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Old 04-09-2013, 10:25 AM
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Depends on the backspacing but would look good on my El Camino.
I am not sure what the backspacing is on these either. The car should have 4" but there are small spacers behind each wheel so I'm guessing it is a little bit off.

I'll let you know when the new wheels arrive and the old ones are off and available.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:08 PM
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Well, the wheels are sold to the guy I purchased the vehicle from.

In the past few weeks I ripped the interior out of the car to do some clean up and overall refresher.

Put new Wilwood brakes & 17" wheels on, put in a new aluminum radiator and addressed a few other small mechanical things.

Still have a couple vacuum hoses to replace but everything is working, including all the dummy lights - not sure why I fixed the seat belt button.... Might need to break that again

I just jumped right in to this mess. Thankfully most everything works so it wasn't too much of a headache.




New brakes going on.


Old vs. new - I liked the TT look but wanted a more modern wheel/tire


All back together and on the road!
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Regardless of what anyone else may think, I really like the way it turned out! The wheels fit the car well and the Wilwood calipers blend nicely with the paint and center spokes of the rim.


And finally, I had to get Lindsay a tag just so she would believe me that I bought the car for her instead of another toy for me
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WOW ,looks great with the new wheels .
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Looks great, and I agree nice looking wheels.
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Been a while since I updated this thread and lots of things have been done to the old Vette in the past 9 months.... So here y'all go, or for you northern folk, youse or yiz go.

Sometime around August last year I drove the car over to a friend's house and he tore the entire thing apart from the firewall forward. Quite literally, there was not a single nut, bolt or screw left in the car forward of the firewall.

One last night-time cruise in the car before it was all to be torn out!



A final picture of my perfectly good running, numbers matching Vette that was about to be torn down



My buddy's garage where the work is/was going to be done. I'd say it was in good hands!



Let the destruction begin!


Original engine and transmission. I've never really been one to drool over numbers cars and considering this was the "base" level car it really didn't bring any value to me. I am going to keep an eye on the motor and trans as I know the car it is going into in the event 10 or 15 years from now I kick myself for pulling a numbers car apart. If this was something rare I would have stuck the motor in the basement along with the useless 350 that came out of my Chevelle. Anyway, moving on...



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Repairs/beautification begins!!

Front lower valence (below front emblem)


Firewall, obviously




Getting somewhere


Corner of firewall/fender where blower motor normally goes.
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New seats for the Vette. Yes those are out of a Fiero! But I have a plan



I can't even tell you how many hours were spent on the firewall.....If you have never owned a Vette let me tell you, they were rough even brand new!



Blower motor area all cleaned up - again lots of tedious hours spent sanding, smoothing, bonding etc.



Front valence under front emblem again, all slicked and cleaned up



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Top coat going back on! I was super impressed with how good this turned out!





Those Fiero seats again..... What was I thinking





That's what I was thinking!! Real leather (none of that pleather, or vinyl stuff) covered with C3 logos embroidered in the backs. These are so much more comfortable than what came out of the car and will fit nearly perfectly in place of the originals. The side-bolstering both in the top and bottom sections is far superior to the flat originals!



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