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roscobbc

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Wed 12 Sep 18 00:16

Resto Vette - or - Modifed Vette


What do we all think - a 100% bone stock restored Corvette - or a modified Corvette. And if we are talking about modified do we prefer major body and suspension modifications - or (as I prefer) modifications that can be easily reversed, like engines and wheels...........here's mine
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roppa440

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Wed 12 Sep 18 07:55

Re: Resto Vette - or - Modifed Vette


The Corvette is a very attractive car just as it is. So major changes to the look always look ugly to me in most cases.

There are some exceptions. When modified to look like classic race vehicles for example (like yours Ross) and when done in a subtle - well executed way like Keith Edwards car. Possibly the best looking C3 I have ever seen. (Photo)

My own C5 I went as subtle as possible. Just trying to make the car look a bit better finished than a mass produced line car. Using parts to better match the original paint colour so it looks a more complete "package".

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L88

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Wed 12 Sep 18 09:39

Re: Resto Vette - or - Modifed Vette


With my cars I am trying to keep original for each year, a long way from numbers matching but only using year specific parts, with the exception of one car. 69 BB manual conv that Iíve been eager to turn into a race replica the way I want it.

So just like you need a car for every occasion, with a Corvette you need more than one and not forgetting if it makes you happy and itís your car then do what you want the next custodian can then make a decision.



Ross what image hosting are you using?



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Nick B

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Wed 12 Sep 18 10:33

Re: Resto Vette - or - Modifed Vette


I've got no problem with Corvettes that have modified mechanicals, interiors and wheels but I like the body kept standard especially on C1's, C2's & C3's.

Here are a couple of very tasteful C3 body mods for your appreciation.



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CaptainK

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Wed 12 Sep 18 11:24


Personally for my 68 C3 I want to keep it mostly stock looking and with the original engine and gearbox, but make it more "driver friendly" and have a decent set of slightly larger alloys to allow larger more modern tyres etc.
So far mine has had a swap of carb and intake, and the whole exhaust system. It runs much happier now. Other than correcting paint, broken bits of trim and general maintenance etc, my only plans are to put alloys on it and fit power brakes to it. Well, maybe remote central locking as well, for convenience and 3 point seat belts for better safety (only have lap belts currently).

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roscobbc

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Wed 12 Sep 18 11:32

Re: Resto Vette - or - Modifed Vette


L88 wrote (View Post):With my cars I am trying to keep original for each year, a long way from numbers matching but only using year specific parts, with the exception of one car. 69 BB manual conv that Iíve been eager to turn into a race replica the way I want it.

So just like you need a car for every occasion, with a Corvette you need more than one and not forgetting if it makes you happy and itís your car then do what you want the next custodian can then make a decision.



Ross what image hosting are you using?


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L88

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Wed 12 Sep 18 13:00

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Nick, a lot of 68 ďone year onlyĒ cars end up like those.

Thanks Ross, have now joined up.

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Vetteheadtony

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Thu 13 Sep 18 13:16

Re: Resto Vette - or - Modifed Vette


Iím a Stock man myself, always remember going with my dad back in the 70s looking at Vetteís and they were all customised, remember he use to look se it with some people who told him they were standard only to get there and see a BMW grille Molded to the front of a 1970 Ontario orange coupe. Grrrr!
Hereís my last full resto.
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how do i get car insurance for myself

Mind you always liked the body on this one!
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chevrolet

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Thu 20 Sep 18 16:28

Re: Resto Vette - or - Modifed Vette


Stock or modified? Both surely? Love those cars that the guys at Custom Exotics have done over the years.


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roscobbc

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Thu 20 Sep 18 19:40

Re: Resto Vette - or - Modifed Vette


roppa440 wrote (View Post):The Corvette is a very attractive car just as it is. So major changes to the look always look ugly to me in most cases.

There are some exceptions. When modified to look like classic race vehicles for example (like yours Ross) and when done in a subtle - well executed way like Keith Edwards car. Possibly the best looking C3 I have ever seen. (Photo)

My own C5 I went as subtle as possible. Just trying to make the car look a bit better finished than a mass produced line car. Using parts to better match the original paint colour so it looks a more complete "package".


I like what you've done with the front numberplate Dave Yes


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