CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion - View Profile: loup68

Support Corvetteforum!

loup68 loup68 is offline

CF Senior Member

About Me

  • About loup68
    Full Name
    Lou Palfy
    Location
    myrtle beach sc
    Your Zip Code
    29588
    Occupation
    retired maintenance
    Year & Model
    1968 coupe
    Color
    arctic white / red interior
    Mods
    ZZ 4 Was 327 L-79 350 HP with about 103,000 miles.
    Biography
    Worked in maintenance at the original MTD (modern tool and die) plant for 34 years until they closed it. We made C-3 & C-4 corvette parts. My wife helped me change the frame and engine on the car. I have owned the vette since July, 1972.
    Country of Residence
    US
    Gender
    Male

Statistics

Total Posts
Albums
Visitor Messages
Total Thanks
General Information
  • Last Activity: 03-19-2019 07:35 PM
  • Member Since: 01-22-2012

Friends

Showing Friends 1 to 10 of 27

Visitor Messages

Showing Visitor Messages 1 to 6 of 6
  1. vettebuyer6369
    10-24-2016 10:06 PM
    Hi- I'm sorry, but I have no idea. I've never heard of that. I would suggest that you start a thread in the Help section... those guys are the ones who are exposed to odd stuff like that.
  2. 09-07-2014 07:48 PM
    Hi Lou signed up to be a friend
    Thanks
    Roger
  3. vettebuyer6369
    08-10-2014 11:59 PM
    Hi Lou. That guy posts "my new car" threads in every forum with a link to a porn site almost every day lately.
  4. fberus
    04-09-2012 09:57 PM
    Lou,

    I really think we are in vehement agreement. :-) I do agree that the 68 has more unique parts than the other chrome bumper C3's but that is true to a certain extent for all model years. I have an early production 69. The early 69's have more carry-over parts from the 68 that were changed during the 69 model year. I suppose this is due to 69's long production run, the 8 week shutdown due to the strike, etc. Though parts are more plentiful for the 69 (both used and repro), the restorer has to research when all these changes took place. For example, seat belts, if I'm ever even lucky enough to find them, are going to cost me $800 to $1000 because I have a very early production 69 (#3704). These belts were subject to a recall and replaced in October 68. Then GM changed them to the '70 style seat belt in Sept or Oct of '69. The distributor/coil ignition shield box for radio equipped cars is another example of '68 carry over into early '69 that was later changed. Being '68 and early '69 owners we're lucky concerning this part because they are not impossible to find in original form and all the big box Corvette parts houses sell reproductions of this two piece configuration. The three piece version that is pictured in the '69 AIM on the other hand is almost impossible to find. I know of no one making a reproduction of this version, which was carried over into 1970.

    I guess the real point is that I was trying make (rather clumsily) is that the '68 may be a bit more difficult to restore/maintain than most of the other C3 model years but no so much so that it should be avoided. These are 40+ year old cars so no matter what year one chooses to own, he will have challenges to overcome during a Restoration. It's the dimension of our hobby that requires some passion for the craft.

    Do you have a copy of Rick Bizzoco's 1969 Stingray Guidebook? Even though it is primarily concerned with the '69, he points out many differences (and similarities) from the 68.

    BTW, that's a beautiful '68 you have. Nothing more classic than a white/red Corvette. It's my favorite color combo.

    Take care,

    -Floyd-
  5. marshal135
    04-08-2012 10:28 PM
    Lou,
    thanks for the nice reply regarding the steering wheel. It reminds me of my grandfathers cris craft boat wheel.
    Your car looks cool in white
    Is that red interior?
    Great color combo
    Marshal
  6. Vanity Bob Plates
    03-24-2012 05:25 PM
    Hi Need SC Corvette vanity plate. Any year plate with any readng/saying. Just so it was attached to a Corvette. Building a 50 plate set.
    Thanks

    Vanity Bob
    731 Oak St
    Johnstown, Pa 15902
Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.