Web Wednesday – 03/29/17

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IT’S SPRING!!

It may not feel like it outside, but spring has finally arrived! The local Corvette owners are getting the spring fever and pulling the Corvettes out of their pole barns and garages already! We are starting to fill up with cars! If you are thinking about getting some work done this spring or summer, give us a call because our schedule is filling up fast!


2010 Corvette Grand Sport

This poor 2010 Grand Sport was involved in a small accident. The owner told his insurance company, “I want Dynamic Corvettes to repair it!”

After doing a quick walk around the vehicle, documenting all of the visible damage, we created an estimate for the customer for repairs. The insurance adjuster came out, confirmed what we had found and gave us the go to start working.

Sam has started to disassemble the rear end of this vehicle and finding more damage as he goes. Once Sam located all of the additional damage that was hidden by other parts, we will adjust our estimate and submit to insurance adjuster for additionals. 

 


1966 Corvette

Meanwhile, Sam, Corey and Ed have been working on the 1966 Corvette Convertible. After removing the hood surround and passenger side fender last week, Ed and Sam started to dry fit and prep to install the new hood surround. After locating the best position for the hood surround, they applied the epoxy and clamped the panel to the vehicle. While the epoxy cured, they set up heat lamps around the bonded areas to help accelerate the epoxy catalyst process.


1959 Corvette

Ed has been working diligently on the 1959 Corvette. After assembling all of the exterior trim and items, he has turned his attention to the doors and getting them assembled and mounted on the vehicle. We pulled the hood, decklid, and trunk out of storage and set them up for him so he can start assembling them and put on the vehicle. Fairly soon, he will be finished with our assembly and the owner can take delivery in which he will then install the interior. 


1966 Corvette

A local gentleman has brought us his 1966 Corvette Convertible to have the transmission reinstalled. Previously, he had the transmission removed by another shop and sent out to be completely rebuilt. After receiving the transmission back from the rebuilder, he brought the car and transmission to the EXPERTS at Dynamic Corvettes. Ed inspected the clutch and pressure plate which he found was worn down and not worthy of installing with the newly rebuilt transmission. We called and discussed replacing the clutch with the owner and he agreed. Along with replacing the clutch, Ed removed the flywheel and had it resurfaced. Meanwhile, Greg started to install the customer supplied radio.


1967 Corvette

Last week, we removed the engine from this 1967 Corvette Convertible and sent it out to be rebuilt. Following the removal of the engine, Greg and Mike started to detail the engine compartment. They started by wrapping the sensitive items with aluminum foil then scrubbing the engine compartment with a soft nylon brush and soapy water. Afterwards, Greg used the power washer and sprayed off any remaining gunk from the compartment. Once they were complete, they completely masked off the car and painted the compartment black. Once the engine comes back from the machine shop and is placed back into the vehicle, it will look like a brand new Corvette in there. 


1969 Corvette RestoMod

Steve has finished his front bumper set up for the 1969 Corvette RestoMod! The next step is to create molds from these items and make the final parts that will go on the RestoMod. Once the body parts have been installed and bonded to the vehicle, Corey and Sam will go over the body one more time to shape and perfect the lines and then off to the paint booth for primer!

 

Web Wednesday – 03/22/17

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restoration shop in Michigan!


1967 Corvette

The owner of this 1967 Corvette got her out early this year! Concerned with the condition of the engine compartment, he brought us the car to remove the engine and do a complete detail. Before removing the engine, we performed a compression test on each cylinder. The cylinders were showing anywhere from 35psi to 75psi which says to us that the piston rings are worn out. We contacted the owner and he agreed that the engine needed to be rebuilt. After removing the engine and the accessory items, the machine shop picked up the engine and we started to detail the engine compartment. 


1967 Corvette – “Lola”

“Well I left home just a week before, and I’d never ever kissed a woman before. But Lola smiled and took me by the hand, and said little boy I’m gonna make you a man.” – The Kinks

Progress is moving right along on “Lola”. Corey and Sam removed the rear deck last week and bonded in the new fiberglass panel. After doing some light body work on the rear deck area to shape the new part to the car, Sam and Corey started to remove the old hood surround. Upon removal of the hood surround, Corey and Sam started to grind on the bonding points. 


