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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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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 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...


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Corvette Control Arm Bushings and Ball Joint

How do you know if your Corvette’s upper control arm bushings are going bad? One of the easiest ways is to physically inspect them. If the rubber part of the bushing is deteriorated, cracked or even missing, it is time to...


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1963-1982 Corvette Front Suspension Rebuild

We will be focusing on the front suspension in this article and will be replacing all of the major components in a 1978 Corvette. The good people at Zip Corvette Parts, 8067 Fast Lane, Mechanicsville,VA 23111, 1-800-962-9632, w...



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1963-1974 Fuel Tank Sending Unit Replacement

If your fuel dash gauge starts to register intermittently, readings fluctuate, or it just plain quits, it can most often be traced back to the fuel tank sending unit. These units are always sitting in fuel. They are constantly ...


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1975-1982 Corvette Tachometer Repair

Turning 7000 RPMs would be very impressive especially in a stock 1978 Corvette with an L48. The only problem is that if you look at the speedometer, you can see that we are not moving. These impressive numbers were not even ach...


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1998-2004 Corvette Trunk Lid Strut Replacement

Do you have to use your fingernails to pry up your deck lid every time you open it? Is the use of a prop rod mandatory to keep the deck lid up and open? If you are having these problems on your 1998-2004 C5 Corvette Convertible...