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Projects 1958 Corvette (I'm the new tire fryer)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LowKat, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. joeyesmen
    Joined: Dec 24, 2010
    Posts: 495


    Got my hard top painted, turned out like shit. Had a softball size spot that crinkled up (contamination?) so sanding it down again. Lower right in photo.

    You know, I was thinking the hardtop might look cool and custom painted matte black with the shiny stainless trim. It would continue the custom feel of your car and fit with the mild deviations from stock. Just a thought.
  2. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,569


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  3. Not today
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  4. He has been asking nicely for some time, maybe let him drive it around the block?
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    Joined: Aug 17, 2019
    Posts: 3


    Happy Belated Birthday!
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  6. Wow a year has gone by since I last posted.
    Didn't get any car shows in this year due to China virus.

    Took the last cruise of the year at the end of October.


    Replaced the cassette radio and blown out speakers installed in the 1970's. Used a Retro-Sound Wonderbar "reproduction" radio. Looks old but has Bluetooth, USB, subwoofer and aux amp ports. New JBL kick panel speakers and adding a stereo speaker in the dash.
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    If I was a contortionist it would've been much easier.
    Damn seat bracket across the middle of my back.
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    Realized after this picture the dash needs a polish.
    The old faceplate from the cassette left marks in the paint.

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    Friend of mine took this B&W engine photo a while back.
    Thought it was kinda cool.
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  7. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,796


    This car is NICE! Very cool. Wish I could afford one, lol.
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  8. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
    Posts: 952

    Bob Lowry

    Very cool ' your ideas to make the engine compartment look close to stock!
    Here is a before and after of my '61. Bob 1961 12.jpg 1961 11.jpg
  9. @LowKat just a couple days ago I was wondering what happened to you. It's good to see you've been working on the Vette.
  10. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,824


    Nice vette enjoy it that's what there for. My best friend passed away this past march has a 59 vette black with red interior he's had a 59 vette since the early 60's and loved them.
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  11. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,569


    I've been doing A LOT! of under dash work on my O/T Olds 442. I snagged some of this left over foam scraps from an upholsterer yeas ago saves my back and knees some pain! "Give me your Corvette" ? Joe

  12. Not Today Joe

    I picked up a couple of these (yoga mats)

    Cut one into thirds and left the other full length for rolling or folding. I need to pull my dash cluster to install new gauge lenses but I'm going to put it off as long as possible.

  13. brando1956
    Joined: Jun 25, 2017
    Posts: 118


    They look soft but firm and very comfortable. Or were you talking about the mats? Seriously, that is the most beautiful C1 I've ever seen, bar none. Your attention to detail is unbelievable. Great tribute to your friend.
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  14. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,569


    Well your mats are surely better looking than mine! I definitely need to upgrade!
    "Give me your Corvette" ? Joe
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  15. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 7,360

    from Oregon

    Just discovered your thread this morning, and not sure why it's never popped up for me before today? I recall seeing your Vette at Portland Transmission's spring show back when you first bought it, and thought it was a very cool car with the old school diamond pattern interior! Haven't seen it around since that show, so nice to see the changes you've done to it in the last few years!
    Hopefully I'll see it, and you at a local show this summer if our idiot governor ever sees fit to allow things to open up again!
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  16. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 9,185

    from east , tn.

    joe you need to change this.
    Give me your Corvette" ? Joe

    to your signature:)
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  17. Not today Joe

    I live south of Oregon City so don't make many Portland shows but won't miss Portland Trans. It's the best and many cars you won't see anywhere else. I went to the 2018 show but arrived kinda late in 2019. Who knows what will happen this year but we'll be out drivin' on the weekends. You can find me on Facebook

    Couple great shows out this way are Cutsfort's in Canby (about 600 registered cars plus 2-300 unregisered, live music, food carts and vendors around large shady city park) and another in Colton called "Summer Finally Got Here". About 200 cars. Beautiful private park setting with trails thruogh the trees. Free breakfast, lunch, snacks, water, pop. also have games and a great 50's - 60's band with professional dancers that change their costumes with the era of the music. Free admission but accept donations for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

    I've seen your car and it puts a smile on my face. I'd love to build a gasser but now I'm so busy at work building cars I can't do anything at home. Sold my 383 powered 62 Nova wagon last weekend which I kept thinking gasser. Bought it 8 years ago and it didn't move for the last 5. Went to a good guy.

