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Old 04-16-2013, 07:56 AM    (permalink
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I had a 72 vette (noticed i said had) and put a Holley 4 barrel on it, it sounded great. Those years there was a lot of extra weight and to me the 350 wasn't anywhere near the car the 427 was. Driving a C6 now with the Magna Flow exhaust and it sounds and runs a lot better.

Would like to get the C7 in a couple of years but pretty much have been told to get out of the house if i do.
What year is your c6?

The c7 is just incredible looking. Chevy really nailed it with the c7. Chevy always nails it with the Corvette.

I know it's not a muscle car or a classic car, but I love the new NSX as well. That's a very good looking car.
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My dad had a '70 Challenger that I helped him with some as a kid, and when he sold that he got a '72 Cutlass, which he wants to turn into a 442. Its been in our garage for a while as it's been restored, and we should be able to give her a fresh paintjob with just a little bit more body work and prep.
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My dad had a '70 Challenger that I helped him with some as a kid, and when he sold that he got a '72 Cutlass, which he wants to turn into a 442. Its been in our garage for a while as it's been restored, and we should be able to give her a fresh paintjob with just a little bit more body work and prep.
Did you guys do a full break down and reinstall?

Did you media blast it?

I'm curious what the process of restoration is for regular guys like us with a standard garage and tools. I see on tv they completely break it down and media blast, then do paneling etc, the whole nine. But I wonder how realistic it is for a guy in his garage like yourself.

What did you guys do?
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Did you guys do a full break down and reinstall?

Did you media blast it?

I'm curious what the process of restoration is for regular guys like us with a standard garage and tools. I see on tv they completely break it down and media blast, then do paneling etc, the whole nine. But I wonder how realistic it is for a guy in his garage like yourself.

What did you guys do?
We did take the body completely from the frame, and a few pieces of the body we had to do some extra work with. My dad has a huge compressor and sand blasters. We had to put up a couple of tarps in our driveway when we blasted the frame and larger pieces of the body in the hopes to keep the sand from going places, so we could still use it, and it worked pretty well. All of the smaller pieces that needed attention he sandblasted in a cabinet hooked up to the compressor. The stuff that didn't sandblast off we went over with a grinding wheel with a sandpaper disc for the frame and a bunch of other scraping tools on the wheel wells to get all the years of road gunk and worn down protector from those. The whole process was done over three weekends, alone, but it wasn't all that bad. That is pretty much the only part of the restoration that I actually did a decent amount of work in, though. I don't know enough about internal combustion motors and how they work to be much of a help with anything under the hood. Everything else I pretty much watched, learned what I could, and handed him the tools he needed.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:08 AM    (permalink
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We did take the body completely from the frame, and a few pieces of the body we had to do some extra work with. My dad has a huge compressor and sand blasters. We had to put up a couple of tarps in our driveway when we blasted the frame and larger pieces of the body in the hopes to keep the sand from going places, so we could still use it, and it worked pretty well. All of the smaller pieces that needed attention he sandblasted in a cabinet hooked up to the compressor. The stuff that didn't sandblast off we went over with a grinding wheel with a sandpaper disc for the frame and a bunch of other scraping tools on the wheel wells to get all the years of road gunk and worn down protector from those. The whole process was done over three weekends, alone, but it wasn't all that bad. That is pretty much the only part of the restoration that I actually did a decent amount of work in, though. I don't know enough about internal combustion motors and how they work to be much of a help with anything under the hood. Everything else I pretty much watched, learned what I could, and handed him the tools he needed.
I've heard sandblasting can be dangerous to the panels, that it's better to use a different medium. Did you have any problems using sand?

Do you know how to weld and do sheet metal work? I've sodered in the past, but never welded. I'm curious how much paneling you had to do after you blasted all the gunk and rust off of it.

I'm planning on taking some welding classes so I can learn how to do it when the time comes.
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I've heard sandblasting can be dangerous to the panels, that it's better to use a different medium. Did you have any problems using sand?

