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1953 Corvette: Service Bulletin: Corvette Body Repair

Subject:  Corvette Body Repair
Model Year:  1953 Corvette
Date:  December 18, 1953
Bulletin Number: Z-22-194
Zone:  #22 Louisville

With the increased distribution of the Chevrolet Corvette and the subsequent need for plastic body repair operations, the attached manual has been prepared to assist in making needed repairs properly and satisfactorily.

Since the plastic body is entirely new in the automotive field, considerable reluctance to tackle a repair job is evident.  This reluctance can quickly be dispelled once a body man experiences his first repair operation as the repair procedures are simple and the paint refinishing procedure is the same as recommended for metal bodies. 

The material covered in this manual is representative of the different types of damage that the body man may be called on to repair as well as a procedure for each repair.  Repair kit, Part No. 3708438, contains all the necessary material for repairing these bodies. 

We are sending you two copies of the repair manual.

Yours very truly,

A.E. Peet
Zone S&M Manager

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