[VIDEO] 1970 Corvette Convertible Restmod Aptly Nicknamed “The Crusher”


[VIDEO] 1970 Corvette Convertible Restmod Aptly Nicknamed 'The Crusher'

It’s hard to believe this Corvette from All Speed Customs is 50 years old!

But this 1970 Stingray that the shop nicknamed “Crusher” is better than ever five decades later, following untold hours and hours of work put into it by Brian Moat and crew at All Speed Customs.

Take an up-close look in this video just posted by the shop, which says it was just a “typical Corvette” when it showed up at their shop in Muskegon Heights, Michigan.

“Paint was faded, cracking, all the body seams were showing,” Brian says. “We spent a lot of time perfecting the body on this car, sanding it all down, worked a lot on the fiberglass, filling holes, patching cracks, getting it ready for paint.”

[VIDEO] 1970 Corvette Convertible Restmod Aptly Nicknamed

After so much labor on the body they weren’t ready to settle for any old traditional yellow, so they came up with Orion Mica Yellow, the same color used by Lamborghini on the Aventador. It’s actually a tri-coat pearl and really highlights well in the sun, he notes.

To make the car look even more sinister, they eliminated the original chrome and went with black gloss accents, including the Stingray emblems and vents on the side panels and the three-piece CCW wheels.

[VIDEO] 1970 Corvette Convertible Restmod Aptly Nicknamed

By the way, Brian says they decided not to go over the top on body modifications, keeping it “all clean” and sticking with “the traditional legendary lines the Corvette had in 1970.”

“What we did know it needed,” he says, “was a perfect stance to complement the CCW wheels. We had to look no further than RideTech Suspension to slam this Corvette down and let it handle all the power.”

They added RideTech tubular control arms and HQ series adjustable coilovers at all four corners, along with built-in sway bars.

[VIDEO] 1970 Corvette Convertible Restmod Aptly Nicknamed

ASC kept up that traditional theme by implanting a small-block Chevy engine under the hood, though it’s not just any small-block. They installed a 408 cubic inch all-aluminum motor with hydraulic roller cam and a ProCharger D1 Supercharger with an intercooler, hooked to an American TKO 5000 five-speed manual transmission. On top, they added Holley’s HP EFI system.

It all adds up to a whopping 750 horsepower and 685 lb-ft of torque. Of course, with all that go-juice, this Corvette has to be capable of stopping, too, so ASC added their usual Wilwood SL6 six-piston calipers in the front and SL4 four-pistons in the rear.

You can see more of the car’s build on the ASC website at 1970 Chevrolet Corvette Build | All Speed Customs, and they even posted a wild drifting scene on Instagram that shows the tires smoking.


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