Craig M's 1976 Corevette Coupe Restoration Project

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Postby DOC » Tue May 28, 2013 6:53 am

I run 255 all around and have for many years, (No rubbing).
A LOT of the guys in the QLD Corvette club run 255's all around.

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Postby 68ragtop » Tue May 28, 2013 11:37 am

Yeah, 255/60/15 on the 68, they just rub the frame at full lock, but not enough to worry about.

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Postby DOC » Tue May 28, 2013 7:01 pm

I have noticed a bit of a rub mark on my frame rails as well. But were talking about very low speed "U" turns.

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Postby Bazzas77 » Tue May 28, 2013 7:23 pm

so they all rub then fw) :-x

air freight is the killer for USA stuff, but its better than the local mark -up.

couldnt get it put in someones container or is time a factor here ?

FWIW i was quoted $500 to air freight a one piece roof for a c3 , surfacefreight was $100. But can take up to 3 months to here anyway .

would you be ready for exhaust in 3 months ??? :-x

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Postby DOC » Tue May 28, 2013 7:57 pm

My tires took about 2 and a half months or something like that. But I wasn't worried about driving to work ya know. These are toys, not daily drivers.

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Postby Bazzas77 » Tue May 28, 2013 8:19 pm

Yeah my mate here has a container leaving L.A every three months , so it depends on when you buy it to how long it will sit there waiting . So handy to have this option and i,ve saved heaps on long term project bits over the years.

Although most vette shops in USA wont airfreight shockies SUMMIT RACING will and there prices for freight are incredibly low nowadays (like 4 shockies for a c3 airfreight for $45)

AND its usually free freight in USA so to L/A is nothing obviously

Great for general Chevy bits IMO.

Tirerack do good deals on tyres compared to what you can get here as well.

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Postby nutty » Tue May 28, 2013 8:51 pm

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As you can see ive spent about $ 1196.00 in freight but that's delivered to my door .

Just a bit of my scribble in a book in keeping , My Partner made me do it but I told her you really don't want to know.

Tyres 255 sound good but as I had pointed out to me today it I have 245 on front and 255 on rear I can not rotate tyres so I do like the idea of 255s all around
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Postby DOC » Wed May 29, 2013 6:51 am

Vey good point, I rotate tires every so often. And the 255's fill the wheel wells nicely without lowering the car. Also my speedo is spot on.

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Postby 68ragtop » Wed May 29, 2013 7:35 am

Moy orders have averaged out that freight is about 1/3 of the total cost of orders. But best hide those receipts or your partner will start realising where all the money is going on the car and not them! :-x

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Postby Bazzas77 » Wed May 29, 2013 11:20 am

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wow quite a list

your like me i always end up getting a shirt with an order

just be careful when its time to take the old header bar off as well. I cut mine into sections before i tried prying it off , the glass up there is thin .

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Postby Bazzas77 » Wed May 29, 2013 4:40 pm

Bazzas77 wrote:
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wow quite a list

your like me i always end up getting a shirt with an order

just be careful when its time to take the old header bar off as well. I cut mine into sections before i tried prying it off , the glass up there is thin .

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Postby 98lux » Wed May 29, 2013 6:35 pm

Nice quote of the quote of the freight bill :) :)
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1969 454 4 SPEED hmm Bigger Block

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Postby nutty » Wed May 29, 2013 7:45 pm

Don't forget the aussie dollar starting to head down , some of the latest orders 97 cents in the dollar and going down .

I started buying at 105 so That's life.
Also money laundrying fee , sorry I mean International exchange fee so they where all little Extras

Header bar thanks Bazza , what did you glue yours with and was it rooted like mine.

Tyres next big buy im thinking coopers cobras 255 x 60 x 15 all round $175 each tempe tyres .


And lets face it may as well through in a couple of hat and shirts as well.
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Postby Bazzas77 » Wed May 29, 2013 8:31 pm

here it is off the car

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why it had to come off !


[img][img]http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w78/Bazzas77/vetterebuild77-69034.jpg[/img][/img]

i used LORD FUSAR 116 to glue it on

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Postby nutty » Wed May 29, 2013 9:33 pm

Thanks bazza mine is completely gone in spots I take it its a common problem.

