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  #11  
Old July 20th 14, 11:38 PM posted to alt.autos.corvette
Rufus
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Dad wrote:
>
> "Rufus" > wrote in message
> ...
>>
>> I'm really more of a bike guy, but the only car I've ever owned that I
>> wished I had back to this day is my '86 Trans Am.

> Now for the bike stories, My uncle got married when he was 17 ('47) wife
> was and still is his wife was 16. Had no money but lied his way into a
> job at a new plant in Toledo, LOF where they were gearing up to make the
> "new" wrap around windshields. He found an old Harley and bought it for
> $15 and got it running. road it to work year round. Forced retirement
> after 30 years but hired back in as the supervisor of his department and
> worked some more years, not sure how many. Anyhow the old Harley was
> still being ridden to work but not every day. It was black with black
> and white leather saddle bags and the leather had taken a set in their
> hanging position the last time I saw them, late eighties. It has been
> years since I've seen him but I did hear one time he had sold it for
> what I thought was a ridiculous amount.
>
> For a right now story I worked with a Harley nut, well more than one. He
> has a '39 (don't hold me to that age) restored to look vintage and it
> sure does. He will make his own castings to make them period/correct and
> then age them to period. Some time when I'm around him I'll get some
> pictures of it. There's much more to this story but I'll wait until I
> have some facts/dates to tell the rest. Interesting man, details are his
> life and he'll study something until you're bored to death but when he's
> done you can see why.


My dream for retirement is to have my own machine shop and foundry. Then
I can be that guy...

My current project is a full-scale F-16 flight simulator, and I'm making
some fair progress, but I'm purposely trying to keep it in "kit" form
until I move when I retire...in about three years.

--
- Rufus
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  #12  
Old July 20th 14, 11:43 PM posted to alt.autos.corvette
Dad[_2_]
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Default New thread - this has nothing to do with the C7


"Rufus" > wrote in message
...
>
> My dream for retirement is to have my own machine shop and foundry.
> Then I can be that guy...
>
> My current project is a full-scale F-16 flight simulator, and I'm
> making some fair progress, but I'm purposely trying to keep it in
> "kit" form until I move when I retire...in about three years.
>
> --
> - Rufus
>

Hang on to that dream, I'm going on 13 years of retirement and I'm
slowing down. ****es me off!!!!!!!!!!!!

  #13  
Old July 21st 14, 12:45 AM posted to alt.autos.corvette
Rufus
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Default New thread - this has nothing to do with the C7

Dad wrote:
>
> "Rufus" > wrote in message
> ...
>>
>> My dream for retirement is to have my own machine shop and foundry.
>> Then I can be that guy...
>>
>> My current project is a full-scale F-16 flight simulator, and I'm
>> making some fair progress, but I'm purposely trying to keep it in
>> "kit" form until I move when I retire...in about three years.
>>
>> --
>> - Rufus
>>

> Hang on to that dream, I'm going on 13 years of retirement and I'm
> slowing down. ****es me off!!!!!!!!!!!!


I got slowed down back in '06 when I had a life threatening gut
bleed...I've been speedin' back up ever since. We'll see how long I can
hang onto that. I still have ups and downs, but I know it's gonna level
out one day...

--
- Rufus
  #14  
Old September 2nd 14, 11:34 PM posted to alt.autos.corvette
Dad[_2_]
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"Dad" > wrote in message
...
>
> "Blue C5" > wrote in message
> ...
>>I had the opportunity to get a look at the C7 in town. Our first
>>(small town). It seems as though the roof has been dropped down.
>>My imagination?
>>
>> Bob Drake

>
> Height of the C5 47.7 inches, C6 47.7 inches, the C7 is 48.8 inches,
> any of then setting in the Corvette museum minus 38 feet..
>

Just a little update on why the C7 might look lower. Check out the
height of the window opening at the back of the door up to the roof.
Looks to me like they bumped up the height of the door and rear fender
like they did on the Camaro to make the roof look lower, like 2"
smaller opening on the back of the glass.


  #15  
Old September 3rd 14, 04:03 AM posted to alt.autos.corvette
CardsFan[_2_]
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"Dad" wrote in message news

"Rufus" > wrote in message
...
> Dad wrote:
>>
>> "Blue C5" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>> I had the opportunity to get a look at the C7 in town. Our first
>>> (small town). It seems as though the roof has been dropped down. My
>>> imagination?
>>>
>>> Bob Drake

>>
>> Height of the C5 47.7 inches, C6 47.7 inches, the C7 is 48.8 inches, any
>> of then setting in the Corvette museum minus 38 feet..

