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1/4/19 1:14pm - Original Message: 'Instagram 68_Corvette Update'
NDBoyd
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Vette(s):
1968 L89 Coupe Silver, 2007 silver convertible

Joined: 11/26/2018
Posts: 3
New to the forum and wanted to let you know that my updating process for my 68 is being documented if you want to follow.

This is what I'm starting with:
68 Corvette, Silverstone Silver, 35,000+ miles/Black Leather Interior / Aluminum Cylinder Head Equipped (L89) / 4 Speed Close Ratio Transmission / AM/FM radio / tinted glass / head restraints / special-purpose suspension / 435 hp turbo-jet V8 / telescopic steering wheel / I am the original owner.

Here's where I'm going:
Ridetech coil over system / Wilwood Brakes / ZZ427 Crate Motor / Fuel Injection / keeping the Rock Crusher / Wheels & Tires / etc.

Yep, modifying numbers matching car. I want reliable, user friendly toy.

Instagram:   68_corvette


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1/4/19 2:34pm - Reply: 'Re: Instagram 68_Corvette Update'
73shark
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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Sounds like an interesting project. I checked out the RideTech website and I was wondering how you determine which spring to get with the shocks. Also wouldn't you have to beef up the rear upper shock mounts for it to be able to support the weight of the vehicle?

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1/4/19 7:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Instagram 68_Corvette Update'
NDBoyd
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1968 L89 Coupe Silver, 2007 silver convertible

Joined: 11/26/2018
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Tech guy that I talked to at RideTech was very knowledgeable and had a good handle on which way to go with springs to meet my particular goals.  The coil over system for the rear requires an entirely new rear crossmember which provides the rear upper shock mounts.


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