 1963-1967 C2 Corvette – One-Piece Front End

We make a custom one-piece front end for your 1963-1967 Corvette with our 1.5 inch flares already built into them.

This front end will work with any mid-year Corvette, but includes 63-64 side fenders.

Headlight mounting end plates aka “pork chops” and header bar included.
Headlight buckets sold separately.

Our front end is 100% hand laid in Michigan and made to order.

$1,750.00 plus freight

We will ship anywhere within the United States. Sorry, no international orders.

 

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1959 Corvette

Ed has been working hard on the 1959 Corvette. He started on the exterior by mounting the bumpers, installing the grille, front and side trim. Once the exterior items were completed, he turned his attention to the engine compartment. He masked and bagged the vehicle including the engine and painted the engine compartment black. After finishing up in the engine compartment, he installed the windshield and started to assemble the doors.


1968 Corvette

Almost finished with the 1968 Corvette! After installing the new steering column, Mike took the vehicle over to our alignment rack and performed a complete 4 wheel alignment. Afterwards, he took the vehicle outside to run and get to operating temperature to insure there were no leaks or overheating. The new seat belts arrived and were quickly installed, followed by the owner’s new plates for the state of NY! 


1966 Corvette

Corey and Sam used our new vehicle hoists the other day to move the 1966 Corvette and place her on jack stands. After getting the vehicle positioned where they wanted it, they started to remove the front clip of the vehicle which is riddled with cracks and old bad repairs. After grinding and wedging the seams, they removed the entire front clip!

Web Wednesday – 03/15/17

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Happy St Patrick’s Day!

From all of us at Dynamic Corvettes, we wish everyone a very safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

THE 1963 CORVETTE RESTOMOD IN GREEN


1959 Corvette

The guys have started back up on the 1959 Corvette. While Ed went through the boxes of parts provided by the customer, Corey pushed the car into the paint booth to have the column and radio cluster painted. While in the paint booth, Corey also painted the interior of the trunk. Once the paint work was completed, they pushed the vehicle over to the mechanical side of the shop and Ed started to reassemble the vehicle. 


 1953 – 1962 Custom Center Console/Armrest

Speaking of C1 interiors! We have created a custom fiberglass center console/armrest for your 53-62 Corvette!

Our console/armrest is 100% hand laid in Michigan and made to order!

Available with or without a cup-holder insert!

Console/Armrest does not come wrapped in leather.

$295.00 plus shipping and handling
(We only ship within the United States. Sorry, no international orders.)

 

 

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or e-mail us!

 

 

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 1968 Corvette

With the frame work completed on the 1968 Corvette, Mike started to reassemble the vehicle. He started with the new carpet provided by the customer, along with the new shifter and parking brake consoles. Shortly thereafter, the new aluminized exhaust system arrived and he started to fit and install that. The customer requested that we upgrade his steering column with a tilt column. Being that this vehicle is a 1968, with all the quirks included, we could not transplant a 1969 – 1982 tilt column in this vehicle. This is due to the ignition lock cylinder being on the dash and not on the column. We obtained a tilt column from IDIDIT and Mike took it over to be painted black. Meanwhile, the new rear 3 door compartment unit showed up for the interior. Mike installed the new brake booster and master cylinder.


1967 Corvette – “Lola”

Now that all of the frame and mechanical work is finished, Corey and Sam can start to attack and work on the fiberglass. They first started by measuring the body to the lift. Making sure that all 4 corners were the same and even. This is VERY important during the body work stage. If the body is mounted to the chassis incorrectly, it will cause the body to twist or flex which causes body panels to not be aligned and appear “high” in spots. 

 After measuring, Sam ground out the old seams for the rear deck and carefully removed the fiberglass panel. On the new panel, Sam roughed up the bonding surfaces and started to dry fit and adjust the panel for bonding. Once he was happy with the fitment of the panel, Sam mixed up some epoxy and bonded the panel to the vehicle. He set up heat lamps around bonded panel to help accelerate the epoxy curing process. With the rear deck cured and bonded in place, Sam can now move forward with shaping the body before the first coat of primer.


1967 Corvette

 The other 1967 Corvette has received it’s first coat of primer! Slick Sand! After being covered in primer, Corey went around the vehicle with a can of black spray paint and lightly applied a guide coat over the primer. This guide coat will assist Corey and Sam later when they begin to block sand the body. While they block sand, they will remove sections of the black guide coat which will then tell them which areas they have already sanded. 


