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Old 06-17-2013, 10:26 PM
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Hi there!

In 2011, my hubby and I worked on a 76 Jeep CJ-5 frame off project. After that, I was hooked... and realized that I'm a total gearhead!!

When starting on my Jeep, I told my husband that I wanted to sell it and make a little money. Well... that didn't last for long, especially after I drove it for the first time. He said I had a grin from ear-to-ear and knew I wasn't going to sell it. He did finally ask me though, if I sold the Jeep, what would I get. My response... a 58 Corvette.

This past March, I was at our regular Saturday night car show in front of the local Home Depot and low and behold someone drives up with a 59 Corvette on a trailer. At first sight, I "knew" I was going to buy that car. And, what did I do the next day? I went and bought the car. It has no engine or transmission and is the perfect project I've been looking for. I've been working on it steadily and plan to have it completed (total frame off) within the next 2-3 years. I can't wait!! And I've been having so much fun working on it (and finding needed parts).

And this forum is great! I joined late last month and have already purchased several parts that I need. Everyone seems so helpful and wants to lend a helping hand. I'm glad to be a fellow gearhead on this site.

Hail to the Corvette!

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Hi there!

In 2011, my hubby and I worked on a 76 Jeep CJ-5 frame off project. After that, I was hooked... and realized that I'm a total gearhead!!

When starting on my Jeep, I told my husband that I wanted to sell it and make a little money. Well... that didn't last for long, especially after I drove it for the first time. He said I had a grin from ear-to-ear and knew I wasn't going to sell it. He did finally ask me though, if I sold the Jeep, what would I get. My response... a 58 Corvette.

This past March, I was at our regular Saturday night car show in front of the local Home Depot and low and behold someone drives up with a 59 Corvette on a trailer. At first sight, I "knew" I was going to buy that car. And, what did I do the next day? I went and bought the car. It has no engine or transmission and is the perfect project I've been looking for. I've been working on it steadily and plan to have it completed (total frame off) within the next 2-3 years. I can't wait!! And I've been having so much fun working on it (and finding needed parts).

And this forum is great! I joined late last month and have already purchased several parts that I need. Everyone seems so helpful and wants to lend a helping hand. I'm glad to be a fellow gearhead on this site.

Hail to the Corvette!

Jill

Hey Jill,

It's great to hear that you love Chevrolet Corvettes just as much as we do. We hope you enjoy putting together your 58 Chevrolet Corvette.

Have Fun,

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Welcome to the Forum Jill and that sounds like a great project
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Thanks everyone - glad to be here!
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