Concept 57 corvette




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  • The Concept 57 body is a faithful reproduction of the original 57 Corvette body with The Concept 57 body maintains a total stock appearance from any vantage.

    The body is a new Concept '57 purchased through Corvette Central, one of the leading Corvette parts vendors. The new body will be finished off in Onyx Black.

    If you haven't seen Corvette Central's repro '57 Vette body, you're in for a real treat. Watch as Walden-Younger Corvette Restoration lovingly.

    Concept 57 corvette

    Concept 57 corvette

    The body is being lowered carefully onto the P57 Corvette frame. P57 Corvette will have disc brakes on all four corners. Original style waffle seats are perfect choice here. Infusing newer technology into a car while holding true to the original design can be a daunting task.

    Concept 57 corvette

    Concept 57 corvette

    Concept 57 corvette

    Concept 57 corvette

    Concept 57 corvette

    Don't Call It A Kit Car - Corvette Central's Concept '57 Repro Body

    For a lot of classic Corvette fans, the model is truly the holy grail of C1s and commensurately, their desirability, and values have skyrocketed over the decades. Forget multiple piece, jigsaw puzzle body with bonding strips. Concept '57 is built from just TWO pieces. The Concept body maintains a total stock appearance from any vantage point—under hood, interior, exterior, and underside and bolts directly to your original frame using stock body mounts.

    Concept '57 bodies come with an ivory gel-coat and are ready for preparation and finish paint. They are designed to use all original and reproduction parts. This includes engine compartment hardware, interior and exterior trim pieces, trunk, and floor pan hardware. Well, Corvette Central has a perfect solution.

    Concept 57 corvette

    They sell a darn near perfect repro body that is dimensionally accurate and faithful to an original Vette. Add that to a cadre of proven aftermarket components available to marry to this brand new body and your dream Corvette is limited only by your imagination and your budget. Body comes with two-piece dash and inner splash aprons.

    Depending on the style of suspension used, you can choose the original style inner fender or the custom style that allows more room for the control arms on a newer style front suspension. All the original hinges can be used on the new body, but Corvette Central also offers gas-operated trunk hinges and an improved hood hinge that can easily replace the original style if the customer so desires. Also, the bodies are factory assembled on a jig to prevent any warping or distortion, and all the primary mounting hardware locations are factory machined or clearly marked on the body so there is no guesswork when fitting the pieces together.

    Concept 57 corvette

    The bodies wear an ivory gel-coat and are ready for preparation and finish painting. These two are then glued together, resulting in a stronger body with less cosmetic finessing. The chassis utilizes Corvette suspension components, drastically improving handling and braking capabilities. The Motor And Chassis. Only the best here. Speed Shop Chassis, C4 cast aluminum suspension bits, big brakes and a healthy Z06 crate motor.

    W-Y ordered up a Street Shop Inc. Street Shop starts with. From there, motivation is handled via a healthy LS6 with HP and ft-lbs of torque mated via a Lakewood bell housing to a Tremec TKQ 5-speed transmission. The Gods live in the details In this case, legendary GM Design still echoes in toothy grille and a smile that launched a million automotive love affairs.

    From the toothy grille to the scooped out taillights, these details are what make this Harley Earl masterpiece pop. Starting to look like a car now. This is the time to make sure everything fits. Then everything is torn down and body gets prepped for paint.

    Concept 57 corvette

    The Waldon-Younger Corvette dudes are proponents of test fitting all parts and pieces of the build before paint. Lowering a freshly painted body onto a chassis is scary enough and with the tight clearances of the new frame and suspension, handling this all before paint is obviously the way to go.

    Some material had to be remove in the engine compartment to clear the upper control arms and in the trunk, a small section of the spare tire tub was removed to accommodate rear tie rods. The body kit comes with mounting hardware to secure the fiberglass shell to the chassis at all the original locations. Proper alignment and shimming of the body is imperative before any final fitting of body panels can be done. Once the body is securely fastened to the frame and the doors are properly aligned and gapped, the operation and fit is as good as if not better than the originals.

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