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1968-1982 Corvette Headlight Vacuum Hose Kit

If you are the proud owner of a 1968-1982 Corvette, then you are probably aware that your headlight system operates with vacuum. These cars are around 30-40 years old now, so if you haven’t already experienced problems wi...


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1962-1974 Corvette Tachometer Drive Cross Gear Replacement

Mechanical tachometers were standard equipment on Corvettes from their inception through the 1974 Corvette model year. Unfortunately, they’re all prone to the same problem: Eventually, the cross shaft gear in the distribu...


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1977-1982 Corvette Air Condition Blower Motor Replacement

You turn your key on and you hear a low rump, rump, rump sound coming from the far right hand corner of the dash. You realize that it may be the blower motor so you turn the fan switch to high just to be sure. It now sounds lik...



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1965-1982 Corvette Brake Rotor Replacement

If you are like me, you want your 1967 to 1982 Corvette to stop just as good as it goes.  So when it comes to your brake system, you want it to be of top quality.  You want to install everything one time and be sure that ever...


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1965-1982 Corvette Disc Brake Installation

Right now, most 1973-1982 Corvettes are in that middle ground between ultra-collectible and new. They’re still Corvettes, which makes them desirable and prestigious, yet they haven’t reached the value and collectabi...


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1968-1982 Corvette Carpet Installation

Our Millennium project 1974 Stingray is receiving a new carpet set, but instead of the original tan, this shark is getting the Torch Red of the 90’s courtesy of Zip Corvette Parts, 8067 Fast Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23111, 1-...



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1968-1982 Corvette Headlight Vacuum System Repair

When you turn your headlights on in your 68 to 82 Corvette, does only one headlight lock up into place and the other one sits partially open? Do the headlights come up or go down very slowly? Do you have to help one or both hea...


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1968-1982 Door Hinge Spring Replacement & Handle Flap Repair

Do you have to prop your Corvette’s door to keep it open? If so, then your Corvette door hinge spring is either broken, disconnected or missing. The replacement is simple when you have the right part and right tool. All y...


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1968-1982 Corvette Wiper Motor Replacement

Your windshield wiper motor has stopped working. You have checked the fuse. The wiper switch is good and you have power to the wiper motor. Well, Sparky, your Corvette’s wiper motor has decided to go to that big wiper mot...



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1968-1976 Corvette Shifter Console Restoration

The console area is a focal point in any Corvette interior. Any time you have to shift gears or use the heater or air conditioner, you are drawn to this area. If this area in the Corvette does not look good, it will make the re...


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1963-1982 Corvette Alternator Replacement

The alternator is an essential component in the electrical system of a Corvette, since it supplies the necessary DC voltage and keeps the battery charged. Like all things mechanical, eventually it wears out and fails. The proje...


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1977-1982 Corvette Sunvisor Installation

Nothing is as annoying as driving your Corvette down the road and having the sunvisor flop down in front of you. You push it back up and it falls down again. After years of use, the sunvisors’ hinges lose their tension and wi...