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by ChrisMiami
Sep 29th, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Fuel lines - body on?
Replies: 11
Views: 13333

Fuel lines - body on?

Can you replace the fuel lines from tank to engine bay with the body on the frame? I've always assumed one would need to lift the body but...maybe not?

Thanks,
Chris
by ChrisMiami
Apr 25th, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Bent front bumper
Replies: 4
Views: 4322

Bent front bumper

My front bumper clearance is really wide at the edges and really really tight at the point in front. I believe this is because it was firmly nudged by a certain SUV. I'm assuming that it's the bumper itself that's bent, not the frame or mounting points, though I could be wrong. Having made this assu...
by ChrisMiami
Mar 30th, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Any tips for painting interior pieces?
Replies: 21
Views: 13180

Re: Any tips for painting interior pieces?

MaineVette wrote:... If it works I keep the $ in my pocket.
That's like trying to press 2 magnets together N<->N! :rolleyes:

Chris
by ChrisMiami
Mar 24th, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Any tips for painting interior pieces?
Replies: 21
Views: 13180

Re: Any tips for painting interior pieces?

Haha R - this is exactly what I'd expect my experience to be, and what I'll try to avoid... :D

Although it looks like I'm going to have to do something about my steering column. I'd like to get a good matching Saddle but may have to punt and go black or chrome...

Chris
by ChrisMiami
Mar 15th, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Any tips for painting interior pieces?
Replies: 21
Views: 13180

Re: Any tips for painting interior pieces?

I have no tips, sorry, but I'm really interested in your experience here. It seems so strange to me - even when calling it dye - to apply color to interior pieces. It has always seemed to me like the color of these parts is in them, not on them. And I just cannot imagine any way to apply a surface c...
by ChrisMiami
Nov 3rd, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Bodywork question
Replies: 8
Views: 3982

Re: Bodywork question

I think the black primer over gray primer is known as a "guide coat", right? There is a great DVD set called "Paintucation" and a great body work pro's forum over at autobodystore.com. In the DVD, Kevin Tetz mentions a guide coat powder that seems to work really well. Sorry, I know you asked for exp...
by ChrisMiami
Oct 21st, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Lift Off! My 1972 Resto-Mod Begins
Replies: 63
Views: 40863

Re: Lift Off! My 1972 Resto-Mod Begins

ChrisMiami wrote:Just saw the post on the frame strengthening - interesting stuff. I'll have to look for a copy of that Chevy Power book you mention.
Easy enough to find. And just in case anyone else is looking: http://www.duntovmotors.com/Corvette%20 ... 20Book.pdf

Chris
by ChrisMiami
Oct 21st, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Lift Off! My 1972 Resto-Mod Begins
Replies: 63
Views: 40863

Re: Lift Off! My 1972 Resto-Mod Begins

MaineVette wrote:Nice write up, it brought me back to when I was working on my chassis nearly 10 years ago
HOLY CRAP IT'S BEEN TEN YEARS!??!! :ack: Nice to always have something to do, eh? LOL
by ChrisMiami
Oct 21st, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Lift Off! My 1972 Resto-Mod Begins
Replies: 63
Views: 40863

Re: Lift Off! My 1972 Resto-Mod Begins

Just saw the post on the frame strengthening - interesting stuff. I'll have to look for a copy of that Chevy Power book you mention. Did you do any measurements/adjusting to make sure the frame was true/straight before welding in the gussets, etc.? Also - great example of forethought on creating the...
by ChrisMiami
May 13th, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: C3 General
Topic: Gas tank
Replies: 10
Views: 6739

Re: Gas tank

That's interesting, Max, and dovetails with the early 80's ethanol changes I've been reading up on. Here's an interesting article for MG owners on managing new gas in an older vehicle - other than the specific carb adjustments, I think it applies to Vette owners as well. http://www.strohmautomotive....