LATEST ADDITIONS TO THE CORVETTE RESTORATION PAGE

 

Here you'll find a listing of all of the updates posted on The Corvette Restoration Page. Each update is listed in sequential order and together they cover all of the repair, restoration and modification work completed to date. There's a lot of updates here, so you may need to wait a few moments for the page to load fully. Alternately, groups of updates arranged by project phase are available in the "Restoration" drop down menu above.

September 23, 2005:  Body lift: Let the restoration begin!

October 2, 2005:  Chassis disassembly and sandblasting

October 16, 2005:  Frame sandblasting and cleaning

October 23, 2005:  Frame repair, strengthening, and painting

November 13, 2005:  Chassis cleaning and painting

November 27, 2005:  Chassis painting and reassembly

December 4, 2005:  Front suspension and steering reassembly

December 18, 2005:  Steering box rebuild

January 2, 2006:  Steering box and trailing arm rebuild

January 8, 2006:  Brake and fuel line installation

January 29, 2006:  Rotor runout and brake caliper installation

February 26, 2006:  Engine cleaning and degreasing

March 5, 2006:  Big block motor disassembly

March 26, 2006:  Oil pump pressure balancing

April 30, 2006:  Engine block machining and painting

May 7, 2006:  Piston ring installation

May 14, 2006:  Freeze plug and oil gallery installation

May 21, 2006:  Crankshaft and piston installation

June 4, 2006:  Oil pump and camshaft installation

June 25, 2006:  Cylinder head install & determining pushrod length

July 2, 2006:  Piston to valve clearance

July 23, 2006:  Intake manifold and carburetor installation

August 6, 2006:  Valve cover and flywheel installation

August 13, 2006:  Power steering pump rebuild

August 20, 2006:  Alternator and pulley installation

August 25, 2006:  Distributor installation

August 26, 2006:  Starting the motor for the first time

September 24, 2006:  Trip to the engine dyno

October 6, 2006:  One year recap

November 12, 2006:  Engine, scatter shield, & clutch installation

December 19, 2006:  Muncie transmission rebuild and installation

December 31, 2006:  Header and shifter linkage installation

January 28, 2007:  Trim removal and paint stripping

April 8, 2007:  Corvette headlight repair and restoration

June 3, 2007:  Power brake booster removal and disassembly

June 24, 2007:  Power brake booster assembly

July 1, 2007:  Windshield wiper system disassembly

July 15, 2007:  Steering column and instrument cluster removal

July 30, 2007:  Center console removal

August 12, 2007:  Dash and wiring removal

August 19, 2007:  Ventilation system disassembly

September 2, 2007:  Windshield and door removal

September 23, 2007:  Front clip removal

October 7, 2007:  Firewall removal

November 25, 2007:  Windshield frame repair - Part 1

March 31, 2008:  Windshield frame repair - Part 2

April 20, 2008:  Windshield frame repair - Part 3

May 4, 2008:  Windshield frame repair - Part 4

July 6, 2008:  Windshield frame painting

August 17, 2008:  Firewall cleanup

September 14, 2008:  Firewall repair and painting

October 12, 2008:  Firewall painting  

November 16, 2008:  Firewall hardware and underbody painting  

December 12, 2008:  Firewall reassembly

February 8, 2009:  Rear clip paint removal

June 7, 2009:  Rear clip repair - Part 1

July 5, 2009:  Rear clip repair - Part 2

August 2, 2009:  Rear clip repair - Part 3

September 6, 2009:  Rear clip repair - Part 4

October 10, 2009:  Rear clip repair - Part 5

November 22, 2009:  Rear Tail Lamp & Quarter Panel Removal

March 7, 2010:  Rear Deck Installation

April 18, 2010:  Tail Light Panel Installation

May 16, 2010:  Rear Quarter Panel Installation

July 3, 2010:  Rear Valence Panel Replacement

September 19, 2010:  Rear Valence & Splash Shield Installation

November 11, 2010:  Completion of Rear Clip

January 16, 2011:  Firewall Installation

July 17, 2011:  Front Clip Installation - Part 1

October 26, 2011:  Front Clip Installation - Part 2

January 8, 2012:  Front Clip Installation - Part 3

January 19, 2012:  Front Clip Installation - Part 4

April 1, 2012:  Bumper Installation

July 1, 2012:  Emblem Layout and Installation

November 4, 2012:  Engine Bay Wiring and Vacuum Hoses

April 14, 2013:  Converting A/C System to R134a

February 2, 2014:  Final Chassis Preparation and Body Install

November 30, 2014:  Body work: Applying and sanding body filler

November 11, 2015:  Body work: Adjusting Door Gaps

August 21, 2016:  Body work: Rear Clip Prep & Primer

April 21, 2017:  Body work: Hood Fiberglass Repair & Primer

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