>
> ...maybe this is why I've been having a really hard time warming up to the
> C7. We have a couple of them in town, and I've visited them at dealers,
> and I just flat don't like them. They seem "taller" and boxy...and now I
> know why - they are taller. And I seem to be really sensitive to what
> color does for the lines of the car.
>
> The pictures I've seen of the new Z06 do look "right" to me...because they
> are wider and that makes them look as low as they should be, I think. But
> there's no way I'd own a C7 Z06 because of the carbon brakes...just plain
> too much of an expense on the upkeep for my driving style.
>
> Maybe a C7 Gran Sport?..maybe...
>
> --
> - Rufus
>
>

So you need a fatter sports car for a fat American? Sorry, I just
don't like the fat Grand Sport and I say keep it lean and mean.. I
totally agree that the color make it look different depending on your
tastes. The black is looking better with the dark gray second, I've
even considered the dark green.

We came out of our favorite restaurant 2 days ago and I had to open
the hatch and crawl in to pull it out far enough to let the better
half get in, (I can say that because she paid for lunch). The numb
nutz in the whacked out Honda parked on her door would have taken the
paint off a Grand Sport. I have also found more than just a few Grand
Sports sitting on the lot, maybe a dozen or so.

I to have to deal in a small town that has no allotment or ability to
sell the C7, seems GM thinks it is its own brand name now. Believe me
I've tried and after 6 dealers they can kiss my ass. On the other hand
Les Stanford has a couple with $6,000 knocked off the price that I'm
going to go take a look at next week. I have to say that I have lost
my "burning" desire to even trade. Run a craigslist search around
Detroit and at that time I found 5 used for sale, all with less than a
1,100 on them, what's up with that?.
_____________

Dad, I'm with ya'. The only way I can get the better 1/2 into the '93 now is
to promise a road trip that will pass by an ice cream shop. I'm 5'7" around
140, so the way the C4's seats grab me is great. Since she'll never drive
it, it's all good.

I've only seen 2 C7s here, one yellow, one gray. This is a place where the
campus is crawling with Maseratis, Nissan G-specs, Range Rovers, BMW
M-series, AMG Mercedes, Porsche coupes, sedans and SUVs, even an
Aston-Martin I saw yesterday. Some of the international students must come
here with open lines of credit, since it seems none of them behind the wheel
are Americans, and the drivers mostly don't seem to have a clue.

BTW, I have a friend with a fully-restored red '62 and a silver '63
split-window fuelie for sale. I can't afford them, but maybe you'd be
interested.

AJM
'93 40th Anniversary coupe, 6 speed (both tops)


  #16  
Old September 3rd 14, 06:10 AM posted to alt.autos.corvette
Rufus
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Dad wrote:
> "Dad" > wrote in message
> ...
>>
>> "Blue C5" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>> I had the opportunity to get a look at the C7 in town. Our first
>>> (small town). It seems as though the roof has been dropped down.
>>> My imagination?
>>>
>>> Bob Drake

>>
>> Height of the C5 47.7 inches, C6 47.7 inches, the C7 is 48.8 inches,
>> any of then setting in the Corvette museum minus 38 feet..
>>

> Just a little update on why the C7 might look lower. Check out the
> height of the window opening at the back of the door up to the roof.
> Looks to me like they bumped up the height of the door and rear fender
> like they did on the Camaro to make the roof look lower, like 2"
> smaller opening on the back of the glass.
>
>


It doesn't look lower to me...it looks taller. And it is - by about an
inch.

--
- Rufus
  #17  
Old September 3rd 14, 03:27 PM posted to alt.autos.corvette
Dad[_2_]
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"Rufus" > wrote in message
...
> Dad wrote:
>> "Dad" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>>
>>> "Blue C5" > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>> I had the opportunity to get a look at the C7 in town. Our first
>>>> (small town). It seems as though the roof has been dropped down.
>>>> My imagination?
>>>>
>>>> Bob Drake
>>>
>>> Height of the C5 47.7 inches, C6 47.7 inches, the C7 is 48.8
>>> inches,
>>> any of then setting in the Corvette museum minus 38 feet..
>>>

>> Just a little update on why the C7 might look lower. Check out the
>> height of the window opening at the back of the door up to the
>> roof.
>> Looks to me like they bumped up the height of the door and rear
>> fender
>> like they did on the Camaro to make the roof look lower, like 2"
>> smaller opening on the back of the glass.
>>
>>

>
> It doesn't look lower to me...it looks taller. And it is - by about
> an inch.
>
> --
> - Rufus
>

Actually 1.1 inch taller like I said in my first reply to Bob.


