Restoring your corvette

If you are a true car lover, then you will certainly agree that the Corvette is certainly one of the best classic cars around. Although they are considered antiques and are often found worn and dilapidated, it is not true to say that they are no use and can only be confined to the corners of a junk shop. If you love your corvette and are willing to spend some money in order to restore this classic, you can now do so by hiring the services of a corvette restoration company. For these guys, nothing is impossible and classic cars can be easily restored to its former glory. They will do the required services of car restoration such as repainting the car and customising its body according to what you specify. In fact they will refit the car with a new engine so that the car can perform as though it is brand new.

83 thoughts on “Restoring your corvette

  1. This might be more of a personal and opinion question, but I’m kinda curious.
    I’m 14 now and in late September I’ll be 15, so I’m about a year and a month away from driving (I live in Canada Ontario, where the permit driving age is 16.) I love cars, and my dad is a big drag-strip junkie (he doesnt own a funny car or anything, but he does have a mid-11 second Corvette for the quarter mile) and we’re both restoring an old Mustang, so it’s not like I dont know anything about cars (I love to research them and learn about em, plus I’ve been raised around them since my car has probably had about as many cars as birthdays).

    So I’m just wondering, when did you guys start thinking about your first car? About which you were going to get, and what specs it would have etc?
    Aha I’d love to have the money to get the car now, but I dont have a job yet (I’m actually in the process of getting a store go through my resume, so I’m a little anxious :D)

    And it’s nice to know I’m not some crazy ass kid who is thinking too early about his first car.
    Good point about the models, but that really doesnt make a difference to me. I am NOT getting a new car (mostly because I’m not rich enough, nor do I trust brand new cars.) so whatever car comes out in only 2 years time wont make much of a difference to me. I’m actually looking up a Toyota Tercel right now. It’s last production year was 2000. Damn things got punch though :>
    I’d love to get behind the wheel of anything :< Unfortunately, my dad would, but he wouldnt since all he has is his Vette that has way too much horsepower for me, our mustang restomod, which obviously isnt driveable in its current state, and as for my mom, she is one of those overprotective tightbehinds who probably wouldnt let me drive even if I were 36. Of course I still will.

  2. This might be more of a personal and opinion question, but I’m kinda curious.
    I’m 14 now and in late September I’ll be 15, so I’m about a year and a month away from driving (I live in Canada Ontario, where the permit driving age is 16.) I love cars, and my dad is a big drag-strip junkie (he doesnt own a funny car or anything, but he does have a mid-11 second Corvette for the quarter mile) and we’re both restoring an old Mustang, so it’s not like I dont know anything about cars (I love to research them and learn about em, plus I’ve been raised around them since my car has probably had about as many cars as birthdays).

    So I’m just wondering, when did you guys start thinking about your first car? About which you were going to get, and what specs it would have etc?
    Aha I’d love to have the money to get the car now, but I dont have a job yet (I’m actually in the process of getting a store go through my resume, so I’m a little anxious :D)

    And it’s nice to know I’m not some crazy ass kid who is thinking too early about his first car.
    Good point about the models, but that really doesnt make a difference to me. I am NOT getting a new car (mostly because I’m not rich enough, nor do I trust brand new cars.) so whatever car comes out in only 2 years time wont make much of a difference to me. I’m actually looking up a Toyota Tercel right now. It’s last production year was 2000. Damn things got punch though :>
    I’d love to get behind the wheel of anything :< Unfortunately, my dad would, but he wouldnt since all he has is his Vette that has way too much horsepower for me, our mustang restomod, which obviously isnt driveable in its current state, and as for my mom, she is one of those overprotective tightbehinds who probably wouldnt let me drive even if I were 36. Of course I still will.

  3. This might be more of a personal and opinion question, but I’m kinda curious.
    I’m 14 now and in late September I’ll be 15, so I’m about a year and a month away from driving (I live in Canada Ontario, where the permit driving age is 16.) I love cars, and my dad is a big drag-strip junkie (he doesnt own a funny car or anything, but he does have a mid-11 second Corvette for the quarter mile) and we’re both restoring an old Mustang, so it’s not like I dont know anything about cars (I love to research them and learn about em, plus I’ve been raised around them since my car has probably had about as many cars as birthdays).

    So I’m just wondering, when did you guys start thinking about your first car? About which you were going to get, and what specs it would have etc?
    Aha I’d love to have the money to get the car now, but I dont have a job yet (I’m actually in the process of getting a store go through my resume, so I’m a little anxious :D)

    And it’s nice to know I’m not some crazy ass kid who is thinking too early about his first car.
    Good point about the models, but that really doesnt make a difference to me. I am NOT getting a new car (mostly because I’m not rich enough, nor do I trust brand new cars.) so whatever car comes out in only 2 years time wont make much of a difference to me. I’m actually looking up a Toyota Tercel right now. It’s last production year was 2000. Damn things got punch though :>
    I’d love to get behind the wheel of anything :< Unfortunately, my dad would, but he wouldnt since all he has is his Vette that has way too much horsepower for me, our mustang restomod, which obviously isnt driveable in its current state, and as for my mom, she is one of those overprotective tightbehinds who probably wouldnt let me drive even if I were 36. Of course I still will.

  4. So heres the deal, I am 20 years old, I am said to be obsessed with cars and pickup trucks. Personally, I don’t think I am too obsessed 😉

    I own a 2005 Ford Ranger that I use to commute, and I have a 1963 Chevrolet Corvair that I recently began restoring. But, I go on craigslist and I see all these different cars that I want, a Mazda Miata, a Dodge Magnum(5.7 hemi obviously), or even a Charger. Then I see gorgeous Corvettes from years past that I can afford! (a bit of restoring but you get my point)

    Just looking around I starting seeing these wranglers and, although I already knew they existed obviously, the soft top 4×4 thing grew on me. I ditched the jeep idea seeing that most are tiny little 4 cylinder engines and I remembered the Ford Bronco. Now looking around at mid 90’s Bronco’s I am so interested again. And they’re really cheap too! With regular maintenance and some simple restoring and modifying I picture myself with the top off cruising the highway with friends to the beach, or going off road with big tires, or stomping through the snow with the tough 4×4, and I LOVE the idea!!!!!!

    But, heres the problem, I own a Ford Ranger to commute and I just began restoring my Chevy Corvair. I wouldn’t want a Bronco as my DD because of my long 50+ mile commute which I use my Ranger for. And the Corvair is stripped down in my garage right now and would sell for next to nothing, and I feel like I wouldn’t want to sell the Corvair anyway because I love driving that as well! And as much as I would like to, I don’t have space for a 3rd vehicle at my house(if I could drive into my backyard I would, but I can’t). And I really do not know how I would equally split my time between the three! haha I really wish I only loved one of them, it would make it much easier!!

