Automotive door sealing technology has improved dramatically from the early days when rain water came in from all angles. By 1969 GM changed the outer seal strip that wipes the glass clear on those damp mornings to do a good job of keeping water out of the door. In turn it kept water off of… Read more »
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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 »
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 »
By Chris Petris Headlight buckets on 1963-1967 Corvettes can be rather difficult to install properly. Ill-fitting assemblies and incorrect installations are common finds . We’ll provide some tips and tricks to do the job properly.
Pictured above on the right is Corvette Central’s Made in USA C1 battery tray (part #171301), along with a black coated tray that is a foreign made copy. The black tray is a good reproduction, as well as an option if your top priority is saving $20. However, readers should be aware that the black… Read more »