  #18  
Old September 3rd 14, 03:35 PM posted to alt.autos.corvette
Dad[_2_]
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"CardsFan" > wrote in message
...
>
>
> "Dad" wrote in message
> news >
>
> "Rufus" > wrote in message
> ...
>> Dad wrote:
>>>
>>> "Blue C5" > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>> I had the opportunity to get a look at the C7 in town. Our first
>>>> (small town). It seems as though the roof has been dropped down.
>>>> My
>>>> imagination?
>>>>
>>>> Bob Drake
>>>
>>> Height of the C5 47.7 inches, C6 47.7 inches, the C7 is 48.8
>>> inches, any
>>> of then setting in the Corvette museum minus 38 feet..

>>
>> ...maybe this is why I've been having a really hard time warming up
>> to the C7. We have a couple of them in town, and I've visited them
>> at dealers, and I just flat don't like them. They seem "taller"
>> and boxy...and now I know why - they are taller. And I seem to be
>> really sensitive to what color does for the lines of the car.
>>
>> The pictures I've seen of the new Z06 do look "right" to
>> me...because they are wider and that makes them look as low as they
>> should be, I think. But there's no way I'd own a C7 Z06 because of
>> the carbon brakes...just plain too much of an expense on the upkeep
>> for my driving style.
>>
>> Maybe a C7 Gran Sport?..maybe...
>>
>> --
>> - Rufus
>>
>>

> So you need a fatter sports car for a fat American? Sorry, I just
> don't like the fat Grand Sport and I say keep it lean and mean.. I
> totally agree that the color make it look different depending on
> your
> tastes. The black is looking better with the dark gray second, I've
> even considered the dark green.
>
> We came out of our favorite restaurant 2 days ago and I had to open
> the hatch and crawl in to pull it out far enough to let the better
> half get in, (I can say that because she paid for lunch). The numb
> nutz in the whacked out Honda parked on her door would have taken
> the
> paint off a Grand Sport. I have also found more than just a few
> Grand
> Sports sitting on the lot, maybe a dozen or so.
>
> I to have to deal in a small town that has no allotment or ability
> to
> sell the C7, seems GM thinks it is its own brand name now. Believe
> me
> I've tried and after 6 dealers they can kiss my ass. On the other
> hand
> Les Stanford has a couple with $6,000 knocked off the price that I'm
> going to go take a look at next week. I have to say that I have lost
> my "burning" desire to even trade. Run a craigslist search around
> Detroit and at that time I found 5 used for sale, all with less than
> a
> 1,100 on them, what's up with that?.
> _____________
>
> Dad, I'm with ya'. The only way I can get the better 1/2 into the
> '93 now is to promise a road trip that will pass by an ice cream
> shop. I'm 5'7" around 140, so the way the C4's seats grab me is
> great. Since she'll never drive it, it's all good.
>
> I've only seen 2 C7s here, one yellow, one gray. This is a place
> where the campus is crawling with Maseratis, Nissan G-specs, Range
> Rovers, BMW M-series, AMG Mercedes, Porsche coupes, sedans and SUVs,
> even an Aston-Martin I saw yesterday. Some of the international
> students must come here with open lines of credit, since it seems
> none of them behind the wheel are Americans, and the drivers mostly
> don't seem to have a clue.
>
> BTW, I have a friend with a fully-restored red '62 and a silver '63
> split-window fuelie for sale. I can't afford them, but maybe you'd
> be interested.
>
> AJM
> '93 40th Anniversary coupe, 6 speed (both tops)
>

Don't need anymore Corvettes, thanks. We've been looking at maybe a
911 but just not to the point of doing anything yet. Did want a C7 but
the dealers are turning me off big time. Plus for some reason there
are 6-8 private C7s for sale close by, some with less than 1,000 miles
on them. Makes me wonder why, only one is a dealer.


  #19  
Old September 3rd 14, 06:56 PM posted to alt.autos.corvette
Rufus
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Dad wrote:
> "Rufus" > wrote in message
> ...
>> Dad wrote:
>>> "Dad" > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>>
>>>> "Blue C5" > wrote in message
>>>> ...
>>>>> I had the opportunity to get a look at the C7 in town. Our first
>>>>> (small town). It seems as though the roof has been dropped down.
>>>>> My imagination?
>>>>>
>>>>> Bob Drake
>>>>
>>>> Height of the C5 47.7 inches, C6 47.7 inches, the C7 is 48.8
>>>> inches,
>>>> any of then setting in the Corvette museum minus 38 feet..
>>>>
>>> Just a little update on why the C7 might look lower. Check out the
>>> height of the window opening at the back of the door up to the
>>> roof.
>>> Looks to me like they bumped up the height of the door and rear
>>> fender
>>> like they did on the Camaro to make the roof look lower, like 2"
>>> smaller opening on the back of the glass.
>>>
>>>

>>
>> It doesn't look lower to me...it looks taller. And it is - by about
>> an inch.
>>
>> --
>> - Rufus
>>

> Actually 1.1 inch taller like I said in my first reply to Bob.
>
>


Precisely.