    So, what is your advice for me? I have put much thought into this and come up with nothing. What should I do? Go with buying the Bronco and giving up something else? Or just continue with the course I set for myself and do nothing?
    Money isn’t really an issue right now, as you can tell with my gas consumption haha. I just like the idea of getting something dirt cheap and making it better, making it my own.

    I’m not into the Jeep thing, but I can definitely see myself in a Miata for commuting, and a Bronco for the fun stuff.

    The “hot hatch” thing seems like fun, with the Focus ST coming out soon.

  5. Would a 80’s model year car be worth the investment or would I be asking for trouble? I would probably want it as a daily driver, but I don’t want anything super fancy. I’ve always been in love with the 81-85 El Camino’s, Monte Carlo’s, Regals, pretty much anything GMC. I like the stock/muscle look so I wouldn’t molest it with over-sized wheels or anything (love rally wheels). I would probably only put money into things such as interior, engine, and body work (of course). Here is my thought on these particular cars; parts are everywhere=cheap, older cars are more simplistic in terms of troubleshooting and maintenance, insurance (liability) would be cheaper, tags, if current, would be cheaper, and a trip to the shop probably wouldn’t kick my ass. I would still be keeping my current car, 96 Honda Accord, but I just want something different, newer cars are nice but expensive, everything about them are expensive, and a nice 1985 El Camino just seem like a better answer for a younger person who can’t afford a nice ass car along with the higher insurance, and maintenance costs. I figured instead of making payments on something new, why not put that money into a car that will never go out of style. EVERYONE can respect a classic. And I am very aware of the risks you take in buying cars that old, It could come with all sorts of problems, gas guzzlers, might not be as safe as modern cars, etc., but my answer to some of those is that I figured for one of the cars that I mentioned, I could get a pretty nice one, restored where it counts, with nothing special added, for at least $4000-$5000, keep in mind what type of classic I am talking about, not a Corvette, Mustang, GTO, Chevelle, but cars that were common in its day but super appealing now. Any advice would be appreciated, just share your thoughts. Thanks.

  6. Would a 80’s model year car be worth the investment or would I be asking for trouble? I would probably want it as a daily driver, but I don’t want anything super fancy. I’ve always been in love with the 81-85 El Camino’s, Monte Carlo’s, Regals, pretty much anything GMC. I like the stock/muscle look so I wouldn’t molest it with over-sized wheels or anything (love rally wheels). I would probably only put money into things such as interior, engine, and body work (of course). Here is my thought on these particular cars; parts are everywhere=cheap, older cars are more simplistic in terms of troubleshooting and maintenance, insurance (liability) would be cheaper, tags, if current, would be cheaper, and a trip to the shop probably wouldn’t kick my ass. I would still be keeping my current car, 96 Honda Accord, but I just want something different, newer cars are nice but expensive, everything about them are expensive, and a nice 1985 El Camino just seem like a better answer for a younger person who can’t afford a nice ass car along with the higher insurance, and maintenance costs. I figured instead of making payments on something new, why not put that money into a car that will never go out of style. EVERYONE can respect a classic. And I am very aware of the risks you take in buying cars that old, It could come with all sorts of problems, gas guzzlers, might not be as safe as modern cars, etc., but my answer to some of those is that I figured for one of the cars that I mentioned, I could get a pretty nice one, restored where it counts, with nothing special added, for at least $4000-$5000, keep in mind what type of classic I am talking about, not a Corvette, Mustang, GTO, Chevelle, but cars that were common in its day but super appealing now. Any advice would be appreciated, just share your thoughts. Thanks.

  7. Ok. I am 14. I have the possibility of getting a job. All I have to do is walk down the road, and 3 people want to hire me if I can. I already have the application to hire 1a papers. So by law I’m allowed to work. My house is a little piece of crap, the food is okay but I’m not real picky on that, the yard is done, but I don’t like it, everything in my house is all out to date, I suck at sports, and I don’t care about all that. but there is a good thing-cars. I’ve been surrounded with classics, ricers,, muscle, Italian, euro cars all my life. Dads a mechanic and I have seen everything. I work with him all the time. And I’ve officially set my dream car- c5 corvette. Like I said, I have been around what most think is cool, as in 1968-9 camaros, Pontiac gtos, Pontiac trans-am, I have been there done at. I haven’t been around the kind of cars in the year I have been born. That’s late 1990’s and early 2000’s. (I was born 1996) but this c5 corvette picture I have hanging in my wall is what I want. I’ve seen the YouTube videos, I’ve seen pictures. But not the real thing. Yeah I could just get the same year camaro. cheaper, right? But which one do I want? And that’s the corvette. Ive looked on bay and they are $13,000 – $18,000. If I get a job now, I will be able to have one by the time I’m 16 and a half. (I have driven cars people. More than a block. And just to let you know, I’m on high honor roll.) but I want to know your opinion. Is this a good idea for a 14 year old? I will get one some way some how legally. But most obvious is a job. So a sum up. C5 corvette. Do you like it? Do you think a 14 year old adult should get a job for one? Should a 14 year old even have one of these beauties? Trust me on this, if I got one my mom will force me to keep my grades, and I will keep the best care of it as possible. I’m not gonna make some American ricer out of it. I would leave it as original as possible. Preferably I would love a blue t-top. You know, original engine, original transmission, original everything. I can get one for a steal by finding a crappy, dirty, abandoned c5 somewhere. That makes it $5,000. And plus I have restored cars. My first restoration was a 1995 Mitsubishi eclipse. Sold it for $10,000. But since I’m a minor, the money went to my parents. Although I am the one that restored it all by myself. Anyway what do you think?

  8. Just looking for a little constructive criticism..
    I recently picked up a 1992 ZR-1 Corvette.. it has no driveline (no engine, transmission, driveshaft, or differential).. i was originally planning on restoring it to its former glory with the LT5 DOHC motor.. however upon further research and some phone calls it’s looking like its going to cost between $14k and $17k just for a complete (rebuilt) motor so i’m looking at other alternatives..

    some ZR-1 enthusiast opt for a Northstar swap as they are based off the LT5 motor.. however i find them to be weak and not much fun.. so i’m looking at putting a LS 327 motor (5.3l) from GMPP into the car with the MSD controller.. now heres the facts about me.. even if i had an original 68 yenko camaro i would still drive it nearly every day of the week.. i’m by far not a collector i’m an enthusiast.. a car is meant to be driven not stored in a garage for a show piece.. So the vehicle will be well driven.

    so what are your collective opinions on this swap? the motor is a stout little 370hp 340ft-lbs.. and actually revs to 200 more rpms than the ZR-1 motor, i’ll be using the original exhaust as it is in great shape with no rust, and the rest of the car will be original as well.. so do tell me your opinions
    edit: also including the complete LS 327 and swap kit it will only cost around $7,000.00

  9. This might be more of a personal and opinion question, but I’m kinda curious.
    I’m 14 now and in late September I’ll be 15, so I’m about a year and a month away from driving (I live in Canada Ontario, where the permit driving age is 16.) I love cars, and my dad is a big drag-strip junkie (he doesnt own a funny car or anything, but he does have a mid-11 second Corvette for the quarter mile) and we’re both restoring an old Mustang, so it’s not like I dont know anything about cars (I love to research them and learn about em, plus I’ve been raised around them since my car has probably had about as many cars as birthdays).

