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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Bazzas77 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:14 am

Ollie68 wrote:
the door is directly east so its only the early morning sun that gets on it if I'm up that early :o

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Hmmm , And How long has it been since this phenomenon has happened ? :-x :-x

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Ollie68 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:25 am

Bazzas77 wrote:
Ollie68 wrote:
the door is directly east so its only the early morning sun that gets on it if I'm up that early :o

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Hmmm , And How long has it been since this phenomenon has happened ? :-x :-x


What the getting up early or the sun in the East :-o

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Ollie68 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:33 pm

I had a NOS hood surround turn up today as when I had my original one soda blasted it stuffed the glass and thinned it out too much. Id been watching this on eBay for quite a while and bit the bullet the other day. A mate offered to go and get it from Sydney and he returned today with the hood surround in his van.
Its a genuine GM NOS surround with all it metal work in place.
Next year I'll order a set of new fenders and bonding straps and we'll be right to go.

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Bazzas77 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:39 pm

very nice, I got a home made one from Melbourne, its nice but lacks....everything :-x . if I could have found a new OEM one here I would have got one.

I was always sceptical about soda blasting glass, but I thought you had it under control :-x .

Anyway, they made my hood surround deeper so I could use the extra for the bond strips , the other mob made my new fenders higher , so I could use the extra for bond strips . You want a set ? :-x

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby DOC » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:16 am

looks Very nice, what a score!

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Ollie68 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:27 am

Bazzas77 wrote:very nice, I got a home made one from Melbourne, its nice but lacks....everything :-x . if I could have found a new OEM one here I would have got one.

I was always sceptical about soda blasting glass, but I thought you had it under control :-x .

Anyway, they made my hood surround deeper so I could use the extra for the bond strips , the other mob made my new fenders higher , so I could use the extra for bond strips . You want a set ? :-x


I was promised the soda blasting wouldn't rip into the glass too much but it did and in the end I would have to build up the top again to get a good (not great) finish.
Who was the mob doing the fenders as it may be easier than shipping a set out from the states?

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Bazzas77 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:42 am

My mate in Melbourne got the hood surround made for me , I will ask him on Monday for you if that's OK.

Its a well made piece , just that I got to do all the holes and put the reinforcements on myself , which is no big deal compared to what I have already done I suppose. :)

do you want 69 gills ? :-x

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Ollie68 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:52 pm

Now there's a thought :o
How would they look on a 75 8)
Nah I reckon standard would be ok.

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Ollie68 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:46 am

I finally got to take my C3 to a car show, all be it incomplete but it was part of our club display.
It created alot of interest as not many get to see what a C3 corvette looks like without the body?

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Time to get back into it I think, although I do have a C4 that I'm doing some work on for a good friend. the floor has a few cracks that ive just ground out and about to reglass.

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby sirfixalot » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:40 pm

Thats a bit more than a crack thats a gaping hole

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby DOC » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:33 am

Yeah, looking a bit rough. but glassable.
I like your "Car on a trailer" to the car show. looks like they put you in the back, What? paint not shiny enough?

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Ollie68 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:10 pm

sirfixalot wrote:Thats a bit more than a crack thats a gaping hole


It looks worse than it actually is, its only about the size of a 50 cent piece.
That was what I was left with once I cleaned the area up and removed all the crap from when the car was converted to RHD.

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Ollie68 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:16 pm

DOC wrote:Yeah, looking a bit rough. but glassable.
I like your "Car on a trailer" to the car show. looks like they put you in the back, What? paint not shiny enough?


Yep everything is repairable as we've seen with Bazza's C3, just depends on how much you wanna spend or in my case how much I can do myself fw)

I wanted pride of place but I figured with the new clear paint work I'd better be at the back :-o
It was amazing how many stopped and really looked over it :shock:
The idea was to show people what was underneath the skin of a C3 Corvette and it worked :o .

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Bazzas77 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:48 pm

so your vette is already a veteran of car shows ! good idea.

looks like you'll be busy under the c4 for quite some time . always annoying glassing upside down .


I'd like to see the progress if that's possible.

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Ollie68 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:58 pm

Bazzas77 wrote:so your vette is already a veteran of car shows ! good idea.

looks like you'll be busy under the c4 for quite some time . always annoying glassing upside down .


I'd like to see the progress if that's possible.


The pressure is off now to do a show :-o :-o

Its always possible for you Baz,I'll post some photos of the floor as I go :o

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Ollie68 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:33 am

I've got the basic repairs done to the outside of the C4 floor, just need to do some from the inside.
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Well Bazz, I gotta say what a right pr@#k of a job, I got more on me and the floor than what went on the car :evil:

A coat of epoxy and some spray on deadener and she's ready for the next owner. Anyone wanna buy a C4 ? :o

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Bazzas77 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:22 pm

:-x yeah gravity sucks , I used duct tape to hold it on , when its set it just peels off . what you have done looks good :o

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Ollie68 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:45 pm

A bit of paint and some underbody spray and ta da.

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Bazzas77 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:07 pm

looks as good as new :o

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Ollie68 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:57 pm

Bazzas77 wrote:looks as good as new :o


Its certainly better than before :)

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby DOC » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:47 pm

Certainly looks good from here! :o :o

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Ollie68 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:36 am

I finally decided to get stuck into my own car for a change and started out by pulling the front end apart to install the upper bump stops I forgot to install originally. Also I noted that the new ball joints I had installed had perished rubbers :shock:
So it all came apart for poly covers over the ball joints and tie rod ends. Also figured I might as well paint these parts while its apart as some of the part were going rusty.

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby DOC » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:15 am

Wow, check out that ball joint boot! They just don't make things like they used to.

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Ollie68 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:10 pm

Another big job done and dusted :-x :-x :-x
Had the heat shield sitting on the shelf and thought why not just put it on :o

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It should help protect the starter motor from some of the exhaust heat?
So I'm another step closer to going :-)

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Re: Ollies 75 rebuild

Postby Ollie68 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:14 pm

DOC wrote:Wow, check out that ball joint boot! They just don't make things like they used to.


They certainly don't, I've got energy suspension poly boots to replace them all with :o
Its still a bit disappointing from a new product that hasn't even seen the road yet :shock:

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