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Rich

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Sun 13 Nov 16 07:29

Re: Black '68


Ddave wrote (View Post):.................(moderators: I presume i'm not breaking forum rules here, as i'd be able to advertise in the for sales if i wanted given that i'm a member? - if i am - drop me a note and i'll delete the last paragraph!)....................

Members can advertise free of charge.


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Ddave

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Sun 13 Nov 16 17:52

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L88 wrote (View Post):You must be itching to get your hands on that car after all this time?

Yes - it's driving me up the wall!! - that said, I'm now much more knowledgeable about container shipping given the amount of time I spend on websites tracking it...


L88 wrote (View Post): Between 3 or 4 of us we have most of the parts to go standard or L88 tribute but as you're no doubt aware original parts are expensive. For instance radio delete panel repro @ 80

have you got one? a cast repro?

L88 wrote (View Post): It looks like you have bought 69 on wheels and 70 on seats,

yeh - the 8' wheels were a lesser of two evils; in that the vendor agreed to supply them FOC in lieu of the centrelines that were on the car when i bought it... he didnt have any original 68 wheels... but i figured 8' rallye's where better than none!

The seats were VERY irritating though..... Agreed on a handshake when i bought the car that he'd supply 68 frames to get new foam and covers at my cost... two weeks down the line (when i'm back in the UK) - i'm told 'sorry, don't have any 68 seats - you'll have to have these'

Had I researched the vendor first, I would have known better as there is a thread on the corvette forum suggesting he does that sort of thing... but I was on hols and didnt have time to shop around!! you live and learn....

I would like to get hold of some 68 seats - but in the same breath, would like to get rid of the ones that are in it atm.... new foam, covering and all!

L88 wrote (View Post): we have correct 7" wheels and correct 68 head rest seats , J56 parts and twin pin pads calipers brackets etc, correct headlight assemblies and wiper assemblies L88 intakes etc etc. I can take moulds for the wheelarches if you want them back to standard.

I picked up headlight assemblies and the wiper door assembly when i bought it... but might be interested in some of the other bits... please drop me a PM with some prices? - on the wheel arches - are they flared? - i genuinely didnt notice!

also; if anyone has got an original style big block hood (original or repro?) - please do drop me a note! - I still have not decided which way to go!

L88 wrote (View Post): If your bonnet is an original L88 item and not a repro it will take a phone call to find a buyer.

The underside is rough; which suggests to me that it's handlaid fibreglass and is therefore not genuine! - if i decide to keep it; I plan to fill/refinish the underside to tart it up a bit..

thanks!


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L88

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Sun 13 Nov 16 18:34

Re: Black '68


Dave I understand you met The Don and Mickthefish today so you are in the loop. Thumbs up

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Ddave

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Sun 13 Nov 16 20:36

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The chaps with the black 66 that I wanted to take home? Yes


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Ddave

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Sun 13 Nov 16 20:37

Re: Black '68


The chaps with the black 66 that I wanted to take home? Yes


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L88

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Sun 13 Nov 16 20:40

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You were too early to take it home as it stayed on to win Best Classic American. Respect.

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Jack Cooper

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Sun 13 Nov 16 22:28


Presumably that's J.M's black '66 coupe, Mick......he deserves the award, having put in all that effort!
J.C. (1911) NCRS Buddy.

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Norm

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Mon 14 Nov 16 00:02

Re: Black '68


The C3's, IMO, the best iconic look for a Vette, no one's going to mistake it for anything else. Looks like you have a nice base to work with. Best of luck with your endeavor, it's going to be a looker. Thumbs up


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CaptainK

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Mon 21 Nov 16 14:26


Hello and good to see another 1968 owner. Smile Like you, I didn't know of the 1968 parts only issue until I got mine and I started to shop for parts for it. Hey hum. Mine is only a mere 327/300hp one though (but its all numbers matching and standard inside etc. It does have a big block hood on it though that the previous owner put on it.

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Ddave

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Tue 22 Nov 16 19:50


Nice.. What colour is yours? Do you have any pictures?

Given all that originality, How attached are you to your big block hood? 😀


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