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5/18/08 11:50pm - Original Message: 'Corvette Guys are Good Guys !!'
steves74 Lifetime Member
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Klamath Falls, OR - USA

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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles, all original; paint, interior, engine, split bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.

Joined: 2/1/2006
Posts: 1059
And Gals too.  I have been looking for a set of kick panels for my 74.  Well a fellow car guy, is sending me a set just for the cost of the postage and is even trusting me to mail him back the postage he paid.

Anyway, he (joechamp) wrote:
 "us Corvette guys got to help each other out..."

I really appreciated what he had done, and got me to thinking...Shocked

Has anybody else had any similar experience and wanted to share it with the rest of us?  Thanks






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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles,
all original; paint, interior, engine,
split  bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.
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5/19/08 8:59am - Reply: 'Corvette Guys are Good Guys !!'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

Vette(s):
White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

Joined: 8/27/2007
Posts: 2484
Yes! Definitely!
 
When I got mine it had been sitting in a barn for a few years. Right above where it was parked was a beam where a group of pidgeons stood and pooped all day and apparently all night long. So, there was a bad stain on the tops & just in front of the rear window. (White Paint Shows EVERYTHING!)
 
I brought it to an acquaintance who had a few Vettes and also painted them. (He had a waiting list).
I was prepared to have to get it repainted but he buffed it out to the point where I can't tell where that stain was.
 
That guy saved me some big $$$ right off the bat. He joked with me saying that if I'd brought him a MUSTANG it would have needed a repaint.Wink


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5/19/08 10:54am - Reply: 'Corvette Guys are Good Guys !!'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

Vette(s):
1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

Joined: 11/20/2005
Posts: 3618
    I've had many dealings with members of this forum and have met some caring people in the process. I know we are all at our best here, but I feel closer to our members than I do to my neighbors in my small town.

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5/19/08 11:11am - Reply: 'Corvette Guys are Good Guys !!'
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Victor, NY - USA

Vette(s):
2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

Joined: 7/12/2004
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When I bought mine, it needed a new parking brake cable. A Corvette friend GAVE me one he had that he planned to sell on e-Bay. Plus some other parts he thought I could use.
 
A friend on this site gave me some extra parts he no longer needed when he swapped engines.
 
A neighbor, who used to have Corvettes, gave me a Battery Tender, old catologs and some parts.
 
Another friend gave me a subscription to Car & Driver.
 
And I have returned the favor to other Corvette owners.
 
Let's face it, most of us are GOOD PEOPLE.Clap


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5/19/08 12:19pm - Reply: 'Corvette Guys are Good Guys !!'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1976 Corvette Stingray L-48 Automatic Black

Joined: 11/17/2007
Posts: 830

The guy I got my Vette from sent me the right side A/C duct he found in his garage and a couple of reciepts. At a cruise-in a Vette guy told me how to adjust the backs of the stock seat backs up a little forward and there is the guy at GM Toys in Portland that put a door hinge spring in for $20. Corvette parts catalogs that are sent to you free are great! And all you guys are always there for the many questions. People here like Todd (767REP) has offered to help me out if I need it with future projects (interior stuff). It's a wonderful world of Vette people!Big%20smile

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5/20/08 8:35am - Reply: 'Corvette Guys are Good Guys !!'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

Joined: 11/8/2003
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A lot of the C3VR members swap/give/donate parts and stuff back and forth all the time. I have received and sent plenty of Corvette stuff to our family members...it's what we do.
A few days before the '08 Gathering, one of the members of our local club gave us the front license plate cover for the '85. He had it laying around, and figured we could use it. Good thing is, it's the same color!
There are a lot of nice folks out there...this kind of thing goes on every day. We sometimes forget to thank those who do help us. Tux likes to call it "Paying it forward"...
So, to of ya'll , GOOD JOB, and THANKS!   