    So I’m just wondering, when did you guys start thinking about your first car? About which you were going to get, and what specs it would have etc?
    Aha I’d love to have the money to get the car now, but I dont have a job yet (I’m actually in the process of getting a store go through my resume, so I’m a little anxious :D)

    And it’s nice to know I’m not some crazy ass kid who is thinking too early about his first car.
    Good point about the models, but that really doesnt make a difference to me. I am NOT getting a new car (mostly because I’m not rich enough, nor do I trust brand new cars.) so whatever car comes out in only 2 years time wont make much of a difference to me. I’m actually looking up a Toyota Tercel right now. It’s last production year was 2000. Damn things got punch though :>
    I’d love to get behind the wheel of anything :< Unfortunately, my dad would, but he wouldnt since all he has is his Vette that has way too much horsepower for me, our mustang restomod, which obviously isnt driveable in its current state, and as for my mom, she is one of those overprotective tightbehinds who probably wouldnt let me drive even if I were 36. Of course I still will.

  10. Would a 80’s model year car be worth the investment or would I be asking for trouble? I would probably want it as a daily driver, but I don’t want anything super fancy. I’ve always been in love with the 81-85 El Camino’s, Monte Carlo’s, Regals, pretty much anything GMC. I like the stock/muscle look so I wouldn’t molest it with over-sized wheels or anything (love rally wheels). I would probably only put money into things such as interior, engine, and body work (of course). Here is my thought on these particular cars; parts are everywhere=cheap, older cars are more simplistic in terms of troubleshooting and maintenance, insurance (liability) would be cheaper, tags, if current, would be cheaper, and a trip to the shop probably wouldn’t kick my ass. I would still be keeping my current car, 96 Honda Accord, but I just want something different, newer cars are nice but expensive, everything about them are expensive, and a nice 1985 El Camino just seem like a better answer for a younger person who can’t afford a nice ass car along with the higher insurance, and maintenance costs. I figured instead of making payments on something new, why not put that money into a car that will never go out of style. EVERYONE can respect a classic. And I am very aware of the risks you take in buying cars that old, It could come with all sorts of problems, gas guzzlers, might not be as safe as modern cars, etc., but my answer to some of those is that I figured for one of the cars that I mentioned, I could get a pretty nice one, restored where it counts, with nothing special added, for at least $4000-$5000, keep in mind what type of classic I am talking about, not a Corvette, Mustang, GTO, Chevelle, but cars that were common in its day but super appealing now. Any advice would be appreciated, just share your thoughts. Thanks.

  11. I am 17, a Senior, and I have been told by a lot of people that I am pretty good looking. I am not a bodybuilder, but I am in no way fat. (i’m 5’8″ and 140 lbs). I am pretty smart, so when I was in middle school, i was the definition of a nerd, but since I got into high school I have gotten contacts, wear different clothing, grew my hair out (not like long, but a pretty normal haircut…some people have compared it to the way Justin Bieber used to do his hair before he cut it off…), and I even talk differently. When changing the way i looked and acted didnt help, I started to try and use my money to help (I dont like to brag, but my family is pretty well off…). I now wear designer clothes, and I almost always have the newest electronic stuff (I don’t like to show it off, but i go to a “high-end” prep school where most people have that type of stuff and it is expected). When I turned 16, I asked my dad to get me a car that I could put some work into, because I really enjoy restoring old cars, and I got a 1980 Corvette. I finished restoring the car myself, and now it is really nice…the thing is, people automatically assume that I am a spoiled douche because I drive the car, and that my dad just gave it to me in the condition that it was in (brand new red/black paint job and lots of engine mods so it is pretty fast). Now a lot of people are going to say that i am some spoiled a**hole, but i try my best to be a really nice guy, and i dont think I offend anyone. People that know me seem to know that I am a nice guy, but to this day, and not for lack of effort, I have never even been on a DATE with a girl, nonetheless gotten to any of the “bases”. It is so bad that I have never even been able to get someone to go with me to school dances, prom, etc…every time they are either “going with someone else”, “not going because they are busy”, or just won’t talk to me about it. I am really getting to my wit’s end with this, and I dont know what to do…I would appreciate any advice as to what I am doing wrong, how to fix it, or just your thoughts on me as a person (especially from girls out there)

  12. Would a 80’s model year car be worth the investment or would I be asking for trouble? I would probably want it as a daily driver, but I don’t want anything super fancy. I’ve always been in love with the 81-85 El Camino’s, Monte Carlo’s, Regals, pretty much anything GMC. I like the stock/muscle look so I wouldn’t molest it with over-sized wheels or anything (love rally wheels). I would probably only put money into things such as interior, engine, and body work (of course). Here is my thought on these particular cars; parts are everywhere=cheap, older cars are more simplistic in terms of troubleshooting and maintenance, insurance (liability) would be cheaper, tags, if current, would be cheaper, and a trip to the shop probably wouldn’t kick my ass. I would still be keeping my current car, 96 Honda Accord, but I just want something different, newer cars are nice but expensive, everything about them are expensive, and a nice 1985 El Camino just seem like a better answer for a younger person who can’t afford a nice ass car along with the higher insurance, and maintenance costs. I figured instead of making payments on something new, why not put that money into a car that will never go out of style. EVERYONE can respect a classic. And I am very aware of the risks you take in buying cars that old, It could come with all sorts of problems, gas guzzlers, might not be as safe as modern cars, etc., but my answer to some of those is that I figured for one of the cars that I mentioned, I could get a pretty nice one, restored where it counts, with nothing special added, for at least $4000-$5000, keep in mind what type of classic I am talking about, not a Corvette, Mustang, GTO, Chevelle, but cars that were common in its day but super appealing now. Any advice would be appreciated, just share your thoughts. Thanks.

