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Re: 1960 500 Paint Code 956B?
Posted by: nx13688 ()
Date: May 20, 2010 10:01PM

If you want a point of reference, my '60 is an unrestored, all Cascade Green car (904A): link


Ryan
Sun Prairie, WI
'60 700 sedan
[www.daisey-designs.com]
'65 Monza coupe
[www.daisey-designs.com]

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Re: 1960 500 Paint Code 956B?
Posted by: magnus0328 ()
Date: May 21, 2010 08:57AM

Your 60 is definately a motivation. I hope my restoration turns out half as good as your original.. Very nice!

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Re: 1959 Aspen Green
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: May 21, 2010 10:03AM

Here are some color shots of Aspen Green..Hard to tell on a monitor.

Aspen Gren was a carryover for the first part of 60 production, since prod started in Oct of 59.

Cascade Green was listed on all later color sheets for Corvairs.

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
CORSA
Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL

Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp

Past Rides
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re:Aspen Green vs cascade green
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: May 21, 2010 10:04AM

Color charts...

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
CORSA
Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL

Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp

Past Rides
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: 1960 500 Paint Code 956B?
Posted by: magnus0328 ()
Date: May 21, 2010 10:14AM

So is it safe to say that mine is Aspen Green? Any idea where the 956B originated from?

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Re: 956B Paint code correction - My error! See color chart!
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: May 23, 2010 09:59AM

I have been tryng to finalize this color code for my reference book and I found some info that shows I may have made an error in my data collection of paint codes for the two tone series.

It looks like paint code 955 & 956 are NOT Cascade Green over Aspen Green, but should be Cascade Green over JADE Green OR Jade Green over Cascade Green for a Corvair only combo...

Jade Green is the darker color, with the lighter Cascade green over it. Which makes more sense compared to the other two tone combo's with the Corvair only combo of dark over light.

Magnus, Your paint code of 956M is a TWO TONE color and was supposed to be that way from the factory.

Not sure how to prove or disprove using your car with SO many re-paints and years gone by.

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
CORSA
Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL

Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp

Past Rides
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/23/2010 10:01AM by ral1963.

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Re: 956B Paint code correction - My error! See color chart!
Posted by: magnus0328 ()
Date: May 23, 2010 02:15PM

Thanks for checking. I appreciate the extra effort. I am probaly going to go with all Cascade Green then rather then a 2 tone Cascade / Jade Green. Unless anyone has any pics of the color combo that might change my mind? How about Cascade Green with a white top? Any pics?

Thanks

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Two tone green 1960 Corvair - Pic's needed
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: May 23, 2010 07:25PM

1960 Paint code 955 is listed for All makes as Cascade Green over Jade Green.

There is Corvair only paint combo of Jade Green OVER Cascade Green and I am thinking it could be paint code 956..

Does anyone have a picture or know of either of these color combos on a 60 coupe or sedan that they could reference.

I would love to find a picture of either combo and post it or email it to me at RAL1963(AT)comcast.net

Thanks for any help in this matter...

Rick Loving

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
CORSA
Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL

Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp

Past Rides
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: Two tone green 1960 Corvair - Pic's needed - NOT ONE??
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: May 25, 2010 09:58AM

Not a single response of anyone who has a picture or knows of an existing Two tone 1960 Sedan or Coupe in Green over Green?

Wow..not a popular combo...

Thanks to Mark Corbin who confirmed...
955/956 are Cascade Green over Jade Green
and
985 is Corvair only Jade Green over Cascade Green.

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
CORSA
Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL

Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp

Past Rides
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: Two tone green 1960 Corvair - Pic's needed - NOT ONE??
Posted by: magnus0328 ()
Date: May 26, 2010 04:36AM

Thanks Mark

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Re: 1960 500 Paint Code 956B?
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 26, 2010 06:33AM

Rick: As long as we are on the topic... What does the suffix-letter designate? I've seen A and B. Are there other letters?

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: 1960 500 Paint Code 956B?
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: May 26, 2010 08:17AM

If I am understanding how the code is used for Full size Chevy's ( I was lurking on another site)

The 3 digit paint code followed by a letter was carried over from the late 50's where two tone colors were more common.

Normally on the full sized cars there were many different letters denoting whether the car was a solid color or two tone and the letter referenced the second color.

So if I was to use a little deduction for our vairs, the following pattern emerges and so does my hypothesis.

It would appear on the early Corvairs, they only used A and B. The letter A signaled it was a solid color and the B was for Two Tone colors.

Every trim tag I have with an A is a solid and All the Two Tone trims tags carry a B after the paint code.

I don't have any trim tag photos that contradicts this..

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
CORSA
Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL

Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp

Past Rides
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: 1960 500 Paint Code 956B?
Posted by: magnus0328 ()
Date: May 27, 2010 06:43PM

Mel Wrote:
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> Thats a pretty early Caveman eye popping smiley, show us some
> pictures smiling smiley

I was thinking about this. If my '60 was built on Feb 5, 1960, I wonder how many are left that are older then mine. Mine is the 1623rd coupe that was built at Willow Run that year and the 96,010 Corvair as a whole at WR. I know some have been crushed, totaled etc.

Is there a way to see how my '60 ranks as being the "oldest" Corvair left?

When did the 1st one roll off of the assembly lines?

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Re: 1960 500 Paint Code 956B?
Posted by: ral1963 ()
Date: May 27, 2010 08:26PM

Oct of 1959, at Willow Run.

Rick Loving
Corvair historian & chronicler of useless facts
CORSA
Performance Corvair Group
Chicagoland Corvair Enthusiasts

RAL1963@COMCAST.NET
Just south of Chicago IL

Current Rides
63 Sprint Vert 140/4sp

Past Rides
66 Turbo Coupe 180/4sp
60 700 Sedan 80hp PG
63 Monza Vert 102hp 4 spd
63 Monza Coupe 140hp 4 spd
63 700 Sedan 80hp 3 spd
64 Monza Vert 110hp 4 spd
64 Monza Coupe 95hp 3 spd
64 Monza Sedan 110hp PG
65 500 Coupe 95hp 4 spd
65 Monza Coupe 110hp PG
65 Corsa Coupe 140hp 4 spd
68 Monza Vert 140hp 3 spd

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Re: 1960 500 Paint Code 956B?
Posted by: magnus0328 ()
Date: May 27, 2010 08:28PM

thanks

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