Mikes '59 has just had the paint stripped. ready for the work to begin. a fabulous history to this one. a genuine 50's racer. then owned by Jools Holland! what a history.
Im looking forward to seeing this old girl racing around once more.
After another extended period of hibernation Mike's 59 moves on another step. We needed to align the doors to the new front end but a mixture of siezed bolts, bad threads, and ham fisted previous mechanics caused us problems. Here the doors have been removed and the hinges rebuilt ready for the d... Read More
This lovely 60 roadster recently had new lenses and bezels fitted to the instrument nacelle. along with a new soft top. and various other bits and pieces. I love these early instrument clusters. and think this looks great complete with its fresh paint.... Read More
Having being in the same ownership the last 15 years. this car is undergoing full repaint. new convertible top. engine rebuild. disc brake conversion. and a general sort out. A great deal of chassis repair has been carried out. and is currently waiting for the engine to be machined.... Read More
The engine overhaul is now complete. and is back in the car. the engine bay has been resprayed satin black. as have all the ancillaries. the engine finished in the correct orange. Final plumbing. wiring etc. is complete. the engine primed and fired up.
This car has also undergone its disc b... Read More
Volkans 61 has had the soft top removed. and is waiting the fitment of independent front suspension. along with 17 inch torque thrust II's. should look a peach. however. Volkans 69 coupe seems to have taken the time away from the 61...read on....... Read More
The Ramjet keeps throwing up various problems, it doesn't seem to want to get finished. A 5/8" 135 dgree hose is all that stands between us and firing this machine up.....but still no hose shows up.
That 's the trouble with custom stuff, it all needs figuring out, at least when it's stock... Read More
Tony's 62 is getting there. the engine has had the heads rebuilt and is awiting a new WCFB carb. the engine bay and underbody is painted. and here the freshly sandblasted and resprayed chassis is about to receive its undercarriage. looking good.... Read More
About to haul the engine from Julia's 63. The cam in this car is too radical to make any vacuum, so theres no power brakes, as we are swapping the 4 speed manual to a 4 speed auto trans it is easier to pull the motor to swap the cam, and deal with all the other niggles at the same time.
T... Read More
Peters 63 back from the paint shop. although the paint wasn't stripped from this car. the finish is real nice..
This one is going back together well. rechromed bumpers. refurbished dash. radio cassette. new glass. and a retro fit air conditioning setup make this a very well sorted 63 Coupe. ... Read More
Chris' 63 roadster is back with us for the winter jobs. winter has turned into spring. so we've sprung into action. new correct glovebox door on its way. a resprayed rear deck. courtesy of hardtop marks. and a leaky transmission. all cured. and all lovely.... Read More
The 63 is also coming on slowly. after waiting for the correct aluminum radiator to arrive this is just about ready to fire up. new carpets and a dash refurb. and this one will be done. I think this car is lovely and cant wait to see it back on the road...... Read More
Christine and Terry's 63 chassis has been given a new lease of life. just waiting for the new stainless steel fuel line to arrive. the engine is being built up and the whole thing is looking good. Once the body is back on. new carpets will go in. this car is lovely already. just wait till we've f... Read More
This 64 looks good and stops nicely on a disc brake conversion. using all proper GM parts. not an aftermarket kit. Even the slot we cut in the underside of the hood to clear the master cylinder looks factory - you only get that at Corvette Kingdom... Read More
John's 65 engine after the rebuild. A new coat of orange, and then the build up with aluminium heads, intake and Holley carb, will make this a nice way to cruise. This will be mated to a 700R4 4 speed auto.
