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1/4/15 10:03pm - Original Message: 'Finally making a little progress'
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69 Conv #'s Match 427, TKO-600, 3.36HD-Posi, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Lthr, Comp Mag 270 & Pro Rlr Rockers, Edel Air-Gap RPM, BG SD 750 MS, MSD 6AL+Tach Dist+ Blaster SS+Wires, Hly Bl Fuel Pump, K&N, Jet-Hot Hkr Side-Pipes,Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans

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Since I last made any real progress on the car I built an addition on my house, remodeled most of the original part of it. The reno included rewiring, re-plumbing, upgrading insulation, all new windows and doors, re-designed and re-ducted the HVAC.

I started a side business that has taken off.  I still have my day job that is a never ending consumer of time and energy.  My oldest started college, my wife went back to college a few years and just finished (and re-entered job market with new career).  My middle daughter is now a junior in HS and my youngest moved to private school and skipped a grade.

I am finally at the point that I have more money than time and I am paying someome to get the body work done.  My brother-in-law that was helping me disappeared into the bottom of a prescription bottle 2 years ago and is soon to no longer be a brother-in-law.

anyway..  as a cost saving measure I said I would strip the paint.  That is the last step before dropping it off.

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1/4/15 10:55pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

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Great photo trail. Thanks for sharing. I restore vicariously thru others work. You & Cinor are my restoration heros. BTW....Great man-cave to work in!

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1/4/15 11:19pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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1/5/15 9:46am - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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that's awesome that your back at it, I have followed quite a bit of your restore, guess I'm gonna have to set up some kind of photo bucket because I can never load pictures on this site that's why there is none on my restore thread.

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1/6/15 3:36am - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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If you know how to setup a basic web page or have a publishing tool you could post them to my domain easily.


expression web 4 is pretty easy to use and can publish for you automatically.



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1/5/15 7:03pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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Just thinking about all that work on the house and car makes my head spin. Great pictures, Thanks for the update.

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1/6/15 2:32am - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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another update

http://www.vetteprojects.com/bmv/frameoff/2015/jan/2/jan2.html

I also added some construction overview photos to the following page

http://www.vetteprojects.com/bmv/frameoff/2015/2015.html



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1/6/15 1:42pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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You tryin to bury that Ford, Ben?  LOL LOL LOL

Car is coming along nicely. Any plans on finishing it this year, or is there just too much other stuff to do? I know you've been working on that thing on/off for years. I'm almost as excited about you finishing it as YOU are! Thumbs Up Clap

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1/6/15 11:16pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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Adams' Apple said: You tryin to bury that Ford, Ben?  LOL LOL LOL

Car is coming along nicely. Any plans on finishing it this year, or is there just too much other stuff to do? I know you've been working on that thing on/off for years. I'm almost as excited about you finishing it as YOU are! Thumbs Up Clap
 
best part. the neighbors yard i got it stuck in...  I hadnt met him.  the neighbors on either side got permission to dig a french drain across the back on his property and i was doing them a favor for a couple of minutes. it took me five minutes to get in that hole and 2.5 hours to get out.  it was the wettest summer anyone around here can remember and i never did get a chance to get the trenching done.


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1/11/15 9:01pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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here is another update

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1/15/15 1:57pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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I'm sorry I'm coming in late in the conversation. But are you using paint remover? I can see your doing a great job.

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He is, but....I can't remember her name.....LOL
She seems to be doing most of the work, Ben.....while you hold the camera. I think she needs a raise. Thumbs Up

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1/16/15 1:59am - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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68 Silver Toy said: I'm sorry I'm coming in late in the conversation. But are you using paint remover? I can see your doing a great job.




Yeah I am using aircraft paint remover


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1/16/15 2:43am - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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Adams' Apple said: He is, but....I can't remember her name.....LOL
She seems to be doing most of the work, Ben.....while you hold the camera. I think she needs a raise. Thumbs Up


She is doing this for room and board (and $6/hr)  :-)

here is another update where she didn't help me.

http://www.vetteprojects.com/bmv/frameoff/2015/jan/4/jan4.html



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1/16/15 11:38am - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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looks like something out of the sea   keep going    dwa175

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1/16/15 2:13pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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For the newer members that don't really know about Ben's car, and the journey he's been on with it, take the time and check out the The rest of the story HERE. Click on the "Initial Purchase" button, and go from there. Big smile
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1/19/15 1:17am - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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another update and a few questions.

http://www.vetteprojects.com/bmv/frameoff/2015/jan/5/jan5.html

what color is the inside of the decklid supposed to be painted?  What about the flaps in the Astro-vents? The inside of the hood? 



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 Iirc, the underside of the hood, and top compartment were painted body color, then they had a blackout procedure, leaving just the edges of the hood and compartment with some body color.The flaps on the vents should be a semi-gloss(satin) black....

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1/20/15 12:56pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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Adams' Apple said:  Iirc, the underside of the hood, and top compartment were painted body color, then they had a blackout procedure, leaving just the edges of the hood and compartment with some body color.The flaps on the vents should be a semi-gloss(satin) black....

which would have been correct in 69?

anyone?




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 The undersides of both pieces were painted body color. The HOOD got a blackout treatment, but it was sloppy, so body color still shows in areas...like this one...
Since it was getting a blackout paint, the center area of the hood dint have a lot of body color sprayed on to it, but the edges were full color. They would then use a "mask" to spray the black. The mask pretty much amounted to a piece of cardboard held up along the outside edge of the hood....it was not taped off.


The underside of the deck lid is body color, but I have seen them with blackout paint, too....it might have to do with what color the body is as to whether or not it was blacked out. I can't say for sure. I am sure about the hood, tho.
Maybe someone here has an NCRS Judging Guide that can look and see about the deck lid paint.

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