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