Chevrolet Corvette in Alpine, California


Chevrolet Corvette in Alpine, California

Chevrolet Corvette RestoMod

Corvette frame off total rebuild was the creation of a relatively stock appearing, excellent handling, and ample powered cruising as well as show shine capable hot rod. The eye catching mellow yellow paint differentiates this 59 Vette from the oft seen black, red, white, blue, etc. Corvettes.

A precision frame off restoration was accomplished utilizing custom fabricated jigs for body work followed by transfer to the completed frame. It was then meticulously reassembled with all new hi-strength fasteners resulting in excellent fitment as evidenced by flawless body components alignment
Less than miles have been driven since the completion of the award winning frame off restoration process with little evidence of any use. The underside remains as nice and clean as the visible body and interior. (The original odometer displays 44,XXX, is of unknown accuracy, and is mileage exempt on the OR Title)
The gorgeous Corvette Sunfire Yellow hi-gloss paint the softer yellow color makes this car a real show stopper. attractively different from other commonly seen C1 Corvettes
All of the original chrome parts were either re-chromed or replaced with correct Corvette chrome components and were then installed with all new fasteners
All of the original stainless trim was reworked and polished by a stainless restoration expert, before being reattached with all new fasteners
A new 59 Corvette correct tinted windshield was professionally installed with all new rubber and fasteners
All hood, door, soft top, and trunk hinges were reconditioned, coated, and then installed with all new fasteners
A new black Al Knoch convertible top was stretched over the reconditioned and powder coated soft top framework before being reinstalled with all new fasteners
New black Al Knoch vinyl 59 Corvette factory correct seat covers were installed over rebuilt springs and pads. All other new interior upholstery, panels, and trim pieces as well as new carpets were also installed for a fresh new stock appearance
The dashboard instrument cluster and speaker bezel were repainted to the original high luster gloss black. All original instruments were reconditioned including new face and lens before they were reinstalled after which the new correct black padded dash cover was applied. Additionally a custom Corvette15 leather wrapped steering wheel with the iconic Corvette center horn button was installed to replace the stock 17 wheel, thus providing improved ease of entry and egress
The stock frame and other related components were completely disassembled, soda blasted, thoroughly cleaned, and then powder coated with semi-gloss black by Lake Industries
A Messler Engineering front coil-over independent front suspension was installed including adjustable aluminum shocks, rack pinion power steering, and disc brakes for vastly improved handling and a much smoother ride
The stock rear end housing was soda blasted and new rear suspension including springs, anti-sway bar, control arms, and track locator were recoated before being reinstalled with new shocks using all new fasteners and grommets
This Corvette was repowered by installing a new Chevrolet Performance ZZ4 aluminum head . crate engine upgraded with a new aluminum Edelbrock manifold, progressive linked dual four Edelbrock carburetors, an Edelbrock hi-output alternator, and an Accel Distributor producing a responsive yet manageable horsepower for comfortable and reliable cruising.
A new Corvette fuel tank, sending unit, filters, and fuel lines with adjustable fuel pressure regulator and fuel line pressure gauge were installed
A DeWitt aluminum radiator and Griffin aluminum shroud with dual thermostati Sanderson ceramic coated headers connected to a custom repositioned exhaust system with Bassani Xhaust mufflers culminating in 3 chrome diagonal tips were installed for better performance and a powerful yet mellow exhaust sound
A completely rebuilt Borg Warner Super T speed transmission with a Corvette correct shifter was placed behind a new Centerforce flywheel/clutch coupled by a balanced drive-line to the positraction 3rd member with new 3:70 gears
The front tires are 17 BF Goodrich g-force sport mounted on Foose polished aluminum Nitrous wheels while the rear tires and rims are larger 18 using the same BF Goodrich/Foose combination. The tire/wheel combination in conjunction with the 2 dropped front spindles give this Corvette the perfect slightly lower in front stance and appearance

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