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DIY: Race Car Build In Progress… Part 16, THE FINALE!

See the final episode (with a video) of the series that garnered 4500+ likes on social media!

The Finished Product!

When I started this series showcasing this incredible and ambitious build from Scot Y. of Kalamazoo, Michigan, I had no idea what the response would be, or that it would produce so many episodes. Thanks to our CorvSport community for putting your “stamp of approval” on it, with over 4500 likes on our Facebook page. But more importantly, a big thanks to Scot, because without your zealous plan, immense skills, attention to detail, and awesome shop these 16 episodes of a truly inspiring DIY build would have never happened.

If you need a review of Scot’s build or missed an episode, here are the links: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, part seven, part eight. part nine, part ten, part eleven, part twelve, part thirteen, part fourteen, and part fifteen. Each episode is a quick 5-10 minute read, and you won’t be disappointed watching the transformation.

A quick reminder of what Scot started with.

Now, on to the FINALE!

Scot is tidying up loose ends with some more creative fabrication.

Working on the aluminum transition piece over the carpet seam

The finished product. Notice the Chevy logo he “bead rolled” into the natural aluminum.

Nice touch Scot! Now for the final installation of those C5 sport seats.

Scot remarks,I have someone who has been waiting to go for a ride for almost a year and a half. Just need the weather to cooperate now.

New steering wheel is installed
New Team Tech harness installation complete

Finally, that nasty northern weather broke enough for Scot to flat-bed her to the alignment shop, then he comments, “The drive home was fantastic! Roads are still covered with sand and salt so brought straight home. Can’t wait for some temps and sun. Did notice some looseness in the steering column around the tilt. Will need to tear down and investigate. Hopefully it’s just the 4 bolts that need tightening.

The projects never end, now on to fixing that wobble he noticed in the steering column. He was able to narrow it down to the tilt mechanism.

“Removed all 4 bolts 1 at a time cleaned, added blue lock tight and reinstalled. Rebuilt up to the plastic C Clip cover that was already broken. Ordered a new one.”
Cleaned up and waiting!

“Finally Got her out and was able to rip it up a little today. If anyone is wondering if it is worth putting an LS in a C3. It is amazing!”

Love the vanity plate!

And drum roll! Here is the finished product outside and rumbling in Scot’s driveway, as he exclaims “She sounds just mean and nasty.”

Due to the timing of waiting on parts, finishing up projects, and logistics with a late wintery blast, Scot has yet to get this beautiful custom 1975 Greenwood Widebody to the track. But, as soon as he does, I will do a special feature so you do not miss out on any action! Once again, a huge thanks to Scot for providing an awesome transformation for us to enjoy! We have an active community on our Facebook page, I would love to hear from you.  Douglas B.