Here's the entrants in the Modified American Category for the 2020 Virtual Car Festival.
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Highly modified 2003 Corvette convertible. Purchased new in 2003. Hood, front end, fenders, rear end including custom designed tail lights, cloth top, engine, trans (6 speed), exterior trim, wheels and tires are all custom. A new interior was designed and hand built, utilizing part of the original dash. New door panels, all trim, gauges, center stack were re-upholsterd. The interior floor with matching floor mats. and trunk were also re-upholsted The engine is a 650hp 427 LS7 with a Pro-Charger Supercharger and custom made engine cover.
This car is a Resto-Mod American Muscle car. It’s best described as “coach-built” , the old term for a completely hand -built body and interior. The body did start out as a “72 Pontiac Le Mans convertible. The front end, hood and back end were completely removed. The front was replaced with a ’69 hidden headlights GTO front end and the back of the car was replaced with a custom made tail light panel and tail lights to fit. The interior was completely removed and replaced with a hand built interior. Photos do a much better job than additional words so I’ll let them do the talking. Engine is a GM 502 aluminum crate motor. Trans is a GM 4 speed automatic unit. The entire suspension was replaced and upgraded. Custom wheels painted to match exterior color
SPECIAL BODY FEATURES:
TOP: CHOPPED 2 ½”, FUNCTIONING WINDSHIELD, MODIFIED REAR BOWS, MAILSLOT REAR WINDOW
PAINT: BLACK-CLEAR COAT, COLOR COAT WITH OLD STYLE PICKLE FORK (4) COLOR FLAMES UNDER CLEAR----’32 GRILL SHELL, ‘32 ROOTLIEB HOOD, DROPPED HEADLIGHT BAR
INTERIOR: RED ROLL & PLEATED, GLIDE SEAT, SEATBELTS, LOKAR CANE SHIFTER AND EMERGENCY BRAKE, BROOKVILLE TILT STEERING COLMN W/LECARRA LEATHER BANJO WHEEL, VDO GUAGES, VINTAGE AIR A/C & HEATER, PANASONIC HIDDEN AM/FM RADIO/CASSETTE W/REMOTE, FRENCHED POWER ANTENNA, MIGHTY WIPER HIDDEN IN HEADER, ’39 FORD TAIL LIGHTS, SWEET HEAT SPECIAL EFFECT ON TRUNK, RED ROLL & PLEATED INSIDE TRUNK W/HIDDEN STORAGE COMPARTMENT. BODY HAS DOUBLE FLOOR-INSULATED. RON FRANCIS WIRING HARNESS
CHASSIS: CUSTOM BOXED FRAME Zed IN REAR W/32 FORD FRAME EXTENSIONS. CHASSIS IS PAINTED COCA COLA RED
GAS TANK: ’32 FORD TANKS S/S ORIGINAL STYLE S/SPREADER BAR
ENGINE: 350 CU IN ZZ4 CRATE MOTOR. HEADERS HPC COATED W/COMPLETE STAINLESS SPECIALTIES EXHAUST & MUFFLERS. MOON VALVE COVERS AND BREATHERS, EARLY 50’S CADILLAC AIR CLEANER ORIGINAL
TRANS: 350 TURBO W/B&M CONVERTOR
FRONT AXLE: FLATLANDER 4” DROPPED & DRILLED I-BEAM W/4 BAR, POSIE REVERSE EYE SPRING, CHROME SHOCKS, DISC BRAKES, FLAMING RIVER STEERING BOX; REAR AXLE: 9” FORD 354 GEAR W/BIG REAR BRAKES, TRIANGULATED 4BAR W/CHROME CARRERA COIL OVER SHOCKS.