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1970-1977 Rocker Panel Mount Repair

Have you resorted to toggle bolts and a hammer to repair those stripped rocker panel mounting screws? Are you tired of empty holes in your rocker panel moulding? Well, tool man, put those carpenter tools away. The Fix Is In. Z...


1977-1982 Corvette Air Conditioning Conversion

Maybe your air conditioner has decided to quit or you would like to change from the freon based a/c system of old. How do you go about it? Where do you get the parts? Can you do it yourself? This article will answer all of thes...


1973-1982 Corvette Replacing the Urethane Bumpers with Trueflex

We had parked Project 73 as far as we could from the Mall entrance.  There wasn’t a car within 200 feet.  Pretty safe, we thought.  When we came out, we found that someone had used the front of our 73 Corvette for a bumper...


1968-1982 Corvette Heater Box Rebuild

If the only way you can keep warm while driving your Corvette in the winter is to wear a ski parka and thermal blankets, then you definitely need to replace your heater core.  When you were driving around in the nice summer we...


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...


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...


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...


1977-1982 Corvette Gauge Cluster & Shift Plate Restoration

One area in the interior that always seems to show alot of wear is the gauge cluster and shift plate.  The bezel gets scratched along with the lense just from normal use.  The shifter plate gets worn, scratched or even cracke...


1968-1973 Corvette Power Brake Conversion

More power, more power….. That’s the chant of most Corvette owners over the years, especially those that have come from the muscle car generation. You remember the time when a stock 1970 LT1 had a bone crushing 370hp solid ...


1978-1982 Corvette T-top Installation

The finishing touches to any 78 to 82 Corvette can be new glass T-Tops, new wheels and tires and a final detail. Zip Corvette Parts, 8067 Fast Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23111, 1-800-962-9632, supplied a new pair of glass Corvett...


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. ...


1968-1977 Corvette Seat Cover & Foam Installation

The years can take their toll on your Corvette’s interior. The seats especially can get, well, the bottom end of the deal. Some generations of Corvettes can be more challenging than others to enter and exit, often requiring s...