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Old 06-25-2006, 07:55 PM   #1  
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Part 1 of The Grond Chronicles : The Reincarnation, dealt with stripping the body panels and removing the entire drivetrain and engine. Details are here

Part 2 documented the complete engine teardown and looked like a scene out of Chernobyl. Details are here

Part 3, that you are reading now, will cover the interior demolition.

Parts 4, 5, 6 etc. I will reveal as time goes on. This project will stretch for several months, therefore please pull up a chair, open a cold one and get comfy.

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It's OFFICIAL : Grond's Number 7 Piston is being auctioned off!! I have permission from the Corvette Forum Administrators to auction off one of my melted pistons on the Forum.

All proceeds will go to St. Judes Childrens Hospital. Please help the sick kids if you can. Thanks.

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So without further ado, here are the pics.

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Let's start with a point of reference; the bodywork is almost completely removed. The doors will be removed very soon....


Looks like your typical C5 Corvette Interior....


I have something truly unique in mind for this bad boy...


Amp rack is out. It will need to be modified before it can be refitted... and I just completed it too.....


OK. Onto the automatic shifter


Hurm...


Begone foul stock shifter!!!!


Get thee behind me !!
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Alright, let's get this carpet and stuff out of the way


This is your emergency brake mechanism. On some C5s, this is frozen and needs simple servicing. Mine works fine.


Almost there with the initial demolition...


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Yeah. Part 3's here.
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Making some progress! Looking good!
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I would be afraid to go this far with my car. I'd never get it back together. You have big ones my friend. Big ones.
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Is that your new puzzle? I'm scared to put it together.
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While your in there lets make Grond a 6 speed ...looking good Stephen
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Brad, to answer your question from the last thread; "Nuncupatory" is from Latin translated as declaratory or nominal. What I mean is, "it is immaterial".

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While your in there lets make Grond a 6 speed ...looking good Stephen
I already have something far, far faster and a lot better than a manual transmission

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Wow, another major undertaking.. Dang Stephen, when the heck do you have time to sleep?..
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Brad, to answer your question from the last thread; "Nuncupatory" is from Latin translated as declaratory or nominal. What I mean is, "it is immaterial".
OK, when you parse it that makes sense.
You know, that stock automatic shifter mechanism has an awful lot of plastic pieces. I'm surprised they hold up as well as they do given how hot the transmission tunnel area gets from the drivetrain and exhaust.
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Thanks for reminding me Stephen, I still need to pull my interior before Wednesday.
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Wow, another major undertaking.. Dang Stephen, when the heck do you have time to sleep?..
And I have a full time day job too
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it owuld have been easier to start with just a frame
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Tell us your plans now.
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