Fresh Nut & Bolt Body off restoration just completed, no expense spared! 1 family owned car until my father bought it in 2014. He sold it to a Freind, he was gonna do a resto, and never did. Fast forward to feb 2020 a year after my father passed away, the Freind called and was talking with me and I asked if he still had this 63 silver over red Split window survivor, he said yes just sitting in his warehouse. So we agreed to a price and I went and rescued it for a 2nd time and said this will be its final ride as a survivor. Brought it home and started tearing it apart, had the body off the frame 3 days later and torn all apart. Got it powedercoated. The original engine was taken to a professional engine shop and built, with all new everything, ran in on dyno and is fresh from oil pan to air cleaner! When the original vin stamped chassis came back from powder coat we completly assembled it with new stainless lines and used pretty much all the original restored bolts we could to put it all back together. While the body was off we completly cleaned the underside to bare fiberglass, cleaned all the wheel wells to bare glass and applied new black paint/undercoating to them. The floor boards are bare natural fiberglass with clear coat on them to make it easy to clean in the future. We stripped the engine engine bay down to bare glass and repainted it all. Then we set the body back down on the restored chassis using a new body mount kit, and the original number of shims we took out of each mount when we removed the body.. i drove this car for the summer with the original paint on it and no carpet but original Interior and then decided to go ahead and finish the car after corvettes at Carlisle 2021. The body was a super straight no hit body wearing a lot of its original paint. We stripped the car down to bare glass… this car had no replacement panels. We have this car just about ready for paint… should be getting put in its first coat or primer this coming week (4/1/2022) and hope to have it painted by middle of April. Everything will be new! I will be putting some more test miles on it after it is painted and back together. I’ll continue to post photos of our progress until it is completed!
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