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4/19/11 3:16pm - Original Message: 'It's Blue'
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Lodi, WI - USA

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1972 Targa Blue, T-Top, Saddle leather, 350 auto,numbers match, all original except '69 factory side exhaust. Previously owned: 1969 427, 390hp, 4sp, Riverside Gold coupe, factory side exhaust

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It's been a long time coming, but we're finally getting some color.
 
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4/19/11 3:18pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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Newport, MI - USA

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1980 L-48 still in the middle of a frame-off.

Joined: 6/9/2005
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Linky not working.

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4/19/11 4:54pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

Joined: 1/23/2002
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It worked fine for me just now.

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4/19/11 5:05pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

Joined: 4/27/2008
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Doesn't work for me and I REALLY want to see it!!!!!
 
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4/19/11 5:47pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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Red Lion, PA - USA

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1974 White 350 Corvette, TH400 Automatic 1972 Tangerine /Go Mango Convertible 383 Stroker, 2004r Automatic

Joined: 10/27/2006
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didnt work for me



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4/19/11 6:10pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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Lodi, WI - USA

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1972 Targa Blue, T-Top, Saddle leather, 350 auto,numbers match, all original except '69 factory side exhaust. Previously owned: 1969 427, 390hp, 4sp, Riverside Gold coupe, factory side exhaust

Joined: 9/25/2007
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Sorry guys.  Don't know what I did wrong.Ermm  My computer guy can't help me till morning.Unhappy
 
The suspense builds.Smile
 
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4/19/11 6:18pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

Joined: 8/27/2007
Posts: 2484
It worked OK for me.
Glad to see its coming along nicely! Thumbs Up
When do you think you'll have 'er back?
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4/19/11 9:43pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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Wichita, KS - USA

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2005 Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe ----------- Sold 1974 T-top, 4 spd to BillKS

Joined: 11/10/2003
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Sorry, but it didn't work for me, either, and I'm a big BLUE lover.  Wink LOL 
 
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4/19/11 9:51pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

Joined: 5/18/2004
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Looking good Dean!! love that Targa Blue paint!!!!  Thumbs Up

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4/19/11 10:09pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#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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The linky thingy didn't werk for me either...I fixed it tho.

Dean...did you know beforehand that they were gonna squirt it the RONG color, or did they sneak that in on ya??


Look gud, anyway!
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4/19/11 10:24pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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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!!

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Link worked for me!!  Maybe cause sombody "fixed" it.
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4/19/11 11:43pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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Lodi, WI - USA

Vette(s):
1972 Targa Blue, T-Top, Saddle leather, 350 auto,numbers match, all original except '69 factory side exhaust. Previously owned: 1969 427, 390hp, 4sp, Riverside Gold coupe, factory side exhaust

Joined: 9/25/2007
Posts: 326
Joel,   You saved me again!!  Thank youWink  I'll buy ya one at the gathering.
 
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4/20/11 8:18am - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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Eagan, MN - USA

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Gone, but not forgotten: 1974 Coupe Red, matching numbers, Black Interior, L-48 w/ 4 speed; Current: 1994 Admiral Blue LT-1 coupe, Black Interior Automatic

Joined: 6/18/2007
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Well.....I guess blue is OK.  Big smile  Looks good, Dean

 
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4/20/11 9:41am - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

Joined: 4/27/2008
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Man, it's REALLY looking good, Dean! Things look like they're starting to come together (even though they're apart  Big smile ). I pick up mine tomorrow. Could have picked it up monday, But weather is crappy. Only good day this week looks like Thursday. Can't wait to finally get it home! Looks BETTER than brand new!
 
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4/20/11 10:21am - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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greer, SC - USA

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C(6-5+2)VR - 1964 convertible 327/365 & 2003 convertible - 50th Anniversary Edition & 2010 3LT Coupe

Joined: 10/15/2007
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Looks great. congrats !

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4/20/11 4:52pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

Vette(s):
SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

Joined: 1/23/2002
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When looking to buy back in the spring of 2000 it literally came down to a coin toss between "The Toy" and one that was blue.  I would have been happy with either one - and have been...!!!
 
Been there in the project when "BIGBRRD" was getting squirted.  Seemed like the end was near at that point but it was really only at the halfway point - maybe.  The puttin' it back together phase was painfully slow but more than worth it in the end.
 
Sure is lookin' good - even tho' it is the "wrong" color...!!!   Wink   LOL   Thumbs Up


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4/20/11 5:53pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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BINGHAMTON, NY - USA

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Looks good to me,Blue is my favorite color

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4/20/11 8:00pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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Lodi, WI - USA

Vette(s):
1972 Targa Blue, T-Top, Saddle leather, 350 auto,numbers match, all original except '69 factory side exhaust. Previously owned: 1969 427, 390hp, 4sp, Riverside Gold coupe, factory side exhaust

Joined: 9/25/2007
Posts: 326
Hey guys, Thanks for the positive comments.  Gordy is going to shoot the clear on the body either today or tomorrow then blast and paint the wheels.  Then the fun begins, putting it back together.
He says in about two weeks it should be ready to go.Thumbs Up  I feel like a little kid at Christmas.Big smile 
 
I'm planning on driving it to the Gathering in May.
 
Barry,  Glad to hear yours is done.Clap  I'm sure it looks great!!Thumbs Up
We had snow here in Wisconsin yesterday, so I guess it is just as well that it is still in the shop.
 
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4/23/11 12:43pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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Long Valley, NJ - USA

Vette(s):
1972 454 Coupe, 4 speed, Targa Blue with blue interior, luggage rack

Joined: 3/21/2007
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Wow, is that what mine is supposed to look like?  Looks great , however I am partial because I have a Targa Blue 72 coupe (454 4 speed)   However it was painted by a previous owner who obviously didn't know what masking tape was!  The trim tag and wire harnesses in the door jambs are all Targa Blue! It needs some minor body repairs and new paint but for now I'm fixing all the mechanicals.  Can anyone provide some estimates on what a good (not necessarily show quality) paint job runs?  Dont know if I'll have it on the road in time for your gathering this spring Disapprove.  Maybe in time for Carlisle!

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4/23/11 3:24pm - Reply: 'It's Blue'
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Lodi, WI - USA

Vette(s):
1972 Targa Blue, T-Top, Saddle leather, 350 auto,numbers match, all original except '69 factory side exhaust. Previously owned: 1969 427, 390hp, 4sp, Riverside Gold coupe, factory side exhaust

Joined: 9/25/2007
Posts: 326
Hi Mario---Thank you for the reply.  An estimate on a good quality paint job depends on many things.  How far do you want to go with it?  How much of the prep can you do yourself?
 
If you need some minor body work,  your fender seams prolly need repairing.  Sooo, you strip it down to bare fiberglass, and expose the bonding seams and glass them in.  That takes a lot of time.
 
In my case all fender seams had to be fixed as well as the seam across the back above the tail lights.  We also had to rerivit and rebond the header bar between the head light buckets and the hood.  Because of fender damage and a cheap job of repairing in the first year of this cars life, we decided to replace the left front fender.
 
If you go with a two stage (base coat clear coat) paint and have a quality shop that has someone who is experienced with Corvettes,  you can be North of 10K verry quickly.  As I said earlier, anything you can do yourself can reduce that.
 
Barry (Jaws79) and rod7515 have just painted their cars and may have more insight.
 
A 72 BB 4speed Targa Blue Coupe sounds OUTSTANDING to me!Thumbs Up  Good luck with your decision!
 
Dean
 
 


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