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Old 03-07-2006, 05:37 AM   #1
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Corvette question

well, i am considering buying a 1970 corvette from someone. it has no interior what-so-ever, has a full engine and tranny, but it hasn't moved in about 6 or more years. so it will definitly need rebuilt. my question is, about how much am i looking at as far as restoring it? either way, i know it will be worth it, plus the corvette stingray is my dream car. i am just trying to figure out about how much i am looking at spending. thanks. if you have any more questions just post me.
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:01 AM   #2
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Really hard questiojn to answer because we dont know all the little intracacies. I did also look into getting a 69 sting ray and dropping a H/C LS1.
All I can reccomend is takin someone very knowledgable about these cars and restoring them with you too look at it.
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:06 PM   #3
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Well, does this help give more of an idea?

The car has an almost perfect body/chassis/fame.
It needs everything in the interior. (i would like to keep it all original inside.)
I WILL need a full rebuild on the engine and tranny.(i would like to make it look orignal, but i want to put as many upgrades into it as possible, without a supercharger.)

I hope this helps.
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:10 PM   #4
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Well, does this help give more of an idea?

The car has an almost perfect body/chassis/fame.
It needs everything in the interior. (i would like to keep it all original inside.)
I WILL need a full rebuild on the engine and tranny.(i would like to make it look orignal, but i want to put as many upgrades into it as possible, without a supercharger.)

I hope this helps.

so theres no interior but you want an all original interior?

thats gonna be a LOT of work ( unless donor car)
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Old 03-24-2006, 05:38 AM   #5
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Why would it need to be rebuilt if it simply hasnt moved. We got a 76 benz with half a million miles running in less than 2 weeks. A 300d it is the slowest car I have ever been in but it is fun just because. You shouldnt need a full rebuild just from lack of use.
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:32 AM   #6
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put some fresh gas in the carb, new battery, spark plugs, blah blah blah.
See if it will start. As to the interior, thats gonna be realy tuff. You might just custom fab some parts to look original (thats what i would try) ya know, 'original but different' make it fit you're preferences
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Old 03-26-2006, 05:32 AM   #7
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I wonder if he'll actually come back...

At my Coop, the boss' brother bought a 74' Vette for $1000 (without engine and tranny). He's already gotten one and has it installed and is actually awaiting a new full interior for it now, I could possibly try and find what it's costing him (if you come back).... also, it's a convertible.
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Old 03-28-2006, 04:56 AM   #8
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i think its better to keep that thing that way .. i mean it should look like the original one ... dont bother yourself changing it ..
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Old 03-28-2006, 05:21 PM   #9
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so theres no interior but you want an all original interior?

thats gonna be a LOT of work ( unless donor car)

Not really. You can order every interior part brand new from YearOne.
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:53 PM   #10
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Not really. You can order every interior part brand new from YearOne.

whats year one?
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whats year one?
a website/ retailer?
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Old 03-28-2006, 11:27 PM   #12
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whats year one?

They make reproduction parts for alot of classic cars, including entire bodys.
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Old 03-30-2006, 07:10 AM   #13
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I wonder if he'll actually come back...

At my Coop, the boss' brother bought a 74' Vette for $1000 (without engine and tranny). He's already gotten one and has it installed and is actually awaiting a new full interior for it now, I could possibly try and find what it's costing him (if you come back).... also, it's a convertible.


Yeah sorry bout that...baseball season just started and i have been extremely busy with that and just got a chance to get to a computer.

well, since i am back, i would definitly like to know how much it ends up costing him. My main goal is to get it running and in a condition to be driven for now. everything else will come later.

I don't have the car yet, but it's not going anywhere, so i have plenty of time.
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Old 03-31-2006, 12:53 AM   #14
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Yeah sorry bout that...baseball season just started and i have been extremely busy with that and just got a chance to get to a computer.

well, since i am back, i would definitly like to know how much it ends up costing him. My main goal is to get it running and in a condition to be driven for now. everything else will come later.

I don't have the car yet, but it's not going anywhere, so i have plenty of time.
Alright, well I'll try and find out tomorrow if possible.
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Old 04-07-2006, 06:41 AM   #15
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Alright, well I'll try and find out tomorrow if possible.


any word on the price yet?
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