Category Archives: C2 Corvette

1963 Corvette Split Window (Project Second Chance)

Well it seems I am a gluten for punishment, I am back for my 4th build since 2012. At the end of each build I keep saying this will be my last but the projects keep finding me. I am sure some of you know how that goes 

For now I am calling this Project Second Chance because I am the second builder attempting to complete it 

This car is not new to the forum but it is new to me. My good friend Matt (TNVetteGuy) started this project just under 2 years ago and he started posting progress pictures on 9/24/15. He stripped the car down, had it soda blasted, bought a lot of cool parts and he made a good amount of progress on the car. Then his priorities changed a little so we worked out a deal and the car now has a what I call a Second Chance at completion.

I have big plans for the car but I am still on the fence on color. My other 3 Corvettes are red so everyone thinks my paint gun only sprays red. I am thinking it will be either Torch Red or I am thinking of Watkins Glenn Gray. We have never spayed metallic so we are a little concerned on how it will turn out. We have Touch Red down to a science and know we can make it look awesome. Both of them will have a red interior.

Here are some specs on the build to date:
63 SWC Donor Body
SRIII chassis with C5/6 suspension and a Camaro ZL1 Rear Diff
Power Steering
Power Brakes
A/C
LS3/430HP cruise and connect
Auto 4L70
Vintage Air Front Runner
Ididit Column
Lokar Shifter
Flat Firewall
C6 Seats
Tubbed but not flared
Z06 wheels
275-35-18’s on the front Nitto Invo tires
325-30-19’s on the rear Nitto Invo tires

Here are a bunch of pictures to catch you up on the last two years up to last weekends relocation to my garage.

FOR SALE – 1963 Split Window Corvette (Call for Price)

For sale is a spectacular 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe. (Call for Price)

Don’t miss this opportunity to buy a very rare piece of automotive rolling history. This car is one of the few investment grade vehicles and it can only keep appreciating. This is a great looking example of a 1963 Corvette Split Window. The car was restored 3 years ago and has been garage kept since with less than 2000 miles since completion.

New Paint (Original Riverside Red with Black Interior car)
New Chrome
Freshly Rebuilt numbers matching 327
New Hurst 5 Speed Tremac (TKO500)
New Clutch
Rebuilt Alternator
New Vintage Air
New Power Brake and Master
All new brake drums, shoes and internal parts
Dewitts Radiator with built in cooling fan
New Carpet
AM/FM Retro Vintage Wonder Bar Radio (still have the original)

I have the original heater box and some other original parts if the new owner wanted to remove the Vintage A/C

Questions call: Curt 615-669-4438

The DJI Phantom4 , a Visual Introduction

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Full Octane Garage Now Offers Corvette Replacement Chassis

We are now the proud Nashville distributor for Chassis Concepts replacement Corvette Chassis to fit C1, C2 and C3 Corvettes. Our complete rolling chassis starts in the $14,000 range. Please contact us to spec out your new chassis today!

2016 CHASSIS CONCEPTS

C1/C4 Corvette Replacement Conversion Frame

Corvette Montage

C2 ZR1 ’64 Corvette Stingray

This is a custom C2 Corvette called C2 ZR1 with the new aluminum block LS9, supercharged ZR1 powerplant.
Thanks to Miatamaniacmike for this video.

Loaded and ready for Corvettes at Carlisle

The trailer arrived and it looks great. We now have the car loaded ready for the first road trip to Corvettes at Carlisle 🙂

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Project 63 SWC is Finished

Project 63 is finally finished. The new trailer came in yesterday so life is good!

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Project 63 is ALIVE

Well, last weekend we finally got to take Project 63 around the block a few times. Over the weekend we got the hood on and Dennis came by and did a final polish. It looks GREAT, now all I need are a few bumpers which should be in tomorrow and the car is just about finished.

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Project 63 – 4/28 Progress

I made a good amount of progress on project 63 this weekend. After weeks of tear down and cleaning finally I am to the point of re-assembly 🙂

The engine bay paint and engine paint is complete, finally got the repainted valve covers back on with new decals. I re-installed the batter mount and I started putting the wiring back in place. I also had to paint the new A/C compressor and Alt brackets so they will been to dry overnight.

I ran into a small issue when installing the lower pulley  I found out one of the 3 holes in the harmonic balancer was stripped. Fortunately I had an extra balancer so all is good now.

I re-installed the freshly repainted exhaust manifolds and I installed a new fuel pump, water pump and repainted thermostat housing.

I completed installing new brake shoes, wheel cylinders and rubber brake lines all the way around. Now I am just waiting on the master cylinder to come back form being re-sleeved.

Lastly I started final shaping of the fiberglass tunnel replacement. I just have a little more glass work then I can start installing the heat treatment for the floor.