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I’m 79 years old. I got divorced 20 years ago, and these 20 years have been the happies years of my life. I retired 13 years ago and got bored very quickly.

Then I saw this 1987 Corvette for sale at $1500. It had been sitting for over a year, according to the owner, just wasting away like me. I thought to myself that that poor car needs to be put back on the road and I need to get my butt active again, so why not?

I have since figured that it is more like 11 years that it sat. Fuel tank sending unit and pump rusted to the falling apart stage, interior shredded etc. Mind you, I didn’t buy it as an investment but as a project. I’ve already got about $11,000 into it and still more to go, so the ‘project’ part of the deal is a great success.

This is my first Corvette and I need some help from time to time finding parts, part numbers and ‘how too’ tips. Any info/help ya’ll can give would be appreciated.

Thank you for allowing me to join this forum and pick brains.
 

Rob

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13,870
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New Hampshire
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1990 Corvette ZR-1
Welcome! You're never too old to own and enjoy a Corvette, even if it's a project. That what helps keep us young! 😊
 

Toms007

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Southwest Kansas
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2007 Atomic Orange Coupe
Welcome aboard! :w Just post up your questions and we will make every attempt to help you out. Thanks for saving the C4!
 

Tom Bryant

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Edgerton, Ohio, United States
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1959 black 270hp (9/2/69) 1981 Beige L81(10/20/80)
Welcome!!
 

bill81vette

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4,341
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Troy,NY
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1981 dark blue metallic
Welcome to CAC!!!
Enjoy!!
 

KY Colonel

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Mar 23, 2022
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7
Location
Sarasota, FL
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2000 Millennium Yellow Coupe
I’m 79 years old. I got divorced 20 years ago, and these 20 years have been the happies years of my life. I retired 13 years ago and got bored very quickly.

Then I saw this 1987 Corvette for sale at $1500. It had been sitting for over a year, according to the owner, just wasting away like me. I thought to myself that that poor car needs to be put back on the road and I need to get my butt active again, so why not?

I have since figured that it is more like 11 years that it sat. Fuel tank sending unit and pump rusted to the falling apart stage, interior shredded etc. Mind you, I didn’t buy it as an investment but as a project. I’ve already got about $11,000 into it and still more to go, so the ‘project’ part of the deal is a great success.

This is my first Corvette and I need some help from time to time finding parts, part numbers and ‘how too’ tips. Any info/help ya’ll can give would be appreciated.

Thank you for allowing me to join this forum and pick brains.
Welcome aboard, sir.
When you get a chance, post some pics and keep us up to date on your progress.
 

SS327

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May 16, 2022
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23
Location
Indiana
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75 Stingray
Corvettes are the only car you can love and hate with every fiber of your being at the same time. Kind of like a woman but it don’t talk back as much.
 

Wayback

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Aug 14, 2006
Messages
593
Location
S-NJ
Corvette
93 Ruby Aniv roadster/6spd
Another WELCOME !
 

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