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Adding Electric Windows to a C3

Adding electric windows is one of the easier upgrades that can make the C3 a little more user-friendly. Although somewhat labor intensive, since it was a factory option, both the mechanical and electric parts of conversion are a bolt-in proposition. There’s no fab work required: no welding, drilling holes through the firewall, or trying to find ways to splice into factory wiring. The only real modification is to cut holes for switches in the plastic parking brake housing, and that’s only if you don’t want to order a new housing with holes already there. No special tools are required, and if you’re mechanically adept, it should take about a day’s work. You’ll need to remove the dash, center console and parking brake housing, in order to route the wiring. (more…)

1963-1982 Corvette Dent Removal Tool Instructions

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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 aid in straightening your crossmember if the majority of damage is within the perimeter of the inner forcing plate coverage area. (more…)

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

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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 engine that produced 435 horsepower upon delivery, and we’re going to release the sound and fury in the chambers by installing a set of Doug’s Headers sidemount headers and exhaust pipes – which offer good looks and easy installation to go along with the legendary Doug’s Headers performance and sound. (more…)