Now whats Lord Fusar 116 glue ive never heard of it and where do I get it thanks Nutty ::
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Postby DOC » Wed May 29, 2013 9:59 pm

Ahhh, Don't mean to burst your bubble, But I recently bought some Cooper Cobras, 255/60-15's, Paid 107 each. Just a tire dealer in L.A. that was close to the container shipper. I just googled tire dealers in a 10 mile radius of the shipper, Talked to a few and got my best price, and free delivery to my container shipper, (Dropped them by on his lunch hour).

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Postby Bazzas77 » Thu May 30, 2013 12:36 am

nutty wrote:Thanks bazza mine is completely gone in spots I take it its a common problem.

Now whats Lord Fusar 116 glue ive never heard of it and where do I get it thanks Nutty ::


Ok I googled it and got onto these guys and just rang them up

www.storkawd.com.au

its item no#CHF08116 - 116 PLASTIC TO METAL BONDER 280ml.

(03)95531977

it comes with two mixers that you screw onto the end and you just use a normal silicone tube gun to apply it .

not cheap at $104.50 to my door though. :shock:

as to why they rot out , i got a feeling electrolisis has a big part in it , there supposed to have grounding wires to them but mine didnt have them hooked up.

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Postby 98lux » Thu May 30, 2013 8:07 am

Ask at your local fibre glass dealer, the boats are bonded.
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1969 454 4 SPEED hmm Bigger Block

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Postby Bazzas77 » Thu May 30, 2013 9:01 am

98lux wrote:Ask at your local fibre glass dealer, the boats are bonded.


I asked all the fibreglass places around here as well , plenty of glass to glass but (quality) metal to glass ........none. I heard plenty of "it should be right " or "i reckon that will do it -but dont get it too hot " type talk from salesman who obviously had no real idea of what there selling .

I think we all have had that experiance :-x

At least nutty has an option now

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Postby nutty » Thu May 30, 2013 3:23 pm

look what came today while I was working on underlay.


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Quite a surprise I think Corvette Central has one the race.

Thanks for the tips on the glue and looking at getting new tyres tomorrow.
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Postby nutty » Thu May 30, 2013 3:30 pm

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Started to fit new seat belts as well :P
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Postby 98lux » Thu May 30, 2013 8:50 pm

Nice shirt :)

I love it when parts arrive.
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Postby Bazzas77 » Fri May 31, 2013 8:04 am

Hey Nutty , just check the quality of the "welds " on that new header bar , i added a bit more to each nut before i put mine on as i think Docs old apprentice welded them on , i guess yours would be similar , and when you get yours off just feel the weight differance between them.

So whats on the T shirt then ?

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Postby Bazzas77 » Fri May 31, 2013 8:06 am

98lux wrote:Nice quote of the quote of the freight bill :) :)

I have no idea how i managed to do that :: :-o

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Postby nutty » Fri May 31, 2013 12:20 pm

Today's Effort , and going to get tyres fitted to rims today on the way to work. :o


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Postby nutty » Fri May 31, 2013 12:34 pm

hey gotta where a bit of bling , Got a key ring to { what a Wanker }

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Yes you are correct Bazza $99.oo for a very flimsy and thin piece of metal I will double check it as I read it in a story earlier about the Quality very poor. Nutty
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Postby Bazzas77 » Fri May 31, 2013 5:03 pm

like the pins stripe one the bestest , but there all nice :o

I actually need a key ring for mine . :-)

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Postby Fissan » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:58 pm

Bazza, For a key ring I bought a matchbox C3 and drilled a hole in the rear of it and put a keyring through it. (what a tight ass I am) :-x
Cheers Bruce

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Postby DOC » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:58 pm

I don't know, Those Matchbox cars are pretty pricey by my take!
My key ring for the Vette is just a ring I got for FREE!
(So I guess I get the tight ass award!)

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Postby nutty » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:12 pm

Tyres fitted on the way to work last night , new compressor and tools today no wonder in working tomorrow (Sunday)

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And yes I will tack weld the header bar its pretty cheap and I have ordered clutch and bearing.
picking up engine lifter Tuesday hoping to fit Engine latter this week ( sorry I didn't take picture of Key Ring ) :-x

Bugger just realized I forgot to fit caliper and hoses :oops:
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