The 1989 Corvette convertible restoration thread

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  1. AlexDaGator

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    Have you considered making some modifications?

    Maybe a pickup truck?
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    Or a nice station wagon?

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    Alex.
     
    • Swamp Donkey

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      It just needs some astroturf.

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    • oxrageous

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      I wouldn’t live in a HOA for all the tea in China. I managed them for 10 years and despise them.

      And the car is garaged.
       
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        Did you ever consider shooting videos of your work and putting them on YouTube? There are thousands of people who enjoy watching stuff like this and you may even spin a revenue generating channel doing something you like. You're kind of a techie type anyway. Some of the more popular car channels generate upwards of 30-40k a month...
         
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          I remember some kammback (super aerodynamic) Firebirds that were derogatorily called "stationwagons" by some. Were there really kammback Vettes too? Obviously that one is a hack job though.
           
        • AlexDaGator

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          I picked the funny picture.

          Here is a real well-done one. Callaway. Very pricey.

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          Alex.
           
        • oxrageous

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          So you and Lagoon could pick it apart even more thoroughly?
           
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            Not at all. Just a thought since you seem like a enterprising type guy. Hell I'd do it myself if I were more tech savvy but I can't even figure out how to edit the few videos that I've shot of my cars.....And as far as working on them, nah I take them to my tuner so as not to totally screw up any of his hard work. You've already got a drone(popular for shooting car meets and such) so all you'd really need is a GoPro and some camera car mounts....You'd be surprised how many people share your enthusiasm for a certain kind of car, particularly one you've re worked yourself....
             
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            You know we are just messing w you, right? It is a sport, Ox posts a video or newsletter, someone beyotches about it just to see who can say something the most witty or that gets you fired up.
             
            • oxrageous

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              Some of those people aren't just messing around. They are simply asshats.
               
              • oxrageous

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                Already have a GoPro and plenty of mounts. I may take some forehead videos while I'm painting, so I can at least review them later and see how poorly I did.
                 
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                Doooo it...doooo it ...doooo it....Maybe when you finish the car we can meet up at a car meet or something.....Hell at the rate you're going I'm certain one of my rides will be an antique also....you can give me pointers :lmao2: Sorry I couldn't resist........
                 
              • Swamp Donkey

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                That too.
                 
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                You know that's not nice. I think you could use a nice bowl of ice cream.
                 
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                  I thought you already painted this thing. Just felt the urge to paint it again?
                   
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                  It wasn't painted, it was plasti-dipped. Since I'm selling the car, I peeled off the dip and am going to give it a real paint job.
                   
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                  Well what's the difference in Plasti-dip? It was like a decal?
                   
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                  It's a peelable rubber-like coating.
                   
                • oxrageous

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                  Got the car primed. Went fairly smooth. Speaking of smooth, I'm now in the process of wet sanding all the primed areas, making it as smooth as glass.

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                    That's a terrible color.
                     

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