In this post, We describe and demenstrate the processes of a 1963 Corvette Shifter Restoration and Trailing Arm Disassembly.
Here we have begun by restoring the shifter assembly, cleaning and installing new bushings in the rear strut rod, and disassembling the rear trailing arms.
As you can see by the slight rust and built-up dirt, this is the shifter linkage bar before restoration.
Same as the linkage bar, you can see that this is the shifter before restoration.
After dissassembly, We bead blasted and treated the steel with a black oxide system to bring it back to life. Here it is reassembled on the shifter.
The shifter zinc plating was in really good condition so we were able to disassemble and clean all the parts without having to do any zinc plating. A simple wipe down creatde a beautiful finish.
Here is one of the rear strut rods that attaches to the trailing arms.
Here is the other side after we had bead blasted, treated the bare steel, and installed new bushings.
Here is one of the trailing arms. We will remove the old bushing in this, bead blast it, paint it and install new bushings.
Enjoy two trailing arm video rebuilds!