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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: May 08, 2012 11:36AM

Craig suggests that fewer hands will go up for the Loadside. But I am wondering if enough hands will go up such that there really is no price distinction.

Everyone, if a nice Loadside was offered at a good price, would you reject it simply because it was a Loadside?

Let's try this: Compared to a Rampside, should a Loadside be (A) cheaper because it is less desireable, (cool smiley more expensive because it is more rare, or (C) the same because it is a vintage Corvair pickup?

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 08, 2012 12:02PM

A

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: May 08, 2012 12:03PM

I vote A

Ramps have more appeal. The bulk of Vair buyers IMHO don't speculate they like em and want to drive em.

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
Nu Joisey

" A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS A DANGEROUS THING"

"STUPID is the NEW SMART"

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: upnorth1 ()
Date: May 08, 2012 12:18PM

I bought a loadside because it was available, no rampys were to be seen.

My dad used to have a saying, "Useless as tits on a boar."

Pretty much sums it up.

BUT ITS STILL ME TRUK!

Chaplain Bob
135 miles from Canada

AT THE TIP OF LAKE SUPERIOR
1961 Loadside 95hp. 30 over bored and stroked. 145 block, 165 heads 4 speed
1966 Corsa clone 140 4 speed, 30 over.
1966 4 door 110 pg soon to return to factory 140 PG

DON'T mess with Old Men, we didn't get old by being, STUPID!!!

\/ this is a half mile from my house... \/

Click for Hermantown, Minnesota Forecast

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: firevair66 ()
Date: May 08, 2012 02:39PM

I was told the yellow one in Lambertville,Nj. , that the guy wants $12K for it, don't know for sure , just told .

John Shoemaker,Riegelsville,PA.
1958 Impala Sport Cp. 348 ,pg/ac
61 Rampside full custom show truck
65 Monza 110/4 vert driver
65 Full Custom Monza 140 Cp
66 Monza 110/PG Vert
66 Corsa FITCH SPRINT Documented ( in Process,recondition)
66 CorV8 350 "firevair"Custom Show




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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: May 08, 2012 04:34PM

John, I rode by that one last week the yellow is etching primer. 12K someone's on drugs!

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
Nu Joisey

" A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS A DANGEROUS THING"

"STUPID is the NEW SMART"



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/08/2012 04:36PM by 66cv8.

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: SpyderMan ()
Date: May 08, 2012 05:43PM

A

A load side would be my last choice for an FC and if you add in other FCs of different brands it would be after the Jeep, Dodge and Ford. No Ramp No Go!

Sam Russell
Durham NC
1962 Monza Wagon
1964 Spyder coupe





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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: May 08, 2012 07:13PM

I vote B. I like the rarity of it. Of course my Rampside (owned since 1980 and driven to 3 of the last 4 conventions) is my favorite Corvair. But it's not used as a work truck . For work, I have a couple of trailers and/or a Ford F150 truck.

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: May 08, 2012 07:20PM

The Lambertville Loadside is less than 20 miles from my house but it is not the one I am considering. In fact, I have never seen the Lambertville truck -- where exactly is it?

So far it looks like Loadsides are not getting a lot of love here. As far as their lack of utility goes, that does not bother me very much because I own a Rampside currently and most of the time whatever I put in it goes over the side without opening the ramp.

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 08, 2012 07:34PM

How does one clean out the Loadside bed? (say after hauling something pebular( made up wordwinking smiley). what about dirt and dust? Can simple dirt be hosed out? What about soap suds after washing?

GM sold 2500 in the first year and 369 in the second (and last) year. The market spoke.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: gwydionjhr ()
Date: May 08, 2012 07:48PM

I vote A,

But if I bought a Loadside, I'd build it into a Corphibian... then it'd be worth some money!

Regards,
Joel Rushworth
1961 Rampside w/Deluxe Scamper Camper
1966 Corsized Cdn Monza Coupe
1967 UV #292
"Kick the Hell out of the Status Quo" - Ed Cole

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: Johnniespeed ()
Date: May 08, 2012 07:48PM

Pebular, a perfectly understandable word.
Of the 369, 1962 Loadsides, only 3 are in the registry from Flint plant, and 15 from St Louis.
Only 18 remaining ? Either they are super rare, or super unwanted.
I personally prefer the Rampside and dont care at all for the Loadside, see my story in the 62 registry VIN 2r124s114736
Just click on the VIN 114736 in the registry.

John

1962 Rampside, 4.3 Vortec powered.
The thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.

Sparta Michigan.