Do you know how to weld and do sheet metal work? I've sodered in the past, but never welded. I'm curious how much paneling you had to do after you blasted all the gunk and rust off of it.

I'm planning on taking some welding classes so I can learn how to do it when the time comes.
We didn't have any problems, and it might have been some sort of silicone/silica (idk) based grit that we used on the body, I honestly don't remember, but we didn't have too much of a problem with the sandblaster when we used it, though I do know we adjusted the pressure and how aggressive we were going at it depending where we were. I'm pretty sure it was just sand though.

I welded a little bit, and like soldering, takes some getting used to. I didn't get to do too much (left anything that seemed important or would be visible to my dad) but I started getting used to it pretty quickly. I haven't welded in a while since then, so I'd probably leave flecks and have extra **** to grind if I started up again, but it doesn't take long to get the feel back. Just gotta make sure you don't have the metal too hot and the welder feeds the filler wire at a speed that works for your welding. Too fast, and it'll flow out a lot and leave you with extra grinding. Too slow and you'll either melt what your trying to weld together or leave yourself with a choppy or pieced together weld, which isn't as strong. I wouldn't invest too much money in welding classes other than to get the basics down so you know how to be safe with it. (that info is online, but its nice to have someone demonstrating it in front of you). My dad taught me when I was 12, and even though I'm not anywhere near master, it'd only take a decent amount of practice to become a good enough welder for anything you would need to do. Just always wear the mask, arc burn is something you don't want to **** with. My dad says its like having a pink eye, sunburn of the eyeball, and metal shards in your eye simultaneously, so I'd imagine it's rather unpleasant.
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When I used to solder I'd heat up the point with the iron, but not for too long, maybe for like 1 to 1.5 seconds, then apply the solder and lift the iron away as I applied the solder. It was perfect every time.

But I haven't done it in so long. I'd imagine welding isn't very different. You tack your connections then apply your metal and weld, then grind it for a smooth line.

It's obviously more difficult than that but that's how I imagined it. And is it necessarily a bad thing if you glob on the metal? You can always grind it down afterwards no? Isn't that better than not applying enough metal and getting a poor connection?
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This is probably a good place to ask, any idea how much it'd cost to get a new paint job in my car? Same color and everything. For the most part my car is fine, just the hood has a few chipped spots and then I have a little spot on the right rear tire well. Touch up paint would probably stick out and bother me when I looked at it.
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When I used to solder I'd heat up the point with the iron, but not for too long, maybe for like 1 to 1.5 seconds, then apply the solder and lift the iron away as I applied the solder. It was perfect every time.

But I haven't done it in so long. I'd imagine welding isn't very different. You tack your connections then apply your metal and weld, then grind it for a smooth line.

It's obviously more difficult than that but that's how I imagined it. And is it necessarily a bad thing if you glob on the metal? You can always grind it down afterwards no? Isn't that better than not applying enough metal and getting a poor connection?
A little extra glob won't hurt in itself, but could leave weak spots along your weld vulnerable to weakening while you grind (in any instance, better to go over the weld with a second application before you grind it anyway), which would need touching up anyway. And I'd think a little extra that you can remove would be better than not enough, in this type of thing. I've only worked with a MIG, so IDK if there are any subtle or bigger differences between different techniques between a MIG, TIG, Flux welder or Acetylene.
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What year is your c6?

The c7 is just incredible looking. Chevy really nailed it with the c7. Chevy always nails it with the Corvette.

I know it's not a muscle car or a classic car, but I love the new NSX as well. That's a very good looking car.
My C6 is a 2006. I ordered it new from a local dealer. If anyone is thinking of buying a similar car and can wait 2 months for it to be built that is the way to go. You can order it with what you want on it and dealers pretty much will just be the middle man and sell it to the buyer for a thousand over invoice. (what i paid)

I don't know enough yet about the C7 except that it looks really stylish. My plan is to wait a few years so they can get all the kinks out but it's definitely on my radar. Not sure if my wife agrees but she's always open to negotiations.
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