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How To Restore Your C3 Corvette: 1968-1982

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Item ID: 639-009
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  • 1968-1982
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How To Restore Your C3 Corvette: 1968-1982

   The Corvette is in a league of it's own. As the all-American V-8 sports car, no other high-performance American car can match it for enthusiast interest, collectibility, 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 it's 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!

If you've been looking for the authoritative guide for restoring your 1968-1982 Stingray, this is it!  This book features extensive frame and body restoration techniques, which are a crucial portion of the restoration process.


About The Author:

Walt Thurn has been involved with the Corvette hobby since 1963 and has been a Corvette owner since 1965. He has written many how-to articles on street Corvettes and has covered many  Corvette racing events. He has been published in VETTE, Corvette Fever, Corvette Quarterly, Corvette Enthusiast, and along with his racing coverage he has written a number of how-to tech articles about C3, C4, C5 and C6 Corvettes.

  • Author: Walt Thurn
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • Illustrations: 493 Color Photos & Charts
  • Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"
  • ISBN: 9781613250372

Also known under these part numbers: (For reference only)

  • 9781613250372
  • SA248