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8/27/12 6:26pm - Reply: 'Re: Moving right along...sorta'
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1974 coupe. 350 CID with Turbo 400 trans. Decal says 8.5:1 compression. Needs paint and AC replaced but don't plan on full restoration. Car runs strong. No big problems so far. 67,000 miles on Odometer, probably rolled over

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Barry
I don't think I could rush it if I wanted to. I'm too old and slow. LOL

I have a new video up. I was cruising around some corvette forums and seen a few people looking for info on removing the chrome (Stainless steel) trim on their T-Tops. I am not sure what years have the trim but I know the 74 does.
So I did a video on removing the trim. It is also a reference video for me so I will remember how to put it back together.
The video cuts off about 45 seconds of the end. My memory chip was full. But that last 45 seconds did not add anything.
I think I'll get a better paint job if I remove the trim plus I'll be able to buff the scratches out. The weather stripping was in pretty bad shape anyway and I was going to replace it. I would like to use the original Stainless though.

This one is Kind of long, about 16 minutes but it shows the start to finish





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It has been over a year since I started. I had to quit the project so the car just sat in the garage. I was able to get started again in May 2012. As of July 27 2012 I have done the fiberglass repairs and applied Slick Sand High Build Primer.




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8/27/12 8:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Moving right along...sorta'
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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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Good job, Bill! Makes me glad mine has GLASS T-tops!  Big smile 
 
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8/28/12 8:09am - Reply: 'Re: Moving right along...sorta'
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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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Cool video. Been there and done that. Wish I had replaced the moldings before everything went back together. Embarrassed

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8/28/12 10:42am - Reply: 'Re: Moving right along...sorta'
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Vette(s):
1974 coupe. 350 CID with Turbo 400 trans. Decal says 8.5:1 compression. Needs paint and AC replaced but don't plan on full restoration. Car runs strong. No big problems so far. 67,000 miles on Odometer, probably rolled over

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That's a great looking and sounding Corvette Luke. I hope my paint looks that good when I finish. I am still planning on painting it myself. If I screw it up the first time it will be good practice and I will just sand it down and do it again.

Thank you for your service.


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It has been over a year since I started. I had to quit the project so the car just sat in the garage. I was able to get started again in May 2012. As of July 27 2012 I have done the fiberglass repairs and applied Slick Sand High Build Primer.




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