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Buying Tips
Posted by: makinson ()
Date: August 11, 2019 08:08AM

I'm a newbie, and just starting my search. I'm looking for a 62-64 Convertible. Any tips on what to lookout for would be great. Looking for something that doesn't need a lot of work to start, I'm not a mechanic by nature, so will be learning along the way. Thanks for any tips

Re: Buying Tips
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: August 11, 2019 08:53AM

Welcome to CCF. There is a guide in
the FAQ (look at top of page for

Also if you give your location there
may be readers here close to you that
you can ask for experienced eyes to
help you.

My first suggestion always is see if a
club is near you and if so join it
before you buy. The club members know
where nice cars are and also will be
anxious to help a new prospect.

Look here:

Good luck with your search

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4

Re: Buying Tips
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: August 11, 2019 08:55AM

Welcome to the forum.
I will make one suggestion right from the start.
It might be a good idea to add a signature line that includes a general location of where you reside. Not an exact address, but maybe a city and state.
This is often useful when looking for assistance, vehicles, and or parts because if you happen to be close to someone reading your post, they may be more inclined to reply or offer assistance than if your location is unknown, or a thousand miles away.

Do a search on this site using the "Search" feature and you may find information you seek.

By entering "Buying Tips" as a thread using all words and all dates I got this result. Scroll through it and you may find something worthwhile.


1962 95 F.C. Van
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe
1965 Monza Coupe
1965 Monza Convertible
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

Re: Buying Tips
Posted by: makinson ()
Date: August 11, 2019 02:22PM

Thanks for the input. I'm in Bend Oregon

Re: Buying Tips
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 11, 2019 02:46PM

Nearest CORSA Chapters are in Portland and Corvalis..

BUT "Vern in Bend" here lives near bend!

Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
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Re: Buying Tips
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: August 13, 2019 06:00AM

On all Corvairs but especially convertibles check for water leaks especially through the heater vents. Washing the car is a good way to find body issues and leaks.

Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

Re: Buying Tips
Posted by: jcorvair ()
Date: August 13, 2019 12:33PM

Using a magnet to look for bondo is helpful. Look through the windshield at the metal at the base of the windshield and back window to see if there is rust visible. Pull up carpet if possible and remove rear seat bottom looking for rust. Follow the guidelines in the FAQ section.

Good luck.

West Kelowna, BC

1965 Corvair, Corsa, Convertible 180/4 - Artesian Turquoise w/ white interior
1966 Corvair Corsa Coupe, 140/4 - Aztec Bronze w/ black interior
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