear hatch cover and rear right carpet is it's black .
Thanks. Interior on my 91 is black and gray. Seats and carpet is also gray.
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Wrong....Plus, I dont want a REAL 57. I would still have to do all the modifications I want to make it like I want. Half the costs of building a car is the labor. I do ALL my own work, so that also kills your claim.
how do you tag and tittle this bastard of a project

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….. If your '91 was a cosmetic turd , I could maybe understand … But its not , sooooo … in 4 to 10 years , after spending unimaginable major $$$ , you will be the proud owner of a sunny day only 91/57 Corvette that you would be lucky to sell for $7500 ….. How could that NOT be an awesome idea ? …..
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how do you tag and tittle this bastard of a project
If you have to ask...well....

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.. If your '91 was a cosmetic turd , I could maybe understand But its not , sooooo in 4 to 10 years , after spending unimaginable major $$$ , you will be the proud owner of a sunny day only 91/57 Corvette that you would be lucky to sell for $7500 .. How could that NOT be an awesome idea ? ..
I think I pretty much explained the cost offset in my OP.... Maybe if you built it, it would only be worth $7500.... But thanks for your amazing insight and support....
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I only ask becouse in my state if you build a kit car the car has to conform to the current years epa standards for the current cars Unless you do something illegal by using a vin tag from a older car.
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I only ask becouse in my state if you build a kit car the car has to conform to the current years epa standards for the current cars Unless you do something illegal by using a vin tag from a older car.
I am not in your state, so info about how to title a "new" vehicle would be of no help to you.
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I am not in your state, so info about how to title a "new" vehicle would be of no help to you.
thanks for answering my question. And this site continues to prove people still have more money then brains Good luck ruining your perfectly fine looking C4
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thanks for answering my question. And this site continues to prove people still have more money then brains Good luck ruining your perfectly fine looking C4
.. ^^^^^ This ! .. Keep us posted on your progress please !
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thanks for answering my question. And this site continues to prove people still have more money then brains Good luck ruining your perfectly fine looking C4
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.. ^^^^^ This ! .. Keep us posted on your progress please !
Sorry to have ruffled your feathers... But in case you hadn't noticed, C4s are not the most popular Vette in town. Anyone who wants to save mine, can give me 10k and hold on to it for about 10 years and then maybe get your money back when you sell...

I build cars for a hobby, so its not a question of more money than brains....but it does help when money and talent is not a problem... I will actually be saving several thousand dollars by using my C4 as a donor as opposed to selling it and then buying a rolling chassis and then still have to purchase a drive line.

Talk about brains.....if you took the time to roll the figures in your little head, you will see its a no brainer. Not to mention the fact that its only a freakin C4 folks! But feel free to keep throwing the insults.....I guess its really a matter some do.....and some just like to bitch because they cant....

I will post pics of the project once started....if for no other reason....just to see your panties wad up some more....
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I don't think I would do such a thing especially with your 91 looking as good as it does. However I am sure it will be done properly Most importantly did you get OT's approval
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....... Most importantly did you get OT's approval
Im working on it...so far so good!!
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A bare chassis set up for C4 is $3500-5500 while a rolling chassis is about 10k-14K depending on builder.
How much is the body and est cost @ completion?

You do have a nice vette.. Consider selling it and buying a rough one for this? You'll probably be rebuilding and upgrading anyway.

Or a wrecked one?
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I have faith that Zeek will build a car far more valuable than the donor. He's posted pictures of his handiwork before, and he does possess the skills to do this right. There doesn't appear to be any shortage of '91 Corvettes, so I don't see anything wrong with using his car as a donor.
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Im working on it...so far so good!!
Zeek - I approve of dismantling the red turd to make any car you want...you know; since they are yours.

Good job and well thought out.
Huck the faters.
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If you're just using the suspension.. It would be a good time to do an LS and modern trans.
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