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    That was quite a harrowing flight your father was...

    That was quite a harrowing flight your father was on, Tom! Glad things worked out in his case! These kinds of stories need to be preserved!

    But you know what they say in aviation circles: any...
  2. Thread: Why?!??!!?

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    Question: The front is reminiscent of a 'bug-eyed' Sprite...

    The front is reminiscent of a 'bug-eyed' Sprite -- interesting, if not charming in the same way a bulldog can be... But that back end... It looks like someone spanked that C5 with an ugly stick......
  3. Thread: Pimp my ride

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    Yeah, I guess they all hated their Corvettes...

    Yeah, I guess they all hated their Corvettes too...

    If this guy in Biloxi painted his rolling eyesore black and stuck eight legs on the thing, it would look like a giant spider... :eek
  4. Thread: Pimp my ride

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    Someone really hated their Corvette, I guess...! ...

    Someone really hated their Corvette, I guess...! No self-respecting pimp would be caught dead in that... :ugh
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    Important! Any reason you just didn't take the car to a good...

    Any reason you just didn't take the car to a good paint & body shop and have them repair it?
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    Important! No worries. Something else you should probably...

    No worries.

    Something else you should probably keep in mind when trying to select a replacement door is how much exposure it's had to sunlight -- and in what part of the world. If you get a door...
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    Important! The quality control standard for paint color on...

    The quality control standard for paint color on the C5 was pretty high because some of the components were either painted on other parts of the assembly line or supplied by outside vendors (e.g.,...
  8. That was taken in Carlisle, 2012: mine and Aztec...

    That was taken in Carlisle, 2012: mine and Aztec Gold #12 -- the only one of the fifteen with a 6-speed manual.
  9. Hey, I know that ride...! As an aside, it...

    Hey, I know that ride...!

    As an aside, it looks like one of the Aztec Gold cars is up for sale; sequence #3 out of Texas. Asking price is too high, though...
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    I recently dealt with the same issue and posted...

    I recently dealt with the same issue and posted my solution here.
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    I think I'd read that somewhere before. My...

    I think I'd read that somewhere before. My problem is the CD's jamming in the mechanism. It may all be related to the same issue you cite (orientation of the unit), but it seems that every now and...
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    I just did the same thing. Got tired of the CD...

    I just did the same thing. Got tired of the CD changer eating my CD's... :mad
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    When you get to the task of swapping out the...

    When you get to the task of swapping out the struts, you might want to consult this thread for a how-to procedure:

    C5 Vert Tonneau Cover Gas Strut replacement - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette...
  14. Thanks for the confirmation, Tom! Yeah, I've had...

    Thanks for the confirmation, Tom! Yeah, I've had to remove the CD changer a couple of times to make it give back the CD on which it was munching. And despite my best efforts to be surgical in...
  15. Well, it does help a bit. Thanks! Apparently...

    Well, it does help a bit. Thanks! Apparently you're a better web searcher than I am...! :thumb At least that looks like the older unit that everyone in this thread was talking about/using.

    But I...
  16. Apologies for resurrecting an old thread. Last...

    Apologies for resurrecting an old thread.

    Last night I got tired of sacrificing a CD or two to the CD changer in my '04; when switching discs, it will periodically try to load the next disc in...
  17. Thread: Hello

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    True. Still, given the law of averages, it seems...

    True. Still, given the law of averages, it seems like a disproportionate number of these particular rarities have ended up there. Eh, I guess we now all know where to start looking if we're in the...
  18. Thread: Hello

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    Cool! That's not an ordinary vehicle trade I...

    Cool! That's not an ordinary vehicle trade I would think, but interesting nonetheless!

    I don't know what it is about Ohio, but it seems like many of these rare paint color cars wind up there at...
  19. Thread: Hello

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    Ah, wonderful! Yeah, that C4 would be a keeper...

    Ah, wonderful! Yeah, that C4 would be a keeper for sure, I think! I'd love to hear the back story of how you stumbled onto the car, apparently somewhat unwittingly! It seems like sometimes the...
  20. Thread: Hello

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    Hello! From one rare color owner to another! :w...

    Hello! From one rare color owner to another! :w

    Your introductory post intrigued me; I wasn't aware of another such paint color rarity among the Corvette generations. If you haven't done so...
  21. Thread: CB radios?

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    Got one pretty similar to what you're describing;...

    Got one pretty similar to what you're describing; haven't turned it on in years... I only have the thing because my Dad insisted I have it for traveling long distances in the days before cell...
  22. Wow, Mike! Very cool recreation of the Corvair...

    Wow, Mike! Very cool recreation of the Corvair Motorama car! :thumb It's a shame GM never went to production with it; I kind-of prefer the styling of it over the early roadster C1...

    Good luck...
  23. Thread: Hood light

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    The hood light definitely times out to prevent...

    The hood light definitely times out to prevent battery drain.

    I've noticed on my '04 that sometimes the gravity switch (for lack of a better term) inside the light housing will stick in the "OFF"...
  24. Indeed! And it doesn't matter that there are 50...

    Indeed! And it doesn't matter that there are 50 other empty spaces around your car; the jagoff insists on being right next to you -- with 49 empty spaces surrounding both vehicles... :hb
  25. Fortunately, I've kept the paint on my '89...

    Fortunately, I've kept the paint on my '89 Formula in excellent condition, so I was able to skip any restorative products and go straight to the wax stage.



    Glad to hear it! Yeah, there's no...
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