Project 3 - Nose Mask InstallationApplicable Years: C5, C6Skill Level: 1 WrenchTools required: 10mm socket, ratchet, No. 2 Phillips screwdriverTime required: 1/2 hourParts source: Mid America Motorworks
Chips on the nose of your Corvette caused by pebbles and other debris hitting it at highway speeds are unsightly and a constant problem if you do a lot of throughway driving. Installing a nose mask is an easy and cost-effective means of preventing new chips from occurring as well as covering up existing ones, plus it gives the nose of your Corvette a sporty Euro-look.
All you'll need to do this installation is a 10mm socket, ratchet, Phillips screwdriver, and about a half hour.
Project 4 - Hood Struts ReplacementApplicable Years: C5Skill Level: 1 WrenchTools required: Flat-blade screwdriverTime required: 1/2 hourParts source: Mid America Motorworks
When the hood of your C5 won't stay in the up position or gradually loses altitude when in the open position, that's an indication of hood struts that need replacement. Or, if you just want to add a little extra underhood sparkle, replacing the stock black struts with bright stainless units is easy to do as well. Either way, here's all it takes to replace those C5 hood struts, and the only tool you'll need is a flat-blade screwdriver.