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Christmas at the Shop
Last winter, we built a 1963 Corvette RestoMod that we took to Autorama and won multiple awards. For this holiday season, we decided to provide the original owner with a book we created on Shutterfly of the complete build. He was blown away! He was not expecting anything from us! 😀
On Friday, we worked for a half-day and then gathered up in the front office. We were not expecting gifts from Steve, Kathy and Mel! New shirts, a copy of the 1963 Corvette RestoMod build book, and some holiday sausages! Yum!!
Sam has been working hard on the 1964 Coupe while Corey has been perfecting the hood. We found the doors were not fitting properly to the weatherstrips while performing the body work. Steve did the “dollar bill test” in which he feels the tension of the door to the body with the dollar bill. Once pin pointing the trouble spots, Sam came in with his special vice-grip tool and bent out the door frame ever so slightly.
Ed is continuing to assemble the 1958 Corvette. The replacement engine the owner brought us a few weeks ago is back from the machine shop and will be installed soon. We are still searching for an intake manifold, harmonic balancer and flywheel for this engine to make it complete.
1969 Corvette RestoMod
Steve has been perfecting his rear flares on the 1969 Corvette Restomod. He has created a template (pictured in the wheel well) that allows him to insure that each side is completely the same.
The frames have returned from the dipper and a-coater and they look great! Before we start to assemble the chassis, Corey has started to set them up in the paint booth, one by one, and apply a good coat of GM Chassis Paint. The 1966 chassis was then set up over on the hoist where Mark has started to assemble the suspension, brakes, and fuel systems. Fairly soon, they will reinstall the body on the chassis and it will be next in line for body work!
Another bad-ass American made car!
The other day, Steve came across this video on YouTube. It features Ken Block (Hoonigan Racing) and actor/host Matt LeBlanc (Friends, Top Gear UK) speeding around the streets and alleyways of London. It’s a rush of a video! So turn the lights down, turn the volume up, and click that full-screen button!