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Forum: C5 General
02-26-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,907
Posted By sfc rick

Oops, late to the question, No paint on the...

Oops, late to the question, No paint on the upholstered dash, door panels, or other vinyl parts. I replaced all of it with torch red leather coverings at great expense and my labor. new red seats. I...
Forum: C5 General
01-06-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,907
Posted By sfc rick

Going out to the shop to work.

It's been awhile, but I'm going to start working on my C5 and get it ready for the road.

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Forum: C5 General
02-06-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By sfc rick

Todays current Interior photos.

New seats, and currently planning on taking the old black carpet out front and back and replacing them with Torch red complete sets. I just wanted to show what's possible if you want ole school...
Forum: C5 General
02-04-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,814
Posted By sfc rick

The A pillars are covered in Red Nappa leather,...

The A pillars are covered in Red Nappa leather, the trim seat belt pieces are painted in Plastic SEM Coat in Torch red as well as the overhead trim pieces with the roof liner lined in Torch Red Felt...
Forum: C5 General
02-03-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By sfc rick

I got an extra one in my shop...maybe one day...

I got an extra one in my shop...maybe one day I'll put it for sale...but not anything less than $400. My problem would be boxing it for shipping, so it'll be local pick up only. Maybe I'll make a...
Forum: C5 General
02-03-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,814
Posted By sfc rick

Well here's what happened in a short story. I...

Well here's what happened in a short story. I blew a headgasket, pulled engine out and replaced piston rings and all rod and crankshaft bearings, R&R'd clutch components. Of course while I was...
Forum: C5 General
02-01-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,814
Posted By sfc rick

Hello!

It's been a while, but I'm almost ready to step out and bring the C5 back on the highway. There have been a number of issues these past months, a few medical (nothing serious) and a couple issues...
Forum: C5 General
12-14-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By sfc rick

The insanity posted in this thread, just wait...

The insanity posted in this thread, just wait till the haters find out about this.


BTW, Love the C5!
Forum: C5 General
11-21-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 17,514
Posted By sfc rick

Yes I did install them. I noticed my OEM corner...

Yes I did install them. I noticed my OEM corner lights had a melted top where the heat from stock bulbs were extremely hot and melted the plastic housing. Was it a pain? yes it was...and WORTH IT!
...
Forum: C5 General
11-21-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,180
Posted By sfc rick

Those girls are.

Those girls are.
Forum: C5 General
11-20-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,259
Posted By sfc rick

The dash is covered in red leather by...

The dash is covered in red leather by DoubleDMods, the door panels are leather too.

:thumbs:
Forum: C5 General
11-20-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,180
Posted By sfc rick

Oh for crying out loud.......quit bitching about...

Oh for crying out loud.......quit bitching about what others have done or haven't done. This is why we can't have nice things. Just post the engine bays and let's JUST SHARE the love of the C5's.
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Forum: C5 General
11-19-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,259
Posted By sfc rick

Short video of start up.

Here it is...I still have a lot of work to do like detailing it and installing seat belts.....

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Forum: C5 General
11-19-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 17,514
Posted By sfc rick

BTW, is there any love left for the C5? It seems...

BTW, is there any love left for the C5? It seems like posting anything up for discussion on a C5 gets lots of hate lately.

My original post was simply a question on how much a custom C5 could have...
Forum: C5 General
11-17-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 17,514
Posted By sfc rick

To forum member....Patches Thank you for...

To forum member....Patches

Thank you for sending the photos of your C5 build. Stunning doesn't even come close to the upgrades I saw. Since you are an Engineer and acquainted with Bill aka "Evil...
Forum: C5 General
11-17-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,103
Posted By sfc rick

DONE! Engine fired right up!

Finally, I got to finish all the little things and added all the new fluids and turned the key. It started right up and built 60+ psi oil pressure at idle and purred like a kitten. All gages showed...
Forum: C5 General
11-17-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By sfc rick

Close to finishing the engine build.

Getting close to firing it up, hopefully by this afternoon.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.corvetteforum.com-vbulletin/960x540/80-engine_5472409f00d7e3689314ee580445d19f4821f1d3.jpg
Forum: C5 General
11-17-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 17,514
Posted By sfc rick

Gorgeous car, I used to have 93 C4 in that color....

Gorgeous car, I used to have 93 C4 in that color. Still wouldn't want it over my 98. Today I get to finish my engine install and get the beast back on the road.

The biggest problem I see with this...
Forum: C5 General
11-16-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 17,514
Posted By sfc rick

When I see a C7

I think what a great custom C5 I could have for that money they threw away on C7.
Forum: C5 General
11-15-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,415
Posted By sfc rick

Yourself doing the work with all the shop and...

Yourself doing the work with all the shop and tools needed already waiting for the build....$1000 for basic parts R&R of your old block that's in great shape with no machine work needed.
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Forum: C5 General
11-14-2016, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By sfc rick

Yes it's a delay I didn't want. I was just...

Yes it's a delay I didn't want. I was just spending the day installing the final parts before putting the heads on. But at least I can devote my time and effort into making the engine bay spotless....
Forum: C5 General
11-12-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,207
Posted By sfc rick

My sons returned.

Lucky me, my sons came by a couple weeks ago and pulled the block out of the car for me. I rebuilt it and yesterday they took time to come back and put it back in. They dropped it in bolted it back...
Forum: C5 General
11-05-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By sfc rick

Just installed new rings and bearings this...

Just installed new rings and bearings this morning. I will R&R the oil pump and timing chain tomorrow. Having a blast doing it!

...
Forum: C5 General
11-03-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By sfc rick

I bought that Vibrating bowl and filled it walnut...

I bought that Vibrating bowl and filled it walnut media to clean up my pistol brass and also use it for bolts and nuts. Much better than that slow rotating tumbler.

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Forum: C5 General
09-18-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,968
Posted By sfc rick

I dunno...but I would start with a Supercharger....

I dunno...but I would start with a Supercharger. Once you start all those "simple" mods...you still end up with the Supercharger.


Most guys who only want a little.....really end up wanting a LOT!
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