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Corvette Resources & Useful Information

Here are some vendors, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and service providers who have been used successfully in the past by one or more of our members.  The list is not all inclusive and your results may differ but it is a good place to start.  Also check out the Links page for various Corvette Forums.  Sometimes these sites have valuable information which can help you solve a mechanical, vehicle care or performance problem.  Also, don't forget that some HVCC members have been around the block a few times and have learned valuable lessons on Corvette care and modification along the way!

 

 

Body & Paint

     
22 Todd Street
Ypsilanti Twp. 48198
(734) 483-9277
 
Clyde says:
 
"Bobby did all the prep and painted my '64 to suit my budget and time constraints in the color and finish I specified."
  
 

Touch up Paint

     
208 Plauche Ct
New Orleans, LA 70123
1-888-710-5192
 
Johnathan S. says:
 
"I've also had luck recently with Automotive Touchup for matching paints."
 

Convertible Tops

 
Convertible Top installation:
 
Remon Oudeh
14995 Cavell
Livonia, MI  48154
734-261-2770
 

Starters, Generators and Alternators:

 
Don Duff Rebuilding
Starters, Generators and Alternators
31130 Industrial Road
Livonia, MI 48150
(734) 522-7700
 
Harry says:
 
"Don retired and the business is run by his son Michael (Mike). I was referred to them by the local NAPA store on Industrial in AA. They are just one block south and one block east of exit 175 off I-96."
  • 24 hour turn-around.
  • Very reasonable cost.
  • They rebuild your unit, if that is what you want.
  • They asked specifically in advance about any special restoration requirements.

Engine Balancing, Boring etc.

  
Tico Engines, Inc.
10600 Chicago Road (US-12)
Somerset Center, MI 49282
(517) 688-8426
 
Clyde says:
 
"This shop specializes in racing small block engines but they will also do street engines. They did all the machine work and balancing on my aluminum 406 at realistic prices."
 
 

Drive Train

 
Drive shaft shortening & balancing:
 
Ann Arbor Driveshaft
572 South Mansfield
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-484-531
 
Fred and Clyde both have used this vendor with good results.
 
Waterford Ring & Pinion Shop
3110 W. Walton Blvd.
Waterford, MI 48329

(248) 674-3277

 

Differential for Fred's 1969

 

Tires, Wheel Balancing, Alignment

 
Gerry's Tire & Alignment
7911 Michigan Ave
Saline, MI 48176
(517) 429-7370
 
Clyde says:
 
"The shop can perform a proper alignment on both the front and rear suspensions and they will accomodate your whims for special settings.They are usually competitive on price with the internet tire sellers and treat your wheels with care."
 
I had my 08 aligned at Gerry's, they did a great job. I also learned that there is 2 different alignments for the C6's. Competition and street, For how I drive, the street setting should save some tire wear.
 
Gary
 
 
Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists
 
Gary says:
 
"He's the guy who straightened mine and Fred's wheels. We were both very happy with the results."

Belle Tire
1211 Nowlin Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 429-0994
Contact Jacob Welker
Tim Terry says:

"They are very knowledgeable regarding installing tires on Corvettes. They are just down the street from Les Stanford Chevy in Dearborn. Had a very good price and the service was great. Both Ron Gilmore and Tim Terry purchased a new set of tire from them."

 

General Corvette

 
5035 Alexis Road
Sylvania, Oh 43560
800-822-8020
http://acivette.com/
 
Corvettes as well as other family vehicles.
General mechanical repairs - Tune-ups, Brakes, Air Conditioning, Alignments, etc.
Body work - From paint damage to full body repaint.  From crash repairs to body off restorations.
 
Bob Sylvester says:
 
"This is a great shop for all your Corvette needs.  I have had paint work, air conditioning repairs, wheel alignments, and other misc work performed at ACI and have always been extremely pleased with their attention to detail and honest dealings. They also have a nice inventory of Corvette parts and accessories at their shop."
 

Interiors

 
Interior supplies and components:
 
9010 North Desert Blvd.
PO Box 484
Canutillo, TX 79835
915-886-5800
 
Jonathan S. and Mike C. both have used this vendor with good results.