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08-27-2015 11:22 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
That does hurt. There are a lot of projects there.

John
Isn't that wild John, there really is, there are a bunch of those cars even in that condition we could take and put back on the road, how sad.

Brian
08-27-2015 09:29 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Oh this hurts ,,Zoom in thr photo ,wagons
That does hurt. There are a lot of projects there.

John
08-27-2015 08:11 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Oh this hurts ,,Zoom in thr photo ,wagons
There was a "steel mill" near my first job back in '77 that I would drive by on the way to work that looked just like that! A few piles in fact, I hated seeing them.

Brian
08-27-2015 06:11 AM
496CHEVY3100 Oh this hurts ,,Zoom in thr photo ,wagons
08-22-2015 09:57 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
That photo of it sitting on it's side brought back memories. My brother had his shop in the same industrial building as mine and he called me down to his shop one day. I walked in the back door to see a '75ish TBird on a two post lift hanging from the left rear wheel front end smashed against the ground.

It was done by a guy who had given his two week notice, it happened on his last day.

Wish I had a photo!

Brian
I walked into the shop one morning in the seventies and found a brand new Grand Prix hanging the same as you did. The night cleaning crew moped over the floor mounted lift controls, moved one of them and when the service manager opened up the main air valve on the shop compressor, Presto! Tail in the air, nose on the ground.
Standing in front the the car and working control valves to get it down slowly and smoothly was a puckering experience let me tell you!

BB
08-22-2015 08:27 PM
MARTINSR That photo of it sitting on it's side brought back memories. My brother had his shop in the same industrial building as mine and he called me down to his shop one day. I walked in the back door to see a '75ish TBird on a two post lift hanging from the left rear wheel front end smashed against the ground.

It was done by a guy who had given his two week notice, it happened on his last day.

Wish I had a photo!

Brian
08-22-2015 08:13 PM
Northstar T
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
This 74 would be a little harder to build back than the 64 was
Oh I duno. does it have a good VIN tag and a clean title?

Russ
08-22-2015 07:23 PM
496CHEVY3100 This 74 would be a little harder to build back than the 64 was
08-22-2015 06:48 PM
Northstar T
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
did you keep the solid axle or use the 90 IRS
It was a temptation, as the 6 speed cars also got the better diff. I wanted to retain the "feel" of the solid axle however, as that's a big part of the charm of these early cars to me. The combination of the TPIs torque and the ZF 6 speed makes the car such a joy to drive under all conditions. whether slogging around town or cruising down the interstate it's just plain sweet. the total suspension is rebuilt front and back, so it really handles surprisingly well also. people told me I'd hate the "rough ride and hard steering" etc, but it's really not the case. my 105 lb wife drives it with no complaints also .

Russ
08-22-2015 06:16 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by Northstar T View Post
My feelings exactly. what could be better than a hobby that pays for itself?
I've always bought non number matching cars so I wouldn't feel bad about having my way with them, however, as I do feel that a person (not me) should go the extra miles to save the well optioned original cars also.

For example:

I bought this 64 a few years ago that had an "incident" in the POs garage.



it had an early 350, the side pipes, a big block third member, a few "dents" etc, so I was able to rebuild it in my tiny garage and have some fun with it for a couple years before selling. the new owner and I were both very happy with the deal at the time. now, two years later, I wish I could buy the car in the condition I bought it in for what I sold it for



I then scrapped a low mile salvage title 90' for the engine and trans, which went in a really rough 62 with a Chevelle 283 in it. the 62 will be in my estate however. I spent 40+ years building the "next one" trying to find the perfect car, with a soul to match.... and I'm finally happy now .



I love looking at blond models to, but I'd never want to own one. the shows over for me. now I'm happy to just drive.


Russ
did you keep the solid axle or use the 90 IRS
08-22-2015 06:15 PM
496CHEVY3100 Both are really Nice cars for drivers ,My all time favorite is 63-67 ..But that 62 would make me think hard if not change my mind
08-22-2015 05:49 PM
Northstar T
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
most people Not All buy a Corvette with the thought if they buy it they can get their money back or make a few bucks it they take care of it and the classic Vetts will have a Big return on your money in most cases it is like getting to drive it for a few years for free,

My feelings exactly. what could be better than a hobby that pays for itself?
I've always bought non number matching cars so I wouldn't feel bad about having my way with them, however, as I do feel that a person (not me) should go the extra miles to save the well optioned original cars also.

For example:

I bought this 64 a few years ago that had an "incident" in the POs garage.



it had an early 350, the side pipes, a big block third member, a few "dents" etc, so I was able to rebuild it in my tiny garage and have some fun with it for a couple years before selling. the new owner and I were both very happy with the deal at the time. now, two years later, I wish I could buy the car in the condition I bought it in for what I sold it for



I then scrapped a low mile salvage title 90' for the engine and trans, which went in a really rough 62 with a Chevelle 283 in it. the 62 will be in my estate however. I spent 40+ years building the "next one" trying to find the perfect car, with a soul to match.... and I'm finally happy now .



I love looking at blond models to, but I'd never want to own one. the shows over for me. now I'm happy to just drive.


Russ
08-22-2015 03:34 PM
496CHEVY3100 most people Not All buy a Corvette with the thought if they buy it they can get their money back or make a few bucks it they take care of it and the classic Vetts will have a Big return on your money in most cases it is like getting to drive it for a few years for free, the guys with the so called trailor Queens know what they are doing or they would not have the big bucks, I would never nock Shine and his cars but evvy his cars instead

I have had Many Corvettes over the years and NEVER lost any money on any of then as a natter of fact I made over 10 fold on this car and got to drive it 16 years,but dam I wish I had it back,
08-21-2015 05:04 PM
whinny
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Originally Posted by shine View Post
classic corvettes are investments. period . if you want a driver fine but stop criticizing those who are smart enough to invest in classic collector cars . i can assure you they care nothing about your armchair opinions of their hobby . just like all the wining about bj auctions . they are not interested in a bunch of street driven streetrods . that is why they sell for 50 cents on the dollar if your lucky . those who do this are just jealous .
Two different opinions, both valued by me. I remember when my son was going to put a 350 in his 65 impala to replace the 283 . I said to him to recon the existing motor to keep matching numbers. He listened to me and thanked me years later when he sold it to a real collector. He used the deposit on his first home.second best bit of advice I gave him.
Later gator
Russ
08-21-2015 04:33 PM
ntfday Agreed, different stokes for different folks. I think it's great that there are people than can invest large sums of money in collector cars, more power to them. It really tickles me though of the clowns who sees a frame off restoration go across the block for large money and think that a car they own that resembles the big money car will bring somewhere near the same amount.
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