1979 CHEVY CORVETTE
PROJECT: FULL FRAME ON RESTORATION. CLEAN UP AND GO THROUGH ENTIRE UNDERCARRIAGE. GO THROUGH ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, AND REAR DIFFERENCIAL. NEW BRAKE LINES, FUEL LINES, GAS TANK COOLING SYSTEM, AND ALL MECHANICALS INCLUDING BRAKES AND SUSPENSION. ALL NEW SEALS AND BUSHINGS. PAINT ENTIRE CAR WITH SHERWIN WILLIAMS PREMIUM AUTOMOTIVE FINISHES. PEARL WHITE. GO THROUGH ALL OF THE TRIM AND CHROME WORK. REDO ENTIRE INTERIOR. NEW A/C AND HEATER UNIT FROM CLASSIC AUTO AIR. NEW UPDATED AMERICAN RACING WHEELS. UPDATED STEREO SYSTEM.
Corvettes, which had been slowly gaining weight, went on a diet for 1980. Lightened roof panels, an aluminum differential housing and crossmember along with a thinner hood, windshield, frame and door panels all contributed to the cause. Federal government regulations entered a new era of absurdity with the requirement of a speedometer limited to 85 mph. There was no limitation to the top speed of the Corvette.
New bumper caps for both ends were featured in 1980, and they included integral spoilers. They were similar to the 1979 and (pace car replica) 1978 spoilers but without the seam they offered a neater appearance. Radiator airflow was improved with the new design.