“Twas the night before Christmas and in the garage, there was not a trace of a Ford or Dodge. The presents were wrapped and the lights were all lit, so I figured I’d mess with the Corvette a bit. I popped the release and lifted the hood, when a deep voice behind me said “Looks pretty good!”
Well, as you can imagine, I turned mighty quick and there by the workbench stood Ol’ Saint Nick! We stood there a bit, not to sure what to say. Then he said “Don’t suppose you’d trade for my sleigh?”
I said “No way, Santa” and started to grin, “But if you have got the time we could go for a spin!”
His little round mouth, all tied up like a bow, turned to a smile and he said “Let’s go!”
So as not to disturb all the neighbors’ retreat, we pushed the Corvette quietly into the street. Then, taking our places to drift down the hill, I turned the key and let the clutch spill. The sound that erupted took him by surprise, but he liked it a lot, by the look in his eyes. With the Goodyear’s a’ cryin’ and the side pipes aglow, we headed on our where the hot rodders go. Santa’s grin widened, approaching his ears, with every shift up as I went through the gears.
He yelled “I can’t recall when I have felt so alive!”
So I backed off the gas and said, “Do you wanna drive?”
Ol’ Santa was stunned when I gave him the keys, when he walked past the headlights, he shook at the knees. Then the big block exploded with side exhaust sound! Santa let out the clutch and the tires shook the ground! Power shift into second, again into third! I sat there just watching, at loss for a word. Then I heard him exclaim as we blasted from sight, “Merry Christmas to all, it’s a great night!!”
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Dynamic Corvettes!
Also, check out the commercial for our Old Town Saginaw Association! Keep a look out our showroom windows!
The rolling chassis for the 1965 Corvette is coming along. As you can see in the photos, the entire suspension has been hung excluding the rear leaf spring. The new fuel tank and sending unit arrived Monday afternoon and will be installed soon, followed by the engine and transmission. Once we have the engine and transmission transplanted we can then remove the body from the old chassis and mount it onto the new!
The front end of the 1978 Corvette Pace Car is coming together. Previously, we had transplanted the power train and the body over to the new frame. The guys have now installed the front inner fender skirts, along with some new bonding strips for the new front clip. They have also installed the radiator core support, radiator, A/C condenser, radiator fan and shroud. They dry fitted the front clip and then bonded it just in the rear for now. Some minor adjustments and tweaking will then allow the guys to completely bond this front end to the rest of the vehicle. They have also removed the door skin from the passenger side due to cracks in the fiberglass.
The 1962 Corvette is in the fill and sand phase and the guys are working diligently on it. They have been sanding all of the jams to be sure they are perfect and all of the body lines. Now many of you may wonder, like I did, why we spend so much time doing fill and sand work. Being the son of a body man / painter, I know the filler is used to eliminate low spots. But fiberglass does not dent like metal, so I asked Steve why that is.
He said, “During the life of the car, the fiberglass under structure will sometimes pull on the outer fiberglass skin of the vehicle creating low spots. We have to correct that with the filler.”
Learn something new everyday.