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1/13/13 4:47pm - Original Message: 'Rivet's on my Corvette...'
Ed's71Corvette
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Vette(s):
1971 Corvette Stingray - 350 cu - Automatic 3 speed.

Joined: 9/1/2012
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Hello,
My 71 Corvette has a decent paint job on it that was done about 6 years ago, But I noticed Rivet shapes around the hood at the front nose area... When I was purchasing it the seller said that seeing the shapes of the rivets are a common theme in corvettes and that's how it goes etc... Is it just because the paint job is sub standard and not properly sanded and primed? What's your suggestions? Thanks!


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1/13/13 5:36pm - Reply: 'Re: Rivet's on my Corvette...'
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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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You already have a thread going on this...Big smile

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1/13/13 10:12pm - Reply: 'Re: Rivet's on my Corvette...'
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Poquoson, VA - USA

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73 Conv, Blue-Green/White Top - 454, M21 - Dark Saddle Leather, Power Windows, A/C, Tilt/Tele, AM/FM St. (orig. and sounds like it too).#2 -- 2007 Coupe,3 LT package, Z51 option, Victory Red, Ebony Int. Clear Top.

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As long as this doesn't happen... won't take much i guess to make them "POP"

No not mine ! This one is red... like in "blood red"
Really was accidental... who would have figured. And that may qualify as a 5 MPH bumper but not a 5 MPH fender.


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1/14/13 9:37pm - Reply: 'Re: Rivet's on my Corvette...'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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I have one rivet that will need to be drilled out on my 82 and the hole repaired when I get ready to repaint it.  So it does happen on 78-82 just maybe not as much.  I will drill it out use naval jelley to stop the rust and they fill and glass over it.  Actually I will have that done as to purchase the stuff necessary to do the job correctly will cost about 1/2 of what they want to fix it when they are preparing it for painting.


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