Weekend Projects for Your Classic Corvette 1953-1982

Weekend Projects for Your Classic Corvette 1953-1982


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A Full Year's Worth of "Weekend Projects"

By NCRS member Tom Benford! Part of enjoying your Corvette is the weekends spent tinkering before a Sunday drive. Whether updating to a modern brake system, repairing wear and tear, or installing a custom audio system, these projects make your 'Vette unique and enjoyable.

This book walks you through a full year's worth (52) of step-by-step weekend projects explaining the special tools, tips, and tricks involved. Each project takes less than a weekend and can be accomplished by enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Engine Projects include:

  • Oil pressure line replacement
  • Alternator replacement
  • Thermostat and housing replacement
  • Distributor mainshaft replacement
  • Internal fuel filter replacement
  • Valve cover replacement
  • Tachometer drive cable replacement
  • Vintage Air A/C installation
  • Distributor shield and shielded plug wire replacement
  • Voltage regulator replacement
  • Steel valve cover replacement
  • Spark plug upgrade
  • Stainless intake manifold bolt upgrade
  • Engine appearance freshening
  • Spin-on filter conversion
  • Ignition coil replacement
  • Radiator replacement
  • Faux cadmium finish application
  • High-performance distributor upgrade
  • Intake manifold refurbishment
  • Carburetor rebuild stand

Interior projects include:

  • Door panel replacement
  • Power window motor replacement
  • Shifter console prep and paint
  • Shark heater-A/C control rebuild
  • Vent window regulator rebuild
  • Turn signal switch replacement
  • Teak steering wheel upgrade
  • Plastic steering wheel repair
  • Sill mount hole repair
  • Gauge cluster replacement with quartz clock upgrade
  • Radio noise supressor installation
  • Battery cut-off switch installation
  • Fiberglass spare tire basket repair
  • Headliner replacement
  • Weatherstrip replacement
  • Forward shift console tab repair
  • C3 interior installation

Exterior projects:

  • Taillight bezels and lens replacement
  • C2 and C3 hood numbers replacement
  • Hood stinger replacement
  • Gas door and bezel replacement
  • Rear script and letter replacement
  • Door latch mechanism rebuild or replacement
  • Stainless steel side exhaust upgrade
  • Rocker panel molding mount repair
  • "LeMans" roller latch fuel cap upgrade
  • Flexglass front bumper replacement

Brakes, Tires, Wheels & Suspension projects:

  • Parking brake shoe replacement
  • Tire and wheel swap upgrade
  • Direct bolt-on knock-off spinner installation
  • Half shaft u-joint replacement


Soft-bound with 223 pages and hundreds of step-by-step photos.


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    This is a great book. I have a '65 and it has a lot of issues. I was astounded at the projects he picked and how intelligently he approached them. He didn't just buy all new parts. Instead he made logical decisions that saved money by doing repairs when it was just as good a solution. I have bought about 10 books on restoration and this is by far the most useful.
    Darcy Detlor December 09, 2013

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 09 May, 2012.