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1963 Corvette Coupe - More photos

 

Instrument Cluster

Before restoration....

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After restoration....

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Birdcage

Birdcage behind cluster, along lower windshield area, and along hinge pillar showing original green phosphate paint....

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Completed Cluster, Steering Column, and restored underdash area. All brackets, levers, and pedal arms were recoated. Also note much original grain on steering wheel rim.

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Correct Kick Panel Features including correct reproduction mounting screws in proper arrangement, and reconditioned fully functional fresh air vents. New inner vent door seals. Both air vent cavities within birdcage are clear of any debris and free of rust.

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Fuse box dissasembled and all contacts cleaned. Mating connectors on firewall side cleaned as well as mating engine and forward harness connectors. Note clean original firewall insulation which has all original "M" marked rubber mounting plugs intact.

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Radio Suppression Capacitors. All present, most original. Directional and voltage regulator units replaced with correct reproductions.

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Additional underdash photos.....

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Glove Box with Owners Manual Packet, Spare Tire & Glove Box Keys....

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Correctly installed Fuel Door Seal drain hose.....

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Restored Steering Column, Seals, Bearings, and Steering Coupler....

 

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Restored Door Side Glass and Vent Window Channels, Weatherstrips, Wipes, Seals, Door Auxiliary Weatherstrips. Door Main and Ledge Weatherstrips are original in very good condition.

 

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Engine ID Details

Engine Stamp Pad macro-photographic detail of original Broach Marks(machining lines in a crankshaft parrallel direction) . Evidence of original cylinder block.

Photos taken before engine repaint.

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Silver Blue Paint detail macro photography showing fine metalic nitrocellulose lacquer....

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