LAST WEEK WE CELEBRATED ED AND THE 30 YEARS HE HAS COMMITTED TO DYNAMIC CORVETTES! WE SURPRISED HIM AT HAMILTON STREET PUB BY ALL GATHERING TO HONOR HIM AND STEVE GAVE HIM A NEW DYNAMIC CORVETTES JACKET!
THANK YOU ED!
THE 1956 CORVETTE RESTOMOD HAS LEFT THE BUILDING AND HAS GONE HOME TO HER OWNER. SAD TO SEE HER GO. 🙁
ED AND JOSH ARE CONTINUING TO PERFORM BODY WORK ON THE 1962 CORVETTE. THE NEW FRONT PASSENGER SIDE NOSE CORNER PANEL ARRIVED AND THEY QUICKLY INSTALLED IT. THEY STARTED IN THE REAR AND HAVE BEEN WORKING THEIR WAY FORWARD. THEY ARE DRY FITTING ALL OF THE REMOVABLE BODY ITEMS AND INSURING A PERFECT FIT WHEN IT COMES TO ASSEMBLY TIME.
THE 1974 CORVETTE NAMED “ALICE” IS GETTING WET SANDED BEFORE HER FINAL APPOINTMENT WITH THE PAINT BOOTH AND HER FIRST COATS OF BASE.
THE 1978 CORVETTE PACE CAR IS ALMOST READY FOR ITS FIRST COATS OF BASE AS WELL. PICTURED HERE ARE COREY AND TYLER WET SANDING THE BODY, REMOVING THE DOORS, AND WET SANDING THE DOOR JAMS.
BIG NEWS FROM DYNAMIC CORVETTES!
THE 1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE RESTOMOD TOOK 1ST PLACE IN THE “CONSERVATIVE SPORT PRE-1963” CLASS AT DETROIT AUTORAMA OVER THE PAST WEEKEND. VERY PROUD DAY FOR DYNAMIC CORVETTES AND THE OWNER BRIAN!
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A HUGE ORDER OF INTERIOR PARTS HAS COME IN FOR THE 1960 CORVETTE BARN CAR. ED AND JOSH QUICKLY GOT TO WORK REPLACING ALL OF THE GAUGE LENSES, INSTALLING THE HEADLIGHT BUCKETS, NEW ENGINE/BODY WIRING HARNESSES, AND STARTING TO FIT THE NEW DASH PAD.
THE 1978 CORVETTE PACE CAR IS IN ITS FINAL WET SAND STAGE BEFORE APPLYING THE FIRST BASE COAT. AFTER BLOCK SANDING THE FIRST PRIMER COAT, THEY APPLIED A SECOND PRIMER COAT ALONG WITH A BLUE GUIDE COAT. THE GUIDE COAT IS USED SO COREY AND TYLER NOW WHERE THEY HAVE SANDED AND WHERE THEY NEED TO SAND. AFTER WET SANDING THE ENTIRE CAR AND ALL OF THE REMOVED PANELS, THEY WILL ROLL IT BACK INTO THE BOOTH, MASK IT OFF, AND APPLY THE FIRST COAT OF BASE!
THE 1974 CORVETTE FONDLY NICKNAMED “ALICE” IS BACK IN THE BOOTH FOR HER SECOND COAT OF PRIMER. LAST WEEK THE BOYS BLOCK SANDED THE FIRST PRIMER COAT AND GOT IT READY FOR THE SECOND. AFTERWARDS, AL WILL APPLY A GUIDE COAT AND THEY WILL WET SAND THE ENTIRE CARE THEN MOVE ONTO APPLYING THE FIRST BASE COAT!
ED AND JOSH ARE WORKING ON THE 1962 CORVETTE, GETTING IT READY FOR IT’S FIRST COAT OF PRIMER. ED HAS REPLACED THE PINS AND BUSHINGS IN THE DOOR HINGES SO THE DOORS ARE NOT SAGGING WHEN THEY GO TO APPLY FILLER. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE EVERY HINGE IN BRAND NEW CONDITION BEFORE DOING ANY BODY WORK.
We are attending this year’s Detroit Autorama with our multi-award winning 1956 Corvette RestoMod. Come on out to Cobo Hall this weekend and check out the car for yourself, talk to Steve about Corvettes or ask questions about your Corvette projects!
