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Caught the sickness

3GenMuncie4

Member
Joined
May 12, 2007
Messages
10
Location
Findlay, Ohio
Corvette
1980 Yellow Coupe
I just saved a 1980 Corvette coupe from the junkyard. A friend of mine's parents just got a divorce. They bought a 1980 Corvette in 1997 for an anniversary present to themselves. She won the Vette in the divorce...but she doesn't want it. I took it off her hands for $4500.

The reason I tell you this, is because I am new technician, so my skill is amateur, but I am learning. But I know a lot about cars in general and one of the best things about old hot rods and other cars that have survived the times are the storys that got them where they are now...sort of like "if this car could talk..." These storys, I think are what makes us gearheads so enthrawled with our cars.

So I've always loved Corvettes of all years, except for maybe those dark ages of 84-96...lol, and I decided to tackle this project at a young age, but i'm looking forward to turning this Corvette into a powerful and glamorous machine, with all of your help I hope. Theres no better friends than those of an automotive community where everybody is as passionate as yourself to share and discuss ideas with.

More about me: I am 21 years old. I am graduating from the University of Nothwestern Ohio in September 2007 with a degree in High Performance Automotive Technologies. www.unoh.com or .edu. if you want to check it out.

I live in Findlay, Ohio...which is an awsome town for car enthusiasts like myself. We have a "Cruise Night" every year on Father's Day weekend that I invite you to attend if you'd like.

More about my Corvette: It is a 1980 coupe. Options installed include T-tops, Muncie 4spd transmission, L-48 V8, power windows and locks, tilt/telescopic wheel, 4 wheel discs, and A/C. It was originally yellow, but somebody has repainted it red somewhere down the line...I am going to paint it back to the original color. I was looking on here at build specs for 1980 Vettes and it looked like Yellow 4spds were somewhat rare that year.

If any of your guys or gals want to "talk shop" let me know. I can always be reached by email. PyroManiac350@hotmail.com

I happy to join the CAC and look forward to hearing from all of you.
 

oceangal

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 28, 2005
Messages
581
Location
Merrimac, MA
Corvette
1982 silver/claret
Welcome to CAC - always nice to have another C3 amongst us!

I have found out that I should have planned on spending 2 - 3x more than what I thought I would have on my car.

I have found ebay to be a great resource for most things (only 1 bad experience) and I am talking I bought a 383 stroker moter and a new tranny via ebay, just read the feedback!

Good luck and I am sure I will run into you on the C3 forum
:w
 

gmjunkie

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 11, 2004
Messages
4,547
Location
Old Fort NC/Vero Beach FL
Corvette
03 Z-51,78 L82 Coupe
About time we got a member thats under the age of 70. Welcome ,it looks like we're the youngest members .
And if you believe this OLD Joker,I've got a bridge in Brooklyn I want to sell!!!!!:boogie :boogie :boogie

Welcome to :CAC There's a couple Shark Freaks here!!!!!:upthumbs
 
Joined
Feb 13, 2003
Messages
946
Location
San Jose, CA
Corvette
1972 LT-1/Air coupe w/all options
Congratulations and welcome to the CAC!

Enjoy!

:Steer
 

bill81vette

Moderator
Joined
Jan 17, 2004
Messages
4,321
Location
Troy,NY
Corvette
1981 dark blue metallic
Welcome to CAC!!!!
good luck with the vette and enjoy the forums!!!!!!!!!!
 

fine69

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 12, 2004
Messages
975
Location
Maryland / D.C.
Corvette
'69 Convertible Vette; '72 Z28 Camaro Rally Sport
I haven't seen many 1980 Vettes with 4 speeds. Cool. :cool
Enjoy your Vette... and Welcome Aboard!

Are you getting lotsa waves yet?
:w
 

MikeMc71

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 30, 2007
Messages
100
Location
Tucson, Arizona
Corvette
1970 Roadster, 1971 LT-1, 1971 Coupe
This is not a simple sickness, this is a disease.......I bought a 71 in November, a 75 in March, and now am looking at a 68 roadster. How does this happen????
 

hoosierdaddy

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 3, 2004
Messages
3,010
Location
Bluffton, Indiana
Corvette
2000 Black Coupe; W/6-Speed
Welcome to CAC, glad you could join us. I will sell you the water under that bridge in Brooklyn that Junk has for sale. ;LOL

Just kidding on the water, it is realy not for sale

Again welcome we're glad to have you, I think :ugh I was 21 once.

Bill :w
 

gmjunkie

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 11, 2004
Messages
4,547
Location
Old Fort NC/Vero Beach FL
Corvette
03 Z-51,78 L82 Coupe
This is not a simple sickness, this is a disease.......I bought a 71 in November, a 75 in March, and now am looking at a 68 roadster. How does this happen????
Wooooooa, You Have a Problem!!!!! Calling Dr. MM-C5,Tom get out the couch, you've got a new patient !!!!!:boogie :boogie :boogie :upthumbs
 

hoosierdaddy

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 3, 2004
Messages
3,010
Location
Bluffton, Indiana
Corvette
2000 Black Coupe; W/6-Speed
:eek:hnoes I have the sickness as well just not the cash to do anything about it. I would like to have a minimum of (1) of each year/make/model ever built but the budget is just not there ;help for it.

Bill :crazy
 
Joined
Jul 28, 2003
Messages
1,765
Location
Frankfurt/Germany
Corvette
1982 Collector Edition
Welcome to the CAC!

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures.. :D

:w
-Stefan
 
Joined
Oct 25, 2002
Messages
2,634
Location
Lilburn GA
Corvette
2002 Yellow Z06 (sold); 1999 Pewter FRC (sold)
Welcome to the CAC and congrats on your 80.
Your degree sounds very interesting. Tell us more about it?

Tammy
 

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