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Username Post: 1982 silver/charcoal Corvette        (Topic#346894)
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Age: 44
Loc: NC
Reg: 08-30-17
08-30-17 09:16 AM - Post#2706140    

My father just gave me his 82 silver over charcoal Corvette as an early inheritance. The car has not been garage kept or covered so the paint is a total loss. The body looks straight with no obvious damage or cracks. Needs carb and alternator. Interior needs work. I am new to the forums and would appreciate any advice on where to start in restoring this beauty. I know my first step is to have a rollback bring it to my home to go into the Garage for initial cleanup. What is my second step Engine/trans, body/paint, interior? I am new to this and don't want to make any stupid mistakes that will hurt or delay this project. Thanks in advance.


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08-31-17 05:31 PM - Post#2706334    
    In response to Grumphie

Hey there, welcome to Chevytalk. Should probably have posted on the Corvette forum, maybe this will get moved. Anyways, congrats on the vette. If the car has sat out and barely used a good place to start is changing the fluids in particular the gas tank and brakes. Get it running and stopping before worrying too much about appearance. Of course a shave and a haircut wouldn't hurt.

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