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by ChrisMiami
May 1st, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: C3's for sale/wanted
Topic: WTB: 69 convertible
Replies: 0
Views: 433

WTB: 69 convertible

My budget is small-block, max $24k.

But I want a driver, not a project. I had to sell my last project at a loss, and I can't bring home any rust.

Thanks!
Chris
by ChrisMiami
May 1st, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: C3 Technical & Performance
Topic: Birdcage / Windshield frame inspection?
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Birdcage / Windshield frame inspection?

I'm hoping to get to the point where I am inspecting a 69 convertible to purchase, so I was curious if anyone had any suggestions on how to evaluate the windshield frame for integrity. IDK if the "bang on it and see if rust falls out" technique will be sufficient.

Thanks!
Chris
by ChrisMiami
May 1st, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: '65 Coupe Resto-Mod and '68 Full Custom Restoration
Replies: 945
Views: 193287

Re: '65 Coupe Resto-Mod and '68 Full Custom Restoration

That's a great attitude! 3 months oughtta be just enough time, eh?
by ChrisMiami
Jul 25th, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Discuss the Project
Topic: Project update
Replies: 124
Views: 48544

Re: Project update

MaineVette wrote:And, for what it's worth, it hasn't been 2 years since my last update, it's "only" been about 9 months. :D
Oh man, that math problem of mine shows up every time I measure twice, too! I'll probably end up having to redo a lotta stuff because of it!

Chris
by ChrisMiami
Jul 20th, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Discuss the Project
Topic: Project update
Replies: 124
Views: 48544

Re: Project update

Hey Tim, Hope you're getting that time you wanted for the Vette! Would you consider writing up a side article on the behind-the-scenes of how you manage to work simultaneously on the car and the website? I'm gearing up to emulate you :crazy: (may as well, since you inspired me in the first place), a...
by ChrisMiami
Oct 17th, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Fuel lines - body on?
Replies: 11
Views: 11156

Re: Fuel lines - body on?

Well Tim, I gotta say thanks again. You reminded me that when I bought my Corvette I was also considering doing one of these Daytona Coupes , which is by definition a "build your own car" project and includes (typically) the tear-down of a donor Mustang. I chose the Vette instead because I could get...
by ChrisMiami
Oct 4th, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Fuel lines - body on?
Replies: 11
Views: 11156

Re: Fuel lines - body on?

Well, it didn't happen. I had previously started some interior disassembly, and decided to finish taking off the door cards before I tackled the fuel tank, just to finish what I'd started. During this adventure, I discovered the pull handles have steel inside the plastic, so if you strip the phillip...
by ChrisMiami
Oct 3rd, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Fuel lines - body on?
Replies: 11
Views: 11156

Re: Fuel lines - body on?

I'm supposed to get under there this weekend and pull the tank. It's for the first time, so wish me luck. I'm still trying to figure out HTF you're supposed to put jack stands at the jacking point if you have a jack there already... And as for cleaning, someday I'll have compressed air to work with....
by ChrisMiami
Sep 30th, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Fuel lines - body on?
Replies: 11
Views: 11156

Re: Fuel lines - body on?

Oh yes, I'm afraid of not only rust but gooey gas gunk and possibly river mud and ants. It has an auto transmission so the crossmember is supposed to be removable. Times like this I sure wish I had a lift.
by ChrisMiami
Sep 30th, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Fuel lines - body on?
Replies: 11
Views: 11156

Re: Fuel lines - body on?

Oh nice! Well, I'm eventually going to lift the body, but I was just trying to complete my last year's goal of 'up and running' first. I'm getting all new parts for the rear (just going for the old tin can approach, though a fuel cell may be in my future someday), but I'm not entirely keen on routin...