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New Carpet, Door Sills and Windlace Installed Todaysmileys with beer
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: July 04, 2011 01:43AM

Used a combination of the 80/20 loop and random loop carpet to cover the floor of the blue 64 vert.

Finally was able to install the "new" carpet that was inside the trunk when I bought the car 4 years ago. Only problem was the dimmer switch grommet and one of the front side pieces were missing.

So, I improvised using the random loop carpet...besides, I mistakenly ordered carpet covered kick panels with the random loop carpet as well.

The new door sills look great!

Next come new white door panels and re-installing the white seats after a good scrubbing!

Here are some photos:

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
CORSA Eastern Division Director

Click here for the slideshow of my '62 Rampside

1962 Rampside - ORANGE - Driving & showing it
1964 Monza Convertible - WHITE - In pieces awaiting restoration
1969 Monza Convertible - AZTEC BRONZE - Working on finishing touches

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Re: New Carpet, Door Sills and Windlace Installed Todaysmileys with beer
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: July 04, 2011 01:44AM

A few more pics...

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
CORSA Eastern Division Director

Click here for the slideshow of my '62 Rampside

1962 Rampside - ORANGE - Driving & showing it
1964 Monza Convertible - WHITE - In pieces awaiting restoration
1969 Monza Convertible - AZTEC BRONZE - Working on finishing touches

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Re: New Carpet, Door Sills and Windlace Installed Todaysmileys with beer
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: July 04, 2011 11:52AM

lookin' GOOOOOD!!


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Re: New Carpet, Door Sills and Windlace Installed Todaysmileys with beer
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: July 04, 2011 12:00PM

No front heater vents because I decided to eliminate them after the major rocker repair and floorboard replacement.

This is a weekend driver.. and living in Georgia I do not need heat.

Since flash photography can really show "hidden" flaws etc, the photos clearly show the difference in the two carpet styles.

But to the naked eye, it is not that noticeable.

The new door sills came with new Body by Fisher emblems that must be attached using very tiny rivets.

Lesson learned: use glue or silicone to attach the emblem to the sill before you install the rivets because I found it nearly impossible to get the rivets tight enough.

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
CORSA Eastern Division Director

Click here for the slideshow of my '62 Rampside

1962 Rampside - ORANGE - Driving & showing it
1964 Monza Convertible - WHITE - In pieces awaiting restoration
1969 Monza Convertible - AZTEC BRONZE - Working on finishing touches

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Re: New Carpet, Door Sills and Windlace Installed Todaysmileys with beer
Date: July 04, 2011 03:11PM

Nice job Dean!

Corey Pedersen
Amston, CT
1962 Monza 102 HP Convertible - Restoration Complete
1964 VW Beetle - Restoration Complete
1981 Chevy C-20 - Better Than New!
1951 MG-TD - Newest Addition
Member of Bay State Corvairs and CORSA

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Re: New Carpet, Door Sills and Windlace Installed Todaysmileys with beer
Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: July 04, 2011 03:58PM

What no cardboard?drinking smiley Just kidding very nice.

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Re: New Carpet, Door Sills and Windlace Installed Todaysmileys with beer
Posted by: ScottS ()
Date: July 05, 2011 02:43AM

Got any pics of that pretty blue paint ?

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Re: New Carpet, Door Sills and Windlace Installed Todaysmileys with beer
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: July 05, 2011 03:12AM

Scott,

Here are two recent pics of me and Cliff Tibbitts in the blue 64 vert when Cliff was in Columbus for a visit.

His brother-in-law was the photographer....

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
CORSA Eastern Division Director

Click here for the slideshow of my '62 Rampside

1962 Rampside - ORANGE - Driving & showing it
1964 Monza Convertible - WHITE - In pieces awaiting restoration
1969 Monza Convertible - AZTEC BRONZE - Working on finishing touches

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Re: New Carpet, Door Sills and Windlace Installed Todaysmileys with beer
Posted by: Pacerace ()
Date: July 05, 2011 04:01AM

Looks great Dean! My carpet could use a facelift, it's a little bunched up andwrinkly in places.

I just drove through your neck of the woods the 2 saturdays before this weekend. On our way to and from Panama City Beach.

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Chandler
Roswell, GA.


1965 Corvair Monza 110/4sp Coupe

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Re: New Carpet, Door Sills and Windlace Installed Todaysmileys with beer
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: July 05, 2011 10:52AM

Thanks Corey and Chandler!

Scrubbed all the seats using GoJo hand cleaner per Dan Yarger's tip!

They never looked cleaner!

