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Steve and Tyler have been working together on the XL57. Fitting the taillights and headlight buckets, fabricating custom rear bumpers, working on convertible top mounting, and mounting the grille surround. 

Want to see the XL57 for yourself? 

Dynamic Corvettes will be showing the XL57 at the upcoming 48th Annual Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky on August 3rd – 6th!

Stop by, sit in the XL57 and talk with Steve!

 


1969 Corvette RestoMod

Jim and the fiberglass crew have been busy getting the new molds ready to make parts. After making the very first 68-69 L88 Flared front clip, they removed the molds to find a perfect part! Minimum mold parting lines and consistent thickness. Check out the video below to watch the first part pulled from the mold!


1966 Corvette

Ed has been working hard on getting the 1966 reassembled for delivery! He has reinstalled the Vintage Air heater and AC box and begun to wire in the system. He has also installed the new grille which was purchased from General Motors, along with the dash, and door latches. Meanwhile, Jordan assisted Ed by scraping off old jute padding from the rear interior. Corey came over and started to mask off the storage compartments to black them out. 


1967 Corvette – Lola

Duane and Corey wet sanded and buffed the 1967 and she/he is standing tall! With Ed reassembling the 1966 Corvette, Duane and Corey took it upon them selves to start assembling the 1967. They masked and bagged the body to black out all of the underside areas and behind the grille. Once everything was blacked out, the taillights were installed along with the wiring. Duane then turned his attention to assembling the headlight buckets and motors. Meanwhile, Tyler has started to install the final set of weatherstrips to the doors.


1972 Corvette – LT1

This 1972 Corvette is getting the full frame off restoration! The guys started by giving the vehicle a bath and looking over the vehicle. Terry moved it onto his hoist and began to disassemble the suspension and prepare to remove the body. After getting everything disconnected, the body was first to be removed, followed by the engine and transmission. The body was placed on a body cart, while Terry continues to disassemble the suspension on the chassis. Once the chassis is completely disassembled, it can be acid dipped and a-coated for a factory-like appearance and protection.


1977 Corvette

The owner of this 1977 Corvette stated that the engine was not timing right, heard a clunk every time the accelerator was pressed and was leaking oil from the valve covers. Todd quickly got to work and determined that the distributor hold-down was the issue. After replacing the hold-down, the engine timed correctly and held that timing. Upon inspection underneth, Todd found that the vehicle had an aftermarket crossmember installed to support an aftermarket 700 transmission. After carefully looking at the mounting of these aftermarket items, he determined that the clunk was caused by the torque of the engine causing the transmission to lightly clunk on the crossmember. Todd removed a bolt boss from the transmission, shimmed the transmission and the clunk went away. 

 


1966 Corvette

This 1966 Corvette hasn’t ran in 6 years and boy did Mother Nature take her toll. The owner is determined to get her back on the road! Keep an eye out for this project in the coming weeks!


1974 Corvette

Todd and Terry have repaired the front suspension on the 1974 Corvette. After getting the suspension reassembled, they put the vehicle on the alignment rack and made sure that the front suspension was within specs. Satisfied with the alignment, they test drove the vehicle to find that the noise was gone. The vehicle was then passed along to Nathan and he gave it a bath before the owner took delivery.


1977 Corvette

The owner of this 1977 Corvette just had the vehicle transported a great distance. When the vehicle arrived, it was found that the suspension on the right rear had come apart. The owner had it sent to the EXPERTS, which we quickly determined what happened and how to repair the issue. Steve and Todd put the vehicle on the alignment rack and gave it a through inspection. Afterwards, Junior wrote up a complete estimate for the repairs and emailed it to the owner. 

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Steve and Tyler have been working on the XL57 lately and trying to tackle a few obstacles.  First, Steve and Jon Hall discussed convertible top mounting locations for the best fit and still allow the top to fold correctly and efficiently into the storage space. Afterwards, Steve and Tyler started to grind and fit exterior trim items starting with the rear tail lights. Tyler then started to cut out the headlight holes so Steve could bond in the headlight bucket supports and then install the headlight buckets.

 


1969 Corvette RestoMod

While the new front and rear clips are being made, Duane has started to fit and install the new C3 Firewall Close-Out Panel. He started by removing all of the metal brackets and tabs on the firewall. These brackets and tabs will be in the way of the new close out panel. After removing the items, Duane went over the entire firewall with sandpaper and roughed up the surfaces for maximum adhesion when bonding. Steve stepped in and assisted Duane with closing off the little holes that litter the firewall, then assisted with trimming and dry fitting the close out panel to the vehicle.

Meanwhile, the front clip mold has been completed and gotten ready for the first clip to be made! Jim is laying down the gel coat in preparation for laying down fiberglass mat next!

 


1966 Corvette

Ed is continuing to assemble the 1966 Corvette Convertible. He has installed the headlight doors and headlights. Afterwards, Ed turned his attention to the interior firewall in which he insulated with jute padding. He installed the rear bumpers on the vehicle and started to install the new electrical harnesses for the body and engine. Ed has also started to clean the parts and assemble the doors. 


1972 Corvette

Terry has removed the body from the chassis on the 1972 Corvette. Last week, Terry and Ed disassembled the donor frame and now the body waits for the donor frame to be ready. Meanwhile, we have ordered new fuel and brake lines for this vehicle and await their arrival.


