1959 Chevrolet Corvette - Overhauling a Friend's '59 Vette Part 1

An All-In-The-Family Approach To Vette Rodding

Dick Moritz Jun 1, 2008 0 Comment(s)

The buffet dinner that followed allowed plenty of time for reminiscing, as well as a detailed discussion of the upgrades to Karen Ann. Corvette Fever Editor Alan Colvin made a special trip to Pennsylvania for the day to participate in the festivities and acknowledge the support provided by many of CF's leading advertisers.

In the weeks that have followed, Karen Ann has traveled nearly a thousand miles already, with just a few minor tweaks needed to keep her running smoothly and safely.

In the next few months, we will run a series of articles that will detail many of the upgrades that resulted in this gorgeous, safe, and reliable restomod C1.

And, for all you purists out there, all the modifications were done with an eye toward reversal just in case some future restorer wants to return Karen Ann to her original '59 configuration. But, frankly, since she's such a pleasure to drive just the way she is, we can't imagine why anyone would want to.

9 SOURCESSpecial thanks to the following CF advertisers that helped with product and technical support.

Corvette CentralSawyer, MI800/345-4122www.corvettecentral.comCarpets, seat covers, door panels, hardware

Corvette Specialties of MarylandEldersburg, MD410/795-3180www.corvettespecialtiesofmd.comGauge restoration

Flaming River ProductsBerea, OH410/795-3180www.flamingriver.comR&P steering system, steering column, supports and harnessGardner's AutomotiveEaston, PA610/258-2418 Installation and fabrication services

Jim Meyer RacingLincoln City, OR800/824-1752www.jimmeyerracing.comComplete IFS system, plus brake master cylinder and lines

M&H Electric FabricatorsSanta Fe Springs, CA562/926-9552www.wiringharness.comFull wiring harness set - main, engine, headlight, generator, and rear harnesses

Stainless Steel Brakes CorporationClarence, NY 800/448-7722www.stainlesssteelbrakes.comFour-wheel disc-brake conversion kit

QA1Lakeville, MN 800/721-7761www.QA1.netFront coilovers and custom rear shocks9999




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