In The News

Lately, these pictures have been making their way around the internet and Facebook. Regardless of why it happened, it is a terrible and impressive sight to see! 

Click here to read the post on Corvette Forum!

If anything like this happens to your Corvette, you can be rest assured that Dynamic Corvettes works with ALL insurance companies for the repair of your classic Corvette.

And if your insurance agent says, “Hey take it over to _________ and they will fix it for you!” 

Tell them, “No thanks! I’m taking it to Dynamic Corvettes to be repaired by the EXPERTS!”


1978 Corvette – “Vulture Vette”

This red 1978 Corvette was a victim of the strong winds we had in the last few weeks. It had a small lightweight parking tent fall on it. The owners knew where it needed to go, DYNAMIC CORVETTES, to be repaired correctly by the experts. 


 

Web Wednesday – 03/08/17

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1968 Corvette

Ed and Mike have been working on the 1968 Corvette for the last few weeks. After the replacement frame returned from the a-coater, it was placed in our paint booth and coated with General Motors chassis paint. With the combo of a-coating and the paint, we have insured that the frame is protected from the elements for many years to come. Mike finished up his repairs on the underside of the body. As you can see pictured below, he has completely replaced the steel rocker section of the body. Before Mike replaced these sections, the body was so flexible they had to reinforce the front and rear sections with a wood frame and tie down straps. Without this reinforcement, the tail of the body would have broken off. 

While under the body, Mike replaced all of the underbody brackets for the seats, seat belts, and body mount reinforcements. All of these brackets were completely rusted through or rusted to a point which a replacement was required. He also found that the mounting pocket for #4 body mount on both sides was cracked and in bad shape. Being the Corvette experts, we had a mold already for this pocket. We quickly made up a patch pocket and bonded it onto the body using epoxy. 

With the body repairs completed and Ed wrapping up the assembly of the new chassis, they both prepared for re-mounting the body to the chassis. They positioned the new chassis under the body, installed new body mount cushions and slowly lowered the body down with the hoist to meet the chassis. Once the body was in place, they hoisted the entire vehicle and installed the body mounting bolts.

Now that the chassis and body have been mated back together, Mike has started to reconnect all of the wiring, install the exterior trim, and prepare to install a new exhaust system.


LS Hood

Speaking of molds and fiberglass, I would like to show off Dynamic Corvette’s newest piece of custom fiberglass! 

 

introducing Dynamic Corvette’s “LT1 inspired” LS HOOD

Yes, we call it the LS hood! Why?

Because the future of Corvette customizing and restomodding is all about the LS-engine!

This hood will fit on ANY C3 (1968-1982) Corvette model with little or no modification! 

This hood has the correct hood latch mounting points for all C3 models and is completely finished on the backside. 

Want it for your 1968 – 1972?
Just remove the wiper door and wiper grille, modify or replace the fender caps to match the hood, swap hood latches and hinges then you are ready to go!

(1968 & 1969 models, require using 1970 – 1976 hood latches)

Want it for your 1973 – 1982?
Swap over your hood latches and hinges and install with ease!

Be the envy of the Corvette Club!

As always, all of our custom fiberglass is 100% hand-laid and made right here at Dynamic Corvettes in Saginaw, Michigan!

$895.00
(plus Michigan sales tax and domestic freight – No international orders)

 

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Give us a call (989-249-1100)

or e-mail us!

 

 

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1967 Corvette – “Lola”

“Walk like a woman but talk like a man” – The Kinks

“Lola” has been patiently waiting for her.. (or is it, his?)… turn in the body shop.

After the owner called last week, concerned about the height of the carb and how a standard big block hood would fit on the vehicle, Steve and Ed did a quick dry fit on the vehicle and found that there is plenty of space under the hood for the air cleaner.

Late Friday afternoon, Corey and Sam completed body work on another vehicle and rolled “Lola” into the body shop. With “Lola” in the body shop, Sam and Corey can start performing body work and replacing panels as required. 


1967 Corvette Coupe

After a few weeks in the body shop, the 1967 Corvette is ready for the first coat of primer, SLICK SAND! Sam and Corey have rolled the vehicle into the paint booth and started to mask off the body. After the body was completely masked, Corey stepped inside the booth and started to apply the primer while Sam assisted and mixed the next batch to be applied.