  13. I am 17, a Senior, and I have been told by a lot of people that I am pretty good looking. I am not a bodybuilder, but I am in no way fat. (i’m 5’8″ and 140 lbs). I am pretty smart, so when I was in middle school, i was the definition of a nerd, but since I got into high school I have gotten contacts, wear different clothing, grew my hair out (not like long, but a pretty normal haircut…some people have compared it to the way Justin Bieber used to do his hair before he cut it off…), and I even talk differently. When changing the way i looked and acted didnt help, I started to try and use my money to help (I dont like to brag, but my family is pretty well off…). I now wear designer clothes, and I almost always have the newest electronic stuff (I don’t like to show it off, but i go to a “high-end” prep school where most people have that type of stuff and it is expected). When I turned 16, I asked my dad to get me a car that I could put some work into, because I really enjoy restoring old cars, and I got a 1980 Corvette. I finished restoring the car myself, and now it is really nice…the thing is, people automatically assume that I am a spoiled douche because I drive the car, and that my dad just gave it to me in the condition that it was in (brand new red/black paint job and lots of engine mods so it is pretty fast). Now a lot of people are going to say that i am some spoiled a**hole, but i try my best to be a really nice guy, and i dont think I offend anyone. People that know me seem to know that I am a nice guy, but to this day, and not for lack of effort, I have never even been on a DATE with a girl, nonetheless gotten to any of the “bases”. It is so bad that I have never even been able to get someone to go with me to school dances, prom, etc…every time they are either “going with someone else”, “not going because they are busy”, or just won’t talk to me about it. I am really getting to my wit’s end with this, and I dont know what to do…I would appreciate any advice as to what I am doing wrong, how to fix it, or just your thoughts on me as a person (especially from girls out there)

  14. So heres the deal, I am 20 years old, I am said to be obsessed with cars and pickup trucks. Personally, I don’t think I am too obsessed 😉

    I own a 2005 Ford Ranger that I use to commute, and I have a 1963 Chevrolet Corvair that I recently began restoring. But, I go on craigslist and I see all these different cars that I want, a Mazda Miata, a Dodge Magnum(5.7 hemi obviously), or even a Charger. Then I see gorgeous Corvettes from years past that I can afford! (a bit of restoring but you get my point)

    Just looking around I starting seeing these wranglers and, although I already knew they existed obviously, the soft top 4×4 thing grew on me. I ditched the jeep idea seeing that most are tiny little 4 cylinder engines and I remembered the Ford Bronco. Now looking around at mid 90’s Bronco’s I am so interested again. And they’re really cheap too! With regular maintenance and some simple restoring and modifying I picture myself with the top off cruising the highway with friends to the beach, or going off road with big tires, or stomping through the snow with the tough 4×4, and I LOVE the idea!!!!!!

    But, heres the problem, I own a Ford Ranger to commute and I just began restoring my Chevy Corvair. I wouldn’t want a Bronco as my DD because of my long 50+ mile commute which I use my Ranger for. And the Corvair is stripped down in my garage right now and would sell for next to nothing, and I feel like I wouldn’t want to sell the Corvair anyway because I love driving that as well! And as much as I would like to, I don’t have space for a 3rd vehicle at my house(if I could drive into my backyard I would, but I can’t). And I really do not know how I would equally split my time between the three! haha I really wish I only loved one of them, it would make it much easier!!

    So, what is your advice for me? I have put much thought into this and come up with nothing. What should I do? Go with buying the Bronco and giving up something else? Or just continue with the course I set for myself and do nothing?
    Money isn’t really an issue right now, as you can tell with my gas consumption haha. I just like the idea of getting something dirt cheap and making it better, making it my own.

    I’m not into the Jeep thing, but I can definitely see myself in a Miata for commuting, and a Bronco for the fun stuff.

    The “hot hatch” thing seems like fun, with the Focus ST coming out soon.

  15. Just looking for a little constructive criticism..
    I recently picked up a 1992 ZR-1 Corvette.. it has no driveline (no engine, transmission, driveshaft, or differential).. i was originally planning on restoring it to its former glory with the LT5 DOHC motor.. however upon further research and some phone calls it’s looking like its going to cost between $14k and $17k just for a complete (rebuilt) motor so i’m looking at other alternatives..

    some ZR-1 enthusiast opt for a Northstar swap as they are based off the LT5 motor.. however i find them to be weak and not much fun.. so i’m looking at putting a LS 327 motor (5.3l) from GMPP into the car with the MSD controller.. now heres the facts about me.. even if i had an original 68 yenko camaro i would still drive it nearly every day of the week.. i’m by far not a collector i’m an enthusiast.. a car is meant to be driven not stored in a garage for a show piece.. So the vehicle will be well driven.

    so what are your collective opinions on this swap? the motor is a stout little 370hp 340ft-lbs.. and actually revs to 200 more rpms than the ZR-1 motor, i’ll be using the original exhaust as it is in great shape with no rust, and the rest of the car will be original as well.. so do tell me your opinions
    edit: also including the complete LS 327 and swap kit it will only cost around $7,000.00

  16. This might be more of a personal and opinion question, but I’m kinda curious.
    I’m 14 now and in late September I’ll be 15, so I’m about a year and a month away from driving (I live in Canada Ontario, where the permit driving age is 16.) I love cars, and my dad is a big drag-strip junkie (he doesnt own a funny car or anything, but he does have a mid-11 second Corvette for the quarter mile) and we’re both restoring an old Mustang, so it’s not like I dont know anything about cars (I love to research them and learn about em, plus I’ve been raised around them since my car has probably had about as many cars as birthdays).

    So I’m just wondering, when did you guys start thinking about your first car? About which you were going to get, and what specs it would have etc?
    Aha I’d love to have the money to get the car now, but I dont have a job yet (I’m actually in the process of getting a store go through my resume, so I’m a little anxious :D)

    And it’s nice to know I’m not some crazy ass kid who is thinking too early about his first car.
    Good point about the models, but that really doesnt make a difference to me. I am NOT getting a new car (mostly because I’m not rich enough, nor do I trust brand new cars.) so whatever car comes out in only 2 years time wont make much of a difference to me. I’m actually looking up a Toyota Tercel right now. It’s last production year was 2000. Damn things got punch though :>
    I’d love to get behind the wheel of anything :< Unfortunately, my dad would, but he wouldnt since all he has is his Vette that has way too much horsepower for me, our mustang restomod, which obviously isnt driveable in its current state, and as for my mom, she is one of those overprotective tightbehinds who probably wouldnt let me drive even if I were 36. Of course I still will.

