Web Wednesday – 06/14/17

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Welcome to Web Wednesday!

Your weekly digital outlet to Dynamic Corvettes!

It’s Flag Day!

Happy Birthday to the United States flag and the United States Army!

1964 Corvette

Ed is continuing to assemble the 1964 Corvette. He has gotten most of the interior finished along with the wiring. He has installed the rocker panel retainers and the panels themselves. Currently, he is installing the headlights in the buckets. Once the lights are installed and verified that they are working, he will align the headlights so they properly shine down the road. 

1974 Corvette

The owner of this 1974 Corvette brought his vehicle in because his BRAKE light was on and the brakes were very mushy. After putting the vehicle on our drive-on hoist, we quickly determined that the rear calipers were leaking and needed to be rebuilt.

Originally, the brake calipers came with a “lip-seal” around the caliper piston. Over the course of time, Corvette owners everywhere noticed that the “lip-seals” where not good enough. They would flatten out and leak brake fluid constantly. The old fix for this was adding stainless steel sleeves to the inside of the caliper. This was supposed to correct the problem, but once again over the years it was shown that it only slowed the problem and did not fully correct it. Today’s modern caliper rebuild kits come with o-ring seals which do not flatten out over time and properly seal the caliper piston. 

Check out the video below of us showing how the rebuild is performed.

After rebuilding the calipers, we turned our attention to the leaking power steering valve and ram. After getting approval from the owner to repair this issue, Todd quickly replaced the valve, ram and hoses. 

1964 Corvette

The 1964 Corvette is back from the upholstery shop and looks great! General Top & Trim replaced the convertible top and seat covers for us. Next step will be to replace the carpet and door panels and she will be ready for the road!

1970 Corvette

Body work on the 1970 Corvette has been completed and they have rolled the vehicle into the paint booth for it’s second coat of primer. Once primed, they will wet sand the entire body and parts, apply a sealer, and then start applying base and clear! Keep an eye out for this one in the coming weeks!

1969 Corvette RestoMod

The molds for the 1969 Corvette RestoMod project are coming along nicely. Jim and Zac have finished making the top-side molds and are now getting ready to make the bottom-side. Once the molds are completed, Jim and Zac will then make a new front and rear clip with the molds. These new clips will be used on the vehicle. 

1967 Corvette

This 1967 Corvette Convertible is fresh out of the booth with a coats of urethane primer! The next step is to completely wet sand the primer and prep for the next phase, BASE and CLEAR!

1966 Corvette

The 1966 Corvette Convertible is fresh out of the booth with it’s brand new finish! Meanwhile, a representative from PPG stopped by to give Tyler and Corey some pointers on wet sanding with pneumatic tools. After wet sanding by hand using 800 to 2000 grit, they switch to the DA sander using 2500 and 3000 grit.  After demonstrating the technique on the decklid, Corey then took over and completed the task. Once he was finished sanding, he buffed and polished the decklid to a brilliant shine!




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