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Tom's '65 Corvette coupe

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Tom bought this Corvette way back in 1973
and drove it - hard - until he parked it 1988.
It's been sitting in his garage waiting for Tom's retirement.
Tom got going on the rebuild in 2016, starting with rebuilding the 250hp 327.
New pistons, rings, crank, bearings, the works.
New clutch and rebuilding the 4-speed in 2018.
Now it is time for the body and paint...

October 30, 2017
Engine rebuilt and back in...

<      October 30, 2017      >
A little fiberglas repair...

August 16, 2018
Rebuild the 4-speed -
syncros, bearings, etc...

August 16, 2018
<     Rebuild the 4-speed - syncros, bearings, etc...     >

August 18, 2018
<   Rebuild the 4-speed - syncros, bearings, forks etc...   >

May 16, 2019
<          Time for the body...  Stripped          >

June 6, 2019
<     Tom working on repairing cracks, breaks, gouges     >

September 5, 2019
<          First coat of filler primer          >

October 23, 2019
<          Some areas needed a LOT more work          >

October 24, 2019
<          Getting those gaps and lines right          >

November 1, 2019
<          Still getting those gaps and lines right...          >

November 2, 2019
<          Filler primer...          >

November 6, 2019
<          Guide coat on, ready for block sanding...          >

November 8, 2019
<          Starting the block sanding...          >

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November 11, 2019
<          More block sanding...          >

November 12, 2019
<          More block sanding...          >

November 17, 2019
<          Prime it again...          >

November 17, 2019
Prime it again...

November 22, 2019
Basecoat some small parts...
Milano Maroon

November 21, 2019
Prime some small parts...

<     November 30, 2019     >
Final sanding...

<     December 6, 2019     >
Clearcoat...

<     December 5, 2019     >
Milano Maroon basecoat...

<     December 7, 2019     >
Heading back home...
for now...

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