And here is the finished product! 2.5 gallons of Slick Sand primer which equals to about 3 coats over everything! Now we will let the car sit and allow the primer to cure. After curing, Corey or Sam will apply a light guide coat of black spray paint to assist them with sanding. 


1969 Corvette RestoMod

Steve and Tyler have been perfecting the lines and customizations on the 1969 Corvette RestoMod project. They have installed the hood and made sure it closed without rubbing or hitting any other panels. After checking the fit, Steve and Tyler then checked on the function. They installed hood latches and closed the hood and released it again. With some minor adjustments, they got the function they wanted with ease. 

Web Wednesday – 03/01/17

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Autorama 2017

Detroit’s 65th Autorama show was last weekend (Feb. 24th – 26th) and we were in attendance with the 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car!

On Wednesday – Feb. 22nd, we loaded the Pace Car up in our trailer and strapped it down for the long 2 hour drive to Detroit.

After reaching Detroit, Steve and Mel found a VERY long line to get into Cobo Hall to unload the Pace Car. 

 

 

Photo Credit – Hot Rod Magazine (Click image to be taken to article)

Photo Credit – CorvetteBlogger.com (Click the image to be taken to the article)

Tony and Jordan came out to see the 1978 Corvette Pace Car while wearing their RED FRIDAY shirts.

 

Afterwards Steve, Kathy, Melanie, and Kevin ate dinner
and relaxed at “The Jefferson House“, located in the lobby of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.


C2 Fender Flares

Back in March 2016, we sold a full set (2-front 2 rear) of our fender flares to the Corvette Forum member “1rad55“. Pictured below were the pictures from the original post while they were being installed. 

Click here to be taken to the Corvette Forum post!

“1rad55” has since updated his post since then to show the flares installed along with a complete “Torch Red” paint job! 

Click here to be taken to the Corvette Forum post!

Looking for fender flares for your C2?

Our flares are 100% hand-laid at Dynamic Corvettes in Saginaw, Michigan! 

 

Dynamic Corvettes installed one-piece flared front end and rear quarters on a custom built race car.

 

Our flares are priced
$590.00 per pair (front or rear)
or
$1,180.00 for a complete set (front and rear)!

Ready to order by credit card?

Give us a call (989-249-1100)

or e-mail us!

 

 

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1967 Corvette Convertible – “Lola”

 Lola has come together!
After Ed and Mike completed the chassis for Lola, they started to detail the engine compartment and replace the underbody brackets. Once finished, the installed a new body mount kit and lowered the body onto the chassis. Now Lola waits patiently for her turn in the body shop!


1967 Corvette Coupe

 Sam and Corey are knocking them out in the body shop! This 1967 Corvette coupe was next in line for body work and first primer. Previously, the body seams have been ground out and filled with epoxy and ground down. Corey started by cleaning up the door jams so he could install weatherstrips. These weatherstrips allow the door to close and latch like it would when the vehicle is finished. Sam and Corey began running skim coats of body filler over low areas and sanding them flush to the rest of the panel. After making the panels all even and flush with each other, they will concentrate on the gaps of the panels to insure they are uniform and consistent. 


1968 Corvette

Ed and Mike have begun repairs on the 1968 Corvette. After starting to build the new chassis for the vehicle, Mike and Ed turned their attention to removing the body. Over the years, time has not been kind to this Corvette. The entire rocker channels have rusted out along with multiple body mounting points. After disconnecting the body from the chassis, they started to lift the body to find that it was flexing way too much. They built a fixture to support the front and rear ends while lifting the body from the chassis and then placed the body on a steel rack to perform the repairs. Mike has begun to replace the passenger side rocker and body mounts, he will then repair the driver side. 


 

 

Web Wednesday – 02/22/17

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Autorama 2017

It’s that time of year again! It’s time for Autorama at Cobo Hall in Detroit, MI! 

FEBRUARY 24TH – 26TH, 2017

General Admission is just $20.00!!

Doors open – FRI: 12pm SAT: 9am SUN: 10am

This year, Dynamic Corvettes is featuring a 1978 Corvette Pace Car at Booth # 537!!

And as you can see, we are detailing and polishing up the car in preparation for the show!


