Gauges are now in a temporary dash cluster. The starter switches have been moved as well.
Sand blasting removed some of the fiberglass matting. The voids left by the matting have been filled with primer as shown. Although this looks rough it's actually very smooth.
The green ribbons of primer are filling shallow depressions left by the grinder. As above, this area is very smooth. One final heavy coat of primer for the whole door then a light sanding and we are ready for color.
Several months ago we had a poll asking which rear end we should install. The choices were 1975 (the one in the car), 1965 (one on our shelf), or go buy a 1963. The 1963 won by a huge margin. After months of looking here it is. This differential was assembled late 1962 and is perfect for our early 1963 Corvette.
Here are the date stamps (upside down). The majority of fuel injected Corvettes in 1963 were sold with 4-11 gears and that's what we have. This differential is perfect for our fuelie.