Results 1 to 2 of 2

Watch the sinkhole work get underway at the National Corvett

This is a discussion on Watch the sinkhole work get underway at the National Corvett within the Corvette forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Filed under: Classics , Convertible , Coupe , Performance , Videos , Chevrolet Recovery and reconstruction efforts at the National ...

  1. #1
    Blown, Stroked, & Sprayed

    Ed Blown Vert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    San Diego, Ca
    Posts
    50,746

    Black
    383 Procharged & N20 Vert

    Exclamation Watch the sinkhole work get underway at the National Corvett

    Filed under: Classics, Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Chevrolet


    Recovery and reconstruction efforts at the National Corvette Museum are moving forward on schedule since a sinkhole erupted in the middle of the museum's Skydome about two weeks ago. As of a few days ago, a crane was in place on a reinforced portion of floor to begin lifting the rare copies of America's favorite sports car from the Earth.

    As expected, it has taken a few weeks to stabilize the building and ensure its safety before the crane could be brought in. The recovery team had hoped to have the cars removed by March 5, but it appears that it will take somewhat longer than that. Still, with the lifter now on scene, the Corvettes can finally start to be removed. Once extricated, the eight 'Vettes will briefly be on display at the museum completely unrestored and then will be taken to the General Motors Mechanical Assembly facility to be repaired.

    According to Dennis Smith, one of the engineers working on the project, movement in the complex is being continually monitored, but so far there have been no problems. Scroll down to check out the videos of the crane being moved into place and a time-lapse video of the work done last week.Continue reading Watch the sinkhole work get underway at the National Corvette Museum
    Watch the sinkhole work get underway at the National Corvette Museum originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
    Permalink | Email this | Comments

    More...

  2. #2
    Spaz is My Mentor SMWS6TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Ugy Lower Corner of AL
    Posts
    10,509

    Navy Blue Metallic
    98 T/A w/a little mods...

    they are going to need a bigger crane then that. That one's to small.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-11-2015, 12:10 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-03-2014, 09:50 PM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-11-2014, 07:10 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-05-2014, 10:50 AM
  5. Sinkhole collapsed part of the National Corvette Museum
    By SMWS6TA in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-13-2014, 06:44 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •