Project 5 - Rocker Panel Mount Repair
Applicable Years: C3
Skill Level: 2 Wrenches
Tools required: Sockets, ratchet, wrenches, screwdrivers, drill, mini die-grinder
Time required: 2 hours
Parts source: Corvette Central
The rattle of loose rocker-panel moldings on '70-'82 Corvettes is a problem that can be really annoying due to the noise it creates on these C3s. Corvette Central offers an inexpensive (less than $30) and effective repair kit that cures this problem and is so simple to do that even the mechanically inept can make this repair successfully. The project car is my '74 driver and, since this car has Hooker headers with bundle-of-snakes sidepipes, it will serve well as a worst-case scenario. Start to finish, it shouldn't take you more than two hours to do this project.