Manny@Dasilva

Manny@Dasilva

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1998 C5 / 2015 Z06
We have a 3 C3's in this winter for major work projects

1974 - 1977 and a 1979

Everything from a full frame off to complete interior and much more .

We will be posting all the work as we go :D
 
Looking forward to this Manny! My '75 is in good shape but could benefit from new control arm bushings and maybe a new steering box. I'll have to see how the funds are in the spring. Definitely needs a better alignment.
 
Looking forward to this Manny! My '75 is in good shape but could benefit from new control arm bushings and maybe a new steering box. I'll have to see how the funds are in the spring. Definitely needs a better alignment.

Well ,you know where to come for the best service around :canada:
 
Can't wait to see these projects when they're finished.:coolgleam: They'll be well done as always.
 
Any updates Manny? We like pictures! :)

We still a few weeks away from these cars being dropped off . Thw weather is still good , so people want to drive for awhile longer :D

Most of these will not get started until mid to late November .
 
My 71 is still on a hoist awaiting rear bearings. Bummer. Not going anywhere anytime soon. Can't wait to see the builds!!
 
My 71 is still on a hoist awaiting rear bearings. Bummer. Not going anywhere anytime soon. Can't wait to see the builds!!

Should have sent it my way . We carry all those parts :D
 
You're probably right. Its just that there is quite a story about the day I picked up the car and brought it home to Toronto. (Let me know if you want me to post it). Since the night I dropped it off at the shop it has not moved one inch. Getting a little frustrated because I want to get the next step started and time is running out as winter is around the corner and I will not move the car if any salt or snow are on the ground.:mad:
 
You're probably right. Its just that there is quite a story about the day I picked up the car and brought it home to Toronto. (Let me know if you want me to post it). Since the night I dropped it off at the shop it has not moved one inch. Getting a little frustrated because I want to get the next step started and time is running out as winter is around the corner and I will not move the car if any salt or snow are on the ground.:mad:

If need be , we can trailer it in :D
 
You're probably right. Its just that there is quite a story about the day I picked up the car and brought it home to Toronto. (Let me know if you want me to post it). Since the night I dropped it off at the shop it has not moved one inch. Getting a little frustrated because I want to get the next step started and time is running out as winter is around the corner and I will not move the car if any salt or snow are on the ground.:mad:

Post the story!:D We'd love to hear it!
 
OK so here is the adventure in a nutshell. Everybody has their own dream car. Some people like Ferrari, some people like Lamborghini etc,. I instead have always wanted a big block vette roadster. Either C2 (somewhat untouchable for now) or C3 (which I actually prefer as this is the corvette I grew up with). I have been looking for and debating wether to buy this car for about ten years. In August I find one I really like and can actually afford. I drive out to Belleville on the August long week-end (about 2 hrs) to get a look at her. I drag my uncle along who is a classic car buff. Needless to say we both really liked the car. In fact, my uncle said that if I didn't buy it he would. So after some back and forth on the internet we decide on a price and the deal is done on one Sunday afternoon (Is an internet discussion legally binding ??). I mention this because Monday and Tuesday at work are really long shifts for me and I don't check messages until Wednesday. When I check my e-mails Wednesday the seller is wondering when I am coming for the car and that there is another interested party from Ottawa coming at 7 pm to look at the car. The car is in Belleville Ontario.... to be continued
 
Well, until money has exchanged hands, ultimately I'm sure the seller can do whatever they want. Is this right or fair? Heck no! I say this as someone who is currently selling a vehicle and I have a verbal sales agreement with the guy. He can't pick it up until Saturday as he is from out of town. Now, it is still my vehicle, no money has changed hands and no deposit was left so if someone offered me more than him I could sell it to them on the spot and inform the other person that it's sold. This however, would be a jerk move and I have more integrity than that. However, if Saturday comes and goes and I have not heard from him, I feel like my conscience is free to sell the vehicle the next day if someone offered me the money at that point because the agreement feel through and how long am I expected to hold onto something for someone.

Anyway, long story short, if you agreed on a price and date, the guy should show some integrity and hold it for you otherwise he's just being a prick. But, if you didn't let him know you are busy and he was expecting a call the next day, I could see him getting cold feet as who knows if other people agreed to buy the car before you and never showed.

Just my three cents.

BTW, did you get the car? Did this get resolved? I hope the guy is a stand up guy and didn't screw you over.
 
The car is in Belleville... I am in Toronto. Its 9am Wednesday. I pick up the phone and call my goto guy.....my brother-in-law !!!! His name is Nino. "Nino, we need a truck and a trailer we're picking up a Vette in Belleville today!!" "OK" he replies like it didn't phase him at all (we do a lot of crazy things together). Fortunately, he is in food distribution and has connections at Bristol. We got a Ford F350 and car trailer and by 2 pm we were on the road (yeah, he took off work just to help). While he got the truck I scrambled to the bank to get the certified cheque. The teller thought I was putting a down payment on a condo. That probably would be the smart thing to do but hey, you only live once and I'm really tired of always doing the smart thing. Got to seller's place around 4:30 pm (traffic). He was happy to see us as the guy from Ottawa kept pushing and was on his way (according to him). Seller said the guy sounded like a jerk and preferred to sell the car to me. Anyways, took a while to load the car and all the "extra" parts the guy had for the vehicle. Before setting off we got a photo of the car, the seller and myself just to give some history to the car that I can pass on. In fact the seller & his wife stood together watching as we drove away (sentimental I guess). The we took off just in case someone did show up. On the road (highway 401) we got a lot of looks from other drivers while towing the vette. It really is a cool car. At one point Nino turns and says "Did you get insurance on it for the tow???" Oooops! I get right on the phone and call my insurance company after a million transfers to different departments and supervisors they told me they could not insure the vehicle as it is a classic car (1971) and had to be appraised first. I hang up and say to my brother-in-law "Nino pull into the right hand lane and slow down we are not insured !!!" He replies "I would but there is a vette on my tail"...lol (referring to the vette we are towing). We get back to Toronto after 8 pm and I call a buddy who's got a service shop in Markham and let him know I need to drop the car off for them to look at it. We drop it off it goes onto the hoist and has been there ever since September 12th !!! Does it really take 2 months to change wheel bearings ? :confused: THE END...or the beginning?
 
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