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How to Restore Your C3 Corvette: 1968-1982 The Corvette is in a league of its own. As the all-American V-8 sports car, no other high-performance American car can match it for enthusiast interest, collectability, and in many cases, performance. GM has cranked out model after memorable model continuously from 1953 to present, with the only exception being 1983. During this time, the Corvette earned a fanatical following and iconic status. Over the course of 14-year production run of the third generation, more than a half-million Corvettes were built. Whether its hard use, neglect or just elapsed time, often these 30-years-old or older cars require a major restoration and not just simple repair. Through the pages of this book, you are expertly guided through each crucial stage of the restoration process from disassembly to inspection and parts selection to assembly. The hands-on restoration techniques for all major component groups are explained in exceptional detail for professional results, including suspension, engine, interior, body, paint, brakes, steering, electrical, and interior. Special coverage is devoted to restoring the birdcage frame and the fiberglass body. In addition, the author addresses the real-world benefits and drawbacks of doing the work yourself. It will also contain essential model information, VIN identification, powertrain and interior options and more. Corvette, 1966-1982 SHOP MANUAL For the owner or professional mechanic. Complete information for performing all required sevice operations and overhauls. Covers all components. Engine sizes 327, 350, 427 and 454.
Publisher: Midlife Classic Cars