If you've bought an older Corvette to fix up and drive, I can just about guarantee you that the front suspension and steering needs to be rebuilt and refreshed with new parts. This is a tough job, so most owners neglect it until something actually breaks, and because handling and steering degrades slowly over time, you don't always notice a problem.
The About.com Project Corvette is no exception to this rule - no one had looked at the steering and suspension bushings since it left the factory in St. Louis in April of 1977. So I decided to buy a suspension rebuild kit and get things tightened up so this Corvette will handle and steer like new.
The first and most important thing to say - this was about the toughest job I've yet done on this car. But it'll be worth it when I'm driving my like-new 'Vette over the next several years. With the low mileage that most vintage Corvettes see, this rebuild should last the life of the car. Click through to read all about it.
Next up on my restoration list - bodywork. I called in a pro to help me fix the cracks and ripples in my 33 year old fiberglass, and learned a lot in the process.