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Why Cave man?
Posted by: shomeyrwit ()
Date: February 23, 2012 03:56PM

The first time I saw a post refering to a Cave man car , I thought hmmm my car was stored in a cave for awhile,, but on further reading I've gleaned that it has something to do with early, 60 61 models,,,
So I gotta ask, why the "Cave Man" moniker?

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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 23, 2012 04:15PM

Wow.. we sure are getting a lot of duplicate questions!!! ggg

Just answered yesterday!!

1960 ONLY.... nose is concave... '61-4 is convex.





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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: February 23, 2012 04:16PM

Double meaning:
1) It's, like, PREHISTORIC, man. GGG
2) It's the model with the conCAVE front panel.
grinning smiley

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
66 Red Monza 2dr 140/4 EFI 60k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
65 Cypress Green Monza 140/4 4dr
65 White 4-dr 110/AC/PG (parts)



19 Tons of parts in boxes

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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: shomeyrwit ()
Date: February 23, 2012 04:17PM

dang , good to know,,, was on site a lot yesterday and missed it,

Thanks Matt

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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: ranger372 ()
Date: February 23, 2012 04:27PM

Comments like that from MattNall are the reason that many observers to this site, do not post.

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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: February 23, 2012 04:41PM

ranger372 Wrote:
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> Comments like that from MattNall are the reason
> that many observers to this site, do not post.

Well in this case he did answer the question and added a grin to his comment about seeing the same inquiry just yesterday but we also don't want to make people feel bad when they have missed what is obvious to others.

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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: Mountain Pilot ()
Date: February 23, 2012 06:41PM

I think it is because the quality of the people owning them!tongue sticking out smiley


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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: Boosted60 ()
Date: February 23, 2012 08:20PM

hahaha awesome animation!

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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: B-Nasty ()
Date: February 23, 2012 08:25PM

maybe its just me but i still cant tell from pictures the diff of 60 vs 61-64

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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: Boosted60 ()
Date: February 23, 2012 08:28PM

really?
the 60 has completely different headlights and nose...
they share the same headlights as the trucks

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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: B-Nasty ()
Date: February 23, 2012 08:32PM

ok i see it now...i think my google image search for 60 corvair turned up some 61-64s

its obvious now

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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: February 23, 2012 09:17PM

And here I tought it was because in 1960 they used Mammoth Fur before they switched to NaugaHyde!grinning smiley

Corventure Dave

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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: Mountain Pilot ()
Date: February 23, 2012 09:26PM

Also we look great in our formal attire smileys with beer



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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: 62corvairjunky ()
Date: February 23, 2012 09:51PM

ranger372 Wrote:
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> Comments like that from MattNall are the reason
> that many observers to this site, do not post.


Wow!
I think most things are read with more emotion than they where typed.

Also, I often muse at the fact that obscure questions can tend to run in bunches.

Junky
Hurricane Utah.
Home of the "Red Desert Corvair Sanctuary."

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62 Rusty Rampy
62 wagon under construction.(Taking all my time and $$)
61 lakewood parts car.
63 coupe
half a dozen parts cars n trucks
20x40 garage full of greasy parts

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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: February 23, 2012 09:56PM

Don't forget the "caveman" lingo also applies because of the these popular cave car owners who frequent this forum.

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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: 62corvairjunky ()
Date: February 23, 2012 09:57PM

LOL!

Junky
Hurricane Utah.
Home of the "Red Desert Corvair Sanctuary."

 photo 7121255b-53ac-4335-a3ba-83724bf6f396_zps111b404a.jpg

62 Rusty Rampy
62 wagon under construction.(Taking all my time and $$)
61 lakewood parts car.
63 coupe
half a dozen parts cars n trucks
20x40 garage full of greasy parts

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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: upnorth1 ()
Date: February 23, 2012 11:42PM

ditto junky!

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135 miles from Canada

AT THE TIP OF LAKE SUPERIOR
1961 Loadside 110 140 4 speed, 30 over. 4 speed
1966 Corsa clone
1966 4 door 110 pg

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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: February 23, 2012 11:55PM

Where are my glassesconfused smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: Why Cave man?
Posted by: Caveman_1960 ()
Date: February 24, 2012 02:35AM

The first time I encountered the term "Cave Man" with reference to owning a 1960 Corvair was back in the late '80's when I first met Dave Binnie. By that time I had already started my Cave collection nearly ten years prior. But nobody called me a Cave Man until I met Dave and his family at a Corvair event in St. Catherines, Ontario. Dave had the green 500 sedan from Harriston Motors at the show. Somehow I talked him out of it and then I was a Canadian Cave Man!

I think the recent interest in the first year of our favourite car is great for the hobby. There can never be too many Cave Men in the club! - Caveman Pete

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