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One thing leads to another (1/4)
 6/14/23 7:34pm
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Pasadena, MD - USA

72 Coupe L48 4 sp Air Tilt Leather

Joined: 6/16/2004
Posts: 299

Well it's true, I should have known this would happen. 

Started with fixin' up the seats and morphed into  a full blown project. 

Rear wiring harness shot to tailights, tailight lamp housings corroded, seat belts shot, leather seats ugly, carpet disintigrating, antenna looking bad, radio cuts in / out, body drain hoses to wheelwells falling apart, 3 doors behind the seats all cracked, side marker lights look like crap, jack compartment all rusted from leaking drain hoses...........geeez.

Once ya start ya never know how far it'll take you.  Pulled all this out over the past few weeks. Started cleaning up the pieces and ordered the parts. It'll be fun.





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Re: One thing leads to another (2/4)
 6/14/23 10:23pm
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Burke, VT - USA

SOLD - "The Toy" - '70 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - '90 ZR-1 (#682)
SOLD - "Betty" - '28 Ford Model A Tudor
Still have - "BLKBRRD" - '78 Pontiac Trans Am

Joined: 1/23/2002
Posts: 7219

'Tis a labor of love to be sure...!!!


Jim Olson 

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Where I've been in a Corvette...!!!

Re: One thing leads to another (3/4)
 6/18/23 2:35pm
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Eagleville, PA - USA

Used to own a 1979 Corvette now owned by JB79

Joined: 11/1/2001
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I have found that most "simple projects" turn in to something much bigger. That applies to not only cars, but house projects too!

Good luck with it!


-Adam Wartell
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Founder: C3 Vette Registry 
C4 Vette Registry, C6 Vette Registry

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Re: One thing leads to another (4/4)
 6/21/23 1:46pm
Sasza79Gold Member
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Rock Springs, WY - USA

1979 Corvette, Black w/Doeskin Interior. L48, 4-speed. Cooper Cobra tires on rally wheels. T-tops.

Joined: 12/14/2018
Posts: 23

I have been there with my '79's interior.   Shop around for parts.   My son helped and corrected the rats nest of wiring under dash and console; before replacing the carpeting did add two layer soundproofing.   I have a file folder full of receipts, and have never added up the cost.   You will learn a lot about C3's... enjoy!



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