The 1989 Corvette convertible restoration thread

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    Never had one, but your mom just can't get enough of my footlong
     
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      Whatever you say Gold Finger....:lol2:
       
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      Hoohahahahaaa!!!

      Yo, one time, a blind boy felt my momma's face. He asked why was there a pizza on that camel's ass!

      My momma so ugly, you can sex her any way and it's always doggy style!

      This is Silky Johnston son. I hate everybody, and I hate my momma the most. I had that old one-legged ho on the stroll making me money before I turned 10.

      You can sex her if you want, but either you pay Silky or she pay Silky. Either way, Silky get paid!

      Footlong? Hoohawhahaha. Alright "brotha". Whatever you say.
       
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        So, what you're saying is, you should charge him double for the foot long?
         
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          Crete has nothing on the biggest hater of all time
           
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          is that a hint?
           
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          So, how's the dip holding up...would you do it again? Discuss
           
        • oxrageous

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          It's holding up well - I washed it recently with no issues. Would I do it again? Yeah, I think so, although I'd be better if I did it again.

          It's been so hot I haven't been driving the car, even in the evening. It's horrible.
           
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          That thing looks freakin awesome Ox, and I know some disliked the color choice but it looks great to me with the black rims.

          How exactly is it done, do you use a spray gun just like you would for paint? I mean it's called dip but you can't dip an entire car lol.
           
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          You have to fill an entire pool or pond with the stuff, then drive it slowly in.

          Actually it goes on just like paint, with a spray gun. Black base coat, then the pearl coat on top.
           
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            Well it looks sharp to me, great job.
             
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            • oxrageous

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              Okay, I've been working on this car again off and on for months, so I figured I should update things. I've stripped the plastidip because I'm going to give it a real paint job....by myself. As usual, I have no idea what I'm doing but I'll figure it out as I go along.

              First, I had to replace the mangled convertible top. However, it's not just the top - true to form, even the top frame itself was broken, a metal piece on the side snapped cleanly in half.

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              I had to find the replacement arm on eBay, and fix it.

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              Here's the frame, finally working properly:

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            • oxrageous

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              Time to start taking the car apart for proper sanding and painting. First, the rear bumper cover comes off. Absolute total filth at the back of this car.

              Removed before cleaning:

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              After pressure cleaning....there was a pile of dirt on my driveway. As you can see, the backyard asshats who painted this thing (probably in their backyard) never bothered to mask anything off. There's overspray all over the car. So, just take the license plate off and shoot that paint in there! :facepalm:

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              Here's the filth on the rear bumper cover:

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              After cleaning:

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              After about two hours, finally got the damn nose cone off!

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              looks like a lot of work for a miata with a vette kit on it
               
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                Without scrolling through everything, is it a L98 or something else?
                 
              • oxrageous

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                L98. The engine restoration is 95% done and runs well. The motor was pulled. There are plenty of pics earlier in this thread.
                 
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