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kyeakel

Member
Joined
May 15, 2007
Messages
9
Location
Waverly, NY
Corvette
1978 Coupe
Hi,
My name is Kipp, I own a 78 corvette, L48. I traded my restored 66 Mustang convertable for the vette + cash. :D The cash has allowed me to add a bay to my garage to house the vette, which I'm doing a complete frame-off resto-mod on. So far I've completed the frame, running gear with new everything, rack and pinion, 81 style batwing rear, 700r4 stage 2, and zz4 crate motor. I'm now rebuilding the birdcage and have the front clip removed. I'm probably about 1 month from marrying the two halves back together, and starting on the interior, wiring, radiator, etc... My primary focus was Fords, so I'm learning alot about thinking GM.

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


We all love projects. Ie. Corvettes being put back to life.. Share pics when you get a chance..

:w
-Stefan
 
Joined
Feb 13, 2003
Messages
946
Location
San Jose, CA
Corvette
1972 LT-1/Air coupe w/all options
Welcome to the CAC and congratulations on crossing over from the dark side! :D

Enjoy!

:Steer
 

billyz06-2003

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 30, 2006
Messages
484
Location
stl. louis mo.
Corvette
2009 callaway crystal red coupe, 1995 pace car
welcome kipp, hope you like the cac club,i think you will.:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) Billy
 
Joined
Apr 20, 2007
Messages
13
Location
Connecticut, and Long Island
Corvette
I own 2 vettes! a '66, and a 2001
Hi,
My name is Kipp, I own a 78 corvette, L48. I traded my restored 66 Mustang convertable for the vette + cash. :D The cash has allowed me to add a bay to my garage to house the vette, which I'm doing a complete frame-off resto-mod on. So far I've completed the frame, running gear with new everything, rack and pinion, 81 style batwing rear, 700r4 stage 2, and zz4 crate motor. I'm now rebuilding the birdcage and have the front clip removed. I'm probably about 1 month from marrying the two halves back together, and starting on the interior, wiring, radiator, etc... My primary focus was Fords, so I'm learning alot about thinking GM.

Kipp
Hey Kipp, welcome to CAC! The people here are terrific, and you will enjoy all the info, and expertise! Good Luck with your project! Lynn:w
 

XLR8

Gone but not forgotten
Joined
Jun 23, 2004
Messages
6,662
Location
Mississippi Gulf Coast
Corvette
2003 AE Convertible, 1998 LCRM Convertible
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Welcome Kipp! We like to hear about someone rescuing a Vette and we love pix of them too.

Enjoy! One good thing about this place and your restoration project... you've got tons of experience to draw from here.

:w Jane Ann
 
Joined
Apr 22, 2006
Messages
628
Location
manchester tennessee
Corvette
92 coupe black rose
Welcome to CAC...sounds like you've got a fun project going on there! As others mentioned, share some pic's with us! Both from along the way so people get to see how it's coming...and definitely of how it looks once you finally bring that baby back to life!
 
Joined
May 29, 2002
Messages
8,669
Location
Missoura Ozarks
Corvette
2012 💯 4LT GS Roadster
Kipp - Congrats on your Corvette!

Welcome to the :CAC

BTW - We need some picture of the Vette! :upthumbs

Later . . . . . .
6 Shooter
 
Joined
Oct 7, 2006
Messages
295
Location
South Dakota
Corvette
76 Coupe
Welcome to the club of America's real sports cars. Never could figure out why so many people like those stangs. Must be because there is millions of them and everybody has one or is it because Chevrolet is harder to spell than the f word. Just pullin your chain, glad to have you with us. ONe thing for sure, if you got questions, we got answers here. and like was said before, we love those pictures of works in progress. Best wishes to ya.
 
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nkhan52

Guest
Hi Kipp - I'm new to this forum as well, so I'd thought I'd say "Welcome" and "Hi".

Nancy
 

bill81vette

Moderator
Joined
Jan 17, 2004
Messages
4,320
Location
Troy,NY
Corvette
1981 dark blue metallic
welcome to CAC!!!! :CAC
enjoy thew vette as well as the forums!!!!!!!!
 

Mtnbiker

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 10, 2007
Messages
71
Location
Colorado
Corvette
1990 Black/Black LT5 Coupe
What kind of torque and hp rating does that motor have? Sounds like it'll be a smoking hot Vette! Welcome to the CAC.
 

LT4man

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 25, 2003
Messages
2,214
Location
Chicago
Corvette
96 Collectors Edition LT4
My primary focus was Fords, so I'm learning alot about thinking GM.

Kipp

At least your mind will get a rest! Much easier to work on GM products. I know. I owned an auto & truck repair shop for 20 years. I started out a Dodge man and eventually converted to GMism! ;LOL

Welcome to CAC! You will be able to get the answers to any of your questions!

SAVE THE :w
 

kyeakel

Member
Joined
May 15, 2007
Messages
9
Location
Waverly, NY
Corvette
1978 Coupe
What kind of torque and hp rating does that motor have? Sounds like it'll be a smoking hot Vette! Welcome to the CAC.

It's a 355hp, 405lbs of torque. With the different gearing of the 700r4 it should give quite a launch and with the over-drive should get me 20-22 mpg on the highway. We'll see. :eek:hnoes

Kipp
 
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Piet

Guest
Welcome!

I have a '78 Silver Anniversary Model. Post some pictures...
 
Joined
Oct 25, 2002
Messages
2,634
Location
Lilburn GA
Corvette
2002 Yellow Z06 (sold); 1999 Pewter FRC (sold)
Welcome Kipp. Well done on that trade :upthumbs

Your resto project sounds hard-core. I salute your sense of adventure :D

Tammy
 

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