A Short History about the 1978 Corvette Pace Car

In September 2014 the owners were invited to an “invite-only” car show in the Detroit area. While traveling to the show, the owner was involved in a car accident on I-696. The Corvette hit the center median, bounced off and then struck the opposite median. This accident completely totalled out the car. 

Not to be discouraged, the owner was determined to get her back on the road! Dynamic Corvettes took on the task and bought the 1978 Pace Car back to life! Ever since, the Pace Car has been winning shows across the state!

This is our 3rd consecutive year at Autorama!

The first year we entered with this C1 – 1956 Corvette RestoMod and took 1st place for our class!

Detroit Autorama 2015

The second year we entered with this C2 – 1963 Corvette RestoMod and took 1st place for our class!

Detroit Autorama 2016

Being our 3rd consecutive year, we thought it fitting to bring a C3 Corvette!
Come on out to the show, talk with Steve, check out the 1978 Corvette Pace Car for yourself and wish us luck!

We will be located at Booth # 537!

 


1956 Corvette RestoMod

 

Many of our long time fans will remember this car from a few years ago. Dynamic Corvettes performed all of the body and paint work on this beautiful 1956 Corvette which later took Best In Show at Old Town Motorfest 2014 and 1st place at Autorama 2015 . It was sold at Mecum Indianapolis 2015 for $175,000! This was a great project for us and we were absolutely glowing with pride over the completed vehicle.

 

The 1956 Corvette RestoMod is back on the market again!

Click the image to be taken to the Hemmings Ad

A good customer of ours was leafing through his latest copy of Hemmings Motor News when he spotted a tiny print add in the classifieds regarding this vehicle. He brought it in to show us and we were ecstatic to see the vehicle again.


1969 Corvette RestoMod

Steve and Tyler are continuing to perform body work on the front end of the 1969 Corvette RestoMod. They have been perfecting the lines and prepping the body for the first application of primer. 


1958 Corvette

The 1958 Corvette has been completed and awaits delivery to the customer. 

Pictured first below is what the car looked like when it arrived to us.

And here is the finished product! The customer stated when he brought the vehicle in that he would be having the interior installed elsewhere. 

We stripped and repainted the entire body, chrome dipped the bumpers, replaced all of the exterior trim, installed a new windshield and frame assembly, replaced the dash pad, and installed a newly rebuilt engine. 


1967 Corvette Coupe

After Ed and Mike were finished with other projects, they turned their attention to the 1967 Coupe. They put the body on the hoist and begun removing underbody brackets. These brackets were then taken to the sandblast cabinet, blasted, cleaned, primed, and painted. Once all of the brackets were refinished, Ed and Zac tag teamed the task and reinstalled all of the brackets with soft aluminum rivets. After the brackets were installed, they rolled the chassis under the body and mounted the body to the frame with a new body mount kit. The vehicle was then rolled over to our alignment rack to insure the body and chassis are completely level and straight. After checking the alignment, Ed noticed that the rear driver side trailing arm was being hung up on something. After closer inspection, he found that the trailing arm pocket was too narrow. Ed pulled out his caliper, measured another frame in the shop and compared it to his. To correct the space problem within the trailing arm pocket, Ed used a threaded bolt, large washers and nuts. Using this set up, Ed was able to tighten the nuts which pushed on the washers and slowly spread the pocket open to the correct size. 


1964 Corvette Convertible

Corey and Sam pulled the 1964 Corvette Convertible back out and begun sanding the first coat of Slick Sand primer. After they sprayed a light coat of black spray paint over the primer as a guide coat, they pulled out their blocks and began sanding. Once the body was completely sanded, they rolled the vehicle over to the paint booth and started to mask for the second coat of primer. Corey sprayed while Sam mixed the primer. 


 1967 Corvette Convertible – “Lola”

Ed and Mike have completed the chassis for the 1967 Corvette Convertible and have begun to remove, replace or refinish the underbody brackets. 


1970 Corvette

The 1970 Corvette body work has been completed and the car has been rolled into the paint booth for the first coat of primer, Slick Sand. With the first coat of primer applied, the next step will be to block sand the primer to refine and shape the body one last time before the second coat of primer. 

Web Wednesday – 02/15/17

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Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

Okay! We are a day late, but it’s the thought that counts! 

Junior daydreams of one day owning a 1963 Corvette Split Window

From all of us Corvette lovers at Dynamic Corvettes, we hope you spent the day with your loved ones and your Corvettes. 


