Dang nab it you guys are
scaring me. Haven't quite finished the garage but once we do my car is going in for a restore. I'm thinking might have to build piece for the parts and all the notes i'll need to put it back together.
Vette(s): 1974 Corvette Stingray - Dark Red L82 - To be a 454 clone.
I've got a long way to go, but so far, taking it apart hasn't been bad (only two broken bolts). The worst part is the current process of scraping the old undercoating off of the fender wells and underbody with a combination of a mild heat gun, a putty knife, and a razor blade. This is even worse than scraping the paint off the body with a razor blade. Can't wait to get past this.
Vette(s): 1978 Silver Anniversary L82
Previously: 1965 300hp Coupe in 1967.
1967 435hp Coupe in 1968-70.
1969 350hp T-top w/ac and all power options.
Thanks for an interesting topic. All of the minor work that I've done has been enjoyable (brake pads, tune-up, suspension bushings, cruise module, new stereo and speakers). But according to my mechanic it's a toss-up between replacing the parking brake shoes and converting the AC to R134. The $$bill for each was about the same!
I was going to say rebuilding the front end (took me the longest) but so many of the others you all mentioned all rang true! (e-brake, bleeding brakes, and interior stuff especially). I've never had any problems with my wipers and my brake booster is hanging in there though. With these cars I think it's much easier to list the stuff you haven't done - if you've owned one for a long time.
1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: email@example.com, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.
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