Resto Project - Inferior Interior, Ready Set Strip!

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Postby St Leon » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:33 pm

Window finished, pics below.. sorry bit hard to photograph with flash.

Car needs a wash as well !!


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Postby St Leon » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:40 pm

Also got around to installing a new temperature sending wire replacement tonight.
My old one had the plastic round connector broken off, ad well as the heat barrier material hat disintegrated from age

Took the harness tape off, went right in to the harness and shrinker it on, then retyped the harness with the correct harness tape.


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Postby DOC » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:46 am

Looks Good. Gauge working O.K. now?
Window looks excellent.

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Postby St Leon » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:01 pm

Hi Doc,

did the temp cable last night, and then off travelling today for work, so haven't had a chance to test it.
Should be fine as when I rebuilt the gauge cluster I tested it all then.
Will give the car a run when get home to see if all good

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Postby St Leon » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:04 pm

Got Back to doing some more work on the Vette, and to move to complete the drivers door after overhauling the door glass roller, regulator etc.

Drilled out the old Fasteners and riveted on some brand new new ones

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Postby St Leon » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:07 pm

Stripped and resprayed the door motor access panel
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Riveted on new fastener

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And put on new seal

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Postby St Leon » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:08 pm

reinstalled restored motor access panel onto door with new hardware

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Postby St Leon » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:10 pm

Had previously media blasted the jack and handle a while back.

Begin the paint it, with an undercoat

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Postby DOC » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:18 pm

WOW! looks great!
I need to get my arse in gear and get something done on my old girl.
(Nobody has offered me a boatload of money for her, so I might as well keep her going!).

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Postby St Leon » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:09 pm

Cheers Doc. Looking at the photos, the motor cover now makes in the inside of the door look crap..but guess you don't see that..well you don't see the motor access cover either, but couldn't help myself !!

Had any genuine offers on your Car ? its a ripper and certainly not worth giving it away !!, i reckon you should hold onto her, you'll be kicking yourself down the track !!

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Postby St Leon » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:12 pm

Oh, bought some of these the other day, been starting to collect stuff for the overhaul of the engine and bay, and wanted a little bit of bling in there.

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Postby DOC » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:02 pm

Valve covers look like L-82 Covers. Been trying once again to get mine to come up. Had them professionally polished a couple years ago. But once again stained. tell you what, I'll send you mine, So you can practice! :)

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Postby St Leon » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:14 pm

Bugger that !!

I saw these on Flee Bay for $190 US and 42 Buck shipping, new, so grabbed them. They are OEM High Lustre Aluminum For L82 LT1's.

I have a very old set, same profile etc, but are magnesium type finish on them, but heaps marked / dirty etc. Ill take those off and put new ones on, and maybe one day clean up the old ones, or polish them ?

So maybe I can send my old ones up for you to polish along with yours ? pretty therapeutic !!


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Postby australi » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:43 am

DOC wrote:Valve covers look like L-82 Covers. Been trying once again to get mine to come up. Had them professionally polished a couple years ago. But once again stained. tell you what, I'll send you mine, So you can practice! :)


Doc; you put my new ecm in and get my '85 running, and I'LL do your valve covers (I have the tools and know how) :P

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Postby St Leon » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:10 pm

Cool Steve, Ill send my old ones to you as well for polishing and sending back !

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Postby DOC » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:02 pm

:-o :-o :-o :-o

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Postby australi » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:46 am

St Leon wrote:Cool Steve, Ill send my old ones to you as well for polishing and sending back !


No no; I only do trades :P :)

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Postby riverracer » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:13 pm

i have a set of "original '70" covers as well, what's the chance of a make over...... :)

not that i can put them on my car.... :x-
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Postby YLLA 88 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:11 pm

DOC wrote:Valve covers look like L-82 Covers. Been trying once again to get mine to come up. Had them professionally polished a couple years ago. But once again stained. tell you what, I'll send you mine, So you can practice! :)


And Mine too :o

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Postby St Leon » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:01 pm

Thats a total of 4 Sets to do Steve ! should keep you busy for a day !

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Postby YLLA 88 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:12 pm

St Leon wrote:Thats a total of 4 Sets to do Steve ! should keep you busy for a day !


And wahst best we are all trades at heart Austy :)

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Postby australi » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:01 am

St Leon wrote:Thats a total of 4 Sets to do Steve ! should keep you busy for a day !


:-x :) I'd have to spend about 2 to 3 hours on each one (double or triple that if they've never been polished before); would be a lot longer than a day my friend! :P

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Postby Trudgeo » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:36 pm

Well then...You'll be busy for the week i take it Steve :shock: :shock: fw) fw) :-o :-o :-o :-o :o :)

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Postby mysticpete » Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:45 pm

Just finished reading all this blog, really great work and some more tips to note, I'm sure it will be great when finished, will keep my eye on this.

I need a little cat nap now, tired eyes B:

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Postby St Leon » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:38 pm

Thanks Pete,

I haven't been on for a while as well. Just finished going through your thread. Some great progress there mate, will be great to watch you go through it so ensure you keep us up to date with pics and progress

I have some more pics and updates I will put on mine in the coming days, But nothing as serious as what you going through.

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corvette rotor dust shields - restoring

Postby St Leon » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:01 pm

HI All,

Has anyone restored there original rotor dust shields ?
I was looking at buying a full new set while I'm rebuilding brake callipers and new rotors, but there around 30 bucks each.

Anyone restored these ?

My resto book indicates that these were inc plated and then chromate dipped, thus resulting in carrying finishes for a 70-72 ones from gold with a faint rainbow of other colours through to a dull silver with inly a trace of yellowish chromate colouring. Well preserved ones now appear dull silver only due to chromate dipping deteriorating over time.

Could I media blast with small glass beads in my cabinet, and then spray them with clear brake caliber paint (Hi heat tolerance) to protect from degridation ? thus appearing just silver

Any thoughts guys ? What has anyone else done with these. Trying to keep it period correct where possible

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Postby sirfixalot » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:38 pm

Get them replated

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Re: Resto Project - Inferior Interior, Ready Set Strip!

Postby St Leon » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:42 pm

Great read and story here about a 69 Vette given to the Apollo 12 astronauts, the three of them matching.
Great Story but not just about a car, but a e era that summed up America in the late 60's - 70s for cars and space travel.

http://m.motortrend.com/classic/roadtes ... sic_drive/


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