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11/17/10 7:41pm - Original Message: 'Vette is Home'
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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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Went to the paint shop this morning and brought the vette home. Took it off the trailer and straight into the garage. now the fun of putting things back on the car begins. My first thought is to mount my tires on the cragar ss wheels and see if I like them. If so I guess I will order 2 more to complete the set. I told the painter to plan on coming to the house to do a better job of detailing and buffing the new paint. He was a little weak on his performance in that area. The paint is great but he missed some spots on the finished detail! I will get some pics this weekend of the finished color. I plan on putting the hood back on just to get a few pics. Looks rough with the old wheels and no hood.
Oh yea, I think the wife is a little jealous of how much attention I am giving to the new younger "babe" in the family!!
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11/17/10 8:24pm - Reply: 'Vette is Home'
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Sebago Lake, ME - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 4spd (M21) Red Leather. -1978 Pace Car L82 4spd (M21) 20k miles.

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Thumbs Up We'll be looking forward to the the pics.

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11/17/10 9:45pm - Reply: 'Vette is Home'
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York, PA - USA

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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top

Joined: 5/18/2010
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I may have to venture down there to take a look!  I still can't believe that it is almost done! You going to be around this weekend?
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11/18/10 9:24am - Reply: 'Vette is Home'
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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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Isn't it great when progress is made on a special project? Hope everything turns out like you want. Keep us posted!
 
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11/18/10 2:14pm - Reply: 'Vette is Home'
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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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Make a list of all of the spots you see on the car that need the painter's attention as you see them. If ya don't, you'll forget to tell him where they are...btdt...Disapprove
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11/18/10 5:45pm - Reply: 'Vette is Home'
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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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[QUOTE=Adams' Apple]Make a list of all of the spots you see on the car that need the painter's attention as you see them. If ya don't, you'll forget to tell him where they are...btdt...Disapprove
Gotta see some pics!
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11/18/10 6:08pm - Reply: 'Vette is Home'
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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

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Umm Rod,.....Dean does have a point.....loose the red marker. Take some photos each side, front back, doors hood what ever then mark up the photos. Count how many spots and confirm that count to the photos. As he completes each one check them off the list. (that would be a punch list..)

Sorry about the wife thing.....not sure if we can help you with that.....just remember what happened to the last couple that owned the carShockedOuchAngry
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11/18/10 8:37pm - Reply: 'Vette is Home'
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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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Whats wrong with the marker method! It worked good the first time. Cant wait to help you guys mark your spots!!
As for the wife thing I really didnt think about the previous owners when I told her that.
We put the hood and top deck on today. Supposed to have the painter coming back on Monday to redo the detail work. I want to start putting some chrome back onit but dont want to do that before he completes his job.


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11/18/10 9:31pm - Reply: 'Vette is Home'
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North Charleston, SC - USA

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1975 L48 AT AC T-top

Joined: 3/20/2004
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Definitely want to see pictures. I love to see a new paint job!
 
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11/18/10 9:46pm - Reply: 'Vette is Home'
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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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Rod, is the a base/clear paint system? If so, the clear coat is very forgiving and your painter should be able to work out any trouble spots...

Now lets see some pics!!
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11/18/10 10:55pm - Reply: 'Vette is Home'
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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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Yea, Its base coat clear coat. PPg's best. I dont plan on doing anything to it for a few weeks. Going to contact the Zaino group tomorrow and see what I can use of their products on new paint. Maybe nothing but i am hoping they have something. he car will sit inside now for the winter. I'll get pics up sometime this weekend. Hope to put the new wheels on one side and the factory wheels on the other side then decide which I like. I'll post both sides.
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11/19/10 9:30am - Reply: 'Vette is Home'
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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

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Rod for sure talk to Sal and tell him you are from our group! Remind him of the BBQ. Sal started as a custom Corvette Shop and specialized in custom painting, the reason he ended up in the polish buisness is no one made any type of polish or wax to protect from UV fadeing the clear coats.
He's a great guy when you call wait till about 10am he most likley will be the one that picks up the phone.
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