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a somewhat tilted plan...

April 2009

Both Jason and I feel the 80-82 front bumper is the least appealing of all the C3's. Add to that, Project Y has had front damage since the very first day I brought it home. So, though not on the top of any list, I've always had an eye out for either a '76 to '79 nose or a great deal on a fiberglass bumper. So, when I saw this ad on Craigslist, I had to at least go see it.

73-82 Corvette Tilt Frt. End - $700 (Cleve.)

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Date: 2009-03-31, 1:03AM EDT

tilt front end like a C4 vette with lights and hardware

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It was hard seeing the tilt nose where it was, as it was actually a run down underground warehouse in a tough part of a tough town, but we reached a deal with the seller (nice guy by the way), and after paying, we brought it home in the back of the Ranger.

Pretty cool is it appears to be a complete kit with side panels, cove covers, brackets etc.

It wasn't until I cleaned off some paint on the back side of the cove covers that I saw the Eckler's logo imbedded in the fiberglass!

I'm not sure about the headlight location just yet. I may just leave them there or I may install the ACI Zora Arkus Duntov edition lights I have...

I dont know.. but I do know that I want to install my Speedway L88 style scoop.

but, this will have to wait a while. I have a bathroom to build before I can devote time to installing this.

and I have to research how to remove all the stock stuff first anyway. Ecklers still sells these though ($160 each) yikes!.


A little update... yeah yeah yeah.. 7 months.. what's the story?
Well... it was a busy year for house projects and very little vette time, but the nose has made it's way into the barn.. so maybe we can get this moving

stay tuned..........

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Monday, November 16, 2009 7:53 PM