The coupe version was designed with two removable panels that could be stored in the back luggage compartment. Only two street cars are known to exist and this is one of them. In 1981 automatic Corvettes with standard suspension were equipped with the new fiberglass-reinforced transverse rear spring; it became a standard spring material for the front and rear of all 1984 and later Corvettes. Bill Dudley brought this beautiful red 1969 Monza convertible from its original owner in April 1970. Strike the lower ball joint with a mallet until the upright is free from the lower control arm.
After the knuckles have been removed, carefully inspect them for any fl aws. The 1968 Corvette was introduced with many innovative features including fiber-optic light monitors, hideaway windshield wipers, removable T-tops on the coupe, and a 3-speed automatic transmission that replaced the former 2-speed Power glide. Disc includes technical overview of an original factory top, equipment you will need for the installation, and a complete demonstration of removing your old top and properly installing a new top. He won his class at the age of 45, and this victory was the highlight of his racing career. One finished ninth overall and won its class.
The split window disappeared in 1964, but the aerodynamic problem remained until the C3 was introduced in 1968. These complete stickers tell the story about what was installed onto the car at the factory. Many C3 owners have installed these very popular systems on later third-generation Corvettes. You should not see any cracks around the welds that secure these brackets to the lower frame. A U-joint is attached to each end of the half-shaft. Three bolts secure this control arm to the underside of the frame.
This stunt almost cost him his job, but somehow he survived the chopping block. Whether you're an informed owner or skilled enthusiast, this book will provide an essential information source for those who want to restore this affordable Corvette model at home. He retired from this position in 1975 at age 65. The company developed an overhead-valve conversion for the very popular flathead Ford V-8. A transverse multileaf steel spring is bolted to the differential and connected to each trailing arm with a link.
Both spoilers were made from flexible rubber and over time showed a lot of waves in the finish especially at the rear when they were exposed to the sun. You cannot allow the compressed spring to slip because it could cause serious injury. Each caliper is purpose built for the wheel it is attached to, and you should always inspect each one for leaks before removal. This car featured more horsepower, but the interior is not among my favorites; however, it probably would be inexpensive to purchase. The exhaust blended into one converter under the passenger compartment and split back out into dual exhausts at the rear.
While this front and rear design is much heavier than on newer Corvettes, it has proven to be trouble free. This model year is identical to the 1978 except the 1978 clamshell pace car seats became standard in all 1979 Corvettes. The anti-roll bar also attaches to the lower control arm. Looking at the car, it was obvious that the original paint color was Silver; the Corvette came with Smoke Grey leather interior. General Motors ordered them to be destroyed, but Arkus-Duntov sold them to private racers. Walt Thurn's new book - How to Restore Your C3 Corvette 1968-1982 has everything you will need to do a first class restoration of your beloved Corvette. Corvette expert, high-performance shop owner, and builder Chris Petris shows how to transform a mundane C3 into an outstanding high-performance car.
One is a heavy-duty cap on high-horsepower cars. This allows room for the suspension to clear the upper ball joint when the bolt is loosened. Next are step-by-step instructions on inspecting, removing, restoring or replacing everything between the front and rear bumper and I do mean everything. Now I need to make a decision, Spend money on the book or buy parts. All 1978 cars had special 25th Anniversary badges. These tabs must be bent straight prior to removing these bolts. Corvette Repair restored both of these historic Corvettes.
For 1977, horsepower remained the same as 1976, but the car received interior and trim upgrades. The entire strength of the floor area is centered at the rear of the tunnel area bulkhead and damage can be easily hidden by the metal divider panel. Two attachment methods are used to secure the shaft to the differential. It was fitted with a 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission and was a comfortable cruiser. Rubber bushings reduced noise and vibration. Many were produced and if the price is right would be worthwhile to restore. Use a tape measure to make sure the frame is straight.