  17. Ok. I am 14. I have the possibility of getting a job. All I have to do is walk down the road, and 3 people want to hire me if I can. I already have the application to hire 1a papers. So by law I’m allowed to work. My house is a little piece of crap, the food is okay but I’m not real picky on that, the yard is done, but I don’t like it, everything in my house is all out to date, I suck at sports, and I don’t care about all that. but there is a good thing-cars. I’ve been surrounded with classics, ricers,, muscle, Italian, euro cars all my life. Dads a mechanic and I have seen everything. I work with him all the time. And I’ve officially set my dream car- c5 corvette. Like I said, I have been around what most think is cool, as in 1968-9 camaros, Pontiac gtos, Pontiac trans-am, I have been there done at. I haven’t been around the kind of cars in the year I have been born. That’s late 1990’s and early 2000’s. (I was born 1996) but this c5 corvette picture I have hanging in my wall is what I want. I’ve seen the YouTube videos, I’ve seen pictures. But not the real thing. Yeah I could just get the same year camaro. cheaper, right? But which one do I want? And that’s the corvette. Ive looked on bay and they are $13,000 – $18,000. If I get a job now, I will be able to have one by the time I’m 16 and a half. (I have driven cars people. More than a block. And just to let you know, I’m on high honor roll.) but I want to know your opinion. Is this a good idea for a 14 year old? I will get one some way some how legally. But most obvious is a job. So a sum up. C5 corvette. Do you like it? Do you think a 14 year old adult should get a job for one? Should a 14 year old even have one of these beauties? Trust me on this, if I got one my mom will force me to keep my grades, and I will keep the best care of it as possible. I’m not gonna make some American ricer out of it. I would leave it as original as possible. Preferably I would love a blue t-top. You know, original engine, original transmission, original everything. I can get one for a steal by finding a crappy, dirty, abandoned c5 somewhere. That makes it $5,000. And plus I have restored cars. My first restoration was a 1995 Mitsubishi eclipse. Sold it for $10,000. But since I’m a minor, the money went to my parents. Although I am the one that restored it all by myself. Anyway what do you think?

  18. I am 17, a Senior, and I have been told by a lot of people that I am pretty good looking. I am not a bodybuilder, but I am in no way fat. (i’m 5’8″ and 140 lbs). I am pretty smart, so when I was in middle school, i was the definition of a nerd, but since I got into high school I have gotten contacts, wear different clothing, grew my hair out (not like long, but a pretty normal haircut…some people have compared it to the way Justin Bieber used to do his hair before he cut it off…), and I even talk differently. When changing the way i looked and acted didnt help, I started to try and use my money to help (I dont like to brag, but my family is pretty well off…). I now wear designer clothes, and I almost always have the newest electronic stuff (I don’t like to show it off, but i go to a “high-end” prep school where most people have that type of stuff and it is expected). When I turned 16, I asked my dad to get me a car that I could put some work into, because I really enjoy restoring old cars, and I got a 1980 Corvette. I finished restoring the car myself, and now it is really nice…the thing is, people automatically assume that I am a spoiled douche because I drive the car, and that my dad just gave it to me in the condition that it was in (brand new red/black paint job and lots of engine mods so it is pretty fast). Now a lot of people are going to say that i am some spoiled a**hole, but i try my best to be a really nice guy, and i dont think I offend anyone. People that know me seem to know that I am a nice guy, but to this day, and not for lack of effort, I have never even been on a DATE with a girl, nonetheless gotten to any of the “bases”. It is so bad that I have never even been able to get someone to go with me to school dances, prom, etc…every time they are either “going with someone else”, “not going because they are busy”, or just won’t talk to me about it. I am really getting to my wit’s end with this, and I dont know what to do…I would appreciate any advice as to what I am doing wrong, how to fix it, or just your thoughts on me as a person (especially from girls out there)

  19. Im 17 and I’m looking at trying to restore my dads 81 corvette for a first car, the laundry list of problems are the interior is COMPLETLEY in shambles seats are completley gone, crac in dashboard the center console has the sides falling off, the carpet on the doors and everywhere almost turns to dust, moving under the hood there is light smoke that comes up when its idling (I have seen other classics do thin if anyone has a clue let me know), there are hair line and spider cracks in the fiberglass the front air dam is split completley in the middle and is held up by twine, one light will not come up and two of the bulbs dont work (one on each) a tail light is out, and last but not least the front tires loose pressure…..I have been working on this car my whole life on the outside its an old vette with all the problems but underneath its got guts of a new vette ever since I can remember I have been working on it I cant think of ONE person who respects a car more… so anybody have an idea of costs, if u give me your email i can send pictures

  20. So heres the deal, I am 20 years old, I am said to be obsessed with cars and pickup trucks. Personally, I don’t think I am too obsessed 😉

    I own a 2005 Ford Ranger that I use to commute, and I have a 1963 Chevrolet Corvair that I recently began restoring. But, I go on craigslist and I see all these different cars that I want, a Mazda Miata, a Dodge Magnum(5.7 hemi obviously), or even a Charger. Then I see gorgeous Corvettes from years past that I can afford! (a bit of restoring but you get my point)

    Just looking around I starting seeing these wranglers and, although I already knew they existed obviously, the soft top 4×4 thing grew on me. I ditched the jeep idea seeing that most are tiny little 4 cylinder engines and I remembered the Ford Bronco. Now looking around at mid 90’s Bronco’s I am so interested again. And they’re really cheap too! With regular maintenance and some simple restoring and modifying I picture myself with the top off cruising the highway with friends to the beach, or going off road with big tires, or stomping through the snow with the tough 4×4, and I LOVE the idea!!!!!!

    But, heres the problem, I own a Ford Ranger to commute and I just began restoring my Chevy Corvair. I wouldn’t want a Bronco as my DD because of my long 50+ mile commute which I use my Ranger for. And the Corvair is stripped down in my garage right now and would sell for next to nothing, and I feel like I wouldn’t want to sell the Corvair anyway because I love driving that as well! And as much as I would like to, I don’t have space for a 3rd vehicle at my house(if I could drive into my backyard I would, but I can’t). And I really do not know how I would equally split my time between the three! haha I really wish I only loved one of them, it would make it much easier!!

    So, what is your advice for me? I have put much thought into this and come up with nothing. What should I do? Go with buying the Bronco and giving up something else? Or just continue with the course I set for myself and do nothing?
    Money isn’t really an issue right now, as you can tell with my gas consumption haha. I just like the idea of getting something dirt cheap and making it better, making it my own.

    I’m not into the Jeep thing, but I can definitely see myself in a Miata for commuting, and a Bronco for the fun stuff.

    The “hot hatch” thing seems like fun, with the Focus ST coming out soon.

