• A good time for 100 bucks ?
  • A good time for 100 bucks ?
  • A good time for 100 bucks ?
  • A good time for 100 bucks ?

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
  1. #1
    Member JimBobC4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Canton Ga
    Posts
    343
    Corvette(s)
    1995 Dark Red 6spd Convertible
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default A good time for 100 bucks ?

    I have come to discover that I will be at home this weekend ALONE. No kids or wife to interupt my Vette time in the driveway !

    WOO HOO ! 2 full days of washing waxing and nice 70 degree weather



    Now for the serious stuff, I have about 100 dollars (yeah I'm rich !) and want to do something to improve the vette , looks or otherwise. Mostly trying to stay busy as I'm tired of working in the yard !

    Any ideas ?

    Things I have thought of

    1. Powder coat the Brakes
    2. Claybar the entire car
    3. Clean under the hood (this is a 1 1/2 day process for me)
    4. Drink Beer
    5. Replace swaybar bushings with Polys
    6. Detail fender wells
    7. Chrome Lt-1 Exhaust tips

    In your opinion what is the best 100 dollar improvement for a vette ?

    Keep in mind I have limited shipping time.

    Thanks for reading !

    Jimbobc4

  2. #2
    MBDiagMan
    Guest

    Default

    Best $100 improvement?

    Check brake fluid, if dark flush fluid.

    If manual transmission, do the same to the clutch fluid. If automatic, check for cherry red transmission fluid. If it's dark and/or smells burnt, replace fluid and filter.

    If coolant hasn't been changed in over two years, drain it and replace it. Old antifreeze will corrode right through an aluminum cylinder head.

    Check brake pad thickness and replace if thin.

    Wax makes it look nice, preventive maintenance and inspection can keep it running forever.

  3. #3
    A good time for 100 bucks ? BigJimZ16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Portage, Indiana
    Posts
    908
    Corvette(s)
    2010 Grand Sport Vert JS Blue
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JimBobC4 View Post
    I have come to discover that I will be at home this weekend ALONE. No kids or wife to interupt my Vette time in the driveway !

    WOO HOO ! 2 full days of washing waxing and nice 70 degree weather



    Now for the serious stuff, I have about 100 dollars (yeah I'm rich !) and want to do something to improve the vette , looks or otherwise. Mostly trying to stay busy as I'm tired of working in the yard !

    Any ideas ?

    Things I have thought of

    1. Powder coat the Brakes
    2. Claybar the entire car
    3. Clean under the hood (this is a 1 1/2 day process for me)
    4. Drink Beer
    5. Replace swaybar bushings with Polys
    6. Detail fender wells
    7. Chrome Lt-1 Exhaust tips

    In your opinion what is the best 100 dollar improvement for a vette ?

    Keep in mind I have limited shipping time.

    Thanks for reading !


    Beer makes a man feel good... and women look purdy!
    The only thing that you accomplish when you make something idiotproof, is breed a better grade of idiot,

  4. #4
    Member JimBobC4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Canton Ga
    Posts
    343
    Corvette(s)
    1995 Dark Red 6spd Convertible
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    So far I have

    1. Maintenance.

    (I've replaced and flushed every fluid including rinsing out the windshield washer reservoir... yeah I'm that guy)

    2. Drink beer.....

    The Vette still looks the same;

    well it IS shinier after I drink a few beers.

    Any others?

  5. #5
    Moderator Toms007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Southwest Kansas
    Posts
    6,074
    Corvette(s)
    2007 Atomic Orange Coupe
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    2

    Default

    Well I have done most of those things, but I'd say (since you've done the maintenance things) claybar and detail the fender wells. Makes you feel good about how nice she looks. And have a few beers in the process.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    south florida
    Posts
    403
    Corvette(s)
    1993 Coupe, Bright Aqua
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    I think you can do the clay bar and stainless tips under that budget but it won't leave much left for beer!

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Broken Arrow, OK
    Posts
    232
    Corvette(s)
    1990 White Coupe
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    Get a chair , place it in front of the Vette,open a Cold beer and then think of all the things you could be doing!!

    If that makes you feel guilty then detail something or go for the claybar.

  8. #8
    Member JimBobC4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Canton Ga
    Posts
    343
    Corvette(s)
    1995 Dark Red 6spd Convertible
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by toptechx6 View Post
    I think you can do the clay bar and stainless tips under that budget but it won't leave much left for beer!
    A man has to have his priorities, Im thinking LT-1 tips and claybar so far ...
    I will make my buddies bring the beer.

  9. #9
    Member ZumZum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Central Illinois
    Posts
    478
    Corvette(s)
    1988 Dark Red Coupe
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    #4....rinse and repeat.

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    829
    Corvette(s)
    84 Z51 two tone bronze coupe 85 black on black
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    wife & kids away!
    $100!

    An asian spa downtown!

    OR

    Wax the car!

    I don't know

  11. #11
    Member So Bay Vetter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    El Segundo, CA
    Posts
    372
    Corvette(s)
    1996 Collector LT4
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    Case of beer . . . $20
    Clay bar . . . $15
    College girl in bikini to do the clay barring (while you watch) . . . $65

  12. #12
    Member JimBobC4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Canton Ga
    Posts
    343
    Corvette(s)
    1995 Dark Red 6spd Convertible
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    [QUOTE=nelson84;957729]wife & kids away!
    $100!
    An asian spa downtown!
    OR
    Wax the car!
    I don't know[/QUOTE




    hey those girls have to make it through college ya know ! Somebody has to help !



    wax on wax off



    stop stop stop



    ok so far ...

    100 Bucks
    -16 for a 12 pack of Stella Artois beer
    -----
    84 bucks

    It took 2 beers to wash the car. Including the door jams
    under hood and fenderwells.

    it is now parked sideways in the driveway with a
    slight twist to the front wheels.



    Spotless ... looks like its doing 140 sitting still, I may get a ticket for speeding in my own driveway

    Now to plan for Saturday ..


  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Broken Arrow, OK
    Posts
    232
    Corvette(s)
    1990 White Coupe
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    2 beers to wash the car??.

    It takes me two beers to fill up the bucket!!! LOL

  14. #14
    Member hotshotzny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    ulster county ny
    Posts
    627
    Corvette(s)
    bright red 1984 crossfire
    Post Thanks / Like
    Rides
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nelson84 View Post
    wife & kids away!
    $100!

    An asian spa downtown!

    OR

    Wax the car!

    I don't know


  15. #15
    tonylong
    Guest

    Default

    I'd go with beer and exhaust tips, it just sounds so healthy

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 42
    Last Post: 01-02-09, 12:06 PM
  2. Thinking of a cam swap? This might be a good read.
    By JBsC5 in forum C5 Z06 Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-09-04, 07:54 AM
  3. making the new baby look good
    By Full Bull in forum C4 Technical and Performance
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-20-02, 04:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •