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1/20/11 11:57pm - Original Message: 'Rear panel 70 - 72'
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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

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As I am still considering side pipes I was wondering how many of the members here with side pipes that werent factory setups have changed the rear valance panel or have you left the original panel for rear exhaust on the car. If I go with side pipes I dont think I would go to the expense of changing the rear panel. what are your thoughts?
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1/21/11 10:40am - Reply: 'Rear panel 70 - 72'
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Leavenworth, KS - USA

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MM Red 1971 T-top,LS5,4-speed, black leather C5 seats, Hooker sidepipes. Previous: 64 Coupe, 65 Roadster L76 / N14

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I kept the panel with cut-outs and inserted KC backup lights there that I wired into the back-up light harness.  Changed the stop/tail lights to four across so this way I still have BU lights.  Doesn't look bad at all.

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1/21/11 12:21pm - Reply: 'Rear panel 70 - 72'
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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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There is a replacement rear filler panel that is for a side exhaust conversion.  It fills in the space for the exhaust.  It is a simple bolt in.  It cost just over $200.00.

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1/21/11 10:14pm - Reply: 'Rear panel 70 - 72'
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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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I installed and painted the rear filler panel.  It just completes the installation and gives the rear end a cleaner look.Thumbs Up  As Larry suggested, it's not that expensive but you would have to paint it.
 
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1/22/11 8:53pm - Reply: 'Rear panel 70 - 72'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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

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I know this is off topic, but how is the paint coming, Dean?  
 
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1/23/11 2:55pm - Reply: 'Rear panel 70 - 72'
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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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Hey Barry.....Thanks for asking.
 
At the risk of getting my knuckles rapped with a ruler, Gordy is finishing up repairing the seams and the new fender is on.  He is going to the NCRS Regional meet in FL next week but when he gets back he should be ready to lay down some color.Smile  I'll try and post a few more fotos.  I enjoy following your project.Thumbs Up
 
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1/23/11 7:36pm - Reply: 'Rear panel 70 - 72'
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Cool!
 
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