WELCOME TO Vtech Corvette, LLC!
Vtech Corvette provides complete C2 and C3 Corvette restoration. Our suspension and restoration shop is your best source for quick and reliable service. Vtech Corvette provides rebuilds of Corvette trailing arms, wheel bearings, rear ends (differentials) control arms. Our service work is guaranteed. We care about the passion you have for your Corvette.
Vtech Corvette has over thirty years of Corvette rebuilding experience and Jim is an ASE Certified Master Technician.
Since you are dealing directly with the rebuilder, Vtech offers unbeatable prices, quality work and quick turnaround on orders. By dealing directly with the rebuilder, you eliminate some of the cost. Vtech Corvette is very competitive on parts and pricing.
If you are looking for a specific part for your C2 or C3 Corvette restoration, please call us, we have inventory (new or reconditioned) that is not listed in our online store!
Be sure to ask about our premium box service.
We can ship you our custom made boxes to ship us your parts!
"Your C2 and C3 Specialists!"
’63-’82 Corvette Differential Side Yokes (Stub Shafts)$134.00 – $155.00
1963 – 1982 CONTROL ARMS COMPLETE SET$1,150.00 – $1,275.00
1965 – 1982 Trailing Arm with a NEW TRAILING ARM – Left or Right (price includes core charge)$789.95
1965 -1982 Reconditioned Trailing Arm Assembly (price includes the core charge)$589.95
1965 -1982 Trailing Arm with NEW TRAILING ARM and NEW SPINDLE – NO CORE CHARGE$739.95
The Necessity of C3 Corvette Restoration
The Chevrolet Corvette (C3) is really a sports car created by Chevrolet for the 1968 through 1982 model years. Engines and chassis components have been mainly carried over in the earlier generation. However, the body and interior have been new. It set new sales records with 53,807 made for the 1979 model year.
Starting A C3 Corvette Restoration
The first thing to accomplish with a new project is to explore the car in detail if you get it housed. You would want to pull in a couple of other Corvette restoration authorities to help with the procedure, as they’re able to point out issues you could miss. In this case, one expert was able to identify that the front fenders on the car or truck have been factory-original, which implies the car had never taken a front-end hit. Specialists also helped the mechanic determine that the engine inside the car or truck will not be original.
Taking a look at the car, it was clear that the original paint color was Silver; the Corvette came with a Smoke Grey leather interior. But somewhere along the line, an individual replaced the original leather seats with the optional Smoke Grey cloth seats. Because the restoration was not going to become entirely original, the purchaser decided to alter the car’s exterior color. If this were actually a collectible and worthwhile Corvette, that would be an insane choice. However, the project was a “driving restoration,” so it was okay to bend the rules.
Support For The C3 Corvette Restoration
The C3 Corvette restoration began by rebuilding the front and rear suspensions, after which and replacing the shock absorbers followed by a brake inspection. Among the shocks and the front and rear suspension and steering rebuilds, a buyer may spend about $500 to get the iconic Corvette handling like new ahead of going back towards the engine and paint projects. Generally, even though the automobile was a thriving rebuild and offers you some superior guidelines to take on your own Corvette restoration, even though you aren’t an experienced mechanic.
The following hurdle is the emissions test when the license registration comes up for renewal in June. So I have scheduled an appointment with an expert in carbureted engines. We’ll place this Corvette on a chassis dynamometer and get a baseline reading of horsepower and torque, and make certain that she’ll pass the pollution test. Whilst I’m there, we’ll speak about some standard engine upgrade possibilities for the future, including a high-flow intake manifold and carburetor. The car or truck currently has an accurate dual exhaust, replacing the original 2-into-1-into-2 design that GM employed.
The other thing that requirements to be performed appropriately away is actually a front-end wheel alignment. The right-front tire is noticeably out of alignment, which will impact both the handling and fuel economy. Hopefully, no suspension components have already been damaged. Still, a little bit of purchasing on the internet shows me that a front suspension restoration kit with upgraded polyurethane bushings will cost me just $279.99. Take it from a guy who’s completed plenty of suspensions operate on Italian cars – that’s a phenomenal price tag.
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