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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: May 08, 2012 08:00PM

Bob it's on Rt. 29 going out of town Southbound at the converted mill along the Delaware & raritan Canal.

So we have 2 localy for sale?

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
Nu Joisey

" A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS A DANGEROUS THING"

"STUPID is the NEW SMART"

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: rhysaccess ()
Date: May 08, 2012 08:08PM

Howdy all,

I try to be sensitive (try) when commenting on the comparative worth of a vehicle - at the risk of offending other owners.

My own eclectic choices have forced a resilience on my part.....so much so that I now peversley enjoy the criticisim & scorn.

I know that my car enthusiast friends would see the Rampside/Loadside argument - as comparing the merits of selecting which inappropriate rash, might be best to be inflicted with. But they are unkind.

So you ought to buy - whatever "floats your boat". Given that this is a forum of enlightened & robust Corvair enthusiasts, I feel obliged to offer some personal opinion.

The Rampside is the prize, it makes the truck infinitely more interesting, useful and fun. It will always be that way for others too.

Rarity (in this case) is a pointless argument - and the Loadsides were that for a reason.

Regards,
Rhys

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: May 08, 2012 08:33PM

Craig, the market indeed spoke. But that was 50 years ago, I was wondering about today. The market spoke about the Chrysler Airflow, too, but look at its value today!

"Pebular." Larger than granular. Smaller than rockular. grinning smiley

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: roger4a1ward ()
Date: May 08, 2012 08:57PM

If you're speaking about eventual worth, the Rampside wins. Popularity dictates price .... and the Loadside will never be as popular as the Rammpside - and has never been in the last 50 years.

I as at a cruise when I overheard a guy waxing enthusiastic about his '60s Dodge more-door; said it was super rare because it had a radio and heater delete and a rare two tone color from the factory and was one of only 300 with this combination. Who gives a shit! The car was an ugly, unoptioned four door that only a mother could love. Some people feel the need to have something rare, even if it sucks.

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 08, 2012 09:20PM

"Pebular." Larger than granular. Smaller than rockular.grinning smiley"

ROFL! Great humorsmiling bouncing smiley


If the Loadside meets your needs and you like it - go for it. Just know that when it's time to sell, it will be more difficult to sell (this thread proves that) and it won't bring the money a Rampside would.

For someone who puts a tonneau on it and uses it as a car or parade vehicle an LS is fine. If you're willing to lift stuff out of the deep, they're obviously capable of being, well, truckularwinking smiley.

I can tell you, when someone is approvingly looking at my Rampy, their jaws drop when the side opens to a ramp. I can also tell you that when I go to the dump with four 100# roller trash cans or when I roll out a cast-iron 460 engine block on a two-wheel hand truck, I'm very happy it has a ramp.

Good luck with your potential purchase.thumbs up

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: vairchet ()
Date: May 09, 2012 01:11AM

I procured a rust & dent free Loadside several years ago for $100 (engine sitting in bed of truck). Still have it (truck that is). It sports an across the bed toolbox and will soon come with a bed hoist for heavy loads (similar as depicted in photos).

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: gmgmtl ()
Date: May 09, 2012 09:38AM

While getting an estimate for a spray-on bedliner, an 80ish fellow was in the shop "hanging out". He said he had to use one of those trucks at work back in the sixties, he hated it. But he went outside with the shop owner and me to have a look. When I put down the ramp his month dropped. He said that was a great idea, who installed it. I told him Chevrolet, added that the pick-up came in two versions with and without the ramp. The Ramp was around a $30 option. He said something about a cheap S.O.B and went back inside.

Gary Moore near KC Missouri

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anonymous hearsay with the excitement of typing." Jon Stewart 2004

61 RedRampside 110 automatic
61 Green Rampside 102 4speed

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Re: Rampside vs Loadside
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: May 09, 2012 10:32AM

roger4a1ward Wrote:

> I as at a cruise when I overheard a guy waxing
> enthusiastic about his '60s Dodge more-door; said
> it was super rare because it had a radio and
> heater delete and a rare two tone color from the
> factory and was one of only 300 with this
> combination. Who gives a shit! The car was an
> ugly, unoptioned four door that only a mother
> could love.

I give a shit. Two, even. I'd shake that guy's hand and compliment him on his car. Why? Because his car, while "rare" in terms of its specific details, is far more representative of what was on the roads when it was new than all the Hemi-Max-Wedge-super-muscle you generally see today. I LOVE seeing 'normal' cars at cruise nights and car shows. I have seen all the real and cloned muscle cars that I'll ever need to see. An "ugly, unoptioned four door that only a mother could love?" Takes me back to when that's what mothers drove.

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