These modern transmission swaps are really making these cars a joy to be in, cruis... Read More
Johns 65 has had the paint stripped now. revealing the body damage. the dash has been removed for refurbishment. and revealed a great deal of corrosion round the windshield frame. nothing we cant handle though. and this one will soon be looking fabulous with a new coat of Nassau blue. A new top a... Read More
In the process of having a new carpet set fitted. the instrument cluster has been removed and repainted. the windshield removed and the dash painted in the correct colour. Once its all back in a new convertible top will go on. sitting behind the wheel of this one will be a treat!... Read More
The body off is well under way now. The chassis is away being sandblasted. an awful lot of repair work needed on this one. unfortunately for Dean. someone elses cover up. Many other problems to be rectified also. There is always light at the end of the tunnel though. and Dean will enjoy his tople... Read More
Johns 65 is just about ready for the paint treatment now. after putting right many years of poor repairs. this car will soon be tearing up the streets once more. take a look at the corrosion in this windshield frame. and the repair we've carried out.... Read More
Johns 65. resplendent in Nassau blue. certainly looks the part. the dash nacelle has been fitted. as has the new windscreen. and freshly polished trims. this will be left for a week or so now for the new paint to fully harden. then the build up begins in earnest. keep an eye for this one.... Read More
Aggy's 66 coupe has presented us with yet more issues!
A suspected windshield frame problem has proved to be worse than expected. no problem for us though. Having sourced a new section for the top rail. this has now been let in and is as good as new. Try and find another Corvette specialist ... Read More
The laborious strip of this car is almost at an end. this is the only sure fire way to get rid of micro blistering on a Corvette. this 66 coupe will soon have a new lease of life with its brand new upper windshield frame. try getting that anywhere else!... Read More
The quest for white sidepipes that stay clean continues... They are powder coated now, over the top of the ceramic, we've also wrapped the tops of the header with heat resistant tape to protect the hottest part. Doing eight of those pipes took forever but they look great!... Read More
This one just keeps getting better and better, now with the addition of power brakes and steeroids, this is driving every bit as good as it looks.
Never straight forward we had to modify the valve covers to clear the booster, and retrim the hood louvers to clear the master cylinder. Worth... Read More
Chris' Grand Sport is coming on a treat. we now have the front and rear fully bonded into place. the engine bay is painted and engine in. Here the sidepipes have been trial fitted before being sent away to be ceramic coated. Looking forward to seeing this parked next to our racer............ Read More
Chris is upgrading the GS. In the eternal quest for more power, the engine is partially stripped in readiness for a new cam, aluminium heads and inlet, and a big Holley! This will be joined by an aluminium water paump and aluminium radiator and twin cooling fans - yummy!... Read More
Tony's 66 certainly shouts the loudest with its new factory side exhaust system. here getting a trial fit before paint. the bodywork on Tony's car now at an end after a new front corner. This will be back from the painter early in the new year.... Read More
Steves 67 is waiting delivery of a new Beck Racing engine. currently fitted with a low horsepower Chevelle lump. this will be a real goer. and retain the stock appearance. the correct size tyres and wheel alignment will make this a real pleasure to drive.... Read More
Steves Beck engine is in now. but heres a shot of the engine and the bay. before the two were mated. all the engine ancilliaries hve been either painted or beadblasted. the engine bay has been tidied and resprayed satin black. all looking good. Watch this space....... Read More
Steves 67 repaint is almost at a close now. the body has been stripped. repairs as needed. including some attention to the windshield frame in the nick of time!
This car is now green again. and awaiting the refit of trim and new weatherseals etc.
Watch this space..
Ronni's started on the chassis repairs. Theres a bit of history here...These are the 'previous' shots!
