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Archive for the ‘Corvettes’ Category

Posted on September 2nd, 2011

1962 Corvette

This engine and transmission were on the operating table waiting to be installed on the frame. After we installed we dropped the body on the frame. That took some tall thinking to get it back on the frame. This is turning out great.[slideshow]

Posted on August 26th, 2011

1962 Corvette

I got a call this week asking if I knew of anyone that owned a Cadillac. They needed a car for a wedding. That sounds familiar as we are trying to get this car ready for a wedding. If the parts were down the street we could move like jack rabbits, but at times, it…   Read More

Posted on August 19th, 2011

1962 Corvette

We have this Corvette frame back on its wheels. Once we get the clutch assembly, we will install the engine and transmission. I think the old transmission cleaned up nicely.

Posted on August 5th, 2011

1962 Corvette

Out of the garage and anxious to get back on the streets. We are working on this 1962 Corvette. You can see the new raised white letter tires and the work that has begun on the engine compartment. We are getting this car ready to do some important work.

Posted on July 6th, 2011

1969 Corvette

The work we have done on this ’69 Corvette could be considered a ‘restoration job’ with all the work that has been done since this past fall. These pictures are after we buffed the car. Here is what we have done: the tail lights are new LED lights, the bumpers were rechromed front and rear…   Read More

Posted on June 27th, 2011

1969 Corvette Update

The exhaust is back from ceramic coating. It looks awesome, especially since it is not stainless.

Posted on June 22nd, 2011

1969 Corvette

I got lots of compliments this weekend from the Tri Five Club members on my corvette. Everyone in the shop always contributes to each project an many hands have touched this car. Lately, it has been Richard and Travis who have spent the most time with the corvette and now Brian is working on the…   Read More

Posted on April 29th, 2011

1969 Corvette

Final stages before we put the motor and transmission back in the car. I wanted the firewall to look less busy. These cars had wiring and vacuum lines hung on the firewall and it looked much too busy. In addition there were lots of indentations that were removed along with holes. The vacuum lines and wires will…   Read More

Posted on April 25th, 2011

1969 Corvette

The scope of the work on this car would make a short story. Started out with rebuilding the front suspension, then added rebuidling the rear suspension, on to complete hand cleaning of the underside and undercoating.  Then added a new rear gear assembly, a new tremic 5 speed transmission, which resulted in pulling the motor…   Read More

Posted on April 9th, 2011

1969 Corvette

When installing the trailing arm on the 1969 Corvette, we realized we needed to flair the bushing sleeve. We did not have the tool so Richard just made one.  We put the arm in the press along with the tool and it worked wonderfully