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No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: May 22, 2011 10:14AM

I've finally after 8 months have been able to drive my car more than work on it. I even got to display it in the Sante Fe Station car show this morning. Several other Corvairs were there including Vegasvairs. Today I don't have to do anything to it except put gas in it.thumbs up Here's a couple pics from the show.

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 22, 2011 10:22AM

Congrats!! We knew you'd make it.... someday!!

Good help is priceless???

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: May 22, 2011 10:23AM

Nice - Glad you put the engine lid up. Always draws a crowd.

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: May 22, 2011 10:33AM

Yeah earning daily driver status takes some serious time and an unbelievable amount of work in a 50 year old car. It's not like your neighbors Honda Accord by any means lol.

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 22, 2011 10:36AM

Now if we can only get WagBear off the stands!! You should devote yourself to helping him online...

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: May 22, 2011 10:38AM

Whats left to be done on his car?

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: lgoodwin ()
Date: May 22, 2011 12:20PM

Congratulations, Dan! It looks like a whole different car. How about posting some interior and engine shots?

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<td><img src='[www.automation-scs.com]; alt='1962 Corvair 900 sedan' width='190' /></td>
<td><img src='[corvaircenter.com]; alt='1967 Corvair Monza 140/4-speed' width='190' /></td>
<td><img src='[corvaircenter.com]; alt='1968 Corvair 500 coupe' width='190' /></td>
<td><img src='[www.automation-scs.com]; alt='1983 Mexican Mustang 5.0' width='190' /></td>
<td><a href='[www.automation-scs.com&]; target='_blank'></a></td>
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<td align='center'><font size='1'>1962 900 sedan needs a home</font></td>
<td align='center'><font size='1'>1967 Monza 140/4-spd</font></td>
<td align='center'><font size='1'>1968 500 coupe (now my son's)</font></td>
<td align='center'><font size='1'>1983 Mexican Mustang 5.0</font></td>
</tr>
</table>

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: May 22, 2011 12:27PM

There you go.

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: May 22, 2011 03:52PM

Looks super good Dan! Lots a fun showing it too Im sure.

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: May 23, 2011 10:06PM

It's far from done though. I just gave it a temporary paint job. Lots of cutting/welding, bodywork, more layers of paint colorsanding, buffing upholstery redo, etc still to be done. I just bought some paint tonight to paint the dash and door jams. When you don't have any money like me, you really are forced to take your time with it. I've had it about 8 months and it's seen a new engine, alternator swap, rebuilt carbs and lots of painting with virtually no money so I'm making progress plus it's on the road full time now. I'm estimating it should be done within a year.

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 23, 2011 10:15PM

Dan... did you make the Towel seat covers?

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: lgoodwin ()
Date: May 23, 2011 10:43PM

I've had my 62 twice as long and not done a tenth what you have on yours, Dan.
Looks like it just needs a new (red) driver's seat! ;-}

<table align='center' width='0'>
<tr>
<td><img src='[www.automation-scs.com]; alt='1962 Corvair 900 sedan' width='190' /></td>
<td><img src='[corvaircenter.com]; alt='1967 Corvair Monza 140/4-speed' width='190' /></td>
<td><img src='[corvaircenter.com]; alt='1968 Corvair 500 coupe' width='190' /></td>
<td><img src='[www.automation-scs.com]; alt='1983 Mexican Mustang 5.0' width='190' /></td>
<td><a href='[www.automation-scs.com&]; target='_blank'></a></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align='center'><font size='1'>1962 900 sedan needs a home</font></td>
<td align='center'><font size='1'>1967 Monza 140/4-spd</font></td>
<td align='center'><font size='1'>1968 500 coupe (now my son's)</font></td>
<td align='center'><font size='1'>1983 Mexican Mustang 5.0</font></td>
</tr>
</table>

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: May 24, 2011 03:43AM

Congratulations, it's a good feeling. It only took me 5 days to get mine back on the road, but it was near road-ready as it was. It's great being behind the wheel, isn't it? cool smiley

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: May 24, 2011 05:19AM

Good job Dan! Your car looks 10x better than when you started with it!thumbs up

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: '66Monza ()
Date: May 24, 2011 05:56AM

I agree with Dave. Now it looks like you better start saving your nickels to get that interior redone. I bet your car is like mine, the foam is turning into dust. I'm going to save up and get the whole kit and redo it all, including the carpet.

Kurt
1966 Monza convertible
140 - 4 speed

Pittsburgh,Pa.
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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: Wabbitkiller ()
Date: May 24, 2011 06:25AM

Congrats! I feel your pain when it comes to no money. I'm in that boat too. That's what kids will do to you...

Chris

1965 Monza 95 Convertible 4 speed

Olathe, KS (Kansas City)


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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: May 24, 2011 11:31PM

Well what I do, is I usually do 1 or 2 small improvement tasks on the car per day. Last night I stayed up all night to repaint the dash. It came out overall pretty good, but there are some small flaws with the rustoleum having fish eyes over the magic mirror laquer. I tried to take out the dash completely but that failed because it wouldn't let go from the windsheild rubber. I tried lubing it, no luck. So I painted the dash in the car because I didn't want to risk cracking the windsheild. 4 bolts my ass lol.

Anyway Matt no I haven't made the seat covers yet. I was planning to reupholster them in Red terry cloth but I may get junkyard seats still havent made up my mind on that one because I have to replace the foam also. Chris if I had kids in my situation the courts would take them away probably and I'd be sleeping in my Corvair. Richard my full completion goal is between 12-15 months. I used to work for a guy who restored VW campers in a week but they had just been painted and reupholstered in Tijuana for $300-$400. We ususally just had to do the finishing touches like reinstall the glass and do the finishing touches to the cabinents/interior. Every week I had to make new door panels and kick panels.

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: Andrew ()
Date: May 25, 2011 07:36AM

danyarger Wrote:
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I tried to take out the dash
> completely but that failed because it wouldn't let
> go from the windsheild rubber. I tried lubing it,
> no luck. So I painted the dash in the car because
> I didn't want to risk cracking the windsheild. 4
> bolts my ass lol.
>

Dan,

EM dashboards do not come out without a torch, cutting wheel, or sawzall. Not sure where you got your "just 4 bolts" information. There are a couple of braces underneath that bolt in. Removing them just makes the whole dash floppy. The top front edge of the sadh is part of the pinchweld that the windshield mounts to.

Your pictures are showing some really fast progress. Keep it up.

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Re: No longer a garage queenthumbs up
Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: June 01, 2011 10:50PM

Proof I'm getting out and about. Took the wife to Lake Las Vegas today. Cost over $20 in gas.

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