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11/1/15 1:58pm - Original Message: 'assembly manual reference screws'
Babyblue 78
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1978 Corvette Light Blue Pulled from the swamps of Miami! Its a driver and back on the road!

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OK I can order the packs of screws from the corvette magazines and have done this in the past or get them at the Carlisle show but in the corvette assembly book it references screws and shows the screw but why is there not the size of the screw on the page or where is the reference number to the size of the screw so that maybe you could go to the hardware store and buy them quickly?  Am I missing something?
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11/2/15 7:06am - Reply: 'Re: assembly manual reference screws'
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1980 loaded red on red. 68,000 original miles. Second owner. Well documented with all original paperwork. NCRS Founders Award 9/27/14. NCRS Top Flight 10/12/14.

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Corvette Central use to provide all that info in the description. Ex. Alt. Bracket Bolt 3/8 x 1 1/2. I Just use size for example. But they made changes and don't provide it anymore. Bummer! Now I google part number from manual and get the info! I'm not positive but I think the picture of bolts and screws in manual are the actual size. I will look at manual later to see what I find.

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11/2/15 9:11am - Reply: 'Re: assembly manual reference screws'
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yep,I wish they put that info. up too.

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11/2/15 1:29pm - Reply: 'Re: assembly manual reference screws'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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 The assembly line used screws/fasteners from a large box marked with the part number...no need for size call-outs there, as workers knew what they needed for each position. Iirc, the Parts Manual does have dimension call-outs for fasteners....

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11/2/15 2:25pm - Reply: 'Re: assembly manual reference screws'
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how do iget a copy joel?
as unf unc are getting to get over here.


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11/2/15 6:18pm - Reply: 'Re: assembly manual reference screws'
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 Jack, you can peruse the '53-'82 and '84-2001 Part Manuals HERE. Ben(cthulhu) offered to host them on his webpage for me years ago, since my page wouldn't handle the large files. You should also be able to download them, but.....they are MASSIVE in file size. If you're not familiar with the GM parts numbering system(or even if you are), it can take a while to find what you're looking for, but....if it's on the car from the factory, it's THERE.
These are the original parts manuals on microfiche....some of the pages are a little screwy, but still readable. I use them quite often to verify part numbers and such. Thumbs Up


Here's an example from the Parts Manual...






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11/3/15 3:12am - Reply: 'Re: assembly manual reference screws'
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that page can't be displayed,joel


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11/3/15 4:46am - Reply: 'Re: assembly manual reference screws'
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ok,I found it in pdf form on corvetteland.

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11/3/15 6:47am - Reply: 'Re: assembly manual reference screws'
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that parts manual was the best thing i've bought.  60.00 off ebay.  It gives sizes of bolts etc and pictures are very detailed usually show every washer etc  then take the number and look up sizes as in the picture posted.  wouldn't be without the book. 

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11/3/15 1:01pm - Reply: 'Re: assembly manual reference screws'
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Joanne said: that page can't be displayed,joel


Wonder why? Werks for me...dangit. Is it not working for anyone else?


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11/3/15 3:01pm - Reply: 'Re: assembly manual reference screws'
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'78 Silver Anniversary T Top coupe,58k orig miles. THM350 auto, 350 L48, JBM headers,Oyster White interior,.as of Nov '15 in process of painting.

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IF it is a screw, or other fastener for the 78 Corvette, chances are you have at least ONE that you are trying to duplicate for replacements..
If so, take it to a GOOD hardware store and determine the fastener type, finish, head,thread etc..
Most good hardware stores can easily determine such things..Surprisingly, on my 78 Corvette, there ARE some factory metric sheet metal screws( 10mm holding washer bottle in place)
Then you can call around locally or go online and search for a particular screw/bolt/fastener etc and talk intelligently and so locate sources other than the aftermarket Corvette part sellers..

I recently cleaned up and repainted  and needed to replace some missing screws on the rocker panels of my 78 Corvette.

The screw was steel, black oxide, oval head phillips 3/4" length and 10/24 machine thread..Length measured for overall length NOT thread length on the ones I replaced...Jim


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11/3/15 4:25pm - Reply: 'Re: assembly manual reference screws'
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1973 L82 4 Speed Coupe - Very original, well documented driver/survivor. 2016 Bend Regional NCRS Top Flight.

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Adams' Apple said:
Joanne said: that page can't be displayed,joel


Wonder why? Werks for me...dangit. Is it not working for anyone else?



Joel, the link sent my 1st Gen IPAD into a tizzy but it worked fine on my laptop, downloading as we speak. Thanks !!

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