The 1989 Corvette convertible restoration thread

Discussion in 'Home, Auto, and Computer Tech' started by oxrageous, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Concrete Helmet

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    What size wheels and tires did those 80's(C4 ?) Vette's come with? Are yours stock by any chance?
     
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    See post #1
     
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      That's a stunningly good looking C4. Those can't be factory coils, though. The car looks like it's ready to go mudding at that height.

      What made you decide on the more modern exhaust tips?
       
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        I think he said, somewhere in the middle of this thread, that he was adding either running boards or pipes but hadn’t decided. Maybe we’ll get an update.
         
      • oxrageous

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        As far as I know the coils are stock.

        The exhaust tips are actually not that modern. They are from a 90's Z28 Camaro. The rectangular tips actually fit perfectly in the cutouts in the bumper and should have been this way stock.

        [​IMG]
         
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          I took her out tonight and opened 'er up. 42 was the top speed.

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          I've seen those. I'm used to seeing round tips on Corvettes.
           
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          So now you’re the equivalent of a P-51 owner who doesn’t want a bug to f up his paint job? ;)
           
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          Yep, rusted shut.
           

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