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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:36 pm

While cleaning out the shed I thought I might actually fit the rims and see what it looked like

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Stopped by to check out the progress

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby Ollie68 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:16 pm

That's looking really cool Ozzie. She gunna be sweet looking ride when she's back together :-P
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Re: another 76 resto

Postby DOC » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:04 am

Indeed! A)

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:18 am

Bazzas77 wrote:
ozziedropbear wrote:
Trudgeo wrote:Early '70's?????? how'd you work that out?? Looks more a later model, I know it's an '80 - '82 front clip, but the back is also later than a '70 :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: The Hood is ok, NOT my taste, but i've SEEN worse :shock: :shock: :shock: :-x :-x :o :) Doc, yours' suits your Vette, then again, I've never seen it different, guess i'm used to it :o :)


I made an educated guess based on the 73-75 interior and a few other bits and pieces when I gave it a look over.
Guess someone could have converted a 80's vette to a early 70's interior


Whats the vin on the windscreen ? That will tell you straight away


Ok for those non believers here is the number 1Z37J4S425631 although it has a 454 plate on centre console.

Checked progress on mine yesterday, getting excited.... looks like it will be going in for paint next week starting with the black engine bay and window frame moving onto outside body colour towards the end of next week....

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby billet » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:47 am

Those chassis pics are looking very familiar, looks great

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby Ollie68 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:17 pm

I made an educated guess based on the 73-75 interior and a few other bits and pieces when I gave it a look over.
Guess someone could have converted a 80's vette to a early 70's interior


Whats the vin on the windscreen ? That will tell you straight away


Ok for those non believers here is the number 1Z37J4S425631 although it has a 454 plate on centre console.

Checked progress on mine yesterday, getting excited.... looks like it will be going in for paint next week starting with the black engine bay and window frame moving onto outside body colour towards the end of next week....


So the Orange one is a 74 that was originally a 350? That's what I make it out to be?

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:03 pm

Me too. Have not looked under hood so my not be a 454

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:58 pm

Stopped by paint shop for weekly inspection....... bumpers in paint, doors, headlights, hood and roof panels in booth being done.

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Should all be finished and home end of next week. Pics taken before final cut and buff. I was impressed with the finish straight from the gun

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby DOC » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:52 pm

Looking really good Mate! :o

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby Trudgeo » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:35 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o :o :)

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby Ollie68 » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:18 pm

That's looking really nice Ozzie, :P :-P
I bet your hanging to get it all back home 8)
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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:04 pm

Well stopped in at paint shop to pick up bumpers, doors and headlight parts not expecting to see this

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Will be heading into paint shop again with the chassis on Monday. The guys are going to give me a hand putting the body on...

For those you have and are currently going through the same process you will understand my next comment
"Wait untill the Mrs gets home"

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby Green69 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:20 pm

Monaco Orange isn't it? Really good locking. :o

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:41 pm

Green69 wrote:Monaco Orange isn't it? Really good locking. :o


Orange flame or flame orange whichever you prefer.... I used the 1976 paint code for that colour

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby billet » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:10 pm

I don't see the problem, you took the cushions off the sofa

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:19 pm

billet wrote:I don't see the problem, you took the cushions off the sofa


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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:35 pm

It's home :)

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The guys at the paint shop gave me a hand and the use of their hoist to lower the body on.... oh and the use of their car trailer

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby DOC » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:34 pm

Looks great Mate, Now to get her all back together without scratching her!
But don't worry, many stone chips to come as you drive and enjoy her!

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:43 am

Yes you are right Doc. There will be lots of towels, blankets, sheets and anything else i can get my hands on to protect it. Excited and motivated to get it back together. Two big hurdles will be the wiring and the vintage air system

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby australi » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:41 am

Seriously 'ozzie'; you should save all these page and have them printed into a BOOK! :)
(someone will buy it - Some Corvette guys buy EVERYTHING written on the topic) :o :-)

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby Bazzas77 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:08 am

I bet you had a smile all the way home when your towing that beauty, that looks so beautiful mate , WELL DONE :o :o

don't forget you can use a lesser sticky masking tape in MULTIPLE LAYERS , near edges where your working . If you even remotely think you could scratch it then you gotta spend the time to mask or you will regret it

I also completed my doors (on a kitchen table :-x ) before putting them back on , and they were pretty much the last thing to go on as well.

once again , congrats. 8) 8)

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby CraigH » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:57 pm

Wow thats looking fantastic, now the end must be looking closer :-)

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:01 pm

I considered that having the chassis done the final big hurdle was getting the body in paint, now that it is i can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Although I will be attempting the vintage air install and wiring loom in the coming days. 4 weeks off over Christmas should assist in completing the project after 3 and half years

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby DOC » Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:59 pm

And Soon you will be Driving her! :C

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:38 am

Well been having fun and by fun I mean wanting to strangle something while fitting the vintage air to the vette. I knew from the onset some modification to hoses would be needed and an alignment of under dash parts but it has been more of a pain than anticipated. Thinking i could mount the unit using original brackets etc went out the window pretty quickly all due to needing about 20mm more clearance to allow positioning far enough to the right so i could fit the ducting. Solved that issue by rotating unit towards cabin by 90 degrees and modifying mounts. Ok that created another issue, the pipes from the unit now needed to be manipulated ever so gently to face the correct way..... Now as for the pipes not reaching from the condener and compresser to the left side of the car, easy.... mobile aircon guy coming out next week to make custom pipes and maybe replace the ones I needed to manipulate (don't want to risk any issues with them). So thinking the hard stuff was sorted (stupid me) I went to mount the compressor... F me, standard brackets don't fit with headers :evil: so modification to one of the brackets and some welding and that is now sorted.....
Yes none of this would have been an issue if the vette was stil LHD but this is a daily driver and the convenience of RHD outways any other issues.... besides I never intend to sell her....

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby DOC » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:08 pm

Sounds like a LOT of fun!

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby Ollie68 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:09 am

Ozzie,

This will seem obvious but don't forget to ensure the drain for the air-con is out of the bottom of the unit and facing the correct way to exit the cabin.
Mate I'm jealous as its looking really good.
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Re: another 76 resto

Postby Bazzas77 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:42 am

You have to keep the unit level !!! otherwise condensation will drain on the floor and not the out the tube .

Thats what the vintage air-guy told me anyway. I havent finished plumbing mine in yet .

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby ozziedropbear » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:12 pm

Yes Doc fun ::
I sealed the original drain point and created another at the now low point. Should not have any dramas with drainage. Fingers crossed. Aircon guy said no problems rotating unit as long as it can drain
New compressor brackets made and evaporator in :) just the new pipes to go.... have a mate (auto electrician) coming around on wednesday to assist with the wiring loom....

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Re: another 76 resto

Postby Bazzas77 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:28 pm

where are you going to put that ugly hot-water switch ?


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