Web Wednesday – 01/11/17

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1965 Corvette – NCRS Restoration

Late December of 2016 this beautiful 1965 Corvette was picked up by Reliable Carriers to be trucked off to Arizona. The following week, the owner of the 1965 Corvette took delivery. The owner happily provided us with pictures of him and his wife standing by the car. As you can see by the “thumbs up”, they approved! The owner also informed us that the Corvette will be facing NCRS judging this coming March. We will post updates as soon as we have them!

Thank you for choosing us to restore your 1965 Corvette, Mr & Mrs. D!


What is NCRS?

For those that are unaware, NCRS stands for National Corvette Restorers Society. NCRS has become the standard for Corvette restorations. They provide restoration information materials which guide you through the restoration process. For more information on how the NCRS club was started, click on the link below to read all about their history!
NCRS History


1969 Corvette RestoMod

Holy cow, what an update this week! Junior finally got around to grabbing Steve’s cell phone and got all of the pictures stored on it. Steve has been busy as a bee in the summer time on this 1969 Corvette RestoMod project! Let’s start with the photos from December 2016 that were stored on Steve’s phone.

As you can see in the photos below, Steve had made himself a template of the wheel well opening. This template insures that each wheel well opening is uniform from side to side.

Steve has also started to make the custom fiberglass bumpers for this build. These bumpers will directly bolt to the rear clip. No brackets or bumper support bars to be seen. Just a clean looking bumper that is snug against the body. 


 1966 Corvette

Ed and Mike have completed building the chassis for the 1966 Corvette restoration. Once they were finished, they installed the wheels and tires then rolled the chassis to the side to start building another!


1967 Corvette – “Lola”

Corey, Sam, and Tyler started to strip the paint from  “Lola”. They commented that the paint came off easy and only found 1 coat plus a primer coat. Once all of the paint was removed, Sam started to sand off body filler from the front end nose section. Upon removal of this body filler, he found a quarter sized hole in the nose. When inspected from behind, he found the bonding strip for the nose piece is also missing. As he continued to sand off the body filler, he then discovered another hole in the passenger side parking lamp panel. Before moving forward anymore, we will be contacting the owner as to the course of action we suggest to take.


1964 Corvette

Corey and Sam have gotten the 1964 Corvette just about ready for the first coat of primer. The entire body has been smoothed out, shaped and perfected. The last bit that needs to be worked on is the driver side front parking lamp section. Upon installation and shaping of this area, the car will be ready for a coat of Slick Sand primer!


1970 Corvette

After completing the chassis for the 1966 Corvette, Ed and Mike assembled the chassis for the 1970. Once complete, they rolled the chassis off to the side and begun building another. We are currently waiting for the 1970 engine to be completed at the machine shop, once the engine has returned, Ed and Mike will then install the engine and transmission.


Brake Caliper Rebuilding
During the restoration process, we ALWAYS rebuild the brake calipers. Today’s brake caliper rebuild kits do not come with the standard “lip seal” that was original to the Corvette. Over the course of many decades, Corvette owners have discovered that when the vehicle sits for an extended period of time the brake calipers start leaking. Years ago, it was thought that the leaking was coming from the brake fluid eating at the caliper piston walls. To fix this problem, the answer was stainless steel sleeves that were installed in the piston walls. While that solved the problem at first, the calipers started to leak again. 
The final solution to these troublesome calipers was a redesign of the seal. To replace the leaking “lip seals”, the new design is a more efficient and better sealing, o-ring seal. To install the new o-ring style seals, the calipers MUST be already sleeved previously.
Interested in purchasing these rebuild kits? Contact us by calling (989-249-1100) or emailing us (info@dynamiccorvettes.com)!!
The kits are $64.99 each and one kit will rebuild one caliper. 


1967 Corvette
Last but not least, Ed and Mike have started to assemble the chassis for the 1967. While building the chassis, the owner stopped in and inspected the newly refinished frame and suspension parts. The original plan of action was to clean up and refinish the engine, but upon inspection we found that it needed to be rebuilt. We contacted the owner and he agreed to have the engine sent to our machine shop and have the engine completely gone over. 

 

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