Category Archives: Project Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd Before

In 2012 I decided I wanted to restore a C1 corvette for my 50th birthday so my journey began 🙂

I looked on craigs list, ebay and the Corvette  Forum and I came across two Corvettes from the same seller in San Antonio Texas so on a plane I went. When I left I know 100% Pink Floyd was NOT the car I was coming home with 🙂

When I got down to Texas we put the car I wanted on a lift and notices it has been hit in the rear in the past so that one was out. Next against my better judgement we put the car “formally known as Pink Floyd up on a lift and it looked like a good donor car so a deal was made.

The is what Pink Floyd. the 1960 Corvette looked like when I saw it in Texas.

Think about it, if you saw this car what would you do? Keep in mind I had never built a car from the ground up.

Pink Floyd’s New Jorney

Pink Floyd begins it’s New Journey from Texas to Brentwood Tn. We are looking forward to the arrival.

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Pink Floyd Day 1

Sunday March 25th 2012 began the Pink Floyd restoration and face lift. Debby and I worked most of the day setting up a staging area along with a labeling and documentation system. When we took the drives door apart we found a small surprise, had a little missing fiberglass at the top that I will need to reconstruct but no big deal. The other issue is removing the screws holding in the passenger door striker, I may have to drill them out.

More news tomorrow.

Pink Floyd Day 2

Day 2 (well night 2) was a short day but we made good progress on removing the interior.

Pink Floyd Day 3

We made a lot of progress on day 3 of tear down. We finished up removing the bumpers, the trunk, rear deck lid and finished up stripping out the mechanical s from the passenger door. I bought a steering wheel puller but the bolts were too short so hopefully tomorrow I can get the wheel off and finish up getting the dash out. Off to bed now, more tomorrow.


Pink Floyd Day 4

It was a short night tonight. We were able to remove the parking brake, hood release and dash cluster.

I also put some stuff on Craig s list and already sold some of it. I met with another Corvette enthusiast this afternoon and I sold the motor and Hurst Shifter. Now I just have a nice hood and wing to sell 🙂 I also have a buyer for the side pipes and headers.



Pink Floyd Day 6

Day number 6 ends with a good amount of progress. We removed the doors and just about finished up under the dash, just have the pedals to go now. I tried to remove the steering box without taking off the header, NO LUCK had to remove the drivers side header then out came the steering box and column. We got the radiator out and just about everything we need to remove to lift the body off. We have some bumper brackets left and a bit of chrome then off comes the body.

As soon as the paint is stripped we will do an official name change to just plain old FLOYD to keep a little bit of the history 🙂

Project Pink Floyd – Week 6 Progress Update

Week number 6 has been a little slow. I have been waiting on parts to complete the rockers.  We also got the motor uncrated and on the engine stand preparing it for paint and prep.

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Project Pink Floyd Day 15

More fun with Baking Soda 🙂 We are doing a DIY soda blasting project using an Eastwood Dual Blast unit. This project took about 600 lbs of baking soda.


Floyd – Week 11 Progress Update

WOW, I have taken about 4 weeks off from the build project. We took a cruise to Alaska and came back with a cold that was hard to shake off so now I have my energy back and I am ready to get going again.

This week our new Jim Myers front suspension arrived. After an inventory we found a few parts missing but they have now been shipped and it looks like everything but the steering column has arrive. We started painting the bare metal with POR 15 semi-gloss and plan to top coat it later. Parts are still hanging in my paint area, will post more pictures soon.