We think a rear spring or driveshaft let go, tearing away the diff crossmember mount and bending the rear chassis leg. It was pretty cracked all around the rear leg mounts and someone ha... Read More
This big block 68 has just had a new engine fitted elsewhere. We now have the car and have had quite a few things to correct. A rebuilt diff has just been fitted. along with new spring. the rebuilt radiator has had to be re-rebuilt to fit! The list goes on. Should be a nice one when its done. jus... Read More
This car seems to have had more than its share of problems. But. as always. there is light at the end of the tunnel. As with David’s 61. the engine is now in. new brakes are on. all the bad electric’s are sorted. and this is once more a running driving car again. That’s almost a... Read More
Volkans 69 is coming on now. the bumpers have been removed for rechroming. the steel has arrived for the chassis repairs. and the parts are on order from the US. including the 4 inch chrome side exhausts. should sound as good as it will look. Take a look at Volkans 61. what a sight these two will... Read More
Well and truly brought back to life. every day with Volkans 69 brings us a whole new host of problems. The chassis and suspension work is complete. now we move our attention to the engine. interior and trim. and so it goes on.
I think this will be worthwhile though. I drove this car today. a... Read More
Volkans chassis repairs are complete at the rear end. and the rear drivetrain is being reinstalled. good trailing arms have been fitted. along with a secondhand 3.55 diff. replacing the old 4.11. this will give Volkan a more comfortable cruising car with better gas mileage. important with a big b... Read More
Whats this I hear you cry.....I have always had a hankering for one of these but prices elude me, so when we were asked to handle the bodywork and paint on this rare machine we jumped at the chance. Keep an eye out for this piece of racing history.... Read More
None of us expected this!
Brian wanted to improve the appearance of his 69's screen surround with new top corner trims and a polish of the stainless trim. On removing the screen we found this lurking. Soon repaired with sections from a donor car. Only at Corvette Kingdom!... Read More
Peters 69 throws more problems at us. each one surmounted with gusto!
The latest snag was a clearance issue with the power steering. quickly cured with a very fancy remote reservoir power steering pump. Fuel lines. pumps and regulators next!
Peters 502/502 big block is coming on a treat. here the clutch cross shaft bracket has just been welded to the frame. got to be strong for the McCleod racing clutch!
The engine bay has been repainted. and the chassis will shortly get its final coats and full assembly - this is the mock up to... Read More
Pauls monster machine is progressing nicely. this is the other half of the chassis we had at Knebworth last year. this car has sat for many years. and the list goes on for this one. it's a very long term project. but will be beautifull when complete.... Read More
Those of you attending the CCCUK nationals this year will recognise this one. the chassis for Pauls big block coupe is complete.
This is the frame we used for our body off talk. The second picture is the before shot! Maybe not the most original car in the world. it still looks great. will tu... Read More
This 70 coupe has suffered very badly. and is gradually being given a new lease of life. the very badly repaired fender has been replaced with a new panel. by far the most economic way. and with better results.
The entire top section of the windshield frame has rotted away. this has been ... Read More
This is one beast in the making. Any of you who visit the CCCUK website will know this one. Graemes 70 coupe has been introduced to its 430hp small block. and its 6 speed manual transmission. and its sports brakes. rebuilt chassis. and the list goes on. and on. and on. If you see this at traffic ... Read More
Graemes '70 is back from the paint shop. and looks fabulous. great colour. great panel fit. great body. a far cry from what we started with. now the light at the end of this tunnel is shining. we really have brought this back to life.
Graemes '70 is back from the paint shop. and looks fabul... Read More
Graemes 70 takes shape further. the gearshift hassles are behind us now. and the body rests once again on its mounts. got an L88 hood to fit. then the painter will get to do his work.
Graeme wants this for September. still an awfull lot of work to. but we will do our best!
Andy's 70 with the new door panels installed. Hows that for detail - look at the label in the door shut. We've imprinted it with the VIN and the date code - and look how neatly those weatherstrips are glued on, new screws in the door latches too!... Read More
Having sat for sometime after a partial restoration. kevin brought his 71 big block coupe to us for final finishing and reassembly. Here the engine bay gets masked ready for a respray in satin black. and the steering column has been stripped for a repaint and rebuild.
