Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby DOC » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:42 pm

looking now

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby nutty » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:05 pm

getting closer :-)
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Big corvette show and shine last weekend and tragedy struck a corvette on the way
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More in trip and show so i dont get in trouble of Steve :x-
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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby DOC » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:16 pm

Oh No!!!
How sad! :cry: :cry:

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby nutty » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:40 pm

No im not dead but i have been checking in and reading a bit here and there and WOW that orange corvette, but i finally have something to show after 15 months

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby nutty » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:04 pm

Yes theres more :-)

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funny how the colour looks different with 2 different cameras
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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby nutty » Sun May 15, 2016 9:02 pm

Getting painfully closer doors painted and on rear bar done :-)

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should only be weeks away :-x ;) :: fw)
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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby Ollie68 » Mon May 16, 2016 7:05 am

Wow :-P That's coming along nicely. Looks great 8) :o
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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby nutty » Mon May 16, 2016 12:04 pm

Hi Ollie ,Mate this is now killing me 1 year and 5 months so far and to be honest i have lost a lot of interest in it , I have sold the red c4 and am watching you tube c3 videos to get my mojo back and it will come back , The paint will be perfect and a show job and the car owes me nearly $40,000 and i am looking foward to putting it back together i wanted to do that for Bendigo as i have family there but its all happening soon , I have to catch up to that Orange corvette WOW :D
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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby silver383 » Tue May 17, 2016 8:47 pm

Looks Great :o

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby nutty » Thu May 19, 2016 12:04 pm

Well another Suprise :)

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2 Weeks and it will be home in my Garage 1 YEAR 5 MONTHS AND 15 DAYS SO FAR But who,s counting :roll: :?
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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby nutty » Fri May 20, 2016 1:27 pm

More done :) :-)

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby 68ragtop » Fri May 20, 2016 4:45 pm

Am loving that blue. Probably because it reminds me of the colour on my old Charger...

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby nutty » Sat May 21, 2016 3:35 pm

Charger looks great :o is that 1976 corvette Blue , Hey wheres DOC I haven't heard from him for a while or is he upset because its not RED :twisted:
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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby 68ragtop » Sat May 21, 2016 6:07 pm

Close to the corvette blue. It was Ford BA Falcon color with a bit of silver pearl in it.

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby Bazzas77 » Sun May 22, 2016 7:10 am

its looking great Nutty, it wont take long to put the bits back in :o

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby VETTE SHED » Mon May 23, 2016 3:33 pm

Looking good mate! :o

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby nutty » Mon May 23, 2016 6:48 pm

thanks guys , Im getting my mojo back and am cleaning garage out getting things out of storage and organizing sir f alot to help me put it back together :shock: Now can anyone tell me if a 454 big block will bolt straight in or is there modification needed thanks Nutsta :?
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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby Bazzas77 » Mon May 23, 2016 10:13 pm

it will bolt in ok , you might have clearance issues with the aircon box but I recall it depends on how tall the rocker covers you choose. The factory ones were very low .BUT then you gotta find powersteer and alt. bracketry that clears those top A arms.

If your gonna do a swap ,consider a nice LS3 to put in , lighter , easily just as powerful. with the advantage of computer control. The commodore ones almost bolt straight in . aircon compressor , sump have to be changed ,water pump has a small mod to it and it,s in !

Unless you want to go modern ignition and fuel injection control on a Generation 5 BB, that would be a head turner .

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby nutty » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:53 pm

Thanks bazz I did read your comments a week ago on my phone but havent had time to reply hummmm Im just thinking out loud at the moment ::
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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby DOC » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:36 pm

Looking great Mate! Sorry, I've been a lot busy and not getting on here as much as I should.
Not to mention I'm a bit behind on repairing my Red Mistress as well.
I remember my car being in the shop for a year getting painted one time, many years ago.
then only to go to the next shop to get it fixed.
Hang in there Mate.
I hope you have many years of enjoyment in your car ahead.

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby nutty » Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:41 pm

This WEEK , the big pic up after a year and a half WOW YOU GUNNA BE BUSY Sirfixalot ;)

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lot more pics to come but computer stuffed and great to hear from you Doc :o
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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby DOC » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:05 pm

Hangin ta see more pic's Mate.

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby sirfixalot » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:20 pm

Is it back home yet?

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby Ollie68 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:11 am

I reckon you'd have a smile from ear to ear about now, looking forward to seeing all the pics. :o
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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby nutty » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:02 pm

should be saturday if all goes well ,problem with that is i dont have enough money i did a year ago but its gone missing :? ok i might of spent it. and there will be plenty of pics :)
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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby nutty » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:54 am

Tomorrow lunch time im picking her up , and there wll be more pics than blind freedy can poke his stick at :-) :) :: 1 year 6 months and 27 days But whos counting
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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby DOC » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:56 am

Sounds a long haul to me.
don't blame you for counting.
Hanging for the pic's.

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby nutty » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:04 pm

YES ,YES ,YES ITS HOME ,A long time in the making but what a lot of work :o

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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby nutty » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:26 pm

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Know the fun begins :roll: Don,t know where to start really , Wheels going back to be sprayed the same color as the side pipe covers , And great to see you again Nathan and Family :o :D
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Re: Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

Postby Bazzas77 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:07 am

Has it got the door weather seals on ?

It looks like they cleaned up your dash area ! Last pic I saw of that it was a mess , is it good enough to leave as is ?

If nothings leaking after sitting around for so long then maybe just start at one end and work your way along .
I started at the back as it gave me a bigger sense of achievement , I mean put in 6 lights and the "whole"back ends done ! :-o

It looks like they did a great job on it, you gotta be at least happy with it a bit now Nutty. ?I went the debadged look as well :o

Dont scratch it now, go slow and maybe buy some of the low sticky masking tape and get into the habit of using it . :-x I put my lights back in myself and I used nearly a whole roll of that stuff around those . ::
Once again she looks beautiful Craig :o :o :o


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