1969 Corvette RestoMod

Steve has been working on the front end of the 1969 Corvette RestoMod project and perfecting his grille moldings and front bumper. After obtaining what he was going for on the front end, he has now begun to shape the flares by adding a skim coat of body filler and block sanding the filler down. As you can see below, he has created another template for the front wheels to insure that each side retains the same shape while he is making his changes.


1958 Corvette

The 1958 Corvette is in the home stretch. Ed and Mike have been busy getting the engine installed, body wired, and accessories functioning. The customer has requested that we do not reinstall the interior because he will be taking it elsewhere for a custom interior. Once Ed and Mike were finished, Corey took over and masked the entire vehicle before buffing and polishing the new finish. We have ordered a new convertible top frame for the vehicle and expect it by the end of the week. Upon installing the convertible top frame, the customer will be ready to take delivery!


1970 Corvette

Corey and Sam have been working on the 1970 and getting it ready for the paint booth. After replacing the driver side lower fender, they grinded and sanded the epoxy in the seams and then applied a light skim coat of body filler on the fender. This filler was then block sanded down so the filler remained in the low spots and was removed on the even and flush areas. After making the panels straight, Sam has turned his attention to gap width on all the panels. Sam will sand and fill where necessary to maintain an even gap along all the body’s panel part lines. 

We are still looking for answers for our “399” question from a few weeks ago.

These markings were found on the underside of the 1970’s body. What do they mean?

Submit your guess or comment to info@dynamiccorvettes.com


1967 Corvette – “Lola”

If anybody is wondering why this one is called “Lola”, it is because “she walks like a woman but talks like a man”. This name has been affectionately given by the owner. 

By the looks of that power plant, she will REALLY talk like a man! The owner of this 1967 Corvette Convertible is having us install this heavily modified crate engine in the chassis. This engine is a 427ci that has been dynoed at 540HP with 580 ft/lbs of torque. Along with the engine, the customer provided a “beefed” up transmission mated up to the engine with an 11 inch clutch. To get this increased clutch size to work with the vehicle we had to obtain an 11 inch bellhousing, and we had to install a bigger flywheel. Now that the engine and transmission are installed in the chassis, Ed can turn his attention to assembling the suspension.


 

Web Wednesday – 02/08/17

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1969 Corvette RestoMod

Steve has continued to work on the 1969 Corvette Restomod. He is now satisfied with the rear of the vehicle and has turned his attention to the front. He has created custom grille moldings which fit and look better than stock. These grille moldings are made from fiberglass so they can be painted to match the vehicle, if you were so inclined. Along with the grille moldings, he has been working on the front bumper bar and customizing it’s fit and look as well. 


1968 Corvette

Work has started on the 1968 Corvette. Ed and Mike set up our good used donor frame on the Blackhawk frame bench and started to make the required modifications for the 1968 model year. Once all the modifications where complete, the frame was loaded into the truck and taken to the acid dippers. We expect it back very soon and then it will be off to the coater and finally the paint shop to receive a good coat of GM chassis paint.


1970 Corvette

Body work has begun on the 1970 Corvette. Corey and Sam first started on the doors by sandblasting the metal structure of the door and then applying etch primer as a finish. Afterwards, they went along the body of the car and ground out all of the body seams. Once the seams were ground out, they mixed and filled the seams with high strength epoxy. After the epoxy has cured, they sanded and ground the excess epoxy down so it was flush with the body. Sam and Corey then started to apply skim coats of body filler then block sanding them down to fill all of the low spots in each body panel.


1967 Corvette

Ed and Mike have begun assembling the chassis for the 1967 Corvette. After gathering up and taking inventory of the customer provided parts, Ed started by installing the fuel line. He then turned his attention to the control arms. The customer provided polyurethane bushings for the suspension and once they were installed, Ed then hung the suspension on the chassis. The rear end half shafts were disassembled and placed in the sandblaster cabinet and cleaned up before being primed and repainted. Afterwards, Ed started to clean up and prep to repaint the rear differential before installing in the vehicle. 


1958 Corvette

The engine for the 1958 Corvette is ready to be installed in the vehicle. After Mike installed the engine, he installed the spark plug wires, road draft tube, and transmission detent linkage. As this project comes to a close, we will reinstall the customer’s interior and have the vehicle standing tall for when delivery time comes. 

