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Rogy's 74 Vette

03 V Rod

4 yrs in the making, this collage shows how the car looked when I bought it and then the fun began. SB 350, 300 HP, Turbo 350 w shift kit, headers, 2.5 in exhaust, almost a frame off with all new bushings and much more - a great driver.

2003 HD V Rod, Chrome HD body kit, much chrome jewelry added, 100th anniversary edition - great ride.

42 people worked on the Vette to get it to this point

On the maiden voyage after 4 yrs of work

In the paint booth at Big Rig in Abbotsford B.C.

The first day I picked up the car...lotsa work ahead!

Working on car at Matsqui shop

Looks like I will need a new rear bumper cap

New exhaust installed

Canada Engines did all the mechanical work

On hoist at Canada Engines installing exhaust, headers.

Paint complete, right out of paint booth at Big Rig

Motor and tranny installed

350smb/350turbo ready for install

Oops my wife isn't happy...we need a new alternator

On top of Bear's Tooth 2012

new exhaust, new powder coated headers,new power steering ram

powder coated headers

new carpets, original leather distressed seats, new door panels from a 69 Vette.

Reconditioning the original leather seats...the best I can

2 coats, then a clear - Freightliner metallic grey


We even repaired the gas tank and put a new fuel sending unit in.

Day 1 when I picked car up in Chemanius, Vancouver Island BC

A new rad w dual electric fans, which weren't enough,so had to reinstall factory fan too

Put a shift kit in the 350 turbo tranny

the gutted rear interior

Put in new A arms

Stripping the rear end, gas tank, bumper, rear leaf spring

Took out old engine and put in a new smbc, cleaned up engine bay first.

new calipers, rotors, and brake lines, shocks

so much to do: new pwr window motors, new door panels, new carpet, reconditioned speedo/tach, redid clock, interior lights, emergency brake, rear compartment doors, etc...

good used OEM beauty rings and mexican hats

put in a new wiper motor, lotsa work from this point on.

threw this dog of an engine wasn't the original anyways.

stripping the car down

cleaning up the engine bay

back rear view

Spring cruisin

Cruising the Fraser Valley

At a car show w General Lee

SBC 350 - 300 HP

74 Nose Emblem

Bought a new 2016 HD Street Glide Special

At the Langley Cruise In, Western Canada's largest car show


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TX73Vette on Mar 25, 2013 said:

Great Job in bringing it back to life, and what is now a Great Looking Car... Congrats!!

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ghpcnm on Apr 25, 2015 said:

Great the color. THUMBS UP !!!

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azmusclecar on Apr 25, 2015 said:

Very nice posting.......reminded me of my 2007 Harley Softial and my 64 Corvette when I lived in AZ. It looks like you had a lot of caring people help work on your car. Once it's done the best payback is that permagrin smile you have driving it. And liek the above posting says: GREAT COLOR

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azmusclecar on Apr 25, 2015 said:

I had to add this, with all that mirror chrome on that V-Rod, you should really wear like an aluminum foil suit, of course with all that bling you may end up blinding an oncoming driver with the right sun position.

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Rogy on May 1, 2015 said:

Hey thanks for your comments guys, love the 63-67 Vettes, esp the split everyone else does lol. These old cars are automotive art, so any restoration is thumbs up from me.

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Warrior on Jun 5, 2015 said:

Great work. 4 years and over 40 folks, that is a project :) Looks like you addressed every detail and took it down quite far to bring it all back right. What a commitment. Your Vette is very nice. Cool ride!

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