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10/14/14 3:44pm - Original Message: 'Let the restoration begin'
cinor Lifetime Member
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1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1

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It has officially started, for those of you I met at the 2014 gathering in Appleton you will know that it is the restoration of my 75.  Not ready to separate body and frame yet but have been playing around stripping paint.  Well wouldn't you know it the car has 3 paint jobs so lets see that's uh..... like 7 layers or so to come off. oh yay for me.

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10/14/14 4:09pm - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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ok so I've tried a hundred times to post a picture of the stripping and sanding and the many layers of paint jobs that I have to go through, but its just not working for me I don't understand why its so hard to do.  I see a few others on here seem to have the same problem




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10/14/14 5:12pm - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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1973 coupe. LS4, M-21, DARK SADDLE LEATHER, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, POWER WINDOWS, A/C, AM/FM STEREO, YELLOW ( 952 ).

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I opened a Photo Bucket account. It's free, and, it will allow you to add photos as you go. Seems to work great. Good luck with your project.

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10/14/14 9:23pm - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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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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Enjoy the ride of a restoration. Its up day and down the next. I found the toughest part of the job was what to replace and once you replace one part what about the part beside it. Till its all said and done you seem to replace way more then you originally thought you would. But its a very nice thing when its done and your cruising down the road again in your restored vette. Best of luck in your restoration.
Rodney

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10/14/14 10:05pm - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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1973 coupe. LS4, M-21, DARK SADDLE LEATHER, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, POWER WINDOWS, A/C, AM/FM STEREO, YELLOW ( 952 ).

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Rod,


What size are the TA's you're running?



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10/15/14 6:18am - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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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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 Cindy's paint strip pic

Here's the only pic you have loaded in your PFF, Cindy. Thumbs Up




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10/15/14 8:38am - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1

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yep only did the one picture and was trying to upload it without success I might add.  don't know what I'm doing wrong, kinda makes you wonder doesn't it, I'm going to dismantle a complete car and put it back together yet I can't figure out how to post a couple of pictures. Go figure my computer won't even let me put in a smiley face keeps giving me an error. just par for the course as they say

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10/15/14 12:54pm - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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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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Cinor said: yep only did the one picture and was trying to upload it without success I might add.  don't know what I'm doing wrong, kinda makes you wonder doesn't it, I'm going to dismantle a complete car and put it back together yet I can't figure out how to post a couple of pictures. Go figure my computer won't even let me put in a smiley face keeps giving me an error. just par for the course as they say


Cindy, have a look at THIS THREAD ...it might have some help for you on inserting pics, and smilies too. If not,Post a new question in the Official C3 Vette Registry Support/Issues/Comments  forum, and Adam will look into what might be causing the issue for you. Are you using a phone/I-pad/Android type machine, or PC/laptop? Folks have been having problems using phones/tablets to load pics....Thumbs Up


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10/15/14 4:29pm - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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Eagan, MN - USA

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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

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I heard it gets so cold in Canada that if left outside for the winter, the paint will crack and fall off on it's own! 

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10/16/14 1:29pm - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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Woodland, WA - USA

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1977 T-Top,350,Auto Black Ruby Pearl,Steeroids R&P conversion

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I can tell you that if you are using IE explorer the emotion icons will not work I have been unable to use them not sure why it gives error unable to insert object in current location

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11/18/14 9:08am - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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rraider1 said: I can tell you that if you are using IE explorer the emotion icons will not work I have been unable to use them not sure why it gives error unable to insert object in current location


that's exactly what happens to me when I try to insert smiley's


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12/13/14 9:08am - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1

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So I am about 2 body mounts from separation and am in the process of building my car dollie.  The pattern is the one for C3's based on a 69.  So I compared the stats on length width etc and so far the only diff is the 75 is 3" longer so I added that to the nose end of the dollie.  My question is, how do you know if the other dimensions will work for the mounts that you want to connect to the dollie?  There is no way to measure them maybe some of you don't bother with this and just set it on the 4x4's give me some thoughts I will hopefully finish the dollie today.  Pretty sure I didn't see anything that would help me in the assembly manual

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12/30/14 9:29pm - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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body mounts are out, windshield is out, birdcage has some small holes but looks repairable (whew)and now we are ready for liftoff.  Only used a couple dozen bandaids so far.


(Adam Wartell added the pic below. I think this is the one you were trying to add:)




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12/30/14 11:04pm - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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thanks Adam,  I even resized picture before I uploaded to see if it would work but for some reason I just can't get them to load always get an error saying can't load

On the up side I've been working away and am now ready to lift out transmission as soon as I can find a spot to put it, my shop is pretty tiny have to sweet talk Dwight into corner of his



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12/31/14 6:28pm - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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1981 Corvette Two-Tone Claret color, 4 spd, C7 Vert

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Wow, you go girl!

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1/1/15 3:17pm - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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thanks Johnu

now have transmission out and bell housing off.  Had good look at clutch and yes it needs work but I expected that so far everything is matching numbers and it has been 40 years after all.




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1/21/15 9:11pm - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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ok so I am going to give this picture thing another whirl so you can see where I am at.













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1/20/15 11:29am - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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You might try using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer.  I have no problem posting links and photos with it, and it is a better internet browser.

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1/20/15 1:40pm - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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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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Oooooh!!!! Yor car is NEKK-ID!!!! Embarrassed

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You're gunna have sooooo much fun putting the suspension back together with no body/engine/trans on the frame.....NOT! While it certainly makes getting to everything much easier, when it comes time to re-install the springs, front and rear....that's where the fun will begin! LOL

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1/20/15 7:59pm - Reply: 'Re: Let the restoration begin'
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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

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