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2014-2015 Corvette Kwik 7-Speed Billet Shifter Install

Pick up a Kwik billet 7-speed shifter for your C7 Corvette at Zip Corvette today and we will show you how to install it. This is a easy installation that will only require an hour to two of your time to install. You are going t...


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1978-1982 Corvette Door Panel, Carpet & Console Restoration

No matter how nice the exterior of your Corvette is detailed without a complimenting interior the car just never looks finished. An interior makeover can do wonders for any year Corvette. It can make a good car look outstanding...


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Corvette Transmission Rebuild

Is your 4-speed transmission getting hard to shift?  Does it grind whenever you shift gears?  maybe it will pop out of gear when you decelerate.  Have you been hearing a low whirring sound or even a growl?  Well, Bunkie...



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1973-1977 Corvette Rubber Weatherstrip Installation

Is this the only way you can seem to keep yourself dry during a rain storm in your Corvette? Well, do not feel alone. Keeping water out is a common problem. The environment we live in and common every day use cause the rubber w...


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1968-1979 Corvette Carpet & Rear Storage Compartment Replacement

One of the easiest ways to give your Corvette an interior facelift is to install a new carpet set. Carpets get most of the heaviest wear and a dirty, worn carpet will seriously detract from an otherwise nice Corvette interior. ...


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Dyeing Corvette Interior Plastic & Vinyl Parts

A lot of the new plastic or vinyl interior items that you purchase for your Corvette’s interior do not come color coded to your interior. Most of the times these items come in black or gray and will have to be dyed to match y...



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1957-1974 Corvette Ignition Coil Replacement

The ignition coil is the very heart of the fire for older Corvettes, and it’s one of those parts that can fail totally without warning, or give you subtle hints of its imminent demise. The latter was the case with the coil on...


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1973-1982 Corvette Emission System Install

Your Mission, if you choose to accept it, is to install that missing emission system on your Corvette. Back in the Sixties to Early Eighties, one of the first things that you did was to remove the horsepower robbing smog system...


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How to Rebuild 1965-1982 Corvette Rear Trailing Arm & Wheel Bearings

For this week’s article, we went to Zip Corvette Parts so we could see what goes into one of their trailing arm rebuilds. We will be doing this in a two-part article because



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1977-1982 Corvette Steering Wheel & Horn Button Installation

Has your padded steering wheel seen better days?  It seems that universal vinyl wraps or duct tape seem to be the most common way to repair these steering wheels.  These repairs are now a thing of the past.  Zip Corvette P...


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1963-1967 Corvette Radiator & Expansion Tank Replacement

Radiator and expansion tank replacement is a great DIY project. The job can be completed alone though an extra hand would be nice and of course the end result is a Corvette that runs at its ideal temperature maximizing performa...


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1963-1982 Corvette Trailing Arm, Strut Rod & Spring Mount Replacement

Replacing the rear control arms in a 63 to 82 Corvette is one project most people and repair shops want to avoid. Granted, it does take more than the average mechanical ability and some special tools, but it is not an impossibl...