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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 Corvette 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...


How to install a modern CD Player or Receiver in a C4 Corvette

C4 Corvette Sound System Upgrade: Part 1–Installing a Modern Receiver

Is your 1990-1996 Corvette’s Delco-Bose sound system is acting up? When you put a CD in, does the stereo kick it back and display “Err”? Do your speakers go pop, pop when you turn it on? Volume knob scratchy? ...


How to install Bose Amplifier and Speaker Assembly in a C4 Corvette

C4 Corvette Sound System Upgrade: Part 2–The Bose Amplifier/Speaker Assemblies

One challenge of caring for C4s can be aging sound system components. A C4 with the UU8 or U1F Delco-Bose Music Systems has an “amplifier/speaker assembly” located at each corner of the interior. Each assembly has i...



How to install Bose Speakers on a 1990-1996 C4 Corvette

1990-1996 Corvette Bose Speaker Replacement

Are you tired of having to listen to headphones in your 1990’s C4 Corvette? Without them, all you would get out of your old Delco Bose speakers is loud popping sounds and static. Now there’s a solution from Zip Corvette Pa...


How to install 1984-1996 C4 Corvette Sunvisors

1984-1996 C4 Corvette Sunvisor Installation

Are you afraid of going topless? With your C4 Corvette, that is! How many times have you wanted to drop the top on your car on a beautiful sunny day but your worn and torn Corvette sunvisors were just too ugly to show. So inste...


How to replace the Seat Tracks in a 1984-1996 C4 Corvette

1984-1996 C4 Corvette Seat Track Replacement

Learn how to replace your C4 Corvette power seat tracks: The 1984 Corvette was an engineering marvel to the automotive community, and the following years showed vast improvements. By the end of C4 production, the 1996 model w...