How to Polish C4 Corvette Suspension

Chapter 13 from 1957 CORVETTE RESTOMOD by Steven E. Michael
Author Steven E. Michael walks you through the entire restoration and build process of a 1957 RestoMod.

Using the 1957 Corvette as the starting point, the chassis is upgraded with C4 Corvette (year 1996) suspension and steering components. Add a 1999 Corvette LS1 power plant and Tremec T56 manual overdrive transmission, and this will be one potent hot rod.

Written for the beginner, by a beginner, the chapters speak in easy to understand language and take extra care in explaining the intricacies of restoring and modifying the C1 Corvette.

Each chapter has detailed color photos with pointers to help illustrate exactly what to look for and what to do.  Unlike any other car manual you have ever seen, this book will take the fear factor out of Corvette hot rodding.

To take your project to the next level, why not polish the aluminum suspension parts?  In chapter 13, everything you need to know to do this is outlined for you.

Sanding and polishing tools and supplies are listed and explained first.  Then the use of power tools to quickly and effectively repair and condition the surfaces is outlined.

Next the uses and techniques of hand sanding with aggressive and fine grits is shown extensively.  How to "read" the surface to progress to the next step is illustrated in detail.

The polishing of all parts is described next.  How to use a buffer and the best ways to use mini-wheels and bobs is also covered.  Safety is always job one and I show you the safest ways to use the buffing wheel - which can be dangerous!

Finally the chapter explains each part's unique sanding and polishing steps: what are the best sanding supplies and what polishing tools are best.

As a bonus, other undercar and underhood parts are also illustrated.  From stainless steel exhaust to steering shafts and linkage, to an aluminum battery box, this bonus section provides great tips for outstanding results.

With 53 pages and 146 detailed photos, no other reference work gets into the details like this one.
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