Welcome to Stuart’s 1971 LT-1 Corvette Stingray

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We purchased our Corvette back in 1993, AND SOLD IT IN FALL OF 2000. Over the next four years it underwent a thorough and extensive incremental, and historically accurate, body-on restoration. Close to $50,000 (documented) has been spent on a complete rebuilding of the car including: engine, carb, transmission, clutch, brakes, interior, paint and body, [...]

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LT-1 Sold!

Nov 29, 2012 No Comments by

Question: Hi : Saw your web page LT-1.com and was extremely impressed with the work you did on that car. I have been an enthusiast for years, but until recently could not afford to purchase one. I see you sold this car. I am in the market for an LT-1 and, if you don’t mind, [...]

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Thinking of Buying a rubber bumper corvette 1974 – 1981?

Sep 23, 2011 2 Comments by

Question: I am thinking about a Corvette 1975-1981. Would appreciate your thoughts. Answer: Yes, I spent 8 years restoring a 1971 Corvette, which was very similar to the ones you are considering -  Please see my story here   http://www.lt-1.com/   There is also a significant knowledge base of articles and letters I have written on Corvette [...]

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Hey, I have one too! (1971 Corvette LT-1)

Mar 04, 2011 1 Comment by

Question: Hello, I’d just like to tell you that I like your site very much.  As a matter  of fact my dad and I are fixingup a 1971 Corvette LT-1 (350 cu. in. 330 horsepower) it’s a convertible instead of the t-top and blue with blue interior. My dad got it in 74 used and [...]

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Corvette Restoration

Feb 10, 2011 No Comments

Question: I visited and read your web page on the rebuilding of your 71 LT-1, very interesting. Congratulations on the job you did. I own a 72 LT-1 and in the process of finishing the exterior detailing, in your write up you mentioned your LT-1 pinstripes were laid in using a stencil. Did you buy [...]

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My 1971 Corvette

Feb 08, 2011 2 Comments

Question: I own a 1971 454 Big block Corvette Stingray, that I have had since high school. The car has 51,000 original miles on it. I had the engine completely redone by professionals in mississauga, I have had the exhaust just recently done, and now I need to have the brakes redone, the interior carpet [...]

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Corvette – Paint it White or Black?

Feb 02, 2011 2 Comments

Question: I wanted to ask your advice on some things but I’ll mention that in a moment. I have the body over at Loran’s to do the body work and painting. BUT I am also transferring the frame over to Loran’s as well.   I was lucky that Loran was between some jobs and could take [...]

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Corvette’s Front Bumper is Sticking out too much

Jan 21, 2011 4 Comments

Question: I have sent you a few photos of our Corvette’s front bumper. To me, it appears that the crease in the center of the bumper is sticking up too much, as if one side, or the other, has been pushed back. The bumper, itself, actually appears to fit the body of the car pretty [...]

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What size speakers are in the dash and behind the kick plate??

Jan 19, 2011 5 Comments

Question: I have a question for you.. in your car, for your stereo, what size speakers are in the dash and behind the kick plate?? Answer: Regarding how I did my speakers, I think I installed Sony 4″ x 6″ two way speakers behind the kick plates . I think that the dash speakers were [...]

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’71 vette restoration question…metal louvers

Jan 17, 2011 13 Comments

Question: Hi, I have really enjoyed your website, as my husband and I are in the process of restoring a ’71 Stingray. I was wondering if you can help me with a question about the metal louvers on the front fenders. Are they entirely painted the color of the car? Are they supposed to be [...]

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