Are you tired of fighting your 1968-1982 C3 Corvette’s door glass? When you roll up your window, does it go up at a severe angle, unable to completely close? Or perhaps you’ve experienced the most embarrassing of all: you start to roll it up only to have it drop down into the door with a resounding thud or worse, to the sound of breaking glass. It’s annoying..it’s infuriating…but thankfully, it can be easily fixed with just a few hours and the right Corvette Parts!
These problems can all be attributed to broken window and regulator roller assemblies. There are five nylon rollers that attach to the glass and window regulator and roll in the door and glass run channels. Those rollers allow the window to roll up and down freely. When they break, the glass has a tendency to roll up at angles or not at all, depending on how many rollers are broken.
Follow along with our tech article “1968-1982 Corvette Window Regulator Roller Rebuild” as we get the passenger door glass back on track in our project ’73. The article includes step-by-step instructions and photos that will show you how to replace the faulty window regulator roller assembly in your C3 Corvette.
To complete the project, you’ll need front and rear glass run rollers, regulator rollers, glass bushings and washers and two anti-rattlers. You’ll also need a few basic hand tools, a helper and a shop manual for your year Corvette. Within just a few hours, your windows will be back on track and your Corvette will be back on the road, where it belongs!
For more technical articles and how-to project ideas, visit Zip’s corvettemagazine.com, your online source for Corvette know-how!
Are you tired of having to prop your Corvette’s door to keep it open? If you’re always looking around for something to use as a prop, your C3 Corvette Door Hinge Spring is either broken, disconnected or missing.
This annoying problem is small – and the fix is simple when you have the right part and right tool. All you need is a new hinge, a Corvette Door Hinge Spring Installation Tool and about 10 minutes. You’ll have your door working properly again in no time!
A word of caution: if you try to install a new door hinge spring without the installation tool, not only will it take considerably longer, (if you can install it at all) but you could do damage to your Corvette’s door. So don’t try and cut corners with this one. This simple, inexpensive tool is well worth it.
While you’re at it, check your Corvette’s door handles. C3 Corvette door handles often loose their appearance as the original door handle flap spring weakens and the flaps “fall” to an unsightly position. To correctly fix, the entire door handle must be removed and replaced, however a quicker alternative is available in Zip’s 1968-1982 Corvette Door Handle “Flat” Spring. This spring will hold the flap up without you having to take the handle off the car. Simply press together the ends of the spring, hold the flap in the down position and insert the new “flat” spring over the existing coil spring.
Why are the power windows so slow on my 1984 Corvette?
We get this question a lot. If you own a 1984-1986 C4 Corvette, you’ve probably noticed that your power windows are anything but powerful. ”Painfully slow” might be a more accurate description. Chevrolet didn’t recognize the problem until mid-production in 1986 and then quickly fixed the flaw by introducing a second design window regulator.
So what about those of you who are stuck with the less powerful and unreliable first design window regulators? There’s an easy fix – and even better, it can be a do-it-yourself project!
Upgrade your 1984-1986 ribbon-style Corvette window regulators with Zip’s 1984-1996 Corvette Power Window Regulator and say goodbye to all of those annoying ribbon problems including broken ribbons, missing teeth or slow windows. You can also use this Corvette Part as a stock replacement for your 1987-1996 C4 Corvette to keep your windows working at their top performance.
Fully assembled and ready for installation, the regulator includes instructions and all necessary installation hardware.
These switches allow for wipers to be manually operated when the wiper door is in the up position – allowing the wiper blades and arm to be serviced. Available for both air condition and non-air condition early C3 Corvettes.
Repair and restore your shark-era Corvette with exact reproduction Corvette Parts from Zip and your 1968-1972 C3 will perform just the way Chevrolet intended!
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