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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe Completed

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 9, 2022 4:12 PM

Looks very comic-book like at this point.  Kinda a neat affect.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, May 9, 2022 4:04 PM

Well Shoot!

 For a while there that was looking very, very gorgeous. What happened? Did your clearcoat get orange Peel. I have had it happen to a few so I stopped using clearcoat unless decals were involved/Now I just Buff and then Wax. 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, May 9, 2022 1:52 PM

You are probaby wondering, "What the heck did he do?"  I started to find flaw after flaw in the paint and instead of repairing each and every single flaw individually, I sanded the whole thing and will give it another paint job!  Gotta wash the body first!

More Corvette to come...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, May 6, 2022 10:32 AM

I painted the 'Vette this morning with Dupli-Color Emerald Green Metallic and it looks great!  Now to let this dry and give it a coating of Tamiya TS-13 Gloss Clear.  

I've been thinking about adding a set of sidepipes to the car.  This should look great with the Pegasus Chrome T's.

More Corvette to come...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, May 5, 2022 2:00 PM

I noticed a missing piece in the right side vent window and I made a piece to fill in the gap.  The Corvette body has been washed and will dry for a coating of Tamiya White Fine Surface Primer.  I have a couple of metallic greens in mind for this Corvette, but I need to find the right one.

More Corvette to come...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 8:50 PM

Thanks John!  The '63 Split Window was a one year only and many owners had complained to GM that the barrier between the windows interferred with their vision and had that section removed.  Now these Split Window 'Vettes are commanding big bucks and the refurbished 'Vettes are not worth as much.

The suspension is where I want it.

More Corvette to come...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 8:17 AM

Fun project Mike.  Always liked the split window as well.  It's the only year they did that.  The c2 is probably my favorite body style, favorite convertable vette for sure.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe Completed
Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 8:09 AM

This is the remains of my Grandson's '63 Vette Coupe.  The '63s have been a C2 favorite of mine for a while and I felt I needed to rebuild this in my favor since this model car has long since been abandoned by him.  My rebuild will include Pegasus Chrome Ts and tires, new rear bumpers and a new dark green paint job.  This Snap Kit will get many chassis mods to adapt the new wheels and tires.

More Split-Window to come...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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