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Offline Sting 69

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« on: April 28, 2008, 03:05:55 PM »
Hey Corvette lovers. I have bought this vette in the states and I would like to resto the chassis. Is there much involved in removing the body. Is there any little things that i should be aware of. The car is still in transit at the moment.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008, 05:15:02 PM »
It's not for the correct year model but you could have a read of this thread on another forum CLICK ME  It's a fairly long thread but worth a read.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008, 05:24:55 PM »
Sting 69,

You have U2U
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2008, 05:37:12 PM »
Found this CLICK ME and this CLICK ME TOO
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008, 06:58:32 PM »
And This one.
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Offline Sting 69

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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008, 11:59:16 PM »
Thanks Guys for the info. Some great reading aswell as pics. There is something about a vette with its lights up
very sexy!

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2008, 12:34:26 AM »
Quote
Originally posted by Sting 69
There is something about a vette with its lights up very sexy!


Yep ... just as long as they go down again. ;-)
It's C3 chromie for me, see? Si!

Offline Sting 69

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2008, 09:00:58 AM »
Ha Ha ! I like it;56

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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2008, 03:21:05 PM »
Please take note;mmm
If you remove a body off a chassis rail be very very carefull as body damage may occur.;30
If you are also replacing the body mounts be very very careful here as well as the body panel alignment will also alter.:grr
Most body mounting bolts are usually seized (mainly the back two bolts)
The rear body mount cups are also usually rusted out
Check the sills before you start to see if they are rusted
The front two body mount brackets on the chassis rail require re-welding as the factory did a very poor job welding them on.;42

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2008, 04:02:28 PM »
Thanks Chromie. I guess looking at the pictures underneath with those
oil leaks it may have hindered any rust issues. The car came from Northeren California and is  a dry area. The same owner for 30 years. I guess I 'll have to wait until it arrives.;46