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Customs What the hell??? I bought a corvette, purists stand back

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Moriarity, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    Moriarity
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    So I have been wanting an early corvette for a while. always thought they were pretty cool looking and never quite understood the fascination with keeping them stock. I am not going to get real carried away but I am going to biuld this into a sister car of my 61 impala. Mild custom, nosed decked shaved, marroon and white, lowered, pearl white tuck n roll etc


    here it is, all I have done is put chrome wheels, 6.70's and knock off spiders on. I may drive it some this summer and blow it apart next winter
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    someone already added extra tail lites
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    heres my impala
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  2. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
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    from trevose pa

    The vette is awesome..............
     
  3. I like'm both. Nice rides!
     
  4. scrape
    Joined: Sep 22, 2003
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    i cant wait to see what you do with this....
     

  5. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
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    Wow! Sweet cars!
     
  6. inlinr6
    Joined: Oct 27, 2009
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    Corvette purists anus' are puckering just seeing it under a rat fink banner!If mine...full blown gasser,or crazy paint 60-70's street freak.but thats just me,I dont care for vette purists,stang,camaro,ect...now where is my prozac...hehehe!
     
  7. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
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    How thoughtful you are to make a sister car for your awesome Impala. Nice. Slim
     
  8. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    pretty nice Vette-don't care what purists think, but yours looks good the way it is-be more fun to modify one that isn't so nice-if you want to see modiifed search here for thread: Speed Diner May 14 Plymouth, CA and check out Vette Bike
     
  9. falfas55
    Joined: Apr 21, 2004
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    First off, let me say nice Impala. What ever you do to the Vette will be awsome. Stay true to your style!
     
  10. Toast
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
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    Toast
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    from Jenks, OK

    Do it! The heck with those Vette people! Cool Car, needs lowering if nothing else. Good luck with it.
     
  11. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
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    from illinois

    Yes!! Yes!!! Yes!!!!!!
     
  12. Nice looking car.....sure you wouldn't want to find a rougher specimen to chop up?

    Edit: Totally dig the impala btw
     
  13. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
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    ChevyGirlRox
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    from Ohio

    Great car, can't wait to see it after your magic touch! I love custom Corvettes (I think because they really make Corvette guys fussy!)!
     
  14. Barn-core
    Joined: Jan 26, 2004
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    I've always loved custom early Vettes, one of my dream cars, just will never be able to afford one! I got excited when I saw the thread title, even more excited when I saw who posted it. I know this car will be done right, and can't wait to see the progress. Please keep us updated.
     
  15. I've got a Sawzall....

    If it turns out anything like your mower or Bubble top... it's going to be AWESOME!
     
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  16. Why does the advice "start with the nicest and most complete project you can afford" not apply to vettes?

    I've heard/seen that advice written a hundred times and it makes perfect sense.... until someone dares to apply the same principal to a vette.

    Looking forward to see the results.
     
  17. I've never been a big fan of Corvettes but that model is my favorite style.

    I really like the double headlights. HRP
     
  18. 92GTA
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    Sweet dude! Sounds like and awesome project! I can't wait to see the changes as she comes along this winter!
     
  19. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
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    Dooley
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    from Buffalo NY

    nice.... how bout something like this?
     
  20. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
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    Screw the purists. Looks great already with the chromies and spiders. The '58 hood is a cool touch, too!
     
  21. Jarzenhotrods
    Joined: Feb 20, 2007
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    from .......

    Like I have said in the past, that Impala is so sweet. Now the vette to match!!! I cant wait!
     
  22. Sweet! Go crazy Mark!!!
     
  23. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
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    It couldnt be in better hands...you're beefing up your reputation as coolest dude on the hamb. Cant wait to see what you do with it
     
  24. Deuces
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    In my opinion, it looks great the way it's sitting now.... I'd say drive it around this summer and maybe think twice about hackin' it... Like I said.. It's just an opinion... Damn it looks so fine!! :cool:
     
  25. PhatCaddy
    Joined: May 31, 2005
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    Cool. I don't think you will find and purists of any stock car on HAMB. Keep us updated.
     
  26. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
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    I am not a Vette guy, or a purist by any means, BUT, I really think the early 'Vettes do look the best when they are left alone. Subtle changes really go a long ways on these models.

    Modern wheels, big custom changes just make them ugly

    of course that is just my opinion.....:D
     
  27. Love the Knock-off spiders look...
     

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  28. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
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    redlinetoys
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    from Midwest

    Sweeeeet!!!!!!!!!
     
  29. Subtle but sweet......
     
  30. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    Where did you see anything about him "hackin' it"? Does the Impala look "Hacked " to you? the early Vettes are my favorite ('67 Coupe......Ohh LaLa and I know they are second generation). Keep us posted and I'm sure the "restorers":( on here will be able to stomach your version.

    Frank
     

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