1967 Corvette

Corey and Tyler have started to wet sand the new finish on the 1967 Corvette after painting the awesome looking “stinger” on the hood and nose. Fairly soon, they will be buffing out the paint and it will be sent back to the mechanical shop for reassembly!


1984 Corvette

Repairs on the 1984 Corvette have been completed and boy was the owner happy to have her back! After removing the interior on the passenger side, Duane removed the rough torn edge on the fiberglass floor. He then carefully bonded in a section to create a new edge for the area and then bonded that to the rest of the floor. Once all of Duane’s repairs were completed, he applied new undercoating and painted the area black. 


1970 Corvette

Corey and Tyler have gotten the 1970 Corvette covered in base and clear and she looks awesome! After letting the vehicle rest for a day in the booth, Corey and Tyler then moved the vehicle out of the paint booth and to the body shop hoist to start wet sanding.


1982 Corvette

This 1982 is new to the owner. It was just purchased a week ago and the owner knew he had to have the EXPERTS check it out. Last week, we replaced the tires and a few other small items. To finish off the project, Todd removed the center gauge cluster so he could install the customer supplied radio. Due to the vehicle having an aftermarket radio previously installed, Todd had to replace the small gauge bezel. While the bezel was being replaced, we took it upon ourselves to replace the lens and printed circuit. Todd then installed everything back into the vehicle and tested it’s function. Afterwards, Todd replaced the door main weatherstrips which were practially gone and only half of the original weatherstripping still attached. We noticed the rear view mirror mounting gaskets were installed incorrectly so Todd corrected them. Upon performing a rear alignment, we noticed that previously someone had tried to perform an alignment but failed horribly. The shims were all bent up and the trailing arm bushings were installed incorrectly. Todd disassembled the rear suspension and replaced the needed bushings. After reassembly, he was able to get the rear suspension to align perfectly. 

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Jim and Zac have been working on making another set of doors for the XL57 project. Meanwhile, a customer of ours whom owns a 1980 Corvette stopped in to check out the project! He is a big fellow and he fits in the XL57 comfortably with plenty of extra space. 


1969 Corvette RestoMod

BIG NEWS on the 1969 Corvette RestoMod project! The front clip mold has been completed and disassembled. Once disassembled the plug (front clip) was removed and now Tyler has begun to buff and polish the molds in preparation for the first front clip to be made! 


1972 Corvette

The owner of this 1972 Corvette wants to drive his car again. After sitting in the garage for a number of years, he had it transported to the EXPERTS! Once the vehicle was in the air, we saw what it needed to be safe for the road again. We informed the owner that he needed to replace the frame due to corrosion. After estimating the cost of the task at hand, the owner agreed and we started to work. Terry and Ed pulled out a good donor frame that we just happen to have and started to disassemble the suspension and powertrain from the chassis. Once the frame was completely stripped, Terry has been making some minor repairs and modifications so this chassis will work perfectly for this 1972. 


1966 Corvette Convertible 

Ed is continuing to assemble the 1966 Corvette. After placing a large order of parts for the vehicle, he has started to install them as they begin to trickle in. 


1967 Corvette Convertible

The 1967 is starting to have it’s new finish wet sanded and polished. Before the entire vehicle can be wet sanded though, Corey and Duane did some fine detail masking and masked in the stinger on the hood and nose of the vehicle! 


1968 Corvette Convertible

The owner of this 1968 Corvette wanted to drive his vehicle again but it was unsafe. He had no tail lights and did not know how fast he was going. After Steve and Todd determined the issue with the speedometer, the vehicle was given to Terry to repair the tail light issue. After finding a nest of spliced wires, Terry rolled up his sleeves and went to work. He replaced all of the incorrectly patched wires with butt connectors and heat shrink tubing and got the taillights to function again. 


1988 Corvette 

The owner of this 1988 Corvette stated that he was having problems getting his Corvette started. After jumping the vehicle and bringing it to the EXPERTS, a quick battery test determined that the battery was indeed bad. We replaced the battery with an ACDELCO and went to work on the owner’s other concerns. The exterior side window seals (sweeps) have cracked and dry rotted away over the years. Todd removed the door panels and got to work on replacing them. Once he was completed with that task, he swapped out a door defroster bezel then gave the car to Terry to replace a pressure power steering hose. 


1981 Corvette

After getting the new radiator installed and burping the system, the guys put the 1981 back on the alignment rack and gave it a full 4 wheel alignment. 


1982 Corvette

The owner of this 1982 Corvette wanted the vehicle gone over with a fine tooth comb and that is why he brought it to the EXPERTS! Todd and Ed worked together to give the vehicle a complete 140 point inspection. In which they found a lot of things in great working order and a few minor items that needed addressing. After making a written estimate for the owner, we submitted the suggested repairs and will move forward on the approved items.

 

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DYNAMIC CORVETTES - XL57

Big People – Big Tires – With A Convertible Top = NO PROBLEM!

The XL57 is Dynamic Corvette’s offering to the people which can not fit in their favorite Corvette body style, the C1. With over 36 inches of modifications, this is the Corvette for big & tall men and women. 

A completely customizable build. You pick the engine, transmission, rear differential, exterior and interior colors, and accessories (A/C, Power Steering, etc) and the car is built to your exact specifications.

Minimal body work needed! This vehicle already has the speed junkie in mind. Rear wheel wells can accommodate up to a 10 inch wide tire and still have room to put down the convertible top and a set of golf clubs in the trunk.