  21. Just looking for a little constructive criticism..
    I recently picked up a 1992 ZR-1 Corvette.. it has no driveline (no engine, transmission, driveshaft, or differential).. i was originally planning on restoring it to its former glory with the LT5 DOHC motor.. however upon further research and some phone calls it’s looking like its going to cost between $14k and $17k just for a complete (rebuilt) motor so i’m looking at other alternatives..

    some ZR-1 enthusiast opt for a Northstar swap as they are based off the LT5 motor.. however i find them to be weak and not much fun.. so i’m looking at putting a LS 327 motor (5.3l) from GMPP into the car with the MSD controller.. now heres the facts about me.. even if i had an original 68 yenko camaro i would still drive it nearly every day of the week.. i’m by far not a collector i’m an enthusiast.. a car is meant to be driven not stored in a garage for a show piece.. So the vehicle will be well driven.

    so what are your collective opinions on this swap? the motor is a stout little 370hp 340ft-lbs.. and actually revs to 200 more rpms than the ZR-1 motor, i’ll be using the original exhaust as it is in great shape with no rust, and the rest of the car will be original as well.. so do tell me your opinions
    edit: also including the complete LS 327 and swap kit it will only cost around $7,000.00

  22. So heres the deal, I am 20 years old, I am said to be obsessed with cars and pickup trucks. Personally, I don’t think I am too obsessed 😉

    I own a 2005 Ford Ranger that I use to commute, and I have a 1963 Chevrolet Corvair that I recently began restoring. But, I go on craigslist and I see all these different cars that I want, a Mazda Miata, a Dodge Magnum(5.7 hemi obviously), or even a Charger. Then I see gorgeous Corvettes from years past that I can afford! (a bit of restoring but you get my point)

    Just looking around I starting seeing these wranglers and, although I already knew they existed obviously, the soft top 4×4 thing grew on me. I ditched the jeep idea seeing that most are tiny little 4 cylinder engines and I remembered the Ford Bronco. Now looking around at mid 90’s Bronco’s I am so interested again. And they’re really cheap too! With regular maintenance and some simple restoring and modifying I picture myself with the top off cruising the highway with friends to the beach, or going off road with big tires, or stomping through the snow with the tough 4×4, and I LOVE the idea!!!!!!

    But, heres the problem, I own a Ford Ranger to commute and I just began restoring my Chevy Corvair. I wouldn’t want a Bronco as my DD because of my long 50+ mile commute which I use my Ranger for. And the Corvair is stripped down in my garage right now and would sell for next to nothing, and I feel like I wouldn’t want to sell the Corvair anyway because I love driving that as well! And as much as I would like to, I don’t have space for a 3rd vehicle at my house(if I could drive into my backyard I would, but I can’t). And I really do not know how I would equally split my time between the three! haha I really wish I only loved one of them, it would make it much easier!!

    So, what is your advice for me? I have put much thought into this and come up with nothing. What should I do? Go with buying the Bronco and giving up something else? Or just continue with the course I set for myself and do nothing?
    Money isn’t really an issue right now, as you can tell with my gas consumption haha. I just like the idea of getting something dirt cheap and making it better, making it my own.

    I’m not into the Jeep thing, but I can definitely see myself in a Miata for commuting, and a Bronco for the fun stuff.

    The “hot hatch” thing seems like fun, with the Focus ST coming out soon.

  23. Just looking for a little constructive criticism..
    I recently picked up a 1992 ZR-1 Corvette.. it has no driveline (no engine, transmission, driveshaft, or differential).. i was originally planning on restoring it to its former glory with the LT5 DOHC motor.. however upon further research and some phone calls it’s looking like its going to cost between $14k and $17k just for a complete (rebuilt) motor so i’m looking at other alternatives..

    some ZR-1 enthusiast opt for a Northstar swap as they are based off the LT5 motor.. however i find them to be weak and not much fun.. so i’m looking at putting a LS 327 motor (5.3l) from GMPP into the car with the MSD controller.. now heres the facts about me.. even if i had an original 68 yenko camaro i would still drive it nearly every day of the week.. i’m by far not a collector i’m an enthusiast.. a car is meant to be driven not stored in a garage for a show piece.. So the vehicle will be well driven.

    so what are your collective opinions on this swap? the motor is a stout little 370hp 340ft-lbs.. and actually revs to 200 more rpms than the ZR-1 motor, i’ll be using the original exhaust as it is in great shape with no rust, and the rest of the car will be original as well.. so do tell me your opinions
    edit: also including the complete LS 327 and swap kit it will only cost around $7,000.00

  24. This might be more of a personal and opinion question, but I’m kinda curious.
    I’m 14 now and in late September I’ll be 15, so I’m about a year and a month away from driving (I live in Canada Ontario, where the permit driving age is 16.) I love cars, and my dad is a big drag-strip junkie (he doesnt own a funny car or anything, but he does have a mid-11 second Corvette for the quarter mile) and we’re both restoring an old Mustang, so it’s not like I dont know anything about cars (I love to research them and learn about em, plus I’ve been raised around them since my car has probably had about as many cars as birthdays).

    So I’m just wondering, when did you guys start thinking about your first car? About which you were going to get, and what specs it would have etc?
    Aha I’d love to have the money to get the car now, but I dont have a job yet (I’m actually in the process of getting a store go through my resume, so I’m a little anxious :D)

    And it’s nice to know I’m not some crazy ass kid who is thinking too early about his first car.
    Good point about the models, but that really doesnt make a difference to me. I am NOT getting a new car (mostly because I’m not rich enough, nor do I trust brand new cars.) so whatever car comes out in only 2 years time wont make much of a difference to me. I’m actually looking up a Toyota Tercel right now. It’s last production year was 2000. Damn things got punch though :>
    I’d love to get behind the wheel of anything :< Unfortunately, my dad would, but he wouldnt since all he has is his Vette that has way too much horsepower for me, our mustang restomod, which obviously isnt driveable in its current state, and as for my mom, she is one of those overprotective tightbehinds who probably wouldnt let me drive even if I were 36. Of course I still will.

  25. This might be more of a personal and opinion question, but I’m kinda curious.
    I’m 14 now and in late September I’ll be 15, so I’m about a year and a month away from driving (I live in Canada Ontario, where the permit driving age is 16.) I love cars, and my dad is a big drag-strip junkie (he doesnt own a funny car or anything, but he does have a mid-11 second Corvette for the quarter mile) and we’re both restoring an old Mustang, so it’s not like I dont know anything about cars (I love to research them and learn about em, plus I’ve been raised around them since my car has probably had about as many cars as birthdays).

    So I’m just wondering, when did you guys start thinking about your first car? About which you were going to get, and what specs it would have etc?
    Aha I’d love to have the money to get the car now, but I dont have a job yet (I’m actually in the process of getting a store go through my resume, so I’m a little anxious :D)

    And it’s nice to know I’m not some crazy ass kid who is thinking too early about his first car.
    Good point about the models, but that really doesnt make a difference to me. I am NOT getting a new car (mostly because I’m not rich enough, nor do I trust brand new cars.) so whatever car comes out in only 2 years time wont make much of a difference to me. I’m actually looking up a Toyota Tercel right now. It’s last production year was 2000. Damn things got punch though :>
    I’d love to get behind the wheel of anything :< Unfortunately, my dad would, but he wouldnt since all he has is his Vette that has way too much horsepower for me, our mustang restomod, which obviously isnt driveable in its current state, and as for my mom, she is one of those overprotective tightbehinds who probably wouldnt let me drive even if I were 36. Of course I still will.

