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This numbers matching '65 Corvette Convertible restoration project started with finding the car in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin. The car was off the frame, and the body was tucked in the back corner of the town's local body shop. The car and parts were hauled back to Louisville for the work to begin.
The previous owner began a complete National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) restoration on the frame to ensure the it was restored to accurate factory specifications. Any parts that were not original were replaced with N.O.S. equipment.
Matching numbers small block Chevy engine and Muncie 4-speed transmission. Complete disassemble and reassemble using OE equivalent parts. Stainless steel valves and hardened valve seats were added to accommodate for today's unleaded fuel. Rebuilt factory starter, alternator, water pump, and carburetor. Fresh chrome on timing cover, heat shield/ breather.
Rebuilt complete Muncie 4-speed shifter and linkages. Rear end and drive shaft underwent a complete disassemble and reassemble.
Complete strip of factory paint to raw fiberglass. Repaired all soft/ damaged fiberglass throughout the entire body. Installed new front fender repair kits, as well as upper & lower valances. Re-gel coated entire body. 3 coats of Clausen All-U-Need polyester high build primer were applied and block sanded after curing. This process was repeated 3 times to ensure the body was straight for paint.
The body received 4 coats of White DuPont Chromapremier base and 3 coats of Dupont 7730 clear coat. The body was sanded, and received 3 more coats of DuPont 7730.
The wheel wells and engine bay were finished out per OE spec trim black.
The customer will be finishing the assembly and interior of the car. Below is how it looked upon delivery.