Doubleoh9 New Reader
6/8/22 12:43 p.m.

Hi guys! I've been a long time lurker, and I figured I might as well post what I've been working on. After a Miata (1994) and two Subarus (2005 Legacy wagon and 2017 WRX) I decided to give v8 power a try.


Up first is Burt the 2005 Corvette. 


As purchased

Burt is silver with the black interior, and came equipped with the T-56 Manual, Navigation, Heads up display (broken), Magneride (blown), and 87,000 miles for the price of $14,500 (back in 2019) I've since fixed the HUD, replaced the shocks with DRM Bilsteins, installed a new Kenwood headunit with Apple Carplay, and installed a short shifter from MGW. Burt now has 142,000 miles so I've definitely been driving it as much as possible. Apparently I've also been taking as few photos as possible so i just have a random assortment. 


Dad bought a C5 the day before I bought my C6 



And my younger Step-brother bought a C5 Z06 to replace his Cayman S that caught on fire (also pictured in Dad's autocross C2)



Had to replace the headlight lenses ( and I already need to do them again) 




Shortly after getting the Z06 my brother missed his Porsche and sold the Corvette to get the silver 996

Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso SuperDork
6/8/22 12:57 p.m.

Nice. I'm somewhat of a Chev fan myself. I'd love a c5.

Doubleoh9 New Reader
6/8/22 1:04 p.m.

Up next is Bert the C10 ( Confusing right???) 



The day I got him home


He is a Canadian built 1982 Silverado single cab short box truck with a 305 and a TH350 transmission. 

So far Bert has received new tires after this happened 



A new vent window after this happened 



Lower door carpets to cover this (only on the passenger door for some reason??)




After that he got new carpet and an application of Amazon brand sound dampener (In keeping with tradition of being terrible at taking photos, I have yet to take a picture with the new carpet)





While I had the seat out I took the covers off to add seat heating elements to all three spots and added a new marine fuse block to power the seat heaters, the aftermarket radio, and the tach. 



My mounting solution is not the best for the switches, but I'd rather have them under the seat than drilled into the dash. 


After the interior it was time to get to work on the suspension. He got was lowered 4.5" front and 6" rear (UMI 2" drop springs up front with 2.5" mgaughys drop spindles, UMI flip kit in the rear. Bilsteins all around) and replaced the stock front sway bar with the 1 3/8" solid bar from Belltech. 



The Green XJ is also mine but I've done absolutely nothing with it so far. 


Future plans for Bert include a 5.3/4L60 swap and a Vintage Air setup after the swap. 

Doubleoh9 New Reader
6/8/22 1:09 p.m.

In reply to Scotty Con Queso :

Thanks! I was initially shopping for a C5 but wound up with a C6

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/8/22 5:22 p.m.

In reply to Doubleoh9 :

Dang, y'all got a nice family fleet!

Doubleoh9 New Reader
6/8/22 5:30 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Thanks!!! It's a large and ever rotating fleet. 

Stealthtercel Dork
6/8/22 9:19 p.m.

Your Dad seems to have a '68 Impala or Caprice, too.  What's the story on that one?

Puddy46 New Reader
6/8/22 11:22 p.m.

Man, that's a killer combo of bowties.  I am especially jealous of your C10. 

Doubleoh9 New Reader
6/9/22 9:51 a.m.

In reply to Stealthtercel :

1968 impala convertible, done up as an SS427 to replace dads actual SS427 car that was totaled way back. 




Doubleoh9 New Reader
6/9/22 9:52 a.m.

In reply to Puddy46 :

Thanks! The C10 has been great so far.

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