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1969 Corvette RestoMod
While the body panels are in the mold process, Steve and our new custom fabricator Dave have been putting their heads together to find the sweet spot for the engine to mount and allow the installation of long tube side exhaust mount headers on an LS3 engine. Dave has started to put together a set of engine mounts and weld them into the engine compartment for the next phase of this build.
2010 Corvette Grand Sport
After waiting a week for the correct quarter panel to show up, we are ready to move on to paint for the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport. Ed has completed the rebuild of the rear compartment and bumper bar. Corey has started to prep the new quarter and bumper covers for primer and paint. Once these items are refinished, Ed can install them and the vehicle will be soon be ready for customer delivery.
The owner of this 1973 Corvette wants a little more rumble from the engine and the entire compartment detailed. Greg and Ed wasted no time and got the engine removed to be sent over to the machine shop to be completely degreased, torn apart and rebuilt with a mild performance cam shaft. With the engine out, Greg masked off the electrical and vacuum lines and then started to degrease the engine compartment. Afterwards, he masked off the front end of the vehicle and painted the compartment for a fresh clean appearance.
Ed has been working on the 1959 Corvette to get it ready for the customer to take delivery and have the remainder of the interior installed.
Corey has been working on the 1964 Corvette, wet sanding the new finish and then buffing and polishing it to a brilliant shine. He has started with the removable panels first and will finish with the body.
The 1966 Corvette is done in the body shop and has been moved into the paint booth. After moving, Sam and Corey completely masked and bagged the entire vehicle and mounted all of the panels on the paint cart. Corey sprayed 2 gallons of Slick Sand to cover everything. Now with the vehicle in it’s first primer stage, the next step will be to block sand the primer followed by another coat of primer and last base and clear coat.