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FC what are these holes for
Posted by: SwedishVair ()
Date: January 16, 2013 11:01AM

I just received a "Front outer panel extensíon" (as called in the service manual) i.e. the detachable body part behind the front bumper from the Corvair Ranch. Must be a model year different to mine because there are holes not present in my -61.
Could someone enlighten me of the purpose of the holes at the arrows ?



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Re: FC what are these holes for
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: January 16, 2013 11:12AM

Looks like someone might have added a front spoiler at one time? I hear tell that an S10 spoiler will fit?

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Re: FC what are these holes for
Posted by: SwedishVair ()
Date: January 16, 2013 11:48AM

Could be, but the holes are oval and seem to be punched in a proper tool. I don't think they are made by an amateur in a garage.

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Re: FC what are these holes for
Posted by: vairsUPnorth ()
Date: January 16, 2013 12:01PM

I would have to check some other FC's to make sure, but I think the piece you got from the Ranch is from a late 63-65 FC. The holes are for the attachment of the "front control splash shield" that came on FC's sold in northern states beginning in mid-63.

Here is the said piece on our '65 Greenbrier, and the hole. Note that I have modified the splash shield to accomodate an air dam. The dam and splash shield are secured with shared screws where possible. The dam (valence) is from a 89-92 Ford Ranger.

Dale Dewald
Hancock, MI

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Re: FC what are these holes for
Posted by: dansk ()
Date: January 16, 2013 12:26PM

If you notice, the holes are different sizes. I'm thinking someone punched them with a hand held hole puncher, twice on each hole.
Dann

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Re: FC what are these holes for
Posted by: WhenIm64 ()
Date: January 16, 2013 12:33PM

Dale's answer is the correct one, the "extra" holes are for the splash shield that was fitted to 1964-65 FC models.

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Re: FC what are these holes for
Posted by: vairchet ()
Date: January 16, 2013 12:37PM

Oh crap! While weeding out good parts from bad during a clean out, I came across a splash shield just as depicted in second photo. No idea what it was. Into the scrap bin it went. Oh well.

Some Corvair Guy in Ramona

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Re: FC what are these holes for
Posted by: SwedishVair ()
Date: January 16, 2013 09:53PM

Thanks guys
Now I know.

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