All in a days work for ... Read More
It just goes to show, it doesn't matter how nice the car is, there can be problems lurking. This is a very very nice machine, but just going to change the windshield post weatherseals revealed something not quite right. A bit more digging and this was revealed. We have a good used windshield fram... Read More
Tony's 71 getting put back together. Here you see the used lower windshield corners and tops of the door pillars from our donor vehicle, the uprights and top corners are also from the same donor, but the top windshield frame is a new piece.
This has been a real challenge, but once again w... Read More
Tonys 71 had the engine let go in a big way a month before the planned trip to LeMans. luckily Tony made the trip the day after the car was finished - Boyd Coddington style!
Looks great with the new American Racing rims. drives great thanks to the steeroids and smart struts too.
Now this is one I really like. Tonys LT1 is right in evry way. the right colour. the right shape. the right engine. and underneath is now as good as on top. new exhaust. a major rear end rebuild. new trailing arms. new exhaust system. to name a few. along with some chassis repairs done just at th... Read More
Tony has been at it again. and this time a set of cross drilled rotors have been installed. just as well I think. this is the first time I have driven this car since the engine has been properly run in. and. @#*@ me. this machine needs some good stoppers!
Best thing is. they look good too!Read More
John's 72 has just had a dose of the good stuff! A new set of steeroids.smart struts. and a few hours on our alignment gear will keep those big big torque thrusts stuck to the road. the new brakes will help it stop like it should. and a new Rochester and intake follows shortly.... Read More
Charlies big block coupe has been under our watchful eye recently. a new heater matrix. radio cassette and other bits and bobs. and now the engine has been lifted. cleaned and painted. the engine bay tidied. ready to go back in. much better than the black handpainted lump that resided here before... Read More
Charlies 73 is back with him now after the engine makeover. this wasn't just cosmetic though. along with rechromed valve covers and new paint. new intake gaskets and holley carburettor really made this one a flyer. only to bite us back with a leaking water pump!
Soon remedied. and frightenin... Read More
Alans body off is nearing its conclusion. after many setbacks including rotten trailing arms. numerous chassis repairs. this is back on its wheels. and you wouldn't know it had had a welding torch near it. Alans had this car over twenty years. heres to the next twenty!... Read More
Eric's 74 is well under way now. the engine bay is prepped ready for paint. the headlight support bar has been replaced. and the rear suspension and brakes have been fully overhauled.
The best part though is the new GM ZZ4 crate motor and MSD ignition setup that arrives next week. Should tur... Read More
"Erics ZZ4 is here and in. Waiting for the new 2 to 2.5"" exhaust system to arrive and then we'll fire this one up. Should be a fabulous performer. fitted with a Holley 750. MSD 6AL tach drive distributor. a high stall torque converter. and of course GM's own crate motor....should give a kick in ... Read More
In the nick of time. Daves 74 gets the body off treatment and has been caught just before things got really expensive! The chassis is not too bad and only needs light repair. Its the body mounts in the body that are causing the problems. Here Ronni is cutting out the damaged metal and letting in ... Read More
Ralphs 74 almost ready for road test. the new aluminium radiator is in place, along with aluminium heads etc etc. Foiled at the last minute by an MSD distributor. A siezed tach drive gear getting remedied here. Even the new stuff goes wrong sometimes.... Read More
Flouting the booking system once more. Dads recently purchased 74 receives some attention. Whilst very unoriginal. this car fitted with 80-82 style front and rear ends looks great. I think the car GM should have built. and something I would love to do with my 82. This shape makes a fabulous roads... Read More
Ralph's 74 recently had a secondhand tilt-tele steering column painted and fitted. we are also number 1 at rebuilding these columns. and the least expensive.
Ralph also had a set of 1980 style seats refurbed and fitted. this really improves the driver comfort in these cars. looks good in a r... Read More
Mums car is finished. and I've been threatened with pains of death if I don't put the finished article on the website. so here it is. complete with another family member (one of the most spoilt) itching to get into the drivers seat....
