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1958-1967 Corvette Radio Face Rebuild

You have a dilemma. Your 1958 to 1967 Corvette radio plays perfectly but the exterior face of it looks terrible. The bezel is pitted. The selector slider is worn and the buttons are loose or missing. The repair for these proble...


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1963-1979 Corvette Half-Shaft U-Joint Replacement

It starts out as a slight squeak in the rear when you make a hard turn at slow or moderate speed. You notice it usually makes its presence known when you turn the same direction each time. You know it is something that just nee...


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1978-1982 Corvette Power Door Lock Repair

Have you become so frustrated with your non-working power door locks you’ve decided to take drastic measures to pull open the locks. Well, Bunkie, put away those channel locks. The solution is right at hand. The most comm...



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1963-1982 Corvette Power Steering Rebuild

Some 700 gallons of power steering fluid later, or so it seemed, I figured that I might have a leak somewhere in the steering system of my 1974 Corvette. After a quick degrease of the undercarriage, I discovered that the power ...


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1963-1967 Corvette Tail Light Installation

An easy way to enhance the appearance of the tail end of your 63 to 67 Corvette is to replace the tail light assemblies. The mid-year tail light assemblies always seem to get quite a bit of abuse. Road grime, stones and condens...


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1967-1982 Corvette Parking Brake Rebuild

When you apply the parking brake in your 1967-1982 Corvette, you expect that the car is going to stay put. But that’s not always the case. This is a typical problem for all 67 to 82 Corvettes.  The design of the parking ...



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1968-1982 Power Window Motor Replacement

Here’s a project that’s fairly easy to do and only requires standard tools – nothing exotic (assuming you have a clip removal tool). The entire replacement of the power window motor should be completed in about 1....


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1968-1982 Corvette Headlight Switch Removal and Installation

You pull your Corvette Headlight switch knob out and your lights go on. All of a sudden they go out, then come back on for no apparent reason. Maybe all of the dash lights have gone out or they only come on at one position on t...


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1969-1982 Corvette Door Outer Window Seals Replacement

When your Corvette door glass is rolled up, is there a large gap between the door and outside of the glass? Well, Pilgrim, there shouldn't be. On a Corvette there is a rubber seal that fills this area. It is called the Door Gla...



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1966 L79 Corvette – The Choice of Experience

Having owned some 30-year old Corvettes over the years, not to mention serving as a judge at several Corvette shows, you would expect Tim Gilmore of Austin, Texas, to know what he likes in a Corvette. And you'd be right. After ...


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Something Special – 1969 L36 Corvette is a cut above the rest

Garry Lansing is a Corvette technician from Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. That means he knows Corvettes inside and out. So when Gary falls in love with a particular Vette, you know it has to be something special. While he’s ow...


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Modifying a Corvette Grand Sport – LS is the Best Chevy V8

We are going to start with a new 2011 Corvette Grand Sport, and while it is not a 2012, it is a brand new left-over. The first dyno run was done with 800 miles on the clock. This particular GS was an A6 automatic. The car runs ...