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Another restoration rolled in last week. This 1966 Corvette Convertible was transported to us all the way from Lindenhurst, NY! After receiving the vehicle and doing a quick walk around to check for undocumented damage, we quickly rolled her into the garage where she patiently awaits her turn to be completely restored.
The 1958 Corvette is coming along nicely. Corey has been wet sanding the panels and body, getting them ready for a good buff and polish. He has started to polish the rear of the body with his small micro-buffer.
The 1964 Corvette has been completely stripped of paint and has now entered the first parts of the body work stage. After removing the body, Ed repaired a few issues on the chassis. First he replaced a bad transmission mount crossmember by cutting out the old cross member and then welding in a new. After the new cross member was installed on the frame, he then transferred the small attached brackets from the old cross member to the new cross member. Ed also opened up the rear differential to inspect what was going on with the side yokes. Just as he suspected, the side yokes were worn out and needed to be replaced. After replacing the side yokes and seals, for good measure Ed also replaced the pinion seal and then filled the differential up with fluid and limited slip additive.
Over on the body side, Corey and Sam ground out the body seams and then filled them with epoxy. As the epoxy cures, Sam is starting to perform body work on the decklid.
With the underside of the body completed, Ed has turned his attention to building up the chassis. He unwrapped the newly rebuilt engine, painted a few items, and started to install parts. He started with the distributor, and then the spark plugs and wires.
Lastly, here is a short video taken from the Top Gear (UK) series of a C7 Corvette doing a power lap around their course.