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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
    Posts: 20,984

    Staff Member

    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

    someone already added extra tail lites

    heres my impala
  2. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    The vette is awesome..............
  3. I like'm both. Nice rides!
  4. scrape
    Joined: Sep 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,131


    i cant wait to see what you do with this....

  5. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,290


    Wow! Sweet cars!
  6. inlinr6
    Joined: Oct 27, 2009
    Posts: 344


    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, where is my prozac...hehehe!
  7. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,342

    Slim Pickens

    How thoughtful you are to make a sister car for your awesome Impala. Nice. Slim
  8. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,385

    Jalopy Joker

    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
    Posts: 288


    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
    Posts: 3,885

    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
    Posts: 2,658

    R Frederick
    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
    Posts: 3,490

    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
    Posts: 946


    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!
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2011
  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
    Joined: Oct 19, 2010
    Posts: 99


    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
    Posts: 2,712

    from Buffalo NY

    nice.... how bout something like this?
  20. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 852


    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
    Posts: 821

    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
    Posts: 1,954


    It couldnt be in better're beefing up your reputation as coolest dude on the hamb. Cant wait to see what you do with it
  24. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,939

    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
    Posts: 1,453


    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
    Posts: 2,082


    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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    Last edited: May 1, 2011
  28. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,301

    from Midwest

  29. Subtle but sweet......
  30. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    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.


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