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
CORSA Eastern Division Director

Click here for the slideshow of my '62 Rampside

1962 Rampside - ORANGE - Driving & showing it
1964 Monza Convertible - WHITE - In pieces awaiting restoration
1969 Monza Convertible - AZTEC BRONZE - Working on finishing touches

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Re: New Carpet, Door Sills and Windlace Installed Todaysmileys with beer
Posted by: Mark M ()
Date: July 05, 2011 02:28PM

Dean,

Looks great - good for you. I am a little confused by your seat extenders. I am installing a set for my 64 vert and the front anchor point has only one bolt, like yours. but, my rear seat mount takes two bolts on each side of the track. Yours seem to have only one, and it looks like it it a stud sticking up. All my mounts are nuts that are set in the floor brace, and then I bolt to them. Takes six bolts per seat.

Am I just not seeing this correctly?

Mark M
Project: 64 Spyder Vert
1st Vair: 65 Corsa
St. Louis, MO
Show Me Corvair Club &
CORSA member

"If it's not broken, you're not driving it hard enough"

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Re: New Carpet, Door Sills and Windlace Installed Todaysmileys with beer
Posted by: Mark M ()
Date: July 05, 2011 02:52PM

Dean,

One more thing, and you may have made a decision to do this differently. My understanding is that the female end of the seat belts goes to the outside of the car, and the male end goes to the inside. Then, the male ends crisscross to buckle. In other words, the male end bolted closest to the passenger seat comes over and is used by the driver. And, the male end bolted closest to the driver seat is used by the passenger. When you buckle them you can see why they would crisscross. That way, the inside half of the belt does not have to wrap around the seatback.

Mark M
Project: 64 Spyder Vert
1st Vair: 65 Corsa
St. Louis, MO
Show Me Corvair Club &
CORSA member

"If it's not broken, you're not driving it hard enough"

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Re: New Carpet, Door Sills and Windlace
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: July 05, 2011 07:24PM

Mark M Wrote:
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> Dean,
>
> One more thing, and you may have made a decision
> to do this differently. My understanding is that
> the female end of the seat belts goes to the
> outside of the car, and the male end goes to the
> inside. Then, the male ends crisscross to buckle.
> In other words, the male end bolted closest to
> the passenger seat comes over and is used by the
> driver. And, the male end bolted closest to the
> driver seat is used by the passenger. When you
> buckle them you can see why they would crisscross.
> That way, the inside half of the belt does not
> have to wrap around the seatback.

Mark, all my Corvairs are done the opposite of what you state.

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: New Carpet, Door Sills and Windlace Installed Todaysmileys with beer
Posted by: Mark M ()
Date: July 05, 2011 07:46PM

kevin,

Won't be the first thing I've had backwards on this car!! confused smiley

Mark M
Project: 64 Spyder Vert
1st Vair: 65 Corsa
St. Louis, MO
Show Me Corvair Club &
CORSA member

"If it's not broken, you're not driving it hard enough"

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Re: New Carpet, Door Sills and Windlace Installed Todaysmileys with beer
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: July 06, 2011 03:06AM

Mark,

I tried to create the seat extenders as described in the FAQ section but found that they did not work because they did not allow for clearance of the front raised seat section.

So, I measured and played around with some weld steel and settled on what you see.


A few points based upon my experience:

1. All of the 6 plus Corvairs that I have owned since 1982, the seats all have been attached at each point using a single bolt. I always wondered why each of the rear seat mounts allowed for two bolts when I never found two installed.

2. The extenders that I fabricated have four holes drilled to allow attachment of the extenders to the original holes in the floor.

(By the way, I decided to REPLACE all the original seat bolts because I snapped one this weekend which pissed me off but also scared me to think that I was trusting my safety to 47 year old bolts.)

Then I drilled holes for the seat bolts, tapped them and then welded nuts on the bottoms so that the bolts had plenty of "meat" to grab when installed.

The photos show the extenders with the bolts sticking out of them which probably gives off the illusion that there are studs are welded to the extenders.


As to the seat belts, the ones that are mounted to the floor behind each seat are located too far into the center because that was the easiest place for me to weld the steel plate/nut to the underside after all the rusted out pans were replaced with new ones.

When I first installed the new seat belts, I had a brain fart and had to ask others how they had installed theirs and concluded that most installed them the way you see in the photos.

Not certain if it's "right" or "wrong" as long as it is safe.

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
CORSA Eastern Division Director

Click here for the slideshow of my '62 Rampside

1962 Rampside - ORANGE - Driving & showing it
1964 Monza Convertible - WHITE - In pieces awaiting restoration
1969 Monza Convertible - AZTEC BRONZE - Working on finishing touches

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