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Restore 1962 Vette

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by belred, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. belred
    Joined: Feb 17, 2011
    Posts: 64

    belred
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    from lynnwood

    Hey guys , back again with a 1962 Vette with only 22k on this car ....We are fixing the body and respraying the car factory white.


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  2. DD COOPMAN
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,121

    DD COOPMAN
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    Gotta be among the lowest-mile '62s out there. Any history on this car, like where it was hidden all this time? Nice! DD
     
  3. I had a '62 for 20 years.
    By far the most fun car I've ever owned.
     
  4. cool!! my pops has a unrestored survivor 59. 83,000 original miles and the only time the heads have been off the motor was to get the valve guides upgraded so he didn't have to keep running the lead additive a couple years ago. he's had it for 46 or 47 years now. he paid $800 for it back when he bought it.

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  5. solidaxle
    Joined: Jan 6, 2011
    Posts: 533

    solidaxle
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    from Upstate,NY

    Sweeeet!! That should get you laid
     
  6. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
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    fleetside66
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    What's the deal with the masking tape? Great car!
     
  7. belred
    Joined: Feb 17, 2011
    Posts: 64

    belred
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    from lynnwood

    The vette is a one onwer (local car) . The masking tape is for the areas that need to be repaired.
     
  8. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 2,158

    harpo1313
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    from wareham,ma

    has it been painted before?i see some thick wavy paint on the hood.lots of block sanding in your future.nice car.
     
  9. belred
    Joined: Feb 17, 2011
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    belred
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    from lynnwood

    It has not been painted before ( original paint ).
     
  10. belred
    Joined: Feb 17, 2011
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    belred
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    from lynnwood

    We are on day 4

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  11. belred
    Joined: Feb 17, 2011
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    belred
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    from lynnwood

  12. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    THE_DUDE
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    What is this word you use? Restore? I don't understand
     
  13. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 2,658

    R Frederick
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    from illinois

    Straight axle Gasser! Ha.
     
  14. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,632

    Nads
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    from Hypocrisy

    Restoration is boring.
     
  15. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    THE_DUDE
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    Were did the car come from in WA?
     
  16. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    '62's are one of my favs.... :cool::D
     
  17. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    GaryB
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    from Reno,nv

    61&62 one of the nicest body styles,keep us posted
     
  18. Gerrys
    Joined: May 1, 2009
    Posts: 327

    Gerrys
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    If that was a original factory paint job in that condition. repainting it cost about 20K+ in lost value as a collector car. Original is worth more that restored to a collector.
     
  19. anyone can restore a vette, it take a real man to cut one up!
     
  20. daddylama
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 930

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    something about early 'vettes that i used to love as a kid...
    ... and again, now.
     
  21. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
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    40FORDPU
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    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Nice car..perfect candidate for a HotRod. I find it interesting now, people search high and low for these cars, spending serious cash to "restore" them, when "back in the day" they bought them, modified them, customized them, and raced them, (very few were left stock..kind of defeated the purpose of buying a factory performance car). Oh well, to each their own.
     
  22. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 2,658

    R Frederick
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    from illinois

    I was thinking the same thing. Someone is spending a bunch of money to deface that car. No offence intended to the painter.
     
  23. belred
    Joined: Feb 17, 2011
    Posts: 64

    belred
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    from lynnwood

    Yes it is a Local 1 owner car ....He has owned it since brand new and wanted to clean it up... The car has alot of stress cracks and the original paint needs to be redone.
     
  24. Looking very clean!
     
  25. cornbinder52
    Joined: Dec 31, 2006
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    sweet vette. i am jealous.
     
  26. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    jcmarz
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    from Chino, Ca

    Hes right! A one owner vette like that should have been left untouched, cracks and all.
     
  27. 92GTA
    Joined: Oct 19, 2010
    Posts: 99

    92GTA
    Member

    Looking good!
     
  28. Ron Mayes
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
    Posts: 696

    Ron Mayes
    Member

    Would have never touched it :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  29. I understand how people are all chiming in saying he's ruining the car. However, remember this guy bought the car brand new and has owned it for close to 50 years. I think he retains the right to fix it up to how he remembered it new.

    If your kid lived to be 50 and needed some minor "surgery" to get back on the sports field, would you frown?? I doubt it.

    I bet this car is like another child to him.
     
  30. 40FordDeluxe
    Joined: Dec 21, 2010
    Posts: 414

    40FordDeluxe
    Member

    Cool car and nice job so far. I'm guessing the paint just looks better in pictures than in person. When I worked at a body shop while I was going to college, we did a 2nd owner 62. It had been repaired so many times over the years it was crazy. The spots repainted didn't match the original paint due to the old paint fading and things of that nature. Also, that car had a lot of cracking too. It must just be the nature of those older vettes. Keep posting pics and keep up the good work!
     

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