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Restoration of a 1977 Corvette Stingray

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March 2008

Part 2

 

 

Birdcage Repairs

 

 

The near side was tacked and in place, the offside was fixed using the same methods, the windscreen frame was next to be installed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I tacked the windscreen peices together and cut away the old frame using the same cuts as the new peices, at the T top junction i ground and drilled out the welds so the new windscreen top section could be welded in as original and ensure the strength this section requires.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The T tops were fitted to ensure the windscreen frame was aligned properly, we later fitted the doors to check the fit to the windscreen side frame, door shuts and window to T top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once we were happy the frame was in the correct location and all the measurements lined up we welded the frame in place and ground back to leave a nice smooth finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The near side being welded up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I sandblasted the whole frame, floor pans and underside ready for 2 coats of POR15 and chassis black.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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