Masked off the 1956 RestoMod for buffing
Masking before buffing creates a barrier between the paint and the moldings so excess rubbing compound will not get in between and dry up.
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Junior made the trip down to Bowling Green, KY on Friday to check out the Corvette Museum and the Skydome sinkhole. Here are some pictures he brought back of the sinkhole cars and of a few exhibits.
The boys have completed the paint work on the 1960 Corvette Barn Car. After it came out of the booth, Corey and Tyler got straight to work by wet sanding the entire car, followed by Corey buffing out the finish to a mirror like shine. Currently, Ed and Josh are hard at work starting the assembly process. They have started with installing various weatherstrips around the vehicle, and mounting the removable panels (i.e. trunk lid). New wiring harnesses have come in for this beauty and they will be installing those over the next few days.
Josh has started to assemble the dash in the 1977 Corvette. He has also gotten the rear storage compartment doors ready for installation and started to install the center consoles.
Corey and Tyler have now moved onto the 1978 Corvette Pace Car. Previously, we had applied a coat of primer to the vehicle. They guys now have put the car on the hoist within the paint booth and are wet sanding the primer before applying another coat and then starting to lay down base.
Last but not least, Junior has been putting together these slideshow videos of past projects we have completed. Here is a project from the summer of 2014.
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The 1960 Corvette Barn Car has been painted and she looks terrific! There is literally nothing like a fresh paint job on a vehicle! The guys now have to wet sand this new finish then buff and polish to a mirror like shine.
Rapid progress is being made on the 1973 Corvette. Ed has just about wrapped up this project. The customer has a few more concerns that we have to address such as the speedometer and odometer not being correct and a possible fluid leak from the engine compartment, but those issues will have to wait to be addressed when the weather breaks and we can test drive the vehicle.
The 1976 Corvette is starting to wrap up as well. Josh has tuned the engine and she is purring like a kitten. The interior has been re-installed. Engine and engine compartment has been detailed and cleaned. New tires have been mounted, balanced, and installed. Followed by a complete 4 wheel alignment!
Josh has now moved onto the 1977 Corvette and getting the interior installed. He first laid out everything to make an inventory of all his pieces. once determining that everything was accounted for he started to assemble the dash. New carpet, custom seats, rear soundbar and updated radio are going to be installed soon.
Junior has put together another video of a restoration.
Check out this restoration we did back in 2007!
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The 1960 Corvette Barn Car is ready for base coat! Al, Tyler, and Corey have wet sanded the entire body and the removable panels. First they mounted all of the removable panels within the paint booth and got them painted with both base coat and clear coat. They have now moved the car into the paint booth and are masking it off in preparation for base and clear coating the entire body.
Progress is moving nicely on the 1973 Corvette for an interior refresh. The seats covers have been installed and they look fantastic! Ed has completely disassembled the steering column and discovered that it was in reasonably good shape. He cleaned it up, sandblasted, primed and painted the column before starting to reassemble. He replaced the bearings and the ignition lock cylinder due to a key buzzer issue.
The 1965 Corvette is finally ready for primer. Corey has already coated the doors in primer, but the next order of business is to get the vehicle in to the paint booth to coat the entire body in primer so they can block sand.
Josh is dismounting the tires from the 1976 Corvette so he can refinish the wheels. First he will clean them with a mild soap to break up the grime and grease, then he will sandblast the rust and old paint off. Followed by a liberal coating of primer and finally rally wheel paint.
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The body has been mounted on the 1960 Corvette. Previously, the guys were building the new rolling chassis by getting all of the suspension hung and all of the new fuel and brake lines ran. The engine came back from being rebuilt and they quickly got all of the accessory brackets and ignition system installed, along with a new clutch. Check out the video below to watch the body lowered onto the chassis.
The 1965 Corvette is getting closer and closer to the paint booth. The guys have now rolled the vehicle into the paint room where they are continuing to fill and sand the body. They have started to mount the bumpers so they can insure that they will fit properly and flush to the body.
Who said a Corvette doesn’t have a backseat?
