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by rbryce1
Feb 14th, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: '65 Coupe Resto-Mod and '68 Full Custom Restoration
Replies: 1017
Views: 214922

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

The car did start to turn red today!! :drool: Not sure if the paint is water or solvent based, can find out my next trip to the body shop. Primer is light grey (Slick Sand) :rolleyes: 65 red2.jpg 65 red1.jpg After the paint drying over the weekend, the doors, headlights and hood go back on and the ...
by rbryce1
Feb 13th, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: '65 Coupe Resto-Mod and '68 Full Custom Restoration
Replies: 1017
Views: 214922

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

Had a message asking me to stop by the body shop yesterday after work. Feared the worst. :ack: Turned out all Mason needed was for me to approve the paint color. :thumbs: He has the paint in the shop and he painted a test panel which was part of a C5 Corvette front fender. Looked GREAT. Car is going...
by rbryce1
Feb 6th, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: '65 Coupe Resto-Mod and '68 Full Custom Restoration
Replies: 1017
Views: 214922

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

A few weeks gone past and a lot of progress at the paint shop. After applying almost 4 coats of Slick Sand High Build Primer, they started the lengthy process of block sanding, guide coating, more block sanding, expanding and filling any pin holes, even more guide coating, and final sanding with 22...
by rbryce1
Jan 21st, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: '65 Coupe Resto-Mod and '68 Full Custom Restoration
Replies: 1017
Views: 214922

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

Got a call from the body shop today, all the body shaping is complete on the '65 and it is in the spray booth for high build primer. All the lines are straight as new and the fender peaks are sharp as a knife. Looks a little odd now, like it has been painted in camo! :) 20200121_155056-640x480.jpg 2...
by rbryce1
Jan 14th, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: '65 Coupe Resto-Mod and '68 Full Custom Restoration
Replies: 1017
Views: 214922

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

Car is coming along at a steady pace. Passenger side is about finished and the door gaps are great. Rear section almost done as well. Looks like we will be removing the windshield it took so long to install. Mason (the bodyman) is worried that with all the work done by him and Jamison's, the clips a...
by rbryce1
Dec 31st, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: '65 Coupe Resto-Mod and '68 Full Custom Restoration
Replies: 1017
Views: 214922

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

It's always something, isn't it? At least progress is being made and it sounds like good progress to boot! I have a brother 8n Tampa, I'd love to see your cars when I get out that way again to visit... Paul Hey, stop by. Not much to see on the '68 but the '65 should be home late January and the 200...
by rbryce1
Dec 31st, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: '65 Coupe Resto-Mod and '68 Full Custom Restoration
Replies: 1017
Views: 214922

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

Not much new on the Corvette, as the body shop has been closed for the Christmas/New Years holidays. Should re-open next week. I did order the better vents from Eckler's and Corvette Central did accept the return of the lousy vents with a full refund without any questions. I did have to pay the retu...
by rbryce1
Dec 18th, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Re: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas to everyone!

I also miss seeing many posts here lately. Is everyone but me finished with their cars?

Happy New Year to all as well.
by rbryce1
Dec 12th, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: '65 Coupe Resto-Mod and '68 Full Custom Restoration
Replies: 1017
Views: 214922

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

Well, the roof vents came and what a disappointment! :bang: They said they were made of a softer metal so they could be shaped to fit the contour of the car roof if necessary, but boy did they overstate the meaning of slightly softer metal. More like play doe! :crazy: One was bent to hell and back, ...
by rbryce1
Dec 3rd, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: '65 Coupe Resto-Mod and '68 Full Custom Restoration
Replies: 1017
Views: 214922

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

Foot is doing much better now. I can walk on it without assistance and today, now that the incision is almost completely healed and the swelling has gone down quite a bit, I trashed that stupid boot and put my New Balance shoes back on. The boot was causing more pain and discomfort from no support t...