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The photos in this edition are black and white.

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.

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

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.

Pages : 192
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 540 b/w photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613253588
Product Code : SA223P

About the Author

Acknowledgments 

Introduction 

 

Chapter 1: Choose Your Corvette

Fiberglass Bodies

Handling

NCRS and Bloomington Gold

Collector Values

Exterior/Interior Differences 

Options

Skills and Capabilities

Chapter 2: A Corvette by the Numbers: What to Look For 

Codes, Codes, Codes 

Inspection Results

Analyzing a Potential Project

 

Chapter 3: Getting Started

Types of Restoration

Shop/Garage Requirements

Parts Cleaning

Paint Preparation 

Equipment Needs

Sourcing Parts 

Disassembly

Lifting the Body

 

Chapter 4: Bodywork

Components to Consider

Inspection 

Fiberglass Repair

Fiberglass Panel Replacement

Fiberglass Panel Removal 

Frame Repair

Prepping to Paint

 

Chapter 5: Paint 

Safety Concerns

Choose a Shop

Should You Do It Yourself?

Paint Types 

NCRS or Bloomington Gold Paint Refinishing

Practice Applying Paint

Paint Facilities

Body Prep 

Post-Paint Work 

Body Reinstallation

 

Chapter 6: Engines

Other Factors to Consider

Engine Disassembly

Machine Shop Service

Short Block Assembly

Top End Assembly

Valve Adjustment

Alternative Engine Options

Bloomington Gold/NCRS Requirements

 

Chapter 7: Transmissions

Identification

Disassembly

Inspection 

Assembly

Transmission Options

 

Chapter 8: Driveline Restoration 

Clutch Linkage

Bellhousing 

Differential

Install Driveshaft/Axleshaft

 

Chapter 9: Brakes

1963–1965 Drum Brakes

Drum Brake Options 

Hydraulic System

Master Cylinders

Brake Lines, Fittings, Hardware

Power or Manual Brakes? 

Brake Fluid

Parking Brakes

 

Chapter 10: Suspension 

Design Innovations 

Alignment Terms

Suspension Restoration 

Rear Wheel Bearing Service

Make a Plan of Attack

Chassis Disassembly

Subassembly Disassembly 

Rear Trailing Arm Installation 

Steering System Installation

Subassembly Installation 

Component Installation 

 

Chapter 11: Electrical and Wiring 

Electrical System Inspection 

Wiring Advances 

Component Restoration 

Alternators 

Using a Multi-Meter 

Starter Motors

Ignition Distributors 

Electric Motors 

Gauge Clusters

 

Chapter 12: Interior 

Seat Covers 

Headliner and Insulation 

Cowl Vents 

Dash Assembly 

Carpet

Window Trim 

Seats 

Door Panels 

Convertible Top 

Hardtop

 

Chapter 13: Other Components 

Fuel System

Mechanical Fuel Injection 

Cooling System 

Air Conditioning 

Sound System 

Ignition Shielding 

Wheels and Tires 

Power Steering

Power Windows

Exhaust System 

Windshield and Glass

 

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