Tyler and Corey have started to attack the other 1960 Corvette under the roof. If you remember, we have put this car in primer once, block sanded, and primer again. Now comes the final primer sanding before we lay down the base coat of red and clear coat.
Ed has started to disassemble the 1973 Corvette interior. All of the parts have arrived for this job and it is GO TIME. First Ed is removing all of the old interior starting with the center consoles, then the dash, followed by the carpet. After everything is removed, he will go through all of the saved pieces. Those saved pieces will be cleaned and re-dyed Dark Saddle.
Lastly, the guys found a GM Parts statue while going through our used parts warehouse.
Of course, they used the opportunity to poke fun at me.
“Looks just like you”, they said.
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The 1960 is coming along nicely. The guys have gotten the rolling chassis done, and have received the engine from the re-builder. Josh is assembling the engine by installing all of the accessory brackets, ignition components and exhaust manifolds. Once they have the engine ready, they will set it into the new chassis along with the transmission. Finally when that is done, we will remount the body to the chassis and the boys will take over to fill and sand the body.
The body work continues on the 1965. The guys have been working very hard on this one. Making sure all the gaps and jams are even and perfect. Not long now until the guys roll her into the paint booth for the first coat of primer. As you can see, this one is getting a lot of extra love.
Here is some progress on the 1977 Corvette, which is being slowly restored for a good customer of ours. Previously, we had repainted the entire car and now we are starting to reassemble the interior and replace what is needed. The customer has requested that we have the windows tinted and install a newer stereo with a CD player.
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Ed and Josh started to assemble the rear suspension on the 1960 Corvette while waiting for the frame to come back from the A-coaters but they did not have to wait very long. Steve picked up the frame and our other parts from the coater and they look fantastic! Josh cleaned up the rest of the body and the engine compartment and then painted them black. He also removed all of the remaining wiring harnesses and the heater core box. Currently, Josh is working on building a rolling chassis. He has hung the rear suspension and is going to install the new fuel and brake lines next.
The 1974 Corvette named “Alice” has come out of the paint booth with her first coat of primer. She is patiently waiting for the guys to apply a guide coat of black and then for them to start block sanding and getting ready for the second coat of primer.
The 1965 Corvette is getting closer and closer to being ready for the paint booth and it’s first coat of primer. Tyler, Corey, and Al have been working all week on this vehicle. They have filed the headlight doors down to be flush with the hood surround and checked the gaps to make sure they are even and straight.
Ed has disassembled the hardtop for the 1962 Corvette. Preparing the roof panel for paint and replacing the dirty, old scratched up glass.
Almost finished with the 1976 Corvette. Ed has been putting the interior back together. He has replaced the radiator, installed the rear bumper and taillights, installed the seat belts, replaced the heater control faceplate assembly, and installed the center consoles. After the interior has been completely put back in, he will have to install the new emblems followed by mounting and balancing new tires.
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Getting closer and closer to the finish line on the 1976 Corvette. Ed has gotten the doors hung, the weatherstrips installed, and the radiator out lately. Josh and Ed also have refinished the front extension and the impact bar so they are nice and black. Only a few things left to do on this Corvette. Replace the radiator, mount and balance new tires, and stick on the new emblems and she will be ready to go!
The 1974 Corvette named “Alice” has finally made her way into the paint booth for her first coat of primer. The boys have been working hard on this car for a week and a half to get the body just right before we move ahead with paint. All of the bumpers have been adjusted and fit perfectly, the hood and doors have been mounted and fit perfectly. After removing the bumpers, the guys pushed her into the paint booth so Tyler and Al can mask her off.
The 1965 Corvette is patiently waiting for it’s turn with Corey, Tyler and Al. Filling and sanding is the next order of business before we can apply a primer coat. Meanwhile, Corey has ground out the seams all around the vehicle and has applied a coat of epoxy to them. Before they start to apply filler, the guys will sand down the new epoxy seams first to make them nice and flush before moving on.
Still making progress with the 1960 Corvette. The underbody has been cleaned and all of the metal reinforcements have been replaced. Josh is currently disassembling the rear axle and cleaning it up. He will then transplant the differential to another housing which has been acid dipped and aqua-coated. Install new seals, gaskets, and bearings in the new housing, then mount the axle to the rear suspension pieces that have come in.