    Here's my next project at work, 34 Packard divided limo.
    Waiting on the painted main body

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  18. Picked up this turd last weekend. And I do mean turd. The passenger seat had a pile of petrified Raccoon shit. 1965 Buick Riviera. Parked in this spot in 1978 . Was given to me about 15 years ago but had forgotten about it. Owner called me last week.

    1 of 2,100 out of 38,000 with the "LW" coded 4bbl 425" nailhead engine that weren't Gran Sports. Original everything except LF fender which had been repaired once and is toast again. Came with paperwork including a nice Protecto-Plate warranty manual. Has plenty of options but oddly no A/C.

    Has some rust but looks like floors are good.
    Haven't tried to turn the engine over yet.
    Gonna flip it after a little work.

    Original owner was Fred Wessinger who owned Blitz Weinhard brewery in Portland Oregon. He special ordered the Riv soon after being promoted to President, before he owned the company. He was responsible for Henry Weinhard's Special Reserve beer and his great grandfather was Henry Weinhard.

    Best part was Buick used a 58-62 Corvette courtesy light in the glovebox.
    My Vette never had one. Clean it up and install in the '58 someday.

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  19. YJ4000
    Joined: Feb 5, 2009
    Posts: 286


    Those are very cool cars. Have fun and keep us posted.
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  20. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,125

    from Hawaii

    Lotsa potential there! 8. 65 Riviera kustom done.jpg
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  21. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,569


    Buddy of mine had a Riviera given to him early this year. Not as smelly as yours probably his was mostly kept inside the last few years. It was no creme puff by any stretch. He towed it home did a couple very minor repairs and found the engine locked up so it sat. Well a guy comes into the garage and just had to have it! So he sold it and down the road it went! Good luck with yours.

    "Give me your Corvette" ? Joe
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  22. Sold the Riviera yesterday, going to LA CA. Sedrick Ellis bought it. Ex defensive tackle for New Orleans Saints.
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  23. Not today
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  24. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,569


    Just looking at it is cool I'll keep asking maybe one day I'll catch you in a weak moment! LOL Joe
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  25. When the trees turn red the Vette goes to bed for the winter. Haven't done much on the car but drove it a lot this year. Only went to one cruise-in this summer. It was a private "show" at Jerry Logan's "Car Barn". He's the owner of the Copper Caddy that Dave Kendig built. Jerry has a very eclectic collection in the 300 foot long barn but mostly HAMB friendly shown. DSC01509 2020 10 25 Morman church 30.jpg

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  26. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 40,125


    WOW his collection is better than Leno's :eek:
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  27. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,569


    Very NICE collection indeed! I always wonder with a collection like that how does a person decide which vehicle to take out? I know that most rarely see the road but I'm sure some get taken to shows from time to time. Thanks for the peek. Joe
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  28. Cruised the Vette around in the country a couple weeks ago on a rare dry but cold day to make sure everything's working and no leaks. An hour with the tunes cranked and the heater blasting. What a relaxing time. I love this car.


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    Both Portland swap meets are "on" for 2 weeks from today. Then on May 7th, the best cruise-in/show in the NW is happening. Portland Transmission Spring Classic.... This free show usually draws 1000+ cars with about 1/2 of them registered. Many of them are only seen at this show, once a year. Downside, it starts at the crack of dawn. Some photos from past show.

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  29. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,569


    Great pictures of your Corvette looking good as usual. It's always good to get out clear the mind and listen to some tunes and bang a few gears! "Give me your Corvette"? Joe
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  30. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 9,185

    from east , tn.

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