Wheels & Tires
Foregoing the traditional ribbed-style Continental hubcaps, the Torries opted for 15x6 full-chrome 100-spoke true knockoffs. Wrapped in Diamondback Classics 215/75R15 3-inch wide whitewall radials, and setting nice and low, the rolling stock has a subtly flashy look, if that makes any sense?!
Body & Paint
OK, here's where things start getting more interesting-not to say they weren't to begin with. Within the confines of a one-car garage (and outside, weather-permitting!), the Torries managed to drop the Mark's top a total of 3 inches; John Sr. cut the windshield himself, while the backlight was leaned forward (to match the profile of a spare tire hump) and slid down inside the package tray. All major exterior protrusions were shaved, including the driprails; the grille surround was hand built and fit with a custom grille; headlights frenched, peaked, and leaned; rear quarters also reshaped to mimic spare hump and wheel openings lowered; the taillights now housed in former exhaust ports in the rear bumper-all done by John Sr. and Jr., with the exception of final paint. Ron Raio's local Maaco franchise (Delran, NJ) handled the application of the '08 Corvette Atomic Orange (sprayed by John Metzger and Mike Akar), but the Torries sanded, buffed, and reassembled everything.
The upholstery was undertaken and tastefully completed by, you guessed it, John Sr. and Jr. From the restyling (molded, flowing center consoles and door panels, with help from Norman Haug on the latter), cable-operated third brake lights recessed into the package tray, to the restoring, the interior was all done "a la garage". White vinyl and orange low pile cover what's not been painted, and a Kenwood CD audio system (head unit hidden in the glovebox) feeding a quartet of 6x9s complete the comfy quarters ... albeit one with slightly reduced headspace than before!