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Wire wheel covers 2 vs 3 bar style.
Posted by: Arkygeo ()
Date: October 08, 2011 01:49PM

I found in my stash of Corvair parts, a set of new wire wheel covers 13" with 3 bar spinners. looks like they have never been installed. Question is; What year Corvairs used 2 bar spinners and what years were 3 bar spinners. Plan to put them on a 64 Monza Cpe.

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Re: Wire wheel covers 2 vs 3 bar style.
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: October 08, 2011 01:51PM

2 bars were "factory correct on EM models (60-64)

3 bars were "factory correct" on LM models (65-69)

those tri bars sell for Big Bucks on evilbay.

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Re: Wire wheel covers 2 vs 3 bar style.
Posted by: 4carbcorvair ()
Date: October 08, 2011 02:03PM

2 bars are 62 and 63.

3 bars are 64-66.

No spinners 67 and on, Goverment reasonings.....

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Ronnie
Southern Maine.
[www.dirigocorvairs.com]
66 Corsa Convertible, 140, 4sp.




It doesn't leak, it's marking it's territory.

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Re: Wire wheel covers 2 vs 3 bar style.
Posted by: Claus ()
Date: October 08, 2011 02:04PM

2 bar spinners for 1961 or maybe 62-63
3 bar spinners for 1964-69

i believe, so you should have the right ones for your 64 Coupe.

Claus
Copenhagen
Denmark
Europe

1964 Corvair Spyder
1957 Chevrolet Belair
1964 Chevrolet C10

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Re: Wire wheel covers 2 vs 3 bar style.
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: October 08, 2011 02:15PM

4carbcorvair Wrote:
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> 2 bars are 62 and 63.
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> 3 bars are 64-66.
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> No spinners 67 and on, Goverment reasonings.....



true dat.....but they do fit!

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Re: Wire wheel covers 2 vs 3 bar style.
Posted by: bdrich ()
Date: October 10, 2011 08:25AM

I am not postive what years, thinking 65 to 69 also. I have seen them on older models also. Some people like them others don't. They came with my car so I kept them, they grow on you after awhile. I will have admit it takes more effort to keep the wheels looking good with them, but they do get a lot of attention also.

Bud
1965 Corsa 140/4speed convertible
Elkhart, Indiana


Elkhart County 2nd largest county fair in the USA


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Re: Wire wheel covers 2 vs 3 bar style.
Posted by: Layton Curtis ()
Date: October 10, 2011 12:57PM

The 3 bar was offered 65 thru 66. After that SFPCA and other powers that be, complained that they were dangerous because they stuck out too far and endangered animals/objects when you got too close. Some may have stayed in the pipeline until later but those dates are pretty close. As a result, we got those things with 5 chrome lug nut cast into the cap which I have never liked.

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Re: Wire wheel covers 2 vs 3 bar style.
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: October 10, 2011 03:00PM

Layton has it right. I remember reading an article somewhere about this back then. If you think back to the origional 007 movie Goldfinger..... "not the recent Goldmember".....there is a scene where James Bond tears the heck out of a Mustang with his extending wheel spinners. Apparently it was this scene in the movie that regulated taking wheel spinners off the production cars. If one looks at the time line of the movie and the regulation.... it all makes sense. Stupid indeed!

Corventure Dave

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Re: Wire wheel covers 2 vs 3 bar style.
Posted by: Turbocorsa ()
Date: October 10, 2011 05:40PM

I have been around corvairs for about 30 years or so, I am pretty sure that three bar spinner wires were first available in '64 along with the AM/FM radio and the remote control mirror....if you want more verification, check out pics in the 64 dealer accessories brochure....while it is an artists rendition it shows three bar wheel covers.

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Re: Wire wheel covers 2 vs 3 bar style.
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: October 10, 2011 06:24PM

They came out in 64. The three bar spinner caps are in the 64 accessory catalog.
I looked for my copy and could not find it but I did find Wayne and Bill's book and snapped these.





Sam Russell
Chapel Hill NC
1962 Monza Wagon
1964 Spyder coupe


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Re: Wire wheel covers 2 vs 3 bar style.
Posted by: '66Monza ()
Date: February 23, 2012 12:58PM

WOO HOO! I just got my Valentine's Day present!! I've been wanting a set of these for my Baby! (oops, I mean my car- didn't mean to say that I love my corvair more than my girl! winking smiley )

Kurt
'66 Monza
Former - 110 4sp

NOW - a 1965 140 4sp

Pittsburgh,Pa.

'66 Chevrolet Monza, Cleopatra in the drivewaySmall Corvair RF

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Re: Wire wheel covers 2 vs 3 bar style.
Posted by: urs ()
Date: February 24, 2012 02:23AM

Hey Kurt, I'm glad you like them. I sold them to you.They'll make your 66 look great! Good luck

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Re: Wire wheel covers 2 vs 3 bar style.
Posted by: '66Monza ()
Date: February 24, 2012 09:58PM

They are in really good shape, can't wait to "try 'em on!"

Kurt
'66 Monza
Former - 110 4sp

NOW - a 1965 140 4sp

Pittsburgh,Pa.

'66 Chevrolet Monza, Cleopatra in the drivewaySmall Corvair RF

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