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corvette1976

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I am restoring a 1968 corvette and have it stripped completely to the fame. Does anyone have a gussets location diagram where they all go or could tell me where to put them and where not to put them. I know some will interfere with the steering but where else.
Also besides prep work before I paint is there anything else I have to do to the frame. Some said I should weld over the factory welds to make it stronger. Any more advise?
 

6880 Mike

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My advice is to purchase the '68 assembly instruction manual (AIM) and go with what you see there.

There is a 53-72 frame restoration reference book and a book about building a C3 rolling chassis if you want to check the aftermarket providers and order copies.

For a daily driver, you should not have to go back over the factory welds unless you find cracks.

:)
 

LVMYVT76

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go to THE CORVETTE RESTORATION PAGE, a guy is rebuilding a car and does some frame work to it.
 

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My advice is to purchase the '68 assembly instruction manual (AIM) and go with what you see there.
Ya know, Mike, you should just break down and make that your auto-signature.

"Want the answer to your question? Pick up a copy of the Assembly Instruction Manual ("AIM") for your car."


And then at least 75% of your posts could simply say
Here's what I think...<end of post>

<auto signature>


:L :thumb
 

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