Chapter 3 takes you through 17 detailed steps to safely remove each component of your C4 front-end. My donor was off the car since it was purchased from a salvage yard, but the steps are the same if this assembly is part of a whole car.
There are 41 photos with illustrative pointers to show the do’s and don’ts of disassembly.
Each procedure names the best tool to use and how to use it correctly.
After a procedure is completed, I show you the best way to clean and store the retained parts.
Particularly important is the removal of the transverse leaf spring. Unlike most cars that have coil springs, the C4 Corvette uses the more reliable and responsive leaf spring.
The energy stored in this leaf spring is tremendous and removing it without knowing exactly what to do can be dangerous! The procedure to remove it is worth the price of this chapter alone.
All beginners have to start somewhere, and my book speaks directly to the novice hot-rodder of Corvettes.