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  • About DUB
    Full Name
    Charlotte NC
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    Corvette shop owner
    Year & Model
    80 4-speed, 81 and 84 4+3 manual
    Have not decided yet
    I am best know as "DUB". I opened my own custom Corvette shop in 1985 with nothing more than the desire to set a standard of excellence and quality in Corvette repair and I have strived to perform that on every job. I have paid dearly to the "school of hard knocks" and the knowledge I have acquired is priceless to me now. I do minor repairs to full off-frame restorations as long as quality and craftsmanship do not suffer. My reputation speaks for itself.
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  • Last Activity: 03-13-2019 06:53 PM
  • Member Since: 04-12-2009


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  1. DickieB
    12-05-2018 01:20 PM
    I need some help with Buddy (my silver 82).
    I had all the AC stuff replaced, but the guy said there was an electrical short somewhere that kept if from working right. He jumped a wire and showed me that the AC works. Anyway, I need that fixed.
    I also need the rear U-joints replaced. Can you help me?
  2. 09-17-2018 02:37 PM
    Dub, this is Bob Messina. Two questions: 1, do I run any risk of contaminating the fiberglass if I use "Aircraft Stripper" for paint removal?

    2 - The reason I ask is as follow - I am re-doing a 69. But I also have a 63, that my Dad had before me. I stripped it with Paint stripper for a corvette - probably 2o years ago. Today, the paint has many paint blisters. Now it could be from the humidity -when he moved here, Charleston SC, it sat under a cover for two years. The paint is VERY soft - so I am not sure. Thus my reason for question 2. I know I am going to have to repaint the 63 - what is the best way to make sure the bubble will not return?
  3. Hizzoner
    09-12-2018 01:57 PM
    Hi DUB, how can I get a copy of the subject you referenced in a earlier message "Then I install the bumper bracket in the illustration which is #14." I'm looking for a copy of the "illustration" you made referenced, dated 12-17-2016 16:26 PM.

    Thanks for the help.

  4. 09-11-2018 09:12 PM
    hello DUB,
    I started sanding down my '74 for some body work prime & paint,It had spider web cracks and some chips. the car was originally white and sometime in the 90's it was repainted '91 corvette turquoise metallic. anyway from what i can see they stripped the whole car to the base glass and worked up from there as I see no evidence of the original white paint and the prime layers are that desert tan and grey, the body is straight as can be with no waves (looked great) but had checking and spider webbing on the tops of the fenders and on the nose. as I DA'd the paint in those area's I found that those spider web/star patterns are not just in the paint & primer they are in the fiberglass. my question is how do I combat that from coming through the new paint? do I just skim coat over that again,smooth prime & paint or? a friend suggested filling the "star" cracks with resin,sand it and skim over it with filler?
  5. 06-15-2018 04:15 PM
    Hey DUB,

    I started removing sealant and factory gunk from the wiper compartment area. Some of the black sealant they used appears to be soft and tar like substance and under that it appears to be harder sealant that was squeezed out during part clamp up. I want the area to look nice when I am done so I prefer to remove the harder squeeze out bead at the edges of mating parts and reseal some kind of aftermarket sealant. I would like to get your opinion on this and I am sure you want to see some pics. I could post this on a general forum, but I don't really want to get opinions of everyone. I was planning to bring the car down to a shop to have the computer programmed, but this may need to wait as I might not want it exposed to the weather at this time. Let me know what you think about this topic when you can.

  6. Willcox Corvette
    06-12-2018 10:00 PM
    On 06-11 At 2.00 pm we were hit by a lightning strike 30 feet outside the service department door. We were without power until we closed at 5.00 PM.

    The phones are now up and running, but we are having computer issues ( of all the machines in the buildings, only two are currently working). Hopefully this issue will be resolved soon but for now if you have a question about anything,...... please call.

    The emails to sales, service and support are still not working and our IT guy is on vacation until next week.... I hate to say it.. but pick up the phone and call if you have any question at this point there is nothing else we can do. -Willcox
  7. NMT1957
    05-01-2018 08:51 PM

    Is it feasible, practical or possible for me to bring my body on a rotisserie to you to do all the body work and get it in primer? Just thought I'd throw it out there for discussion. Let me know what you think.
  8. 5MERCS
    04-30-2018 11:23 AM
    GOOD Morning my friend.
    I checked out the carb yesterday. It had been standing still for 10 days . No problem with the fuel as it squirted into the manifold right away. It took about 30 or more revolutions to get the engine started again. Could it be the coil or maybe oily plugs sit been a few years since i changed them but have low mileage. Think i will check them today.
    Thanks again my friend..
    Sincerely Marco Polo of Vegas.
  9. NMT1957
    04-29-2018 12:33 PM
    Hey DUB how are you. I've been away from my car for a while but now I'm getting back into it. I'm going to have a few questions before the body work starts and I was hoping to talk to you about it. I have a guy that I might have do the fiberglass work and I wanted to run a few things by you. One main thing is he suggested using gel coat, but I remember you saying Epoxy primer is the way to go. I'm using acrylic lacquer paint. How do you feel about gel coat?
  10. flyeri
    04-16-2018 07:38 AM
    Thanks for all your advice on the forum. I've learned a lot from your responses to others. I would like to come down to Charlotte and let you look at my car. I have a couple of things I just need some professional and honest guidance. I'm in Kernersville and come come most any time that is convenient for you. Could you send me the name of your business and an address? Thanks.
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