Project 3 - Nose Mask Installation
Applicable Years: C5, C6
Skill Level: 1 Wrench
Tools required: 10mm socket, ratchet, No. 2 Phillips screwdriver
Time required: 1/2 hour
Parts 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 Replacement
Applicable Years: C5
Skill Level: 1 Wrench
Tools required: Flat-blade screwdriver
Time required: 1/2 hour
Parts 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.