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!!
Link worked for me!! Maybe cause sombody "fixed" it.
Vette(s): 1979 Corvette Coupe
Corvette Light Blue
Midnight Blue interior
Mirrored Glass T-tops
Man, it's REALLY looking good, Dean! Things look like they're starting to come together (even though they're apart ). 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!
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
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...!!!
____________________________________ Jim Olson "The Toys"...!!! Save the Wave!
Vette(s): 1972 454 Coupe, 4 speed, Targa Blue with blue interior, luggage rack
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 . Maybe in time for Carlisle!
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
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! Good luck with your decision!
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