Restore An Old Corvette

As the all-American sports car, Corvettes are in a category all their own. There is no other production car that comes close to it in terms of enthusiast interest, loyal following, collectability, and iconic status.

Restore an old Corvette

Read: '66 Corvette Restoration

Although not nearly as valuable or fast as a C2 or early C3 model, early eighties Corvettes are fun and affordable, and if you restore one to factory stock, its value will certainly increase.

1966 Corvette Sting Ray restoration

Read: 1982 Corvette Restoration


C2 C3 Corvette Brake System Rebuild

Rebuild Corvette Calipers

Rebuild Corvette Calipers-Reassembly

Corvette caliper rebuild and reassembly

Lip Seal vs O-Ring Calipers

Removing Riveted Brake Rotors

Corvette Steering System Rebuild

Power steering was an option on Corvettes from 1963 to 1976, and became standard equipment in 1977. Although the pumps and gearboxes changed several times, the power steering control valve and cylinder remained pretty much the same.

Corvette p/s cylinder rebuild

Read: How To Rebuild A Steering Cylinder

After rebuilding the control valve and steering cylinder, I replaced the four power steering hoses. Procedures for 1963-1982 Corvettes are virtually the same.

Replace power steering hoses Corvette restoration by Mark Trotta

Read: Corvette P/S Hose Replacement

1982 Corvette tilt-telescopic steering column repair

Read: Tilt-Telescope Steering Column Repair

Corvette Crossfire 350 engine

Read: 1982 Corvette Fuel System

Read: Corvette Crossfire Maintenance and Diagnosis


A large part of old car restoration is research.

1966 Corvette assembly manual

Reproduction factory manuals like these are invaluable.

327 SBC engine build

Read: 327 Chevy Build


Many people have tackled an old car project and saw it through to completion. And there's one thing they all have in common - the proper mind set.

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My e-book "Finish Your Project Car" was written from my personal experience of over 30 years of starting and finishing projects. Topics include planning, ordering parts, overcoming obstacles, and staying motivated.

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