C1 Corvette Interior - Overhauling A Friend's '59 Vette, The Finale

Rob Sutter's '59 Gets A New Interior Plus Other Goodies To Finish Off What Started As A Simple Engine Swap

Dick Moritz Aug 4, 2009 0 Comment(s)
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Show restorations receive a new odometer so that the numerals will be crisp and clear, not faded and discolored like most originals.

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Vanessa Tilles carefully re-screens faces with the help of an industrial magnifying glass. It's this kind of old-world craftsmanship (craftswomanship?) that produces show-winning results.

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Karl Burl installs the refinished face onto the reconditioned speed-ometer/ odometer mechanism.

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Brian Tilles uses a special fixture to calibrate every speedometer and odometer repaired by Corvette Specialties. This step assures accuracy, and also serves as a quality control check for all the work that has gone into the restored unit.

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Final assembly includes installation of a new lens into the newly-rechromed bezel/housing. This step assures that the overhauled speedometer will look as good as it works.

Sources

Corvette Central
Sawyer, MI 49125
800-345-4122
www.corvettecentral.com
QA-1
Lakeville, MN 5504
800-721-7761
http://www.qa1.net
M&H Electric Fabricators
www.wiringharness.com
Vette Brakes and Products
www.VBandP.com
Corvette Specialties of Maryland
www.corvettespecialtiesofmd.com
For previous installments:
www.jimmeyerracing.com

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