Seems everyone wants to get their hands (paws??) on a C... Read More
Alans 75 chassis is now complete. and the body sat back on the frame. this car has also had a new headlamp support bar fitted. the old one had completely rotted away causing the headlamps to sit too low. The chassis looks great. and has had a lot more besides the usual bushes and fuel lines. new ... Read More
Maria's 75 about to receive a new exhaust system and rear spring. here the center hanger is being replaced. just take a look at the quality of this exhaust. this is so much nicer than the usual mickey mouse home made exhaust systems we see fitted to these cars. and for less than you think.... Read More
Phils 75 has had the body lifted and the chassis stripped and sent away for sandblasting. Here the underside of the body and engine bay has been painted. The engine has been cleaned and painted and will shortly be fitted with a new cam.... Read More
Tims 75 approaches D-Day. the rebuilt engine about to be dropped into the rebuilt chassis. here the transmission gets a full set of seals and a new oilpan gasket. This car will be for sale when this work is complete. someone will get themselves a good one here.... Read More
Waynes body off is well under way. the cahssis has been stripped and sandblasted. ready for minor repairs. new wheel bearing sets built up. and the engine in chevy red. here Wayne has a crack at the front bumper. not as easy as it looks eh Wayne!!... Read More
Andy's 77 with a few rear end problems, there was some rot around the trailing arm pockets and chassis corner gussets.
The trailing arms have been removed and rebushed, new wheel bearings set up and installed. Here the chassis repairs are dealt with, all the rot has been cut out and new h... Read More
Tony's 78 is about to have these installed. This is Tony's original engine but given a bit more jump with a pair of aluminium heads, a new cam, inlet, and carb. All linked to a Tremec TKO600 5 speed. What a way to go.
I drove this car yesterday with the new powerplant installed - what a d... Read More
A perfect example of what can be found lurking, a new owner brought his car to us to have new trailing arm bushes fitted, we suggested it might be a good idea to install new rear wheel bearings at the same time.
There was no play but it's a much easier job with the arms off. This is what ... Read More
Bill's 78 getting the new exhaust system installed, here the headers have been bolted up. This is a new system for us, it is a complete header system, including all pipes that can be bought off the shelf. No more DIY exhausts for you header boys out there.
Here also the new HT leads are b... Read More
This is a good example of what can happen. the windshield frame on this 78 has suffered very badly. originally booked in just for screen replacement. the screen was removed and this was found. The only solution to remove that section of fender. cut out the old and in with the new. The good news i... Read More
Mike's 79 after the body off work. This was a very lovely chassis and required no repair work at all. But almost everthing was worn out so the improvement in handling on this car will be incredible, especially with those smart struts and nice narrow tyres!... Read More
A celebrity in our midst! This 79 once owned by Gary Numan (big in the 80’s!!) is receiving the body off treatment. caught just in time it seems. This car has had the usual Corvette chassis problems at the rear. the drain holes have become blocked and the dreaded corrosion has set in. Not t... Read More
Steves Beautiful 79 coupe has just had a performer cam and inlet fitted. along with a new 5 speed manual conversion. better performance. and lower cruising RPM's. Who could ask for more. Shown here just before the engine paint gets a freshen up.... Read More
Kurts 79 is a cautionary tale!
Originally in for a replacement cam and inlet. the cam bearings were found to be badly scored. and rather than chance it Kurt opted to go for a strip and rebuild with new bearings throughout. while we're at it. a new pair of aluminium heads please!!
Phils 79 has just received its 430hp motor...I can hear a few envious groans already. What a machine this is. built by the engine factory as a turn key motor. this is the first of 5 of these engines we are to install over the coming months. Should be interesting!...
