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Jack Up a C7 Corvette With Roof Panel In or Out?

Tripleblack51

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 23, 2002
Messages
513
Location
Plantation, Florida
Corvette
C7 Z06 /1967 Coupe
Hello fellow Floridian,
we've driven to your side of the state many times over the years for lunches and car shows.
Also attended the Venice Florida Corvette Club's show several times and enjoy the cruise across the Alley.

Great question you've posed.
I know that with earlier generation corvettes, there were varying opinions about opening or closing doors when jacking the car up. These were concerns because of the cars flexing. I would think (with the old cars) that keeping doors and hood closed when jacking up would create more torsional strength.

Technology and car building have come a long way since then. I am not a tech, mechanic or anything like that, but when I've lifted my C7, I leave the top on. By the way, I had always used a low profile jack and stands to lift and work on my cars, but last year I got a QuickJack. It is wonderful.
Think about C7 convertibles. They have a rag top. How much does that help?

Again, no expert here and this is only my opinion, but I would think it would be fine.
If in doubt, give your dealer a call.

Best of luck and stay healthy!!
:beer
 
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John 2003 Vette

Active member
Joined
Nov 11, 2009
Messages
30
Location
Venice, FL., USA
Corvette
2006 Machine Silver Convertible
Hello fellow Floridian,
we've driven to your side of the state many times over the years for lunches and car shows.
Also attended the Venice Florida Corvette Club's show several times and enjoy the cruise across the Alley.

Great question you've posed.
I know that with earlier generation corvettes, there were varying opinions about opening or closing doors when jacking the car up. These were concerns because of the cars flexing. I would think (with the old cars) that keeping doors and hood closed when jacking up would create more torsional strength.

Technology and car building have come a long way since then. I am not a tech, mechanic or anything like that, but when I've lifted my C7, I leave the top on. By the way, I had always used a low profile jack and stands to lift and work on my cars, but last year I got a QuickJack. It is wonderful.
Think about C7 convertibles. They have a rag top. How much does that help?

Again, no expert here and this is only my opinion, but I would think it would be fine.
If in doubt, give your dealer a call.

Best of luck and stay healthy!!
:beer

Thanks for info. :upthumbs
 

Hib Halverson

Technical Writer for Internet & Print Media
Joined
Jan 10, 2001
Messages
13,453
Location
CenCoast CA
Corvette
71 04 12 19
C5/6/7s are very stiff. It doesn't matter whether you lift them with the doors open and/or the roof off or on.
 

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