My Father's Corvette

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  1. Proudvet09

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    My dad left me unexpectedly almost a year ago, and he left me a 1980 stingray corvette. My dad was big into bartering and he traded the car for an older buick and some money. Well the man he traded it to never fulfilled his end of the bargain due to drug use and being arrested. So my dad got his car back, and the man had already ruined the original 305 that came in it, and it only had 29,000 miles on the engine. Now there is a 350 small block in it and none of the wiring is done correctly and the interior is mostly missing, and all I want to do is restore it and it will have a military theme to it because my dad was a vietnam veteran and I am a iraq veteran. I am posting a picture of where the center console used to be. Its a 1980 california production corvette, that's the reason for the original engine being a 305 was emissions standards got a lot more strict that year in california, in every other state the car came our with the 350. 1382589075843.jpg 1382589141387.jpg

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    I am looking for someone who can help with the electrical aspect of this car because as of now nothing is wired correctly. I reside in Waco, Tx and all the shops around here can't get wiring diagrams for that far back the closest they can get is 1985. I am willing to pay for help, I made a promise to my dad I would get it restored and I will not let him down, he never let me down. I didn't just lose my dad I lost my best friend and a brother in arms as we both served at Ft. Hood and we were both combat veterans.

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  3. marty15chris

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    I would search for original dealer and mechanic service books on. Amazon or something they will have the original wiring diagrams. If that doesn't work check out they corvette parts dealer catalogs for reprints.


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    I have but my neck and back and knee injuries from my deployment has left me unable to do the work myself

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  5. brother josh

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    If u can get it to ky I know a few brothers that could take care of ya


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  6. Proudvet09

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    I had it transported from vine grove ky, my dad passed in boston ky, my family all lives in the Ft. Knox, Louisville and Shelbyville area.

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  7. brother josh

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    Interesting I went to high school in Shelbyville moved to mead county to finish high school dated a girl from vibe grove lol


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  8. Proudvet09

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    I went to meade county high in 96 - 98

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    Hi Proudvet09, did you get the info I sent in a PM to you last night? Good luck, Kelly


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    No I didn't brother can you send it again

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    Posting this on our social media...
     
  12. Proudvet09

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    Yes, it was a simple request to see if anyone knew of a good mechanic, since I am disabled from serving our country and can't do it myself, and I figured who better to ask than my brothers

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    Seeing how it was posted under employment opportunities, I figured it was appropriate since I'm looking to find a mechanic I pay for the work

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    Proudvet09

    Bro. Have you considered contacting F40 Motorsports at: http://www.f40.com

    They restore cars also what about contacting these guys:

    abouttheroadhomeusa .org

    You’re also welcome to email The Road Home directly (or me, if for some reason you prefer); call them at 917-797-5900; or to post suggestions on The Road Home Facebook page. This isn’t for me, Hemmings or even just the old car hobby: This is for the people who serve our country. Please, pass this along; ‘like’ the Facebook page; post it on your car friends’ walls. The more people we have involved the better this could be, for all of us who love old
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    http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2012/02/15/restoring-lives-one-classic-car-at-a-time/




    - See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/...e-classic-car-at-a-time/#sthash.Bo2JhdrQ.dpuf


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    Thanks everyone for all the recommendations, I am looking into them, I am just waiting for replies, the help was needed cause I had no idea where to start or who to talk to after everyone I was talking to told me they couldn't get the diagram for the wiring of the car

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    OP hasn’t been on in five years, the thread is even older. Probably not following at this point.
     
  19. Buzz Lawrence

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    Thanks JC, I looked at the date after I posted it and I couldn’t figure out how to delete a posted post.
     
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