  26. Hi guys,
    I’m 17 years old and I really want to restore a car. My Dad wants to do like a father/ son project with me so im really exited. Now first off a few things you should know.

    1. I already have a daily driver car that I use to go to school and such, this is just a side project.
    2. I have always really loved cars (especially older ones) But to be completely honest I do not have any experience with restoring cars. I’m not saying that i’m like some stupid kid who has no idea what is under his hood, because I do. Like Ive put a Cold Air Intake and a new exaust on my current car, BY MYSELF not a shop.
    3. I’m aware that those kinds of things are nowhere as complicated as restoring a car or anything like that. But I am definatly willing to learn,

    4. I don’t want to jump right into it, does anybody have any good books they know of that offer some insight into restoring cars?
    5. What kind of car would be… easiest? I was thinking that a 60s mustang or charger. Possibly a 70s corvette,
    6. I want to do a full restoration… I want to learn how to install a new engine and transmission and basicly build the whole car.
    7 Money… I have 5K in my bank account… But my dad already told me that as long as I stay committed he could pay for the big things, because he is in on this too. (also he does not have MUCH experience but definatly more than me. I expect the whole thing to probably end up costing about 10-15 K is that about right?

    Anyways, if you actually read this all, thanks you! What are your thoughts? Any car recommendations? Literature?

    1. I already have a daily driver car that I drive to school everyday, this is just a side thing I want to get into.

    2. I have always loved cars, especialy

  27. So heres the deal, I am 20 years old, I am said to be obsessed with cars and pickup trucks. Personally, I don’t think I am too obsessed 😉

    I own a 2005 Ford Ranger that I use to commute, and I have a 1963 Chevrolet Corvair that I recently began restoring. But, I go on craigslist and I see all these different cars that I want, a Mazda Miata, a Dodge Magnum(5.7 hemi obviously), or even a Charger. Then I see gorgeous Corvettes from years past that I can afford! (a bit of restoring but you get my point)

    Just looking around I starting seeing these wranglers and, although I already knew they existed obviously, the soft top 4×4 thing grew on me. I ditched the jeep idea seeing that most are tiny little 4 cylinder engines and I remembered the Ford Bronco. Now looking around at mid 90’s Bronco’s I am so interested again. And they’re really cheap too! With regular maintenance and some simple restoring and modifying I picture myself with the top off cruising the highway with friends to the beach, or going off road with big tires, or stomping through the snow with the tough 4×4, and I LOVE the idea!!!!!!

    But, heres the problem, I own a Ford Ranger to commute and I just began restoring my Chevy Corvair. I wouldn’t want a Bronco as my DD because of my long 50+ mile commute which I use my Ranger for. And the Corvair is stripped down in my garage right now and would sell for next to nothing, and I feel like I wouldn’t want to sell the Corvair anyway because I love driving that as well! And as much as I would like to, I don’t have space for a 3rd vehicle at my house(if I could drive into my backyard I would, but I can’t). And I really do not know how I would equally split my time between the three! haha I really wish I only loved one of them, it would make it much easier!!

    So, what is your advice for me? I have put much thought into this and come up with nothing. What should I do? Go with buying the Bronco and giving up something else? Or just continue with the course I set for myself and do nothing?
    Money isn’t really an issue right now, as you can tell with my gas consumption haha. I just like the idea of getting something dirt cheap and making it better, making it my own.

    I’m not into the Jeep thing, but I can definitely see myself in a Miata for commuting, and a Bronco for the fun stuff.

    The “hot hatch” thing seems like fun, with the Focus ST coming out soon.

  28. So heres the deal, I am 20 years old, I am said to be obsessed with cars and pickup trucks. Personally, I don’t think I am too obsessed 😉

    I own a 2005 Ford Ranger that I use to commute, and I have a 1963 Chevrolet Corvair that I recently began restoring. But, I go on craigslist and I see all these different cars that I want, a Mazda Miata, a Dodge Magnum(5.7 hemi obviously), or even a Charger. Then I see gorgeous Corvettes from years past that I can afford! (a bit of restoring but you get my point)

    Just looking around I starting seeing these wranglers and, although I already knew they existed obviously, the soft top 4×4 thing grew on me. I ditched the jeep idea seeing that most are tiny little 4 cylinder engines and I remembered the Ford Bronco. Now looking around at mid 90’s Bronco’s I am so interested again. And they’re really cheap too! With regular maintenance and some simple restoring and modifying I picture myself with the top off cruising the highway with friends to the beach, or going off road with big tires, or stomping through the snow with the tough 4×4, and I LOVE the idea!!!!!!

    But, heres the problem, I own a Ford Ranger to commute and I just began restoring my Chevy Corvair. I wouldn’t want a Bronco as my DD because of my long 50+ mile commute which I use my Ranger for. And the Corvair is stripped down in my garage right now and would sell for next to nothing, and I feel like I wouldn’t want to sell the Corvair anyway because I love driving that as well! And as much as I would like to, I don’t have space for a 3rd vehicle at my house(if I could drive into my backyard I would, but I can’t). And I really do not know how I would equally split my time between the three! haha I really wish I only loved one of them, it would make it much easier!!

    So, what is your advice for me? I have put much thought into this and come up with nothing. What should I do? Go with buying the Bronco and giving up something else? Or just continue with the course I set for myself and do nothing?
    Money isn’t really an issue right now, as you can tell with my gas consumption haha. I just like the idea of getting something dirt cheap and making it better, making it my own.

    I’m not into the Jeep thing, but I can definitely see myself in a Miata for commuting, and a Bronco for the fun stuff.

    The “hot hatch” thing seems like fun, with the Focus ST coming out soon.

  29. I am 17, a Senior, and I have been told by a lot of people that I am pretty good looking. I am not a bodybuilder, but I am in no way fat. (i’m 5’8″ and 140 lbs). I am pretty smart, so when I was in middle school, i was the definition of a nerd, but since I got into high school I have gotten contacts, wear different clothing, grew my hair out (not like long, but a pretty normal haircut…some people have compared it to the way Justin Bieber used to do his hair before he cut it off…), and I even talk differently. When changing the way i looked and acted didnt help, I started to try and use my money to help (I dont like to brag, but my family is pretty well off…). I now wear designer clothes, and I almost always have the newest electronic stuff (I don’t like to show it off, but i go to a “high-end” prep school where most people have that type of stuff and it is expected). When I turned 16, I asked my dad to get me a car that I could put some work into, because I really enjoy restoring old cars, and I got a 1980 Corvette. I finished restoring the car myself, and now it is really nice…the thing is, people automatically assume that I am a spoiled douche because I drive the car, and that my dad just gave it to me in the condition that it was in (brand new red/black paint job and lots of engine mods so it is pretty fast). Now a lot of people are going to say that i am some spoiled a**hole, but i try my best to be a really nice guy, and i dont think I offend anyone. People that know me seem to know that I am a nice guy, but to this day, and not for lack of effort, I have never even been on a DATE with a girl, nonetheless gotten to any of the “bases”. It is so bad that I have never even been able to get someone to go with me to school dances, prom, etc…every time they are either “going with someone else”, “not going because they are busy”, or just won’t talk to me about it. I am really getting to my wit’s end with this, and I dont know what to do…I would appreciate any advice as to what I am doing wrong, how to fix it, or just your thoughts on me as a person (especially from girls out there)

  30. Hi guys,
    I’m 17 years old and I really want to restore a car. My Dad wants to do like a father/ son project with me so im really exited. Now first off a few things you should know.

