|04-08-2008 05:46 PM|
|dhunt00c||And how exactly would i do a repair such as the very round edge / lip of the dove tail in the rear of the car? When you say glass, I think of the resin and the sheets of fiberglass..... is that what is done and then sand it down, or???|
|04-08-2008 05:35 PM|
|dhunt00c||Ahhh, got it. Are there any around the back class that attach at the sides and go across above the glass? Also, the nose cone is off..... bumper behind it looks find. Anything I should check for there and are the nose cones hard to replace / put back on?|
|04-08-2008 01:32 PM|
|lets cut it up||Look under the car with a flash lite. Here is a diagram if the back bonding strips. Just look to see if they are there and have not beet tampered with and not crack or any thing like that. The pic is just the back strips. I don't have a front pic but they run long ways with the front fender ,if you reach in side the wheel well straight up you should feel them.|
|04-08-2008 01:23 PM|
|dhunt00c||so how do I view or check the onding straps? is there a way and where are thry located?|
|04-08-2008 08:13 AM|
|lets cut it up||
If you have crack in the glass you have to repair it with glass not filler or it will crack again. As for as the value I not sure about that, I usually cut up my cars so value to me is not important. Check a website that can give values like a nada site.
|04-07-2008 10:00 PM|
Thanks Tim... new to the older vet scene. Used to own a C5 buts that all different.
When you say bonding straps, what do you mean? The back glass looked like it had a bead of silicone maybe on it.... don't recall for sure.
Can you cleanup minor body imperfections with plastics or mud like you can a steel body? How do I clean those areas up the right way since they are fiberglass.
What would you say a 73 is worth in that condition. its complete, all original 68K miles car. 350 automatic. missing the nose cone.
Just needs some TLC.
|04-07-2008 08:12 AM|
|lets cut it up||Seems like you have a normal vette. I wouldn't be to concern about the bonding seams as they all do that .but I would feel and look to make sure they are all there and every thing is in correct order(bonding straps and such) to make sure it isn't hiding past major glass work. But as for as you pics go seems like a normal vette. Tim|
|04-07-2008 04:56 AM|
I did not see nothing in the three pictures that would concern me at all.
Normal corvette with too much paint on it, is all I saw with maybe a little shrinking on some filler work over the years.
|04-06-2008 10:53 PM|
My brother's 57 vett and my 56 cameo pickup with the fiberglss box sides had all sorts of defects and checking showing I gues that's what happens if they are driven hard and the body flexes
|04-06-2008 09:28 PM|
|dhunt00c||Forgot to add, that the rest of the car really seems pretty solid. A few places here and there, and it needs the nose cone, but bumper and all seems good, straight, and intact.|
|04-06-2008 09:26 PM|
Gotcha... here they are. 2 are on each side near the outer top / side of the back glass. Its like a seem where 2 fiberglass parts are bonded together and u can see through the paint that the seem is there.
THe other is on the very back lip of the subtle fin that the 73's have. On the rounded part of that fin you can see some cracks running parallel to it.. kind of hard to see. I can't tell if its the fiberglass itself that is brittle or dry rotted or just the paint.... Known problem? Hard to fix for a novice? I haven't bought the car yet and I'm trying to research BEFORE i spend cash on a mess!
|04-06-2008 08:33 PM|
|BarryK||You might just post the pictures on here, as there are a number of people like myself that have worked and a lot of them and then some real experts like DT196 and Shine. One of us should be able to help.|
|04-06-2008 08:18 PM|
Any corvette knowledge out there? Fiberglass questions
I'm looking at buying a vet. Its a 1973 coupe. Seems to be a very solid car with some minor bodywork and TLC needed.
Needs a nose cone, and I saw a couple of oddities in the fiberglass that I wanted to ask about. Can someone help?
Just wondering if its major problems, or minor, but par for the course when dealing with vets.
I can send pictures if so... would be easier than trying to explain.
Thanks in advance.