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Old 05-23-2013, 11:47 AM   #12951
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So...I was off on a "field trip" the 2nd 1/2 of last week, in the wilds of Western Ontario prospecting for business associates for an upcoming Business Venture (details to follow, soon), when what to my wonderous eyes should appear but these delightful gen-you-wine C7 seats!! (sorry for pic quality, the phone was new to the snapper!)

Honest to Pete, Pete!

No, they aren't "hot". Yes, there's a receipt. Yes, there's obviously a "story". Yes, they're Brand New C7 seats...in fact, never installed...and never even sat on!! No, I don't think Local Chevrolet has a Part#...but we have the seats...

Tadge, can you get me the REST of the parts? Soon? Thanks in advance...
More info please.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:48 AM   #12952
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So my 1LE is at the dealer and i will be picking it up tonight.




More pic's to come.
Very cool!

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Old 05-23-2013, 12:04 PM   #12953
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So...I was off on a "field trip" the 2nd 1/2 of last week, in the wilds of Western Ontario prospecting for business associates for an upcoming Business Venture (details to follow, soon), when what to my wonderous eyes should appear but these delightful gen-you-wine C7 seats!! (sorry for pic quality, the phone was new to the snapper!)

Honest to Pete, Pete!

No, they aren't "hot". Yes, there's a receipt. Yes, there's obviously a "story". Yes, they're Brand New C7 seats...in fact, never installed...and never even sat on!! No, I don't think Local Chevrolet has a Part#...but we have the seats...

Tadge, can you get me the REST of the parts? Soon? Thanks in advance...
Stealing a C7 in pieces are you?

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Old 05-23-2013, 01:51 PM   #12954
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Nice! Looks like a last minute order (color & 2013).
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:52 PM   #12955
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More info please.
GM builds CTF cars...including C7 Corvettes. Sometimes they order more parts than they require to build completed cars. And those parts, until vaidated for production, are "prototype" parts. And prototype parts are of little value without a GM Part #, and are seldom repurposed...

GM sells off "surplus" parts, in bulk...all kinds of parts, combined into one LARGE package...dropped engines, scratched 'n dented pieces/parts, miss-machined, etc...and "approved vendors" are allowed to bid...on a ROOMFUL of "stuff". High bid gets it ALL...whether you want ALL of it, or just some of it.

The "trick" as an "approved vendor" is to know where to place what you don't want, from that "successfully-bid surplus"...and out of a roomful of "stuff" were two C7 seats, that found their way to Waterloo, for future fitment in a Pro Tour '55 Nomad, now under construction by my pal, Bob Hilton...

So if you see this car at Cobo Hall, or a Good Guys Show, or the Optima Challenge, you can say to your friends, "I KNOW where those seats came from!"

OR...

Did you want more info on the Business Venture?!
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:57 PM   #12956
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GM builds CTF cars...including C7 Corvettes. Sometimes they order more parts than they require to build completed cars. And those parts, until vaidated for production, are "prototype" parts. And prototype parts are of little value without a GM Part #, and are seldom repurposed...

GM sells off "surplus" parts, in bulk...all kinds of parts, combined into one LARGE package...dropped engines, scratched 'n dented pieces/parts, miss-machined, etc...and "approved vendors" are allowed to bid...on a ROOMFUL of "stuff". High bid gets it ALL...whether you want ALL of it, or just some of it.

The "trick" as an "approved vendor" is to know where to place what you don't want, from that "successfully-bid surplus"...and out of a roomful of "stuff" were two C7 seats, that found their way to Waterloo, for future fitment in a Pro Tour '55 Nomad, now under construction by my pal, Bob Hilton...

So if you see this car at Cobo Hall, or a Good Guys Show, or the Optima Challenge, you can say to your friends, "I KNOW where those seats came from!"

OR...

Did you want more info on the Business Venture?!
Both...
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Stealing a C7 in pieces are you?
Someone better check those Bowling Green-exiting lunch boxes...
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:03 PM   #12958
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Both...
NOW you're getting "demanding"...

All in due course, my friend(s)...

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Old 05-23-2013, 04:09 PM   #12959
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Mac, did you look at the weblink to Bob's "Toe Truk" '48 Ford? The engine block that sits on the deck was a DROPPED LS7 block, with a crunched corner, bought the same way...

http://lowdownhotrods.smugmug.com/Wh...7882&k=ZPQprmw (page 7)

...and another LS7 under the hood...with a 6L90E 6-speed Automatic...which isn't a factory-available combo...

BTW, LOWDOWN HOT RODS is not me/mine. I had the name long before they opened...

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Old 05-23-2013, 08:08 PM   #12960
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Mac, did you look at the weblink to Bob's "Toe Truk" '48 Ford? The engine block that sits on the deck was a DROPPED LS7 block, with a crunched corner, bought the same way...

http://lowdownhotrods.smugmug.com/Wh...7882&k=ZPQprmw (page 7)

...and another LS7 under the hood...with a 6L90E 6-speed Automatic...which isn't a factory-available combo...

