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4/12/10 10:17pm - Reply: 'I never make things easy, either'
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Owensboro, KY - USA

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1977 Coupe; yellow, 4 speed, one option car with original engine

Joined: 9/9/2007
Posts: 138
I have seen your car and it is great as is, but if you like the 80-82 nose and tail bolt 'em on; you can remove them later if you like. It's your car to do with as you please; after all I put a SS nose on my '06 Crew Cab and I love it. 
 
 


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4/12/10 10:22pm - Reply: 'I never make things easy, either'
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Owensboro, KY - USA

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1977 Coupe; yellow, 4 speed, one option car with original engine

Joined: 9/9/2007
Posts: 138
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 I have seen your car and it is great as is, but if you like the 80-82 nose and tail bolt 'em on; you can remove them later if you like. It's your car to do with as you please; after all I put a SS nose on my '06 Crew Cab and I love it. 
 


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1977 Coupe
 
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1974 coupe
1964 roadster

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4/12/10 10:43pm - Reply: 'I never make things easy, either'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

Joined: 5/21/2008
Posts: 1956
My view is this:  Original means just that.  It is the way it came from the factory.  I chose to keep my 81 as original as I can.  No use messing with a good thing!!  I love the "shark" body style.  I could not find Billy Mitchell's shark to buy, so I got the next best thing!!  Ta-Daaaaaa the 1981 Great White Shark!!  See ya all in Holland with the shark!!
Dan


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4/13/10 5:00am - Reply: 'I never make things easy, either'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

Vette(s):
Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

Joined: 9/3/2006
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I do appreciate all of the comments - even the ones that go against the direction I'm thinking - really.  I don't like the idea of cutting fenders (even though they are not original) and I do like the idea of trying to figure out how to make any changes reversible.  A full front end (without tilt-up, Norsky) would get me that, but not sure that's where I want to go.  I've been surfing e-bay for some cheap 80 front fenders, but no luck so far.

I DID find a picture of a 74 (not a convertible) that had the 80-82 style nose added with no other modifications (no spoilers, etc).  Now I have some idea what it would look like if I went simple:

 http://www.ridelust.com/corvettes/1974-corvette/

What do you think?
 
I also spoke on the phone to the folks at ACI yesterday (along with some regional midwest restoration shops) and I have an appointment to talk to a local restoration place later this week.  Just trying to get as much info as possible.  No decisions made yet


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4/13/10 3:35pm - Reply: 'I never make things easy, either'
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Kendall Park, NJ - USA

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1981 - 59 Beige over Cinnebar leather. Edlebrock top end, 2200 stall w/shift kit, 3:55s, Mufflex maniback exhaust, nice stereo, 16 in AREs w/BFGs

Joined: 3/9/2005
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Personally - As long as its not a super rare car and your keeping it, do what makes ya happy BUT I really like the 74 as-is...  If ya ever get a jonsing for an 81, I'll trade ya!   Going against all wisdom, I went NUTS w/my 81. I have over 33k in the car.  Its your car build it to love it and enjoy!
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4/13/10 9:28pm - Reply: 'I never make things easy, either'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#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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Just put a chrome bumper on it..................Rolling On The Floor Laughing


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4/13/10 9:44pm - Reply: 'I never make things easy, either'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

Joined: 5/21/2008
Posts: 1956
And a pooper too !!!!
DanRolling On The Floor Laughing


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