Web Wednesday – 12/21/16 – Happy Holidays!

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Welcome to Web Wednesday!

Your digital outlet to Dynamic Corvettes!

This holiday season it is very important to remember everyone deployed overseas. Our forces fight tirelessly to insure we retain our freedoms. This holiday season please donate to “Send Santa to the Troops“. Not only is it a great cause, but it is greatly appreciated by our troops. When everyday is just a fight to survive, a little piece of home is a very big deal.

We put together a little care package for the troops too! We packed up 5 of our “RED FRIDAY” shirts, some food items and toothbrushes. We hope whomever receives these items overseas truly enjoys them and knows how much we appreciate all the sacrifices they have made.

1965 Corvette

The 1965 Corvette is finished! We were waiting for the STV valve to be repaired and upon it’s return Ed quickly got it reinstalled and charged up the A/C. Now that the vehicle is ready to go home, Corey masked off the entire vehicle one more time and buffed and polished the finish. After polishing the finish, Junior and Corey detailed the interior to remove all of the shop dust. Afterwards, we contacted Reliable Carriers to have her picked up and taken home. Reliable showed up the following day with the trailer ready! 

(L to R – Melanie Snow, Steve Snow, Jordan, Zac, Sam, Ed, Jim, Mark, & Corey)

1958 Corvette

The 1958 Corvette is on the final stretch of assembly. Ed has been installing the exterior trim and bumpers, getting the new wiring harnesses installed, and getting her ready for pick up.

As Ed was going through the removed parts, he discovered that the original exhaust pipe bumper insulators were rebuilt once in the past. These insulators have a chunk of oval shaped rubber riveted to a retainer ring for the exhaust pipe. These rebuilt insulators had cut pieces of old TIRE! Looking closely at the picture, you will see the faint lines of tread pattern.  Ed obtained a rebuilt kit from our parts stock and repaired them correctly. 

We are still waiting for the engine at the machine shop to be rebuilt. Upon closer inspection of the engine’s intake manifold, the machine shop discovered that the manifold had a hairline crack and the ports were ground on at some point. These ports are so badly damaged that we determined that the intake manifold will have to be replaced. The machine shop also informed us that the original harmonic balancer is also damaged by being oversized on the crankshaft. 

1964 Corvette Convertible

The 1964 Corvette Convertible has been primed! After hours of body work and sanding, Corey and Sam rolled the vehicle into the paint booth, masked her off and applied the first good coat of Slick Sand primer! The next step will be to block sand the entire body and prep it for the second coat of primer!

1964 Corvette Coupe

Corey, Sam and Steve have started the repairs on the 1964 Corvette Coupe. Steve started by removing the fiberglass from the driver side a-pillar. Once the fiberglass was pulled away, we could completely see the extent of damage from rust on the windshield frame. After inspecting the damaged area, Sam then started to cut away the bad section of windshield frame. Once the rusted out section was removed, he started to test fit the new sections to be welded in after building a support system to prevent the roof from collapsing. With the new section tack welded in, Sam finished the installation by completely welding the new sections in place, grinding down and cleaning up his welds, then finally applying a coat of green self-etching primer.

With the repairs on the windshield frame completed, Sam turned his attention to removing the original hood surround. After getting the fiberglass hood surround detached from the bonding strips, he started to grind down all the bonding points to allow a strong bond on freshly exposed fiberglass.  

1969 Corvette RestoMod

 Steve has been busy working on the 1969 Corvette RestoMod project. He has gotten his rear flares shaped and is currently perfecting them. Meanwhile over in the fiberglass shop, Jim has completed the new hood for the project. This one-off hood is elongated to eliminate the need of a wiper door and has been finished on the backside. It is based off a 1969 Big Block / LT1 hood. 

From all of us at Dynamic Corvettes, we wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday!

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