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    Quote Originally Posted by The Stig View Post
    Hello All.

    I decided to log in and see what was going on in the world of Factory Five and to say hello.

    I'll stop by again soon. I hope you're all doing well.

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    Hey Mike, I got notification of your reply to this thread. Been a long time... Hope you guys are doing great! David
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    Hi, Mike!
    Did you end up getting another car or project?
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    Great to hear from you, Mike! How's the C1 coming?
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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Hey Mike, I got notification of your reply to this thread. Been a long time... Hope you guys are doing great! David
    Hi David,

    Pam asked me a couple of days ago whether or not I had heard from you guys. We've been working and staying close to home as much as possible. I saw a video that you posted of a Tesla that you bought for Mary. How do you like it? The same idea has been playing in the back of my head, but we'll see.

    I bought a 1962 Corvette that I had planned to use as a resto-mod project. I drove it in stock form for 2 or 3 months, and decided that I didn't want to cut that car up. It was just too nice for that. So I placed an add on E-Bay, and it sold in 5 hours. The guy that bought is seemed like a good guy, and wanted to keep it strictly stock. He came to Charlotte to pick it up on 8/17.

    That happened about 4 hours prior to me being placed into an ambulance for a bone jarring ride to the hospital. (I think they hit every bump they could find on the way).

    It turned out that I had a Gall Bladder full of Gall Stones, and Pancreatitis that resulted from a Gall Stone that was stuck. I have never hurt so bad in my life.
    My nurse told me that she had previously been a professional clown... I thought she was kidding, but she wasn't. She was a great nurse though.

    A week of IV's, Pain Meds, and Intense Antibiotics, got me to the point that I could have surgery... Couldn't eat or drink anything at all for 4 days; but I don't think I could have anyway.

    I had surgery to remove the Gall Bladder, and allow the Pancreas to finish healing. I am just now starting to feel that I'm back to some version of normal... Trying to get my strength back. It really took a lot out of me.

    With all that, I haven't even thought of finding another Corvette to use as a project car.

    And for now, I'm ok with that.

    I hope you guys are doing well. If Pam and I get out to the West Coast in the near future, I'll let you know. It would be great to get together.

    Take care!



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    Hi, Mike!
    Did you end up getting another car or project?
    Hi Beeman,
    Sold the C1, and so far I haven't looked for a replacement for the project. I still want to, but I'm in no hurry at this point.
    I'll be sure to post something here when it starts back up.

    Quote Originally Posted by VRaptor SpeedWorks, LLC View Post
    Great to hear from you, Mike! How's the C1 coming?
    Hello Shane, as you can tell from the previous posts, the C1 Resto-Mod project has been put on hold. I'll get back to it, but I'm in no rush.
    Turns out that these 62 corvettes are pricey, and just keep going up in price. Project cars are few, and when you find them, the owners want as
    much for them as though they were in pristine condition. So, since I have time, I'll wait them out.

    It's great to hear from all of you! Take care, and I hope to talk to you again soon.

    Mike
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    Geez Mike. Hope you get well soon. Dave

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    Nice to see your message. I hope your recovery is speedy and well!
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    Had some of the same issues in the past no fun, hope you are better soon know it take some time to recover. Good Luck and Speedy Recovery

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    Hi Mike,

    Wish you speeding recover, it suchs beeing old, everything down from my kidneys is mass up, four years ago did quad bypass and now going for biopsy tomorrow.
    will have to do surgery soon, biopsy is just to define how bad and what type, keeping fingers crossed.

    car is almost ready. just it seems like I am not now ready.

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    Hey Mike

    Jeez... sounds like a rough time!
    Having your gall bladder out will lead to some lifelong, er, effects... especially if you eat fatty food. (Had mine out a few years ago).

    We gotta get on the phone and chat again one day!

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    Hello All. Just checking in to see how things are going around here. I get to the point once in a while where I miss the GTM. I keep thinking that who ever bought it would surface here and make a couple of posts about their new car.

    I'm getting the itch to build something again.

    I really loved Dave's 20th Anniversary Cobra (Dark Blue with Dark grey "ghost" stripes). That is a Beautiful car.

    I've also had a thing for the Type 65 (now Gen III), with a 427-IR Roush crate motor, with a Tremic 6-spd in it if it'll fit. Probably using the same colors as Dave's Mk-IV Cobra.

    And now to make things even more complicated, He's designing a new car (F9) that from what I've seen, is going to be very nice.

    I can imagine it with a Coyote crate engine, Headers, and Magna-Flow exhaust with a nice low rumble.

    Champagne or Taupe with a light beige interior, and the wheels that they had on the chassis at SEMA.

    I'm really looking forward to more updates on the body design of the new car.

    Just dreaming for the time being, but I think I'm coming back around.

    I do know that this build will definitely be from a new kit, and not a rescue like my GTM was. (It did turn out pretty well though).

    I hope everyone here is doing well, and prospering.

    I'll check back in again soon.

    Mike
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    The Stig

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    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
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    Hey Mike....great to hear from you! Hope that things are going well for you. Yeah...I'm looking forward to seeing the first F9 to see what they've come up with. From what I've seen so far, it looks very promising! Take care!
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    You too Shane. Stay busy until this F9 comes out. I have a feeling that you're going to be building A LOT of them. It reminds me of a cross between a Ferrari 812 Superfast and an Aston Martin DBS. (In street version). The Race version looks like a Dodge Viper. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
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    The Stig

    Some say, that I only know two facts about ducks, (both being wrong); and that if I could be bothered, I could solve the "da Vinci Code" in 47 seconds...
    All I know is that I'm called "The Stig".
    GTM #0081

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    Thanks, Mike!! That's what I'm hoping!
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