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5/1/14 8:09am - Original Message: 'updating'
cinor Lifetime Member
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, - Canada

Vette(s):
1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1

Joined: 12/24/2013
Posts: 285
I am going to begin a restore on my 75 this summer and would like to do some updates as I go like the suspension for one.  there are many ideas out there but I want to be able to be sure the update will work for my car is there someplace or somewhere one can check to make sure it will work before it is ordered.  Getting parts up here in Saskatchewan takes time and freight is crazy so one does not want to be reordering because they find out that oops that one isn't going to work.

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5/1/14 11:22am - Reply: 'Re: updating'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Red Interior White exterior

Joined: 4/18/2007
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I used Vette Brake and performance to update the suspension in my '81. I also ordered the dvd that showed how to remove and install all the components which was extremely helpful. One of the best parts of the video was when they made a mistake by doing things out of order. They left it in, and told you about it. Nice to see the experts err from time to time.

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5/1/14 5:56pm - Reply: 'Re: updating'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

Vette(s):
1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

Joined: 10/17/2007
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Depending on how deep you are going into the restoration make sure you have the books before you start and take pictures of everything:

 1975 Corvette Factory Assembly manual

74-75 GM Factory Service Manuals on CD 

Paper copies: I understand that you need both 1974 & 1975 books But the 1974 is the most important.

1974 GM Factory Service Manual a paper copy   

1975 GM Factory Service Manual a paper copy 

Then I would ask this form every time I started a particular area.  You will then get specific advice on what to watch out for and what order to go in.  

By the way I checked the links and they all seem to work.  One other thing I would do is check the supporting vendors prices before you purchase anything.  It just helps keep the doors open on this site and all of them provide quality service and produces as far as I have heard.



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5/2/14 8:16pm - Reply: 'Re: updating'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

Joined: 8/27/2007
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I used VB&P (Vette Brakes & Products) for the front suspension rebuild on my '79. I chose to go with the rubber bushings like it came with, but they also offer poly bushing kits, too.

I'm happy with the end result. One issue was the height of the new springs was a bit higher than the old ones we removed. Turns out they hold the car up to the same ride height after installation,  but springs are made differently nowadays. Their telephone helpline was helpful. 

Try to stay away from the cheap stuff.  Censored Nightmares!!!

Kevin


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5/2/14 8:32pm - Reply: 'Re: updating'
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, - Canada

Vette(s):
1975 Orange Flame . I have owned car for 20 years now . Had 44000 miles when I first bought now just about to hit 60000. Had new motor built in 2012 upped hp to around 350 . New paint and front and rear fiberglass bumpers also 2012 .

Joined: 2/28/2014
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Hello . I also own a 75 and am in the process of having suspension and brake work done right now . I did do some shopping at different web sites and ended purchasing from  Ecklers .  They have a good selection of parts but not all to good with the technical advise . Have read a lot of good things on this site about VBP better at giving advice on best products for your driving style . I should no more in a couple of weeks how all my upgrades have gone . Best of luck to you George

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