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Reply #15 - May 8th, 2017 at 4:17am

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post a picture of the car so I can steer clear Shocked
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In all seriousness I can say that cars that old are worn out probably from sitting than if they were driven monthly. All rubber is rotten & anything that needs grease or oil for lube is probably rusty or pitted. I would take out an insurance policy on this guy gotta be free money.
 
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Reply #16 - Jun 27th, 2017 at 3:26am

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unbelievable but true! the owner sprung for all new parts that are needed $1,325.00 but, I told him before, I'm done dealing with it and he is currently shopping garages--good luck with that one! I gave him two Corvette specialty shops that WILL redo the car with parts supplied so, we'll see. there's just no motivation for me to get involved any further, I did the initial safety inspection, I got the thing running again, I coordinated the new tires and installation and disposal of the old ones I have over $150 of my own money into this (two tanks of gas and a few small parts) and, I made a thorough list and actually ordered (reimbursed) all the necessary required parts so, the ball as they say is in his court.
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Reply #17 - Jun 27th, 2017 at 4:10am

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I think you did the smart thing here. It takes a lot of labor to get these old cars in good shape again..the parts cost is minimal. I just spent around $800.00 dollars on your old 77 for a full frt end rebuild including a new alum radiator, but the labor would have been at least 20-25 plus hours & I seriously doubt most shops would have went into the detail I did.
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Reply #18 - Jun 28th, 2017 at 9:50pm

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68-73-77 wrote on May 8th, 2017 at 4:17am:
post a picture of the car so I can steer clear Shocked
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In all seriousness I can say that cars that old are worn out probably from sitting than if they were driven monthly. All rubber is rotten & anything that needs grease or oil for lube is probably rusty or pitted.

That is what happened to the Corvette Mike sold me... it sat a few years in his mechanic garage and was neglected. I had so many problems, one thing after another and lots of $$$, I finally got sour and sold it. I will NEVER again buy a car that just sits and isn't driven.
 

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Reply #19 - May 7th, 2018 at 12:15am

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UPDATE, the Corvette is at a repair shop (one that I recommended to the owner--Corvette Paramedics in Mt Holly NJ) I have dealt with the Paramedics for over 35 years with every Corvette I have ever owned for parts the co-owners Ed Lieb and Ron Nowacki are Machinists by trade they started as a weekend warrior working out of a trailer in Ron's driveway over the years they have grown to one of the best repair and restoration shops in the area, I was happy to drive the 1964 to their shop, they are going to look the car over and give me a detailed repair estimate so I can pass on the information to the owner--I'm also glad it's (the car) not taking up space in the garage right now. again, More to follow!
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Reply #20 - May 7th, 2018 at 7:06am

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Excellent!

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Reply #21 - Aug 22nd, 2018 at 8:22pm

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well, here we are at the end of August and the 1964 has been at Corvette Paramedics since May 4th!! I told them "no rush" but geez! anyway truth be told, they are an extremely busy shop and took this on as a favor to me, they finally got to the car last month the rear end is completely rebuilt, new rear brakes and drums, but they found some issues (not surprised) that they wanted to fix first before moving on to the front suspension but the owner wants his car back so I have to pull it, I think I just want to be done dealing with this car and him for a while.
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