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Does this Qualify as Enough Rust Frank?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: July 30, 2022 08:52AM

Not even on the East Coast.

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Re: Does this Qualify as Enough Rust Frank?
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: July 30, 2022 09:44AM

Phil-

From the Atlantic, to the Rockies is the 'East Coast' when it comes to rust.

Plenty of salt usage here in Iowa...


Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

Re: Does this Qualify as Enough Rust Frank?
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: July 30, 2022 02:58PM

Don't slam that rear door, Phil!

Seth Emerson

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Re: Does this Qualify as Enough Rust Frank?
Date: July 30, 2022 06:30PM

W o W !!

If that doesn't explain how incredibly TOUGH the Early Model "unibody" design was.....

This after having been yanked onto the open frame trailer -

All lines are still straight as an arrow!

Tough ol' 'vair!!


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CCF admin ~
CORSA +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

Re: Does this Qualify as Enough Rust Frank?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: July 30, 2022 09:36PM

Put a marine tank in it and start it up for a drive!smileys with beer Do a hard harder oops test first, though.spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Earlies are tanks compared to late models. Way more bracing and thick metal in them. Especially true of the convertibles.

I have not see one rusted on the forward edge of the quarter like that one.eye popping smiley Sure, some bubbles are common just not completely open.grinning smiley

Late model engine. Aftermarket wiper delay box. Even the upholstery is OK.

I took a 62 from Ohio apart that was similar, good interior, not much body left, too much salt in everything on the body. My friend rebuilt the 102 and put it in his 63.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

Re: Does this Qualify as Enough Rust Frank?
Posted by: ys063 ()
Date: August 08, 2022 07:40AM

There was once a corvair named Gonzo that attended National Conventions. It had to be the rustiest convertible but. it was actually driven. This four door is suffering the worst fate of all, death by rust and neglect.

Re: Does this Qualify as Enough Rust Frank?
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: August 09, 2022 04:59AM

You won't get your feelings hurt if he's perfectly Frank with you?

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



Re: Does this Qualify as Enough Rust Frank?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: August 09, 2022 05:44AM

The worst case I've had the experience with was with a Greenbrier. I had it setting outside with the front end supported by a stack of 2x4's under the bumper. We parted it out as much as possible, rolled it over on its side, got as much as possible off, then rolled it onto its top and slid it onto a flatbed trailer. By now the tube frame was broken in 5 places and there was nothing attaching the entire bottom of the 'brier's chassis to the body except the front and rear bumpers. The entire chassis caved into the interior like a hammock. The scrap dealer went in through the windows with a fork truck and lifted it off the flatbed. When he set it down on the ground, the front bumper connection snapped, and the entire front end panel fell face down onto the ground.

And you think you have rust? You haven't seen rust until you've seen the Midwest/Great lakes area's vehicles! We don't call it the Rustbelt for nothing.

-Mark (in rusty Ohio)

Re: Does this Qualify as Enough Rust Frank?
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: August 09, 2022 08:06AM

Someone had a Corsa coupe advertised in Michigan last week? The front end was pointing up in the air and the area just ahead of the doors was nearly sitting on the ground. This was a coupe (not convertible). I wonder how many saw that one.

Enjoy the Corvair!

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI


Re: Does this Qualify as Enough Rust Frank?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: August 09, 2022 08:34AM

You all dream about living on the West Coast.

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Re: Does this Qualify as Enough Rust Frank?
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: August 09, 2022 08:50AM

Paulsgt Wrote:
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> Someone had a Corsa coupe advertised in Michigan last week? The front end was pointing up in the air and the area just ahead of the doors was nearly sitting on the ground. This was a coupe (not convertible). I wonder how many saw that one.
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> Enjoy the Corvair!

I did....and they were asking a boatload of money for it! $5k, I think.


Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

Re: Does this Qualify as Enough Rust Frank?
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: August 09, 2022 10:47AM

Looks like someone finally rescued that Corvair from the Darien jungle. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

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