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by ktruff46
May 3rd, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Removing the front clip
Replies: 42
Views: 20087

Re: Removing the front clip

Hi all, It has been a looooonngg time since I posted last, but a lot has happened in the last few years. I have moved, twice, switched jobs twice as well and am now living outside of the Phoenix area. Needless to say, not much has gotten done on the Vette in that time. I have been collecting parts t...
by ktruff46
Dec 26th, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Intros
Topic: Forum Log-in Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: Forum Log-in Issues

Tim,
Sent you an email regarding the log in. After using the forgot password and actually reading the email where it says “you must first register using the link below”, all word
Ked fine. Glad to say I’m back and able to log in.
Ken
by ktruff46
May 29th, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: '72 coupe Birdcage repair/replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Re: '72 coupe Birdcage repair/replacement

Matt, If you mean all of the steel parts attached to the fiberglass body when you say " underbody", the process is pretty straight forward. All of the steel reinforcments are attached with aluminum rivet, and sometimes a little bonding adhesive, but are easy to remove. I removed all of mine for repa...
by ktruff46
May 25th, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: '72 coupe Birdcage repair/replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Re: '72 coupe Birdcage repair/replacement

Matt, Welcome to the forum. Replacing the birdcage is a huge task. I have repalced the one on my 74 coupe. Here is the name of a corvette onlt salvage house in Ca. Big City Corvette in Livermore. They have a few cages, and much cheaper than 2k that are in very good shape. Nice thing is, they deliver...
by ktruff46
Apr 16th, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Discuss the Project
Topic: Project update
Replies: 120
Views: 39103

Re: Project update

Tim, Did you "bench bleed" the master cylinder before hooking up the brake lines to the directional valve? Back in the day when I was an ASE mechanic working on cars for a living, when doing any kind of work where the master ran dry of fluid, it was imperitive to bench bleed the master. Even though ...
by ktruff46
Apr 14th, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Astro Ventilation
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Astro Ventilation

Ok, this may sound like a strange question but, does anyone know if GM ever built a mid 70's coupe without the Astro Ventilation system? My 74 does not have the vent box behind the seats where the air flows through. When I look at the rear end from underneath the car, it appears to be original, and ...
by ktruff46
Mar 12th, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My thoughts on winter...
Replies: 32
Views: 5282

Re: My thoughts on winter...

I am sooooo glad I left all of that behind when I moved west. It was 85 today and going to 88 or so for the next several days.
Sorry Tim! :cool:
by ktruff46
Mar 8th, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: '65 Coupe Resto-Mod and '68 Full Custom Restoration
Replies: 857
Views: 147959

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

They sell the threaded rivets and the installation tool at McMaster Carr. If I remember correctly, they call them "rivnuts", or something like that. I have used them in the past on equipment projects where you didn't have access to the inside of channel or tubing and needed to bolt something to it. ...
by ktruff46
Mar 8th, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Any tips for painting interior pieces?
Replies: 21
Views: 7770

Re: Any tips for painting interior pieces?

We didn't get picked to play, but we were in the studio audience. They said that if you're in the audience that they guarantee you will be on tv. We will see. The taping of the show is due to air on May 10th.