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5/20/08 10:26am - Reply: 'Corvette Guys are Good Guys !!'
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Dorr, MI - USA

Vette(s):
71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe Torch Red with black interior originally L48 built to push around 360hp

Joined: 8/21/2002
Posts: 2580
It never ceases to amaze me the response I have received when I'm in need, whether it be parts, support, or just someone to talk to and laugh with. As of late our good friend StingrayJim called me about a Vette issue I've been having. And in the process I have made another good friend through our (sometimes very long) phone conversations. I have family here, some I talk to almost on a daily basis. I really don't care to do that with some of my blood relatives.Wits%20End  I do belong to a club her in Mich., and we help each other out, but its you guy's I turn to first.
 
So  thanks to Adam, thanks to C3VR. I think I'll keep commin back..........Hug


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5/20/08 10:27am - Reply: 'Corvette Guys are Good Guys !!'
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Klamath Falls, OR - USA

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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles, all original; paint, interior, engine, split bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.

Joined: 2/1/2006
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You got all that right Joel, about a lot of nice folks around here and
 thumbs upThumbs%20Up to you, for what you sent me.  Again... thank you, steve

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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles,
all original; paint, interior, engine,
split  bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.
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5/20/08 6:59pm - Reply: 'Corvette Guys are Good Guys !!'
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Fort Worth, TX - USA

Vette(s):
1969 Lemans Blue Coupe, 350/300 Automagic

Joined: 12/26/2007
Posts: 121
I haven't been in the Vette world long and I'm overwhelmed by the generosity.  In fact, Joel was one of the first Corvette guys I met when he invited my brother and I to meet him at the NCRS event in Waco and have lunch with him.  The first local car show we took ours to this spring, we met Elio, who isn't on this list, with a customized 72.  Roger needed one of the ignition shields for his and I needed an a/c condensor, dryer and hoses.  Elio had removed all that original stuff from his 72 and he gave us all of it for $100, plus a bunch of other odds and ends he said he didn't need.  I hope that I can be that generous someday, but in the meantime, I'll try to pass it on in the form of posting something useful once in a while, or if anyone local needs an extra hand removing a hood or such.  
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5/20/08 7:49pm - Reply: 'Corvette Guys are Good Guys !!'
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Irving, TX - USA

Vette(s):
#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

Joined: 8/21/2004
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Another really GREAT PERSON on here that's helped me a lot is my HERO.....VETTERBOB!Hug
 
Thanks for the fair price, fantastic packing and trusting me to send a good check.
 
YOU RULE!Thumbs%20UpStar


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5/21/08 10:47am - Reply: 'Corvette Guys are Good Guys !!'
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DUNEDIN, FL - USA

Vette(s):
1969 COUPE CORTEZ SILVER, BRIGHT BLUE INTERIOR 383 cu. in. 512 HP. Hooker headers w/ side pipes PS PS AC AM FM STEREO. 68,000.MILES C5 5oth Anniversary Coupe , auto.350hp

Joined: 10/22/2004
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Smile  thanks Micki, i like to do unto others as others have done unto me!  and I have recieved my share of help with my car. Besides  what good are parts sitting in a garage when the could be driving on the road.

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5/21/08 1:12pm - Reply: 'Corvette Guys are Good Guys !!'
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BILOXI, MS - USA

Vette(s):
1969 rag top

Joined: 12/8/2001
Posts: 542
most vetheads are "play it forward" types, when i had my antenna nut borrowed at a car show a couple of years ago - i ordered a new nut (3X) and still didn't have one that fit - someone on the forum sent me one that fit. btw my original exhaust off my 78 was donated to someone in N.C.

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5/21/08 2:21pm - Reply: 'Corvette Guys are Good Guys !!'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

Joined: 10/31/2007
Posts: 1900
ClapHats off to all who have come to my assistance. Cannot name them all. As of now I am in the process of getting a tach from a C3er in Washington state. He is going to trust me for money, send the tach, when I get it, pay postage and fees and send to him. WOW  8,000 miles, not a clue who I am, septin I am a C3er also.  The GOOD GUYS not only wear white hats, they have CROSSED FLAGS on them. Thumbs%20Up

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