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Body & Paint

C1 Corvette Windshield Post Problems and Fixes

Many of our 1956 to 1962 Corvette customers report a noticeable vibration or rocking at the base of their windshield.  More frequently than not,  the windshield mounting posts are snapped off.  Over the years, many of these posts have been subjected to questionable repair work, with shims, metal strips and welding being employed to varying… Read more »

C4 (84-96)

C4 Suspension Overview

  By Chris Petris The fourth generation Corvette was a radical departure from General Motors early Corvette engineering.  It eliminated a perimeter frame to support the suspension and driveline.  Two front frame rails integrated into the first ever Corvette uni-body construction.  This made for an interesting driveline mounting installation.  The front suspension subframe was bolted… Read more »

C1-C6 (53-13)

Corvette Central Exhaust Systems Overview, Part I

By Chris Petris Exhaust systems have improved immensely from the early years when we would replace rear exhaust, mufflers and tail-pipes almost yearly on dual exhaust vehicles. Corvettes were no exception.  If they were driven infrequently with rich running engines, it destroyed the carbon steel exhaust tubing quickly. The rear of the exhaust system was… Read more »

C4 (84-96)

C4 Corvette Tackles One Lap of America Endurance Race

Story and photos by Chris Petris The Brock Yates’ One Lap of America endurance race, formerly known as “The Cannonball,” consists of a variety of challenges on the dry skid pad, drag strip, and racetrack. It is the equivalent of the Hot Rod Power Tour with track challenges at each stop. However, it is grueling… Read more »

Body & Paint

1963-1982 Corvette Dent Removal tool instructions

Story and pictures by Chris Petris Your 1963-1982 Corvette front crossmember is subjected to large rocks, unimaginable road debris and damage from repair work (poorly positioned floor jacks). As a result, many, if not all, the frames under C2 and C3 Corvettes have caved-in front crossmembers. The repair tool (Corvette Central part number 182100) will… Read more »

C3 (68-82)

Side Mount C3 Exhaust? Look No Further than Doug’s Headers

The third-generation Corvette is perhaps the most-overlooked model of all ‘Vette styles. Despite being saddled with carrying the Corvette nameplate through the smog years, some of the earlier models were factory-equipped with decent small- and big-block engine options. The focus of our article today is a 1969 Corvette stuffed with a Tri-Power 427 cubic-inch big-block… Read more »