    1. I already have a daily driver car that I use to go to school and such, this is just a side project.
    2. I have always really loved cars (especially older ones) But to be completely honest I do not have any experience with restoring cars. I’m not saying that i’m like some stupid kid who has no idea what is under his hood, because I do. Like Ive put a Cold Air Intake and a new exaust on my current car, BY MYSELF not a shop.
    3. I’m aware that those kinds of things are nowhere as complicated as restoring a car or anything like that. But I am definatly willing to learn,

    4. I don’t want to jump right into it, does anybody have any good books they know of that offer some insight into restoring cars?
    5. What kind of car would be… easiest? I was thinking that a 60s mustang or charger. Possibly a 70s corvette,
    6. I want to do a full restoration… I want to learn how to install a new engine and transmission and basicly build the whole car.
    7 Money… I have 5K in my bank account… But my dad already told me that as long as I stay committed he could pay for the big things, because he is in on this too. (also he does not have MUCH experience but definatly more than me. I expect the whole thing to probably end up costing about 10-15 K is that about right?

    Anyways, if you actually read this all, thanks you! What are your thoughts? Any car recommendations? Literature?

    1. I already have a daily driver car that I drive to school everyday, this is just a side thing I want to get into.

    2. I have always loved cars, especialy

  31. Just looking for a little constructive criticism..
    I recently picked up a 1992 ZR-1 Corvette.. it has no driveline (no engine, transmission, driveshaft, or differential).. i was originally planning on restoring it to its former glory with the LT5 DOHC motor.. however upon further research and some phone calls it’s looking like its going to cost between $14k and $17k just for a complete (rebuilt) motor so i’m looking at other alternatives..

    some ZR-1 enthusiast opt for a Northstar swap as they are based off the LT5 motor.. however i find them to be weak and not much fun.. so i’m looking at putting a LS 327 motor (5.3l) from GMPP into the car with the MSD controller.. now heres the facts about me.. even if i had an original 68 yenko camaro i would still drive it nearly every day of the week.. i’m by far not a collector i’m an enthusiast.. a car is meant to be driven not stored in a garage for a show piece.. So the vehicle will be well driven.

    so what are your collective opinions on this swap? the motor is a stout little 370hp 340ft-lbs.. and actually revs to 200 more rpms than the ZR-1 motor, i’ll be using the original exhaust as it is in great shape with no rust, and the rest of the car will be original as well.. so do tell me your opinions
    edit: also including the complete LS 327 and swap kit it will only cost around $7,000.00

  32. Ok. I am 14. I have the possibility of getting a job. All I have to do is walk down the road, and 3 people want to hire me if I can. I already have the application to hire 1a papers. So by law I’m allowed to work. My house is a little piece of crap, the food is okay but I’m not real picky on that, the yard is done, but I don’t like it, everything in my house is all out to date, I suck at sports, and I don’t care about all that. but there is a good thing-cars. I’ve been surrounded with classics, ricers,, muscle, Italian, euro cars all my life. Dads a mechanic and I have seen everything. I work with him all the time. And I’ve officially set my dream car- c5 corvette. Like I said, I have been around what most think is cool, as in 1968-9 camaros, Pontiac gtos, Pontiac trans-am, I have been there done at. I haven’t been around the kind of cars in the year I have been born. That’s late 1990’s and early 2000’s. (I was born 1996) but this c5 corvette picture I have hanging in my wall is what I want. I’ve seen the YouTube videos, I’ve seen pictures. But not the real thing. Yeah I could just get the same year camaro. cheaper, right? But which one do I want? And that’s the corvette. Ive looked on bay and they are $13,000 – $18,000. If I get a job now, I will be able to have one by the time I’m 16 and a half. (I have driven cars people. More than a block. And just to let you know, I’m on high honor roll.) but I want to know your opinion. Is this a good idea for a 14 year old? I will get one some way some how legally. But most obvious is a job. So a sum up. C5 corvette. Do you like it? Do you think a 14 year old adult should get a job for one? Should a 14 year old even have one of these beauties? Trust me on this, if I got one my mom will force me to keep my grades, and I will keep the best care of it as possible. I’m not gonna make some American ricer out of it. I would leave it as original as possible. Preferably I would love a blue t-top. You know, original engine, original transmission, original everything. I can get one for a steal by finding a crappy, dirty, abandoned c5 somewhere. That makes it $5,000. And plus I have restored cars. My first restoration was a 1995 Mitsubishi eclipse. Sold it for $10,000. But since I’m a minor, the money went to my parents. Although I am the one that restored it all by myself. Anyway what do you think?

  33. Hi guys,
    I’m 17 years old and I really want to restore a car. My Dad wants to do like a father/ son project with me so im really exited. Now first off a few things you should know.

    1. I already have a daily driver car that I use to go to school and such, this is just a side project.
    2. I have always really loved cars (especially older ones) But to be completely honest I do not have any experience with restoring cars. I’m not saying that i’m like some stupid kid who has no idea what is under his hood, because I do. Like Ive put a Cold Air Intake and a new exaust on my current car, BY MYSELF not a shop.
    3. I’m aware that those kinds of things are nowhere as complicated as restoring a car or anything like that. But I am definatly willing to learn,

    4. I don’t want to jump right into it, does anybody have any good books they know of that offer some insight into restoring cars?
    5. What kind of car would be… easiest? I was thinking that a 60s mustang or charger. Possibly a 70s corvette,
    6. I want to do a full restoration… I want to learn how to install a new engine and transmission and basicly build the whole car.
    7 Money… I have 5K in my bank account… But my dad already told me that as long as I stay committed he could pay for the big things, because he is in on this too. (also he does not have MUCH experience but definatly more than me. I expect the whole thing to probably end up costing about 10-15 K is that about right?

    Anyways, if you actually read this all, thanks you! What are your thoughts? Any car recommendations? Literature?

    1. I already have a daily driver car that I drive to school everyday, this is just a side thing I want to get into.

    2. I have always loved cars, especialy

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