In the Blast Booth with a rare ’63 Splitwindow Corvette

63 Corvette Stingray Coupe in the Blast booth
Ready for blasting: Model T and Dodge Dart
In the shop: Model T & Dodge Dart

We got the chance to roll another rare car into the blast booth last week, a 1963 Split Window Corvette Stingray Coupe. That was the only year for the divided rear window. The rear window’s basic shape had been originally conceived by Bob McLean for the Q-model.

If you stop by on any given day, there quite a few rare and classic cars parked around the shop. Porsche 911 from Manhattan Motor Sports, or maybe this ’68 Dodge Dart in the midst of an avid resto.

These cars are always in some state disassembly, whether on carts or rolling in on their own wheels. Our production manager John Gurrieri keeps the parts carefully organized.

And of course with the winter season heading our way, our automotive customers are getting things organized, too. We get rare and classic cars in the shop all year long, of course, but when winter is around the corner now’s usually the time our car guys are bringing us their project cars for blasting and storage. Or just getting them ready for working out of their home shop this winter.

63 Corvette Coupe in the Blast booth
A 1963 Corvette Stingray coupe with divide rear window, in the blast booth

Here’s a look at the coupe in the blast booth, which admittedly looks a little like a scene from the moon.  The owner, Al, was happy with the work on his coupe and let us know. It’s always great to get positive feedback.

Hi all,
Just a line to thank you all for the great work you did on my ’63 coupe. The job is better than I could have hoped for. I will be starting the body work in a few weeks, primer and paint in Spring. Will recommend your place to other Corvette guys I am in touch with. Your driver is a great guy to talk to about what work you had done. Am very satisfied with the outcome and the care you took with my car. Thanks again to all who worked on my car.

— Al D. 

If you are ready to get your vehicle in the blast booth, or have questions about storage, drop us a line.  

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