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Last week, Ed got the engine and the instrument cluster removed from the 1966 Corvette. The engine was sent to the machine shop and the cluster was sent to the restorer. Following up on the engine, I took my camera over to the machine shop and got some good pictures of the bare block, heads, and crankshaft from this original 327. When I spoke with Nick at the machine shop, he told me that they had already once dunked the engine block in the de-greasing tank, but it was quite dirty still and would require a second soak. The crankshaft looked good, the camshaft had a lot of wear, and the piston rings were almost toast.
Tyler has been working diligently on the 1959 Corvette, He has shaped the front end flush with the doors, along with the rear end. He has also started to fill in some voided areas in the door jambs to build them up and fit the door better. Just about half way done with this phase.
Corey has been working on the 1980 Corvette, getting the removed panels wet sanded and rubbed before reinstalling them on the vehicle.
The rear end rebuild continues. As Ed has been working on this 1970 Corvette, he noticed a wisp of gasoline scent in the air. After further inspection, he noticed that the fuel feed and vapor lines at the tank were corroded and leaking fuel. Ed then cut those lines at their least corroded spots and patched in a length of fuel line hose to stop the smell and leakage that would most likely caused a fire in the future. Upon further close inspection, he noticed that the front to rear brake line was also corroded. We have ordered a replacement line and await its arrival. In the meantime, Ed has started to install the customer provided seat belts by removing the seats to access the seat belt hardware with more ease.
As most of your are aware, we are #1 in Michigan for custom hand-laid Corvette fiberglass!
We have had a lot of orders in the past few months from Ebay for our new firewall close out panel for C2 1963-1967 Corvettes. This panel will clean up your engine compartment by hiding the wiper motor and wiring. We have also received an order for our custom one-piece front end, along with flares and splash shields.
All of our fiberglass parts are made to order and can take up to 4-6 weeks to ship.
If you would like pricing on our custom fiberglass, please go to our Ebay store and check them out there!
The 1960 Corvette we restored in 2015 is getting ready to leave from it’s storage stay within our front showroom. Before we return the car to the owner, we have restored the hardtop and refinished it for the 2016 season.