1965 Chevy Corvette Frame Off Restoration – San Diego, Ca

Gamma Project

This is my dad’s 1965 Corvette convertible that he bought in 2015. He passed away on September 21, 2016. He didn’t get to drive the car much, except when he drove his new purchase from Nevada to Redding, California. The goal is keep it stock appearing with a few subtle upgrades with the exception of the 383 stroker with Edelbrock Pro Flo EFI under the hood. That is because I want to take on Route 66, and I want a reliable daily driver. Of coarse, it will have a few electrical upgrades as well. The car was originally red, but I wanted something a little different. The car will be painted 2004 Corvette Precision Red. The name of the project was same name of my grandparents and my dad’s machine shop. Since the late 60’s, they made fuel system parts for the Apollo space ships and the Space Shuttle. The name was later changed to T&T Precision Products (Toth & Toth) until the closing in 1990. I thought Gamma sounded better then T&T.
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Classic Resto Garage’s New Adventure.

For those who have been following me, you know that I have been put my business on hold since my father was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. He was diagnosed in June, 2016, so I put work on hold to take care of him. He passed away on September 21, 2016. It was the hardest thing I had to do my entire life. My father was healthy, and never spent more than a day in the hospital. He went from being healthy to dying in just a few short months. It has been a tuff healing process, but I later found something that turned into therapy for me. Both my father and I had a common interests in old things and cars. He was a collector of Automobilia, and had his share of some cool cars. His last three cars are a 2007 Ford GT Mustang, a 1961 Ford Ranchero, and a 1965 Corvette. So, I leased out a shop building to bring our common dreams to life.
Before filling the shop with all cool things automotive, I wanted it to have a feel of an old shop. With the help of my friend, Jeff Audia, that dream is becoming a reality. When you first walk in, you’ll be sent back in time. Have you ever been inside an old Texaco gas station? Me either. We have recreated a Texaco gas station inside the shop, and should have it completed by March. For the first year, I will be focusing primarily on personal projects, and will only service existing customer’s projects. If time permitting, I will take in a few small projects by appointment only. One of the personal projects will be restoring my father’s 1965 Corvette that he never got to really enjoy. Thanks for all your support.

 

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