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by MaineVette
Nov 18th, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: C3 Technical & Performance
Topic: What manual are needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2528

Re: What manual are needed

:agree: Kenn just gave you some great advice. I've used the AIM, chassis service and overhaul manuals extensively throughout my restoration. Depending on your needs, those other manuals mentioned would be a great help as well. Good luck with your resto. Post some pictures when you get a chance! :che...
by MaineVette
Nov 18th, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: C3 Technical & Performance
Topic: Bent Weld Nut Area on Left Front Frame Rail
Replies: 9
Views: 3836

Re: Bent Weld Nut Area on Left Front Frame Rail

LOL Too funny. Feel free to romance your wife with your newfound knowledge of ferrous metallurgy, I'm sure she'll 'melt' when she hears about it. Of course if she's anything like my girlfriend she'll just look at you with a glazed over look in her eye and say in a rather incredulous voice "you reall...
by MaineVette
Nov 16th, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: C3 Technical & Performance
Topic: Bent Weld Nut Area on Left Front Frame Rail
Replies: 9
Views: 3836

Re: Bent Weld Nut Area on Left Front Frame Rail

Hmmm... Maybe IndyVette will chime in with some thoughts on the C-rail idea. That said, if your sketch is drawn somewhat to scale and the bolt is only out of alignment by 5 degrees or so I'd be comfortable trying to simply bend it back into shape using a piece of threaded rod. Just take it a bit at ...
by MaineVette
Nov 16th, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: C3 Technical & Performance
Topic: book
Replies: 1
Views: 1552

Re: book

I usually have pretty good luck with Amazon: Chevy Power Book - http://www.amazon.com/Chevrolet-Power-Prepare-Engines-Performance/dp/1557880875/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1258425333&sr=8-1 I'm not sure what the other book is that you're looking for though. But, I'm sure if you do a search on Ama...
by MaineVette
Nov 15th, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: alignment of wings
Replies: 3
Views: 2635

Re: alignment of wings

David, It's hard to tell from the photo, but the alignment between the door and front fender looks pretty good. Not perfect, but pretty good. If the door and front fender isn't flush you can fix that by adding or removing shims between the door hinge and the door support pillar. Adding and removing ...
by MaineVette
Nov 13th, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: C3 Technical & Performance
Topic: TRANSFORMATION VETTE 80 - 72
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

Re: TRANSFORMATION VETTE 80 - 72

Many parts are available as reproductions, and what you can't buy as a reproduction you can usually buy used on e-bay. Check out these sites to get an idea of what's available for how much things cost. http://www.corvetteamerica.com http://www.corvettecentral.com http://www.ecklers.com http://www.zi...
by MaineVette
Nov 13th, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: C3's for sale/wanted
Topic: seek corvette C3 1972!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 6251

Re: seek corvette C3 1972!!!!

Hmmm... Being from Belguim you'll probably have a tough time finding something locally so you're almost forced to take the on-line route. e-Bay will certainly give you an idea of how much a car should cost you. Shipping your purchase will probably cost you a small fortune though. Unfotunately I am n...
by MaineVette
Nov 12th, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: C3 Technical & Performance
Topic: Bent Weld Nut Area on Left Front Frame Rail
Replies: 9
Views: 3836

Re: Bent Weld Nut Area on Left Front Frame Rail

:agree: Sounds like threaded rod will work, and any temporary bracing of the adjacent frame sections certainly couldn't help. Just work slowly and keep checking the surroundnig steel for any cracks or tearing as you work. It sounds like your trying to remove relatively small deformations so you shou...
by MaineVette
Nov 12th, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: C3 Technical & Performance
Topic: transformation corvette 76 into 72
Replies: 2
Views: 1726

Re: transformation corvette 76 into 72

Hmmm, I've heard of folks attempting this before, but am unsure exactly what would need to change. Some things, such as the body and frame will obviously need to change. I would think that at a minimum you'd need a new (or used) front and rear clip - the fiberglass is a completely different shape at...
by MaineVette
Nov 11th, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: C3 Technical & Performance
Topic: Bent Weld Nut Area on Left Front Frame Rail
Replies: 9
Views: 3836

Re: Bent Weld Nut Area on Left Front Frame Rail

"Just keep hittin' it" with a hammer... :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: and if that doesn't work, get a bigger :hammer: :ROFL: Actually, I'm having a bit of a hard time visualizing your situation. Are you talking about the weld nuts located on the frame horns that the front bumper support bolts to? Can ...