And just to show that we... Read More
This car sat for some 5 years before being rescued by it’s current owner. has had new brakes. exhaust. and a general sort out in the engine bay. New weatherseals are about to be fitted. along with other miscellaneous work. We are currently waiting for a new interior package to arrive.... Read More
John's 80 almost at the end of a big recommissioning session. We have rebuilt the suspension, amongst other things, here the car gets the four wheel alignment carried out. We have been doing this ourselves for some time after mixed results with alignment specialists.... Read More
We recently pulled the body off Dave's 80 coupe. this is the car that has the Beck racing engine. and is now getting a full body off chassis refurb. Not only that. a four speed auto box (an especially heavy duty one to handle all those horses) is being installed at the same time. Nice.... Read More
This is one of two late cars nearing the end of a body off frame refurbishment. the chassis has been repainted and has been fully rebushed. The engine has being painted and new fuel and brake lines are about to be installed. Here Brandon gives the chassis a coat of satin black.... Read More
Adam's 81 having trailing arm bushes and rear wheel bearings replaced. Another example of an inexperienced man at work here. One of the rear wheel bearings had no shim or spacer installed, it just relied on the nut being tightened for pre load - a disaster waiting to happen...... Read More
This 81 had a front suspension mount let go, this in turn jammed the power steering belt, momentarily stopping the crank, next thing the small block imploded - the chassis repairs are completed now and patiently waiting for a replacement motor to arrive.... Read More
At last its painted!! still a long way to go. but Ive actually missed it for the last few weeks its been at the painters. I saw it painted a few days ago. and I love it. there goes my weekends! got to have it ready for the trip to Le Mans in June. Watch this space......
This has got to be the biggest news this month. mine has actually had something done to it. carburettor conversion finished. the engine and bay has had a bit of treatment to brighten it up. new radiator fitted. and the new rear cone fitted. The new bright blue interior is on order and the new sus... Read More
Had to see this one on here. Since Dad had his 69 roadster in Le Mans blue with a bright blue interior. it's been the Corvette I always wanted. but...I can't afford one so my 82 project is going Le Mans blue. with.....and here it is. the beginnings of my bright blue interior. I love this colour. ... Read More
Seems it's not just the early cars that can suffer with windshield frame problems. This '94 coupe came in for a new windshield and this is what we found when the weatherstrips were removed. Fortunately it looked worse than it was so a clean up and rust treatment did the job.... Read More
Keep an eye out for this one. this 1966 big block 4 speed coupe is going to be one awesome machine. this one has been in the planning stage for some time. but we have now made big inroads. Body removed to freshen the chassis. new wiring. rebuilt motor. and the Grand Sport body......Wow!... Read More
We've been on the move again. still no closer to the M25 you'll all be pleased to hear. However the new shop is more suited to what we do. hopefully you will all like what you see.....
We are happy to help the Corvette owner in any way we can. from parts and service. to body off rebuilds an... Read More
Illustrating that nothing is beyond the call of duty. Brian Swatton looks on as Ray and Scott examine his handbrake assembly at Knebworth 2001. unfortunately we didn’t have the part we needed. so had to drown our sorrows. it’s a dirty job. but somebody's got to do it!
Brian... Read More
a new purchase bought to us for a service and check over, it wasn't running too well, so we figured a big service wouldn't go amiss, I don't think I've ever seen a distributor cap as bad as this, just about every terminal is bent - but can you believe someone fitted it!!!... Read More
I went to get some newspaper to wipe out some grease from the bearings and what did I find.....
My lovely Charlie had made himself a nest in our paper box! He was trying to hide his chew so we couldn't get it, there are chews hidden everywhere in our workshop - he's a bugger!... Read More
Whilst most are sleeping off the turkey. I took the body off my 68 to reveal possibly the best chassis I have ever seen....at least something has gone right with it!
The 4 speed auto is here. soon to be mated to the rebuilt. aluminium headed 327...Wow.
Ricks 84 was suffering from a leaky fuel tank. and after a few attempts to get it repaired locally. and without much success. he came to us.
We had the old tank removed and a like new secondhand tank fitted for less money than the others wanted just for labour. And a very neat install aswell... Read More