No more hot August nights for this boy, either. Jim thought air conditioning was indispensable and got proactive with Vintage Air. The compressor is mounted low on the engine, and custom dash vents and a modified A/C box direct air beneath the dashboard factory style. All hoses leading from the engine compartment have been hidden.

BodyLuckily, the car was completely free of rust, so Ultimate disassembled the structure and had it chemically stripped before laying down the PPG '06 Corvette Arctic White. The shell was finished off with 3M undercoating as applied with a Schutz gun. The chrome is all new, the glass is tinted, and the fenders proudly display LS1 badges.

Wheels & Brakes
The brakes are just as serious as the suspension, no less than 13-inch slotted rotors front and rear squeezed by PBR calipers fed by custom-tweaked stainless steel lines. Billet Specialties 18x8 Roulette rims, with powdercoated accents, post Michelin Pilot Sport P225/45ZR and P255/ 40ZR rubber.