1969 Chevrolet Corvette

1969 Chevrolet Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette colloquially known as the “Vette” is a two-door, two-passenger sports car manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet across more than 60 years of production and eight design generations. From 1953 to 2019, it was front-engine and since 200 it is mid-engine. With its generations noted sequentially form C1 to C8, the Corvette serves as Chevrolet’s halo vehicle and is widely noted for its performance and distinctive plastic-either fiberglass or composite-bodywork.

In 1953, when GM executives were looking to name the new Chevrolet sports car, assistant director for the Public Relations department Myron Scott suggested Corvette after the small maneuverable warship-and the name was approved. The first model, a convertible, was introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept and was followed ten years later by the 1963 second generation, in coupe and convertible styles. Originally manufactured in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, the Corvette has been manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky since 1981.

The Corvette has since become widely know as “America’s Sports Car”. Automotive New wrote that after “starring” in the early 1960s television show Rout 66, the Corvette became synonymous with freedom and adventure”, ultimately becoming both “the most successful concept car in history and the most popular sports car in history”.

The third generation Corvette, patterned after the Mako Shark II concept car, was introduced for the 1968 model year and was in production until 1982. C3 coupes featured the first use of T-top removable roof panels. It introduced monikers that were later revived, such as LT-1, ZR-1, Z07, and Collector Edition. Styling changed subtly throughout the generation until 1978 for the 25th anniversary. The Sting Ray nameplate was not used on the 1968 model, but Chevrolet still referred to the Corvette as a Sting Ray; however, the 1969 (through 1976) models used the “Stingray” name as one work, without the space.

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Just got this vehicle in for a few fixes.

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Removing the rear trailing arms to replace with new ones.

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Took the drivers door apart.

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The rear trailing arms put back on.

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Preparing to remove the engine to repair some leaks.

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We have removed to radiator to make room to remove the engine.

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The engine has been completely removed to begin working on the leaks.

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Taking inventory of the inner engine.

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We have sprayed the engine block with etch primer.

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The pistons have been cleaned and new rings have been installed.

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We have begun to install the piston back into the engine.

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We have gotten the headers, timing cover and oil pan painted.

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The timing cover and oil pan have been reinstalled.

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We have installed new valves and the heads have been reinstalled.

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Final assembly of the engine.

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Clutch install on the engine.

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The engine has been reinstalled back into the vehicle.

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Beginning to build the new fuel system.

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The radiator has been installed.

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Reinstalling the exhaust system underneath the vehicle.

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The tires are back on.

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Some wires that were found exposed and will be fixed.

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Repairing a wire that was damaged and was replaced. All the bad wires have been replaced, shrink wrapped and taped back together.

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Installed the heat shield.

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Detailing the interior of the vehicle.

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