--
- Rufus
  #20  
Old September 3rd 14, 06:57 PM posted to alt.autos.corvette
Rufus
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Dad wrote:
> "CardsFan" > wrote in message
> ...
>>
>>
>> "Dad" wrote in message
>> news >>
>>
>> "Rufus" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>> Dad wrote:
>>>>
>>>> "Blue C5" > wrote in message
>>>> ...
>>>>> I had the opportunity to get a look at the C7 in town. Our first
>>>>> (small town). It seems as though the roof has been dropped down.
>>>>> My
>>>>> imagination?
>>>>>
>>>>> Bob Drake
>>>>
>>>> Height of the C5 47.7 inches, C6 47.7 inches, the C7 is 48.8
>>>> inches, any
>>>> of then setting in the Corvette museum minus 38 feet..
>>>
>>> ...maybe this is why I've been having a really hard time warming up
>>> to the C7. We have a couple of them in town, and I've visited them
>>> at dealers, and I just flat don't like them. They seem "taller"
>>> and boxy...and now I know why - they are taller. And I seem to be
>>> really sensitive to what color does for the lines of the car.
>>>
>>> The pictures I've seen of the new Z06 do look "right" to
>>> me...because they are wider and that makes them look as low as they
>>> should be, I think. But there's no way I'd own a C7 Z06 because of
>>> the carbon brakes...just plain too much of an expense on the upkeep
>>> for my driving style.
>>>
>>> Maybe a C7 Gran Sport?..maybe...
>>>
>>> --
>>> - Rufus
>>>
>>>

>> So you need a fatter sports car for a fat American? Sorry, I just
>> don't like the fat Grand Sport and I say keep it lean and mean.. I
>> totally agree that the color make it look different depending on
>> your
>> tastes. The black is looking better with the dark gray second, I've
>> even considered the dark green.
>>
>> We came out of our favorite restaurant 2 days ago and I had to open
>> the hatch and crawl in to pull it out far enough to let the better
>> half get in, (I can say that because she paid for lunch). The numb
>> nutz in the whacked out Honda parked on her door would have taken
>> the
>> paint off a Grand Sport. I have also found more than just a few
>> Grand
>> Sports sitting on the lot, maybe a dozen or so.
>>
>> I to have to deal in a small town that has no allotment or ability
>> to
>> sell the C7, seems GM thinks it is its own brand name now. Believe
>> me
>> I've tried and after 6 dealers they can kiss my ass. On the other
>> hand
>> Les Stanford has a couple with $6,000 knocked off the price that I'm
>> going to go take a look at next week. I have to say that I have lost
>> my "burning" desire to even trade. Run a craigslist search around
>> Detroit and at that time I found 5 used for sale, all with less than
>> a
>> 1,100 on them, what's up with that?.
>> _____________
>>
>> Dad, I'm with ya'. The only way I can get the better 1/2 into the
>> '93 now is to promise a road trip that will pass by an ice cream
>> shop. I'm 5'7" around 140, so the way the C4's seats grab me is
>> great. Since she'll never drive it, it's all good.
>>
>> I've only seen 2 C7s here, one yellow, one gray. This is a place
>> where the campus is crawling with Maseratis, Nissan G-specs, Range
>> Rovers, BMW M-series, AMG Mercedes, Porsche coupes, sedans and SUVs,
>> even an Aston-Martin I saw yesterday. Some of the international
>> students must come here with open lines of credit, since it seems
>> none of them behind the wheel are Americans, and the drivers mostly
>> don't seem to have a clue.
>>
>> BTW, I have a friend with a fully-restored red '62 and a silver '63
>> split-window fuelie for sale. I can't afford them, but maybe you'd
>> be interested.
>>
>> AJM
>> '93 40th Anniversary coupe, 6 speed (both tops)
>>

> Don't need anymore Corvettes, thanks. We've been looking at maybe a
> 911 but just not to the point of doing anything yet. Did want a C7 but
> the dealers are turning me off big time. Plus for some reason there
> are 6-8 private C7s for sale close by, some with less than 1,000 miles
> on them. Makes me wonder why, only one is a dealer.
>
>


....I'm trying to get rid of one - my '87. I just plain need the garage
space. No C7 in my future...a truck, maybe.

--
- Rufus
 




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