1954  Corvette

Before

After

This was the original condition. There was restoration possible with this basket case.

 This is the finished project. Once Stan had worked his magic on it, it had its smooth personality back once again.

Its Story

It came to Stan completely torn up and bent out of shape.

The front was nosed, while the parking lights and front bumpers were removed. The fenders were molded to the rocker panels.

All emblems were removed on the rear. The rear quarter panel and roll pans were molded to the upper body. The rear bumpers were also removed to give the Vette a smooth look 

The dash was extensively reworked. Outer air vents were added and designed to match the gauge pods. In the gauge cluster, the two outer openings will be used for air vents. Since all other stock openings were filled the ignition and all switches will be housed behind a hidden panel where the radio was originally located

The original frame was beyond repair, so Stan had to create a new one. This photo shows the start of the new side rails, made out of 2x4x1/8 mild steel tubing for added strength.

Once the side rails were complete, Stan added

K-members with holes created for the exhaust system. Stan chose a Mustang II front end with stainless tubular upper and lower control arms and a triangular four-link for the rear. He chose this set-up so he could run a dished wheel.

Here is the finished frame, ready for the engine and transmission to be installed. It has four-wheel disc brakes, front and rear sway bars, and coil-overs all around.

Here is the car now with its finished frame and body. The car was painted a bright orange and chrome accents were added to the grille.

Stan added luxurious white leather seats and fluffy tan carpet to the vehicle. He spiced up the dash and steering wheel with chrome and leather accents.

This is the finished car. It gleams on a sunny day, and, according to Stan, is perfect for joy rides.

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