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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Today is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Please take time with us to thank and remember the brave men that courageously fought against the Japanese during this time. Below is a series of 14 videos put together by the HISTORY CHANNEL featuring interviews from veterans of the attack. Listen to their stories and see how this attack changed our country and most of all, changed these men.
Check out this news segment from CBS Sunday Morning from 12/4/16 about the attack. Listen to the firsthand accounts from people who were there.
The owner of the 1958 Corvette brought us a different engine to install in the 1958. After removing the original engine, Ed started to disassemble the other engine to swap parts. It is a good thing we started to disassemble and take a look because this engine needed to be completely rebuilt. We assume, only because of the visual evidence, that this engine had been left outdoors in the elements. We make that judgement based on the amount of water found in the oil pan along with a lot of broken down oil. The oil pump screen seemed to be clogged up with foreign material, and cam lobes were badly worn. Ed removed one of the crank rod end caps and found that the bearings had been scratching the inside of the end caps. The engine breather canister had been removed and the port had been blocked off with a soft plug. Upon discovering all of these issues, we promptly brought them to the attention of the owner and he agreed that the engine should be rebuilt.
With addition to the engine work, Ed has been starting to reassemble the body by replacing the wiring and getting a few exterior items installed.
1964 Corvette Convertible
Sam and Corey have been working diligently on the 1964 Corvette to get her body ready for the first coat of primer. As seen in the photos, the guys are applying skim coats of body filler along the body panels. Once the body filler has cured, they then sand the panel to allow all of the excess filler to be removed and leave filler where it is needed. From the factory, the Corvette’s body panels were never perfect. Our goal with a totally restored Corvette is to make her look BETTER than off the showroom floor!
1967 Corvette Coupe
Ed and Mark got the body off of the 1967 Corvette Coupe the other day. After removing they stripped the entire chassis. Now that the frame is down to just itself, Ed will make repairs to the frame before it will be sent to the acid dipper and finally the a-coater.
1969 Corvette RestoMod
Steve has been making progress on the 1969 Corvette RestoMod. He is carefully measuring and supporting the new fiberglass body pieces to be installed. Before bonding them in place, he wants to be absolutely sure they are sitting level and even to the chassis. He has started to test fit the wheel flares to the new rear clip. These flares will be modified to extend even further out.
1967 Corvette Convertible – “Lola”
This 1967 Corvette is getting the full restoration treatment. Ed and Mark have started by removing the body and disassembling the frame for repairs. Like the other 1967 Corvette, this frame will be sent to the acid dipper then the a-coater for a factory-like finish.
The move to 720 S. Hamilton…
Over the last few weeks I have been showing everyone the progress of moving to our new location at 720 S. Hamilton. As you can see from the photos below, all of our parts have been moved to the new location along with our sales counter! Fairly soon, this space will be used for additional vehicle storage.
Meanwhile at the new location, our favorite handyman is installing the new furnace in the new showroom. We can’t wait to reveal the new showroom after it is finished!