The Corvette is in a league of its own. With a fanatical following and legendary performance reputation, GM has continuously produced model after memorable model starting in 1953 and continuing today. As long as there is a car culture, the Corvette will continue to appeal to legions of enthusiasts. As such, these most of these cars will require a restoration during their lifetime, and that's where this book comes in. While some Corvette concourse restorations will be entrusted to professional restoration shops, many knowledgeable and skilled owners take pride in performing restoration work on their own.
The Corvette C2, or second generation Corvette, is among the most popular of all Corvettes ever built. This book offers an ample amount of step-by-step information in color and focus on real-world restoration techniques. In addition, it contains essential authenticity information and key considerations involved in the restoration process. This guide will cover all aspects of the restoration process, including engines and drivelines, bodywork, paint, interior and trim, suspension, brakes, chassis, and steering.
Author Chris Petris owns and runs Petris Enterprises, a respected Corvette restoration and parts supply business and has been a Bloomington Gold School Technical Instructor for 9 years. Corvette owners are a discriminating group and you are shown how to restore your car and retain the originality of the car within practical budgets. Whether you would like to try and tackle your own restoration, or simply want to know how the successful pros like Petris do it, this Restoration Series title has you covered.
"In typical How-To fashion, this book takes home restorers setp by step through buying, evaluating and restoring the car: bodywork, paint, engines, transmissions, brakes, suspension, electrical, interior and more are covered. Clear color photos make this 192-page softcover easy to follow. If you're considering a Sting Ray, start here."
"Is restoring your second-generation Corvette making you pull your hair out? Not to worry, Corvette restorer Chris Pertis makes it simple with his guide to restoring the midyear models. He gives pointers on how to choose your Vette; how to choose a shop to restore it's engine, transmission, brakes wiring and interior; and how to do it yourself for everything in between. Petris' well-photographed step-by-step instructions are detailed and easy to follow. This book is a find for anyone in the market for a Corvette project or who has one gathering dust in the garage and wants to turn back the hands of time." -Classic Motorsports, November 2012
Gold Medallion Winner for Book Writing: Technical/How-to. -International Automotive Media Awards, 2012
Chris Petris, President of Petris Enterprises, restores and modifies Corvettes on a daily basis at his specialty business. In fact, Petris has been an ASE Master Certified Technician for more than 20 years and has been working on and restoring Corvettes of all varieties for more than two decades. He has performed many C3 high-performance build-ups at his own shop. He managed the Corvette service center for Eckler's for 5 years. He worked behind the scenes at Greenwood Automotive, building performance engines, transmissions, drivelines, and suspensions. Currently, Petris is a contributing technical editor for Auto Enthusiast magazine. He has also answered technical questions for Bloomington Gold and has been a Bloomington Gold School technical instructor for 11 years.