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Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: mashad11 ()
Date: September 14, 2019 09:59PM

Hi Folks - New to the forum and Corvair community.

It is a 1967 Convertible.

Original engine and carbs are newly rebuilt and it runs smooth. It has a clean weathered look with dings and imperfections.

To do are weather strips and tires (going with original 175/80-13's). I plan to keep everything as original as possible.

It has become the family's weekend car. Kids just love cruising in it and listening to the old sounding radio with physical memory buttons.

Ali S
'65 Coupe - 140 - 4 Speed
Los Angeles

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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: September 14, 2019 10:04PM

Looks like a "Keeper", to me! thumbs up thumbs up

110?
PG, or Manual?

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border, I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.




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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: mashad11 ()
Date: September 14, 2019 10:09PM

110 PG.

It used to have the continental kit but was thankfully removed by the previous owner. I actually found pictures of it with that kit on, but am afraid to post it smiling smiley

Ali S
'65 Coupe - 140 - 4 Speed
Los Angeles

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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: mashad11 ()
Date: September 14, 2019 10:12PM

Looking out ...

Ali S
'65 Coupe - 140 - 4 Speed
Los Angeles



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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: September 14, 2019 10:18PM

Ah, go ahead and show us what it used to look like.
It will be good to see what it was rescued FROM! grinning smiley

Great picture! Top-down sunsets are the best.
Just try to keep the pictures no more than 1000 pixels wide for best viewing, please.

You are going to LOVE this car!
Corvairs are just all around GREAT cars.
You will find that is has a way of starting conversations where EVER you go.
SO, if you do not like talking to strangers, you better get rid of it, because everyone you meet will have to tell you about the one they used to have, or the one they learned to drive in, ot the one Aunt Bessie used to have, etc, etc, etc.
If they are too young, then they will all be asking you, "What kind of car IS THAT ? ? ?"
They are just plain old Wonderful!
Keep us all posted on the fun and adventures you all have with this new Family Toy. thumbs up

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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: mashad11 ()
Date: September 14, 2019 10:27PM

Fine, this is how it used to look ....

Ali S
'65 Coupe - 140 - 4 Speed
Los Angeles

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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 14, 2019 10:57PM

Welcome! You are not alone!

Atlanta Jackson... her's is red! She makes most of the LA area get togethers!

Check our "EVENTS"... Fanbelt Toss Palm Springs late October...biggest on West coast...


luv the ocean!

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Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
...............110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Date: September 14, 2019 11:05PM

Welcome to the Air Cool life! Nice Corvair "hair dryer" you've got there! smoking smileyYeah, Good Riddance to that ridiculous look!
Can't imagine why anyone would think hanging a spare tire off the bumper of a rear engine car would ever be a good idea!! PS I'd also change out those "highway patrol" pusher bumper guards. grinning smiley
I processed your sunset photo and rolled down the window for you!



Here's my 1965 hair dryer




Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 Corsa 140 Coupe ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Convertible Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza Spyder Convertible ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 CoupeEvening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468



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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 14, 2019 11:36PM

Also!! You do not want 175/80-13's..... 185/80 -13's are the stock size 24.7" tall rolling height.

Here's the most popular /normally best price proper whitewall tires

[www.ebay.com]





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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: September 14, 2019 11:48PM

mashad11 Wrote:
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> Fine, this is how it used to look ....


EGADS ! ! ! eye popping smiley

OOOOOH my eyes ! ! !

Help, I can't unsee that!

Me and my big mouth. How could someone have been so cruel to a poor Corvair ? ! ? ! ? confused smiley


Here is my '67 Vert sunset shot.

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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: Darrin ()
Date: September 15, 2019 04:33AM

Nice car, welcome!

If you removed the front bumper guards already, you are on the right track.

You get a little credit for removing the continental kit but any sentient human would’ve done the same out of basic human decency!

Darrin Hartzler
Bethesda, MD/Catlett, VA

Northern Virginia Corvairs & Group Corvair

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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: vairchet ()
Date: September 15, 2019 09:25AM

No comparison:

Some Corvair Guy in Ramona

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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: September 15, 2019 10:35AM

I like it! Nice car. Lose the front bumper guards and we hope to see it in Palm Springs at the
Great Western Fan Belt Toss next month.

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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: September 15, 2019 10:53AM

mashad11 - Nice car. Check your private messages for L.A. info.

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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: September 15, 2019 09:09PM

Darrin Wrote:
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> Nice car, welcome!
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> If you removed the front bumper guards already, you are on the right track.
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> You get a little credit for removing the continental kit but any sentient human would’ve done the same out of basic human decency!


That is a nice convertible - welcome!

I suppose seeing a continental kit on a LM Corvair would not cause me to throw myself in front of a moving train or anything like that. But add fender skirts and AAAAAHHH! GGG

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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: September 16, 2019 07:23AM

Great find, Ali S!

Looks like someone had it reupholstered in white. Stock colors for '67 were black, bright blue, and gold (the color I assume it was originally). At least they kept the '67 pattern.

You'll find that the '67's are a special year. Check the October and November 2016 issues of the Corsa Communique, the club magazine of CORSA, the international Corvair club. There are a lot of one-year-only items in '67 that make it very special. It'a my favorite year.

Here's a couple shots of a couple of '67's, the convert I own and the 4-door hardtop I used to own (for 25 years), now owned by my friend Tim Shortle.

-Mark

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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: September 16, 2019 07:40AM

Mel, you had to ask:

mashad11 Wrote:
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> Fine, this is how it used to look ....


EGADS ! ! ! eye popping smiley

OOOOOH my eyes ! ! !

Help, I can't unsee that!

Me and my big mouth. How could someone have been so cruel to a poor Corvair ? ! ? ! ? confused smiley

You got what you deserved.tongue sticking out smiley

Then Chet in Ramona doubled down and really gave you an eye-full. eye popping smiley

Thanks for blinding all of us! angry smiley

-Markwinking smiley

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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: mashad11 ()
Date: September 16, 2019 08:22AM

Front bumper guards are removed now and it looks much better. Does anyone know the correct part to cover the mounting holes with?

Ali S
'65 Coupe - 140 - 4 Speed
Los Angeles



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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: September 16, 2019 08:38AM

There are no "part numbers" for that, because those were not factory bumper guards.
Someone drilled out those holes to install them.
You have two choices.
Get a replacement bumper, ($$$)
OR
If it was me, I would go to a good hardware store that has a wide selection of Stainless-Steel hardware, and purchase two Stainless Carriage bolts.
Polish the heads, and install them in the holes.
They will just appear to be bumper mounting bolts.
Corvair people might notice that they do not belong on there, but no one else will !

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Re: Intro Post - 1967 Convertible
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: September 16, 2019 08:42AM

mashad11 Wrote:
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> Front bumper guards are removed now and it looks much better. Does anyone know the correct part to cover the mounting holes with?


In the near term, you may be able to find chrome steel plugs at your local hardware store. Long term you will want to replace the bumper.

Another option might be to install factory accessory bumper guards. If you are lucky, those might cover up those holes.

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