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5/16/12 8:54pm - Original Message: 'It's RED!'
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Mounds View, MN - USA

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70 LT1 coupe, 69 350 HP coupe, 69 390HP 427 coupe, 71 LS5 convert, 85 coupe, 93 coupe

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I primed my '70 LT1 over a year ago, and have very slowly done the necessary bodywork.  For the last few months, I would spend a half hour every few days.  But it was finally ready.  This morning my son-in-law Jason, and old friend Pete showed.  They are both very skilled body men and painters.  I was able to help (that means sit on a stool and watch) as they arranged everything and prepped the surfaces.  By early afternoon, everything was painted.  They moved everything into one stall so my wife can park her Corvette inside, cleaned everything up, and left one very grateful person.  I was able to watch the beginning of the first coat, and the end of the last.

Since I go in the hospital for my new heart pump on Monday, it will have plenty of time to dry before buffing and assembly.  My pictures turned out terrible because of the fog of paint in the air, but here is one after the air cleared.


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5/16/12 9:00pm - Reply: 'Re: It's RED!'
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Pittsburgh, PA - USA

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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

Joined: 12/4/2002
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Looks awsome!!!!


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5/16/12 9:52pm - Reply: 'Re: It's RED!'
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macedon, NY - USA

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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

Joined: 7/20/2006
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Larry,
You  must be excited! I  know  the feeling  to finally  get  something other than primer on the vette!
Looks great, cant  wait  to  see  some more pics  of it !
I also did mine in my garage,  but you are a much nicer person than me, I hogged up  my  wifes side for a long time !

Good luck on  your heart surgery,  will keep you  in prayer!
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5/16/12 10:18pm - Reply: 'Re: It's RED!'
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Dorr, MI - USA

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71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe Torch Red with black interior originally L48 built to push around 360hp

Joined: 8/21/2002
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Very nice Larry. Great choice of color. I'm glad to see some exciting stuff goin on before your surgery. Your in my prayers T

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5/16/12 10:38pm - Reply: 'Re: It's RED!'
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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

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Kewl deal, Larry!!! Great to see ya back on the forum, too, and good luck with the new plumbing....we'll  keep ya in our thoughts...and hope you get a good surgeon, and have a quick recovery!


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5/16/12 10:47pm - Reply: 'Re: It's RED!'
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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.

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Ya gotta love fresh paint on a C3!!!!

Nice Larry!! Thumbs Up


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5/16/12 11:42pm - Reply: 'Re: It's RED!'
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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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Larry,
Car looks great and red is a nice color! Good luck with your surgery. Cant wait for your first post once your recovered and back on your feet.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
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5/17/12 9:14am - Reply: 'Re: It's RED!'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

Joined: 6/3/2008
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Super Larry, and once again your kids came thru for you! Thumbs Up
 
Looks like they had some proper upbringing...good job!
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5/17/12 11:24am - Reply: 'Re: It's RED!'
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Larry, very nice! Keep thinking nothing but good thoughts. All the best to you on your new upgradeHeart. Prayers are being said for your recovery. Take care, LarryThumbs Up 

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