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Hello from North Carolina

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2017 4:10 pm
by smokemup
I ran into this site years ago when I started a frame-off on my 72 454 A/C Auto Coupe, and was thinking, boy, he's putting tons of hours in his project. There's no way It'll take me THAT long. Well, 6 years later, the body's back on the rolling chassis, and there she sits, waiting for me to get inspired enough to complete the thing. Perhaps this site and Forum will be what I need. :thumbs:

I took lots of pics during the process. Maybe others can use them?
http://www.commonbullets.com/jalbum1/Co ... index.html

I'll be perusing the Forum for pics of the interior since I was slack about documenting that area. Bad move. :ack:

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Posted: Feb 26th, 2017 12:00 pm
by MaineVette
smokemup wrote:
Feb 23rd, 2017 4:10 pm
I ran into this site years ago when I started a frame-off on my 72 454 A/C Auto Coupe, and was thinking, boy, he's putting tons of hours in his project. There's no way It'll take me THAT long. Well, 6 years later, the body's back on the rolling chassis, and there she sits, waiting for me to get inspired enough to complete the thing. Perhaps this site and Forum will be what I need. :thumbs:

I took lots of pics during the process. Maybe others can use them?
http://www.commonbullets.com/jalbum1/Co ... index.html

I'll be perusing the Forum for pics of the interior since I was slack about documenting that area. Bad move. :ack:
I thought the same exact thing when I started my project. A buddy at work had been restoring his car for years and years and I couldn't understand what took so long. I started my car and set myself a goal of getting it done in 4 years. It's now been over a decade and I'm still working on it. :rolleyes:

Photo documentation is definitely a commitment, and it's easy to forget to do it. I'll admit that I've missed taking some photos along the way too. In other cases I underestimated just how many photos I'd want/need. If there are specific interior photos you need let me know and I'll upload them for you - I have a decent amount. Vito here on the forum has some too. Both our cars are 71's but the two model years are essentially the same in terms of how things go together.

I took a look at your site - lots of good photos there. Thanks for sharing those. :thumbs: You've got a nice shop, too. It looks like you've got plenty of room to work (or at least to store all the pieces) :D

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Posted: Feb 27th, 2017 9:33 pm
by Brookster
Yes, it will only take a few years, times two or four! Looks like you have many projects in the workshop. :)
Just as MaineVette - I enjoyed the photos and it looks like 72 isn't your first time going down this road. My 69 427 has just started and there are some really helpful answers to my question on this site, I'm just trying to soak it in, don't want to do things twice.

Welcome and thank you showing your project!

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2017 3:46 pm
by vito
Hey smokem,

welcome to the forum.

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Posted: May 1st, 2017 7:35 pm
by ArtGle
I just joined this forum today. I'm on Corvetteforum dot com and many corvette groups on FB.
I have a 72 SB AT coupe that I'm just starting on.
Birdcage is 'screwed'. A "LOT" of work ahead, but I'm retired, and this is my primary project.
Saved the link to your photos to my favorites, so I can see what mine should look like. LOL
Kings Mountain, NC here.
Art

Re: Hello from North Carolina

Posted: May 1st, 2017 10:20 pm
by MaineVette
Hi Art, welcome to the forum. And...
ArtGle wrote:
May 1st, 2017 7:35 pm
Birdcage is 'screwed'. A "LOT" of work ahead
...welcome to the club. Unfortunately it's not a very exclusive one. It seems everyones birdcage is a rusted hunk of junk these days. :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:

Happy to help with advice however I can, just ask. :thumbs: