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65 500 4dr parts
Posted by: Ben Guider ()
Date: June 19, 2012 08:21PM

I'm trying to revive my 1965 Corvair 500 it was given to me by my grandfather and I need to find original parts. Right now I'm on a strict budget and in need of interior parts I want to find something similar to the orig. rubber flooring if anybody has any ideas that would be great

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Re: 65 500 4dr parts
Posted by: vairsUPnorth ()
Date: June 19, 2012 08:51PM

Hello Ben,

Unless you can find an original 500 model from an arid area, it is not likely that you will a rubber floor carpet. Most of the 500 models from more humid climates and especially the salt belt lost their floors within 3-8 years of normal driving, then most of these cars were scrapped out. A lot of the owners of remaining 500 models removed the rubber flooring long ago and replaced it with carpet to help preserve the floor metal. I have considered some possible substitutes: 1) Use plain molded black loop carpet as is, 2) Enhance #1 by applying heel pads at all four seating positions, 3) Enhance #2 by masking the heal pads and sprying bed liner to the carpet surface to simulate the original rubber.

I am in a better situation than you as my '67 500 4-door still has its original rubber carpet, but it is brittle and in multiple pieces in some areas. I think I can save it with patience, glue and bed liner as reinforcement from the back side.

What color is the interior of your car?

Good luck!

Dale Dewald
Hancock, MI

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Re: 65 500 4dr parts
Posted by: Ben Guider ()
Date: June 19, 2012 08:54PM

mine is red the floor is still there but ripped and brittle thanks btw

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Re: 65 500 4dr parts
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: June 20, 2012 09:49AM

Best I could find for ya. [minneapolis.craigslist.org]

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Re: 65 500 4dr parts
Posted by: Leon Renaud ()
Date: June 20, 2012 06:05PM

NAPA auto parts sells heavy duty rubber floor mats that cover the entire floor in pick up cabs 2 of these would cover your Corvair floors with some trimming won't be original but would be close.

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