In this post, we show a 1963 Corvette AM radio operation and systems test to verify that they were working correctly. On 1963 Corvettes with Wonderbar AM radios you always “Wonder” if the radio is going to work.
We had tested the 1963 Corvette Wonderbar AM radio when we got it back from the restorer, but when we installed it, it began making a lot of loud popping noises. We talked to the radio repair place and they recommended cleaning the volume control. We pulled the radio and cleaned the volume control and did a bench testing. After the cleaning, the volume control and the Wonderbar seemed to work great.
We tested the 1963 Corvette clock and it was not working properly. We pulled it out and used the opportunity to polish the lens, repaint the bezel, and clean the inner silver cone. We were unable to get it to work correctly, so we packed it up and sent it down to the repair shop.
Here is the rear body bolt access plate. We applied a large bead of Dumb-Dumb and sealed it all up just like from the factory. There were two missing rivets on the driver side that were also replaced.