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Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: April 21, 2011 07:19AM

I'm always interested in seeing home made Corvair replacement parts/tools. Basicly any car parts/tools that you made at home out of everyday materials or junk lying around the garage or kitchen. Examples might include air cleaner risers, kick panels, door panels, brackets, gaskets, fan/idler bearing greasing tools, center consoles etc. I once made a accelerater pedal out of diamond plate in highschool. I think this would a a great Sticky. Show us your ingenuinity when you were in a jam or had little or no money. cool smiley

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Billdozer ()
Date: April 21, 2011 10:39AM

After installing the seat extenders that i made with plans from the FAQs, i didn't like how the soundproofing was exposed. I wrapped some panel board with black vinyl, used pinch-trim(?) on the front edge that holds a flap of vinyl that tucks under the front carpet just like the the rear carpet piece from clark's. Installed the seat extenders over the panels to help hold them in place, i'm pleased with the way it turned out, conceals better and isn't too noticeable.

Billy T.
Lake Forest, CA
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(non-turbo)

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: April 21, 2011 11:25AM

Time perimtting I could put half my site here. From strut bushings to differential disassembly wrench, from insulation to door panels, console, upholstery, bezels, wiring, etc.

But right now need to get to the office.

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 21, 2011 11:57AM

When I rebuilt the front suspension that is know in the racecar my Dad and I made all the tools needed.

Including the custom bushing pushers and the engine stand hanger brackets shown.

The brackets have clamps that hold the welded seam edge of the crossmember.

That is the racecar in the background when it was still a driver restoration project. cool smiley


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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Mike Stillwell ()
Date: April 21, 2011 12:21PM

I use this little "kit" for removing the old rubber late model inner strut rod bushings and installing nylon bushings, on the car.

Mike
YS-117

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: April 21, 2011 01:14PM

Way to go Danyarger...
Good start of what I think is going to be; A Great Thread!!


Phil cool idea/tool.

Mike neat idea/tool - have you ever had one you were not able to get out?
Also does it push the entire bushing out or only the metal center? (so you are able to get the rest out)


Tony

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Dennis D ()
Date: April 21, 2011 01:16PM

I made a few tools to make connecting the thermostat rods easier. Pretty simple.

Dennis D.
Brocton, NY

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: April 21, 2011 01:25PM

Dennis,

The first one adjusts them?

The second one helps you install them?

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: April 21, 2011 01:32PM

Couple of home made Items.

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: April 21, 2011 01:36PM

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Dennis D ()
Date: April 21, 2011 01:42PM

OttawaCorvairGuy:

I should have been clearer. Both tools do the same thing - help hook up the thermostat rods. Just two different versions. The wire one is very easy to make.

Dennis D.
Brocton,NY

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Mike Stillwell ()
Date: April 21, 2011 01:49PM

My tool pictured above removes both the inner metal sleeve and the rubber bushing itself. If a car had replacement bushings with the steel outer shell installed in the strut rod, I wouldn't use this tool to get them out. My tool takes adavantage of the fact that most are rotted out and no longer vulcanized to the strut rod. I spray a little lithium grease or silicon on the nylon bushing when I squeeze it in. No problems so far. Looking at Dave's pix - it would work for a pitman arm bushing as well. Thanks Moto!

Mike
YS-117

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: April 21, 2011 02:08PM

Thank you Mike! I gotta make one of those now! thumbs up

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Am-Iron ()
Date: April 21, 2011 02:32PM

I know a lot of people might not understand what some of these do without a little explanation. I think I know what they all do with the exception of Dave's T thing with the all thread. I know when I hear it I will say D'oh!

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: April 21, 2011 02:38PM

Dave,

Some I figured out but others what are they?

a) Last pic in your first post

b) Last pic in second post


I'm guessing the first pic in second post can work for two things.

Because it looks like it was hit with your BIG HAMMER ggg a few times - one would use it to install the bushing in the crank

and the other use would be to align a cltuch.

Everyone - having a description of what is being shown would help someone like me… ggg (who might not get it and I hope I'm not the only one in the boat..)

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: April 21, 2011 02:40PM

Push with a screwdriver levered against the oil pan flange. Takes about 5 seconds and creates zero damage.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: April 21, 2011 02:52PM

OttawaCorvairGuy Wrote:
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> Dave,
>
> Some I figured out but others what are they?
>
> a) Last pic in your first post
>
> b) Last pic in second post
>
>
> I'm guessing the first pic in second post can work
> for two things.
>
> Because it looks like it was hit with your BIG
> HAMMER ggg a few times - one would use it to
> install the bushing in the crank
>
> and the other use would be to align a cltuch.
>
> Everyone - having a description of what is being
> shown would help someone like me… ggg (who might
> not get it and I hope I'm not the only one in the
> boat..)


All thread = front A arm Spring compression tool,,for releasing and installing ball joints,,goes in place of the shock to compress spring and pull A arms into place,,last pic,,engine stand! Clutch alignment tool and pilot bushing remover! thumbs up

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: VegasVair ()
Date: April 21, 2011 03:13PM

Just used a hose clamp to lever out pushrod tubes a few weeks ago.
Kind of a PITA. Need to try it with your idea.
How long is that pushrod tube pusher Craig?
Thanks.

65 Corsa 140/4 A/C convert.
CORSA+Vegas Vairs

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: Am-Iron ()
Date: April 21, 2011 03:17PM

D'oh! I figured that's what it was but I did not know for sure.

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Re: Homemade Corvair parts/tools Sticky? (This would be interesting)thumbs up
Posted by: MonzaDave ()
Date: April 21, 2011 03:23PM

Floor mount adapter for installing a Flaming River tilt column into a LM Corvair.

Dave Keillor
Rochester, MN

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