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C3 Photographs; includes engine bays & interiors.

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Postby COD » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:08 pm

Had a good look around the car and it would appear that it has had an el'cheapo respray, probably before it was imported. There is over spray everywhere. So today I decided to start cleaning it up a bit.....

Rear tail lights, before and after
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Inside door jamb (this was actually glue)
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and the chrome number plate bezel is too far gone. I'm thinking of shipping it to Melbourne to have it rechromed.
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Postby DOC » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:29 pm

Interesting, but yes alot of cars this age have been re-sprayed.
But is that a chunk of hardwood screwed to your door?

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Postby COD » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:46 pm

Hey DOC, it's a brass guide that has a housing it fits into on the pillar side. Don't they all have this? :?

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Postby riverracer » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:52 pm

searching the web, you may find that the taillight housings where painted white to aid the reflective of the lamp.
mine where on my 72, so i cleaned them and repainted them. (about half way down page)
http://www.australiancorvettesassociation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=6898&start=240&sid=0c55ea819c654750795e601464350534

as for the license plate bezel, i bought a repo from the states, cheaper than getting it re chromed.
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Postby riverracer » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:58 pm

COD wrote:Hey DOC, it's a brass guide that has a housing it fits into on the pillar side. Don't they all have this? :?

not on my '72.
i thought that was a convertible thing :shock:
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Postby riverracer » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:08 pm

my i suggest that you buy a copy of the A.I.M. (assembly manual)
it was used to show the line workers how the cars went together.
if possible buy the cd version, word searchable, and you can print off pages to get dirty in the shed.

this is from the GM heritage center, and is a good (free) reference as well
https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm-heritage-archive/vehicle-information-kits/Corvette/1969-Chevrolet-Corvette.pdf
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Postby COD » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:09 pm

I just went and had another look. It's a striker of some sort. All there is on the pillar side is a small flat brass piece. Now I have no idea....

The problem with buying anything from the States is postage. I have been quoted $170 for rechroming and thought this was reasonable?

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Postby COD » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:11 pm

With the tail lights, it looks like they simply placed some tape over the bulb connection area and just sprayed. Can someone confirm if they should be painted, they would look much better painted :-)

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Postby riverracer » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:13 pm

i know the postage is bad/ridiculous, just read todays daily about my dramas.

i got bezel from ebay, not that bad a price.
example...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/corvette-rear-license-bezel-1968-1973-new-reproduction-/361052152974?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item541062a48e&vxp=mtr

a lot of the pieces on the vette are pot metal, and a lot of places wont touch them :x-
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Postby riverracer » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:17 pm

being painted, they will reflect the light much better.
i'm using 2357 lamps in mine, slightly brighter light output on the brake light than the std 1157.
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Postby australi » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:13 am

I'm with 'river on the replacement part - but yes, freight from the USA is BULLSHIT; that's why when we do it, we usually TRY to make it more worthwhile by buying a few needed items at the same time.

....That sounds a lot for rechroming, but I haven't had anything done in many years so...

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Postby COD » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:46 pm

Hi Australi, I was quoted $270 in Sydney and this was a better price in Melbourne. I here what your saying about buying from the States. A mate told me about "my american shipper" which is slightly better, but the problem is knowing the size of the package (not the item) to be able to work out postage.

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Postby Bazzas77 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:34 am

GDay there, nice looking 69 ,certainly very original :o

maybe try Bairs Corvettes for parts , there shipping costs are usually way less than most American suppliers

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Postby australi » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:15 am

COD; I was hit up for over $700 shipping last year, for parts for my '56 F100; which by the looks of it, I won't end up fitting anyway!

The cost was so high as I bought stainless strips for the tray area and they are about 6 foot long, so it goes by length as well :evil:

Summit racing are pretty good with their parts, AND shipping usually...


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