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Old 05-11-2019, 10:04 AM   #51
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Re: 1972 C20 build and adventure thread

On Day 7 and 8, we took our time and made our way back to Norfolk via back roads, with an overnight in Charlotte. We worked in some more vineyards to keep the girls entertained, which resulted in some pretty solid back road driving.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:08 AM   #52
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What a cool trip! The burb looks great, nice work.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:40 AM   #53
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Very interesting. Looks like you guys had a GOOD TIME!

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Old 05-12-2019, 09:22 AM   #54
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Indeed a super cool trip, awesome build, and a particular wine glass that I love
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:12 PM   #55
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Following the rally, I pulled all the decals off the truck, and used it mostly as a daily driver for the rest of the summer/fall of 2017. We also drove it to Maine and back to visit friends for about two weeks with no issues. Unfortunately, I deployed to the Middle East in December of 2017, so the truck would sit in storage for the next 7 months.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:19 PM   #56
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Following my deployment, I got the truck out of storage, and back on the road in July of 2018. I was pleasantly surprised when I reconnected the battery, and she fired up on the first try. I drove the truck as my daily driver for the majority of the summer, hitting the local cars and coffee, going to the beach, etc. Unfortunately, I started having an over heating problem early in the fall, and found that my fancy Entropy radiator was leaking for the core. Turns out, its completely my fault as I neglected to install a radiator zinc in the drain hole when I initially installed it and the aluminum welds inside the core had eroded away after 5 years of use.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:29 PM   #57
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So that brings this thread up to May of 2019. The poor Suburban has been sitting in my storage unit, awaiting a radiator swap since the end of last summer. Unfortunately our condo only has a 1 car garage, and my recently acquired 1964 Corvette project has been taking up the garage. I should have that back on the road in the next two weeks, and be able to get the Suburban back in the garage for some work. In addition to the radiator swap, I have some different valve covers to install, some engine bay wiring to clean up, headers to send out for blasting and re-coat, new stainless exhaust, and a few other small bits to take care of. I'll also start the headliner replacement project that I've been putting off for years. I will update this thread with pics and details about each project as they get completed so stay tuned!
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:59 PM   #58
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Great thread, Greg...I will certainly be watching for more installments! That is an incredibly clean Corvette...have fun with that! Not that I can handle two project vehicles, but I have just located my actual '69 Camaro that I sold in the early 80's (because it was too hard to get the "baby seats" in and out of the backseat). It is a disassembled long-term project belonging to the owner of the tire shop I frequent, and he's not ready to sell! I would only be able to afford it in its current condition...so it's a "Catch-22" situation? Below is a picture of how it looked when I sold it.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:29 PM   #59
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Oh man, that's cool!!! If you can pry it out of his hands, I'd definitely get it back! I really wish I could go back to 2006 and find/buy back the '69 Corvette that I purchased after my first deployment, but then sold. It needed a bunch of work that I didn't have the skills/time/money/space to complete at the time, but could certainly do now. That being said, a Europen influenced C2 build has always been at the very top of my list of cars to build/own, so I'm very thankful I found this one.
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Oh man, that's cool!!! If you can pry it out of his hands, I'd definitely get it back! I really wish I could go back to 2006 and find/buy back the '69 Corvette that I purchased after my first deployment, but then sold. It needed a bunch of work that I didn't have the skills/time/money/space to complete at the time, but could certainly do now. That being said, a Europen influenced C2 build has always been at the very top of my list of cars to build/own, so I'm very thankful I found this one.
Yeah...I've talked to him about it regularly over the last year or so. It has "permanent residency" on one of his lifts...and not much is being done to complete the project at this time...what a waste! Although, it would probably sit in my garage for a while, too! I still have the original "window sticker" belonging to it!
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:59 AM   #61
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Cool thread!! I'm in to watch the updates.
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