Video: Watch how the National Corvette Museum plans to salvage damaged Vettes

The National Corvette Museum along with Bowling Green’s ABC affiliate, WBKO, have released some video surrounding the museum’s plans to extract the damaged vehicles from the sinkhole incident as of recent.

According to the footage, geologists were contracted from the Western Kentucky University to help with the extraction process while the team will also be working to stabilize the rest of the weakened floor at the facility. A hole will be cut into the size of the Skydome of the museum so that a crane could be slotted into to lift the Vettes up from the depths below. The team plans to remove all the wheels of the cars so that the crane can be strapped to the bodies directly to help minimize damage during extraction.

The process is estimated to be completedwithin two weeks. Afterwards, General Motors will oversee the restoration of all the vehicles at the Mechanical Assembly facility, which is also responsible for the restoration of all GM Heritage Collection vehicles.

Check out the footage after the jump.


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