C3-Corvette Restoration

Restoration of a 1977 Corvette Stingray

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History

 

 

'Born' on the 16th February 1977 the car was finished in Corvette Orange with brown leather seats, L82 engine and TH350 3 speed automatic gearbox, original specs can be found here.

 

She was exported to Tenerife during the 1980's where & underwent restoration.

 

The restoration included a headlight conversions from popup to Monza style, new hood, new paint, 4" side pipes, the gearbox was upgraged to a TH400 and some minor engine tweeks.

 

She was exported to the UK during the early 1990's, i purchased her in 1993, due to other commitments draining my finances and time, she stood for 14 years.

 

In October 2007 i started a full restoration, this will include full engine, gearbox and diff strip down, upgrade and rebuild, body off, chassis, suspension and brakes rebuild, new interior and paint.

 

 

 

About Me

 

 

Born in 1967 i left school in 1983 to start my apprentiship in Carpentry and Joinery, aged 25, forman at 30 my main role was contract manager, managing all contracts inculding civil engineering projects.

 

Now aged 45 i have qualifications in civil engineering and a degree in business.

 

I now work as a Project Manager, managing contractors in waste management, dredging and restoration projects.

 

I have alsways been intersted in cars but never took on anything bigger than changing a clutch or replacing a head gasket, so this project was always going to push the boundaries of my knowledge and skills.

 

With this site i hope to pass on my successes, failures and knowledge obtained during the restoration, and hope these pages will encourage and motivate others to take on projects of their own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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