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1961 Pro Touring Corvette

The E-Z UP name is synonymous with quality and originality. That is what inspired the build of our iconic '61 Pro Touring Corvette. It is the combined effort of authentic classic design meeting genuine innovation.

UP For Innovation

Approaching this project with innovation in mind, Brian Stupski at Problem Child Kustoms was brought in to assist getting our ideas down in sketch form. Once settled on a direction, Hot Rods and Custom Stuff was slated to make those sketches a reality. Like any high-quality product it didn't happen overnight. A lot of hard work, creativity, and perseverance finally produced the Corvette we're proud to present here. Look closely, the innovation is in the details!

 

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Producing a work of art takes plenty of forethought, innovation, and a high level of quality and attention to detail to make it look E-Z. Following the same approach as our E-Z UP® Instant Shelter® products, the '61 Corvette shows innovation and quality in every detail.

Chassis

Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, Escondido, CA

  • Art Morrison mandrel-bent Corvette chassis with triangulated rear suspension
  • Strange Engineering 9-inch (3.70:1) with an S-Series third member and 31-spline axles
  • AME Sport IFS with C6 forged aluminum control arms and spindles
  • Strange springs
  • Wilwood 14-inch drilled and slotted disc brakes (six-piston calipers fore and four-piston aft)

 

 

  • Rick's Hot Rods stainless steel EFI gas tank and auxiliary tank (32 gallon capacity)
  • Powdercoated by Electro Tech Powder Coating
  • Lokar drive-by-wire accelerator pedal
  • Modified factory brake pedal with Lingenfelter pedal pads
  • HRE Custom Wheels (20 x 9.5 and 10.5)
  • Pirelli P-Zero tires (255/35ZR20 and 285/35ZR20)

Engine

Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, Escondido, CA

  • 2016 GM Performance LS3 crate engine
  • 376 cubic inches
  • Forged 4340 steel I-beam rods
  • Aluminum hypereutectic pistons
  • Compression ratio of 10.7:1
  • GM Performance aluminum L-92 port-type heads with 68cc chambers
  • 2.165-inch and 1.590-inch intake and exhaust valves
  • Trunnion 1.7:1 ratio rocker arms
  • Billet Specialties billet aluminum valve covers
  • Holley Dominator EFI vehicle management

 

 

  • K&N cone filter with custom fabricated cover
  • Ceramic-coated Art Morrison headers
  • Fully polished stainless steel exhaust
  • Polished stainless Magna Flow mufflers
  • Vintage Air Front Runner belt system
  • Griffin aluminum radiator
  • Cooling Components electric fan
  • GM Performance alternator and ignition wires
  • GM Performance 4L65E automatic transmission
  • Oceanside Driveline driveshaft

Body

Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, Escondido, CA

  • Custom hood peak
  • Center console
  • Smooth firewall
  • Cutting and tucked bumpers
  • Reshaped inner fender wells
  • Perfect door and trunk gaps
  • Custom mixed PPG Envirobase pearl white body and charcoal cove
  • All new painted brass trim
  • Custom grille

 

 

  • Daymaker-type headlights
  • Painless Performance wiring kit
  • Dakota Digital gauges
  • JL Audio stereo system (amps and speakers)
  • HRCS's Rex Copeman stitched interior (gray leather)
  • Leather wrapped dash and steering wheel
  • Billet Specialties steering wheel
  • Factory seat frames
  • Custom shifter and dash knobs

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