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1963-1967 Corvette Instrument Cluster Rebuild

After at least 28 years of use a 63-67 Corvette instrument cluster has lost some of its luster. Gauge lenses are scratched or cracked, odometers quit working, indicator needles lose their color and even speedometer and tachomet...


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1964-1967 Shifter Console Restoration

The console is a focal point of any 63 to 67 Corvette interior. It houses the shifter and separates the seats. After 30+ years, it starts to show its age. The satin aluminum trim gets worn. The black painted surfaces becomes sc...


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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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1963-1967 Corvette Interior Upgrade

The soft trim of an interior gets more than its share of abuse throughout a car’s life. It is also an area where most owners can do the restoration work needed themselves. We wanted to re-new the interior in our 64 Corvette C...


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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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1955-1980 Corvette Exhaust Manifold Detailing

You are going to a show and the engine and engine compartment are detailed but you still have one problem. What are you going to do with those exhaust manifolds? Multi shades of rust clash with those nicely painted heads. You d...



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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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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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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...