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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Jive-Bomber, Mar 18, 2021.

  1. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,421


    Wash it, then sell it.
  2. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
    Posts: 3,282


    Get it running, fix the fire damage, blend the fender, Cragars or Torque Thrusts, slight tire rake, drive. Leave the chrome cove trim, it's the icing on the cake of that era!
  3. gonzo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,813


    Post a link after it sells so we can see what it goes for.
  4. hansboomer
    Joined: Nov 15, 2008
    Posts: 83

    from new york

    Make it a driver. Unless it's a fuelie and you have all the trim, make it a 50 foot car. Live axle Corvettes want to be hot rods, not customs. Obsolete chassis, light roadster body and the best motor you can find pretty much defines a hot rod, so go with that. Gasser, vintage LeMans car, hoodlum street car, whatever your 14 year old self wanted back in the day.
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  5. If that's tattered, I'm the Pope!!!

    If it were mine? Lose all the chrome possible (except for the grille surround, the headlight rims, and the cove trim), , beef up/modify the suspension, add period kidneys, build a 302/4 speed combo and have a TON of fun!!!
  6. Mopar Tony
    Joined: Jun 11, 2019
    Posts: 386

    Mopar Tony

    IF I was going to keep a corvette, I'd make it a gasser.
  7. mickeyc
    Joined: Jul 8, 2008
    Posts: 1,282


    I suspect you will be sticker shocked at the bids this
    vette will garner. Unless you get very lucky and the
    auction is not widely known. Even then it only takes
    one determined buyer to ruin you chance of a bargain.
    I looked at a 57 last year that had no motor and had
    taken a shot of flood water up to the steering box.
    This in of itself could be mitigated if addressed forthwith.
    Unfortunitly the owner has not touched the car since the flood that happened in 05. (Katrina on the gulf coast.)
    The interior had been removed before the flood as well as
    much of the chrome accessory trim and such. He was firm
    at 20,000. I passed. He offer a lower price recently but not
    much lower. Good luck, but be prepared.
  8. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 5,106

    from Berry, AL

    In the jug early? :D
    C1=53-62, C2=63-67, C3 =68-82, there were no 83's sold to the public, C4 started in 84 and ran to sometime in the 90's at which time I lost count. Think they're up to C8 with the new mid engine models.

    We had couple of C4's, a 84 and a 86. Decent cars with too much computer and electrical bullshit on them. Pretty much cured me of owning another Vette unless it's a C1 trunk car, preferably a 56-58 single headlight version.
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  9. hansboomer
    Joined: Nov 15, 2008
    Posts: 83

    from new york

    There was never a C1. It's live axle, mid-year, chrome bumper, rubber bumper, C4, C5...etc.
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  10. hansboomer
    Joined: Nov 15, 2008
    Posts: 83

    from new york

    Maybe it's Blue Flame, 265, 283, 327, 396, 427 and nothing else matters.
  11. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,924


    Race up and down from Morongo valley, Yucca valley, Twenty nine palms of coarse! Hot Rods to Hell - Duke, Gloria, & Ernie in '58 Vette.JPG
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  12. Brown primer on the repairs, lowered front and back4 inches, glasspacks and roll.
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  13. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 5,752

    from red oak

    I`d put it up on blocks in my yard for a year or two. And tell everybody I`m gonna fix it up someday.
  14. I’d go with this if I’m honest. IMG_0735.JPG

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  15. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 9,001

    from east , tn.

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  16. Thought the '58s were dual headlight....had my chance to buy OT 69 vert from my brother back in 1990, side pipes , Not numbers matched, 350, Impossible to get in or out without branding your left calf. $10000.lots of work to be finished. Decided nah.
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  17. Babar40
    Joined: Dec 4, 2009
    Posts: 314

    from Florida

    I would allow myself to think only of the good stuff, and pull the trigger like Dirty Harry on that car. If you don’t you will think of that car forever.
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  18. AGELE55
    Joined: Jan 4, 2018
    Posts: 382


    Get it running. Drive it. Tell the story of how it came to be.
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  19. FORDY 6
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,498

    FORDY 6

  20. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,688

    anthony myrick

    Custom cruiser.
    That’s an ez fixer.
    Make it go and stop, a primer spot or two. Slam it in the dirt. A couple bellflower tips.
    Zoom zoom
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  21. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 5,683

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Still waiting for the “Well, I bought it!!!” post. :D
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  22. dan c
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,250

    dan c

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  23. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 2,800


    ...or still waiting for "You won't believe what that friggin' thing went for".:eek::mad:
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  24. MeanGene427
    Joined: Dec 15, 2010
    Posts: 1,945

    from Napa

    Yep, 427 Ford with a Toploader!
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  25. Sell it, because I'm 6' 5" 270 and 69 years old. Can't fold my long-legged carcass into something that small and low to the ground. If I got in and got the door closed, I'd have a hard time getting out.

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