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1968 Corvette

1968 Corvette
1968 Chevrolet Corvette
Date Purchased October 2008
Purchase Price $3,500
Total Invested $3,350
Percentage Complete 35%









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1968 Corvette body separation

Body Separation


Removing the fiberglass body from the frame.


1968 Corvette Rear End Axle Assembly Removal

Rear End Axle Assembly Removal


Removing the rear end axle assembly from the frame.


1968 Corvette Steering Box Removal

Steering Box Removal


Removing the steering box from the frame.


1968 Corvette Steering Box Removal

Front End Removal


Removing the front end assembly from the frame including the control arms, spindels, coil springs, and more.

1968 Corvette Steering Box Removal

Front Suspension Disassembly


Complete disassembly of the front end of a 1968 Corvette.

1968 Corvette Steering Box Removal

Frame Work and Improvements


Strengthen the frame of a 1968 Corvette. Includes instructions for adding support gussets, welding the frame, and supporting the cross member.

1968 Corvette Steering Box Removal

Sandblasting, Primer, and Paint


Sandblasting and painting the frame of a 1968 Corvette. Now that all improvements have been made to the frame, I can move on to getting it ready for painting.

1968 Corvette Steering Box Removal

Bushings and Control Arm Shaft


Installing the bushings into the top and bottom A-Arms. For this project, I had to modify a metal pipe and use a hydraulic press to make everything fit perfectly.

Front Suspension Assembly Corvette 1968

Front Suspension Assembly


Installing the control arms and coil springs on the front suspension assembly of a 1968 Corvette restoration.

Front Suspension Assembly Corvette 1968

Rear End Disassembly


Disassembling and restoring the rear end including removing the differential cross member, leaf springs, half shafts, universal joints, strut rods, and bushings.

Strut Rod Repair

Half Shaft and Strut Rod Rebuild


Restoration of a 1968 Corvette half shafts and strut rod including installation of the universal joints using a hydraulic press. This article also covers installing bushings on the strut rods.

1968 Corvette Steering Box Removal

Differential Rebuild


The differential isn't terribly hard but, in my opinion, it was the most challenging part to rebuild on the rolling chassis and it takes a lot of thought before breaking it down.


Part 1| Part 2| Part 3

1968 Corvette Steering Box Removal

Trailing Arm Rebuild


Now that the differential is completed, the only real obstacle left before having a rolling chassis is the trailing arm rebuild. This section covers the disassembly and rebuild of the trailing arms on a 1968 Corvette.

Part 1| Part 2| Part 3

corvette c3 gas tank

Gas Tank Replacement


Replacement of a 1968 C3 Corvette gas tank and sending unit. This article covers dissassembly of the old tank and prep of a brand new one.

corvette c3 gas tank

Relay Rod Rebuild


Rebuilding the relay rod was a quick and easy project. The rebuild kit made everything simple but cleaning off the years of grime took some time.