BTW, LOWDOWN HOT RODS is not me/mine. I had the name long before they opened...
That's a heck of a build! I like.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:16 PM   #12961
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We drove that to Woodward Dream Cruise, last August. Coke cooler 'n all. Fast...'n flawless...

...although he was tempted to do the Red grain truck as a rat rod...with LS7 power!
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:17 PM   #12962
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So...I was off on a "field trip" the 2nd 1/2 of last week, in the wilds of Western Ontario prospecting for business associates for an upcoming Business Venture (details to follow, soon), when what to my wonderous eyes should appear but these delightful gen-you-wine C7 seats!! (sorry for pic quality, the phone was new to the snapper!)

Honest to Pete, Pete!

No, they aren't "hot". Yes, there's a receipt. Yes, there's obviously a "story". Yes, they're Brand New C7 seats...in fact, never installed...and never even sat on!! No, I don't think Local Chevrolet has a Part#...but we have the seats...

Tadge, can you get me the REST of the parts? Soon? Thanks in advance...
Those are not C7 seats. Opel OPC insignia seats.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:23 PM   #12963
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The harness pass throughs are different in all three.

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:37 PM   #12964
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....Woodward, Schmwoodward....tradition....coolness. <jealous in Jersey>
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:51 PM   #12965
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You're going to LOVE that 1LE!!

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Old 05-24-2013, 07:32 AM   #12966
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I know they look different from the Vette "production" seats, but the tags attached to them stated they were "Corvette - non-production".

Hmmmmmm...
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:28 PM   #12967
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http://www.google.com/imgres?q=opel+...,r:7,s:0,i:104

OPC Insignia seats, the ones Justice Pete is showing are from the OPC Astra. I am sure they will not fit a C7, those seats are too wide. The C7 has to have the uniqe frame because it is very tight and narrow in that car.

Astra seats: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=OPC+a...9,r:0,s:0,i:83
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:59 AM   #12968
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....Woodward, Schmwoodward....tradition....coolness. <jealous in Jersey>
If you've never gone you need to find a reason to go.

It needs to be on your bucket list for any car person. It is the largest gathering of people with great cars and trucks and an even bigger number of people that still care enough to go look at them.

Yes it's very commercial these days and I predict there will be a parade of Z/28s running up and down Woodward Ave. depending on when the CTFs are out and about. Probably C7s too. But worthwhile none the less.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:06 AM   #12969
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The harness pass throughs are different in all three.
Those harness pass-through's in the third pic (above) are good for two things:
1. Posing
2. Cutting the arms off at the shoulder of anyone dumb enough to actually use them for harnesses and experience a frontal impact.

Seriously, those things are an embarrassment to whoever designed them.

Why????
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:09 AM   #12970
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I know they look different from the Vette "production" seats, but the tags attached to them stated they were "Corvette - non-production".

Hmmmmmm...
They're not C7 seats.

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Old 05-25-2013, 09:33 AM   #12971
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The Z/28 seats are definitely the best looking in my opinion. Hopefully the SS version of the Recaros is just a simple logo change.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:50 AM   #12972
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I know they look different from the Vette "production" seats, but the tags attached to them stated they were "Corvette - non-production".

Hmmmmmm...
Emphasis on "non-production" apparently.

Could have been intended for Corvette work at some point. It's possible that the seat frame itself would work in a Corvette. Underneath trim and foam it's possible it is the same seat.
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If you've never gone you need to find a reason to go.

It needs to be on your bucket list for any car person. It is the largest gathering of people with great cars and trucks and an even bigger number of people that still care enough to go look at them.

Yes it's very commercial these days and I predict there will be a parade of Z/28s running up and down Woodward Ave. depending on when the CTFs are out and about. Probably C7s too. But worthwhile none the less.
I have seen it on TV news and on TV car programs. It's one of those things...special things...by all account that I can tell. Perhaps one day I can make the pilgrimage. Cruise circuits of any notoriety with American Muscle around here have gone by the wayside, but Woodward is a legend. Thanks for the suggestion Number 3!
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Old Scool, when you have 15 minutes to "invest", try any one of these:

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...be.MhaiTPUDF5o

Try to imagine over 1 million spectators spread over 15 miles or so (7 Mile to the Loop in Pontiac) and back...4 lanes each direction...and everything from $1 million exotics to WWII Half-Tracks... It originally was a One Day-only/One Time event but, over 20 events (this August), has now evolved into a week-long AutoLoveFest, same weekend as the 2nd Michigan NASCAR event.

Imagine Macy's T-Giving Parade only, instead of balloons, there's cars...and trucks...and more car's 'n trucks...

Bucket List event for sure!
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #12975
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I got the Lowdown on the Woodward Cruise from Becky and Joe last weekend. Joe made me put it on my bucket list. That video is crazy
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