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    1968 Corvette Like No other ***Die Hard Corvette Guys Step Away

     



    Guys, this is a thread showing my 68 Corvette I've had for about 9 years. I'll start back in the beginning and work my to present as I can. Here goes.

    I first got this car and it was hit hard in the rear. The frame came from a 77 Corvette. The rear shell is a 73, and the front clip was a 72.



    I originally had a 396 with a tunnel ram and 2 660 Holleys with a TH400. Had chrome side pipes and headers.




    I got side tracked and started doing this. Haha





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    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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    Stock 68 cowl area.


    Mine.




    Many hours of stripping paint, and some light body work. Much more was needed at this point.





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    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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    This was summer of 07. These next pics are winter 07/08 big upgrades.








    Old 9"


    Rebuilt and upgraded 9"




    Starting the install on the roll cage.



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    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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    Starting to build the one piece tilt front end. So much fiberglass work was done here.










    This was a big accomplishment for me.



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    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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    I'll do more tomorrow. I hop you enjoy it.
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    1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor 354 Hemi 46RH Electric Blue w/multi-color flames, Ford 9" Residing in multiple pieces
    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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    Looks impresive lots of work for one who dares to be different
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    Wow! Ambitious project!!!

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    To me, that is what hotrodding is about. Making it your own. If the purest Corvette owners dont care for it, they can just not look it's way.

    That is a lot of work but it looks to me as you took something that was ready for the wrecking yard and are turning it into something not only cool, but fast too.
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    Yup, betcha the Vette guys like you about as much as the Tri-Five crowd like me!!!! Oh well, a guy has to make himself happy with a build!!!
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    Thanks for posting and , yes, I agree with the above comments , congratulations on making a wreck into something special.
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    Thanks for the nice comments guys. It is pretty funny when you roll it off the trailer at the track and the corvette guys are all butt hurt when you open the hood. Then go make a pass and they won't come back by. This thing is a blast to take to big car shows. I let my brother drive it in and I follow in my 40 and listen to the comments. It's hilarious! I'll start updating more tonight when I have more time.
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    Lots and lots of fiberglass work went into this front clip. I wasn't really good at glassing, but I am now. I even got my wife to do some of it for me. She liked that a lot better than stripping paint from the body. Haha








    More welding on the chassis.



    Trying to fit a starter in there.



    Radiator fitment





    Mounting massive transmission cooler.





    First intake design. (Which ended up being a windshield killer)




    First set of side pipes.






    First dash.



    Chassis paint and my buddy was a little tipsy and flamed the SOB.





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    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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    First fuel system



    $4500 Transmission



    Plan to be safe



    Engine Painted





    First start up.

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    We thrashed on this thing (this was 3 years ago) all night long and fired it up to take it to Bowling Green Ky for a diesel event. The drag race got cancelled that year due to tards. These are pics from it's first outing. We had things to finish up and we took tools with us. we worked on it more in the hotel parking lot.











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    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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    We came back home, worked on it more and hit a dyno day. We were actually supposed to be going to Indy for a race, but the trailer bearings about burnt up on the way there. So we turned around. It was kind of nice though to be able to run it through the gears and watch things and see how the car reacted.






    Here's a video from that day.

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    1940 Ford Deluxe Tudor 354 Hemi 46RH Electric Blue w/multi-color flames, Ford 9" Residing in multiple pieces
    1968 Corvette Coupe 5.9 Cummins Drag Car 11.43@130mph No stall leaving the line with 1250 rpm's and poor 2.2 60'
    1972 Chevy K30 Longhorn P-pumped 24v Compound Turbos 47RH Just another money pit
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