Web Wednesday – 02/01/17

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1969 Corvette RestoMod

Steve has been working on the 1969 Corvette front end. He has been fitting the new lower valance, front bumper and grille openings. Having replaced the front and rear clips, he is taking extra precautions to measure and fit everything well before moving on to the next section.  


Vintage Air

Dynamic Corvettes is proud to announce that we are now an official dealer of Vintage Air products!
Let us upgrade your non-A/C Corvette with a complete Vintage Air system! Give us a call or email us for an estimate! 

In addition of becoming a Vintage Air dealer, we have created something to go along with the system, a custom fiberglass close out panel! 

Panel has been painted to contrast the black firewall – not the proper hardware

When installing the Vintage Air system, the kit includes a steel close out panel which we thought “We can do better.”

The steel close out panel provided with the Vintage Air system installation kit

After quickly fabricating a mold of the close out panel’s shape, Steve and Jim created this ingenious fiberglass panel. Not only does our panel match the rest of the fiberglass in the engine compartment, but is also easy to hide with a complete blacking out of the engine compartment! This allows a professional and clean look that Corvette owners want!

 

This panel is available for purchase for $89.99! 

Contact us by phone or e-mail to place your order today!!

 


1966 Corvette

Corey and Sam have been working diligently on the 1966 Corvette. After replacing the rear quarter panels, they quickly started to fill and sand the areas to ensure they were flush panel to panel. After perfecting the quarter panels to the body, Corey started to work on the fitment of the decklid and it’s jam. Meanwhile, Sam worked on the tail panel and fit the rear license plate bezel so it fits tightly. After the bezel was fit, Sam turned his attention to disassembling the hardtop and then stripping the paint. With the paint stripped from the hardtop, Sam can now apply a skim coat of filler and block sand the roof to fill in all the low spots. 


VIP Treatment

Here at Dynamic Corvettes we don’t judge on the condition of your Corvette. We give every Corvette, the VIP TREATMENT!


1964 Corvette

Ed and Mike have finished the chassis build on the 1964 for awhile, but now the body was ready for underbody bracket replacement and cleaning before lowering on to the chassis. They removed all of the old jute padding that was glued to the floor and vacuumed out the mess. Once the body was installed and bolted down, Ed and Zack started to hang the doors in preparation for the next body work phase.


1963 Corvette RestoMod

The past owner of the 1963 Corvette RestoMod created a framed HOT ROD cover for us to hang in the office.

We kindly thank you! It is really cool!!


1970 Corvette

Ed and Mike have finished up the chassis for the 1970 Corvette and have successfully installed the body. After replacing numerous underbody brackets and cleaning the underside, they lowered the body on the chassis and installed a new body mount kit. After the body bolts were tightened down, they moved the vehicle aside to be moved into the body shop. 

V-Bar Replacement

Upon receiving the vehicle back in October 2016 we instantly noticed the bumps on the front end. These bumps are caused by the swelling and corrosion of the rivets attached to the v-bar. These rivets hold a fiberglass bonding strip to the metal v-bar support, which allows the v-bar to be bonded to the underside of the hood surround. After removing the fiberglass bonding strip from the old v-bar, Ed mounted the new v-bar support and then bonded the v-bar in place on the hood surround. While the epoxy cured, he clamped the v-bar in place. The epoxy we use then pulls those bumps back into place for a flat finish.

Mystery Markings

While cleaning the underside of the 1970 Corvette, Ed and Mike discovered these markings on the body.

“P.B.” – “UN6” – “399”

We can assume that “P.B.” stands for “power brake” which the vehicle has, and “UN6” is an RPO code for “Theft Deterrent System” which the vehicle also has. But we are baffled by the “399”.

“399” is not in the VIN number, so what could this marking mean?

Think you have an answer? We would love to hear it!

Email your comments or guesses as what the “399” means to:

info@dynamiccorvettes.com


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1968 Corvette

Ed, Zach and Mike have started to disassemble the replacement chassis for the 1968 Corvette that came in last month. Once they are finished, the frame will be taken to be acid dipped, which will remove all of the rust and old coating. Afterwards we will then have the frame a-coated and lastly painted with GM chassis paint. This will give the frame a new life and finish like an original factory part!