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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: August 17, 2022 05:44PM

Tom, it so going to be a stunner.

Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon Ted Brown EFI Gen II
1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 18, 2022 05:35PM

Lots of color sanding today. Had to buff at least one fender! More tomorrow.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
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Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 24, 2022 06:07PM

Took a side detour and tore apart the rear seat frame and springs. Need to clean up and paint to match the interior before the end of summer. This way during the winter I can put the interior back together.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 25, 2022 09:49AM

Cleaned up the seat frames and painted with masterseries.

Made a new cardboard anti-squeak for between seatback and springs.

Sprayed splatter paint in trunk.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: August 25, 2022 05:10PM

Coming along nicely! thumbs up

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: August 25, 2022 07:43PM

Love this build!

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Ryan Counterman (Moderator)
1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 30, 2022 05:03PM

Sort of a funny thing with license plate lights. I installed all new hardware and wanted to verify function, particularly the ground. I could not get them to light when grounding to the studs that mount the lights. I figured with the layers of paint there was not good contact and made a dedicated ground wire to each socket frame. With this done they worked. However, when grounding to the main body of the car they did not work.

Scratched my head and figured again paint layers between door / hinge and body. I had good continuity from car body to bolts that hold door on and hinges. Also, in the opposite direction from door to screw mounts to other side of hinges. Then it dawned on my the hinges probably have plastic sleeves in them preventinting the grounding. I then realized that when you shut the door the metal latch makes contact with the catch and the door is grounded and the lights work. Boy wasted a good 15-20 minutes on that one.

Also, purchased a set of wagon "L" back seat latch covers that I knew were cracked but the person said if they were glued back together and painted they should be fine. Well, not quite the case they were so brittle, evetime I glued one part a new part cracked.....So I 3d printed my own(don't have the original texture, but who really sees them) and painted along with the back seat bumpers. T

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
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Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: doug6423 ()
Date: August 30, 2022 06:37PM

Everyone forgets during a restoration, that cars were partially assembled coming into the spray room.

Your wagon is looking really good!

Doug
65 Monza
Cincy, OH

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 31, 2022 03:33AM

Good point Doug.

That is precisely why I double check grounds on all items I put on the car.

I also like to put a ground wire on the taillight housings and ground them with a screw for additional reassurance.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: September 01, 2022 05:13PM

I removed the coating in the doors when I was cleaning and derusting. So, I installed some modern butyl deadener.

Also, put on new bumpers and a few of the doors.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: Gatorfly ()
Date: September 01, 2022 05:32PM

Your wagon is your canvas and you sir are an artist smileys with beer

San Juan Islands, WA

1965 Monza Coupe 110/4 Evening Orchid/Black (2nd Owner)
1966 Corsa Coupe 180/4 Marina Blue/Blue



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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: September 06, 2022 04:03PM

All doors finally on. Had to repaint one of them. When I went to hang door, in the direct sunlight I could see that the basecoat coverage was not what it should be.

My wife didn't notice, but I did and could not let it go.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: KenHenry ()
Date: September 06, 2022 05:09PM

Truly amazing job!!! TCB

Ken Henry, Rochester, NY USA
1965 Corvair Corsa
140 hp, 4 speed

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: September 18, 2022 11:39AM

Got a lot done this weekend.

Added more trim, air dam.
Made brackets to mount Procar seats and started sound deadening the cabin. First layer butal mat, the second layer closed cell heat and sound deadener.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: September 18, 2022 11:40AM

more pics

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: brentc ()
Date: September 18, 2022 11:47AM

What a gorgeous car and colour! Beautifully done! Looking forward to your progress.

Brent

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: September 18, 2022 11:57AM

brentc Wrote:
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> What a gorgeous car and colour! Beautifully done! Looking forward to your progress.
>
> Brent

Thanks! Much appreciated.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: September 18, 2022 12:08PM

Love the seats! smileys with beer

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: September 18, 2022 01:02PM

ihscomputers Wrote:
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> Love the seats! smileys with beer

They are very comfy and give great support. Something I find the stock seats do not do.

I am debating on dye/painting them to match the stock light fawn (I have the special paint) or getting the matching seat vinyl to the fronts and have the rear seat covers made.....

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Wild for a Wagon grinning smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: September 18, 2022 02:53PM

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toms73novass
getting the matching seat vinyl to the fronts and have the rear seat covers made.....

I think that the existing seat color nicely compliments the light fawn and offers a nice mix in that color palette.

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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