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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 26, 2016 03:56PM

I found a good benchtop project to wrap up today while recovering from back surgery. Finished up my refinished glove box door, reassembled it, painted the emblem, and epoxied it in place. I found that Testors Israeli Army Sand Grey model paint is a pretty close match for the center of the Monza emblem.







Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 26, 2016 04:03PM

Compared to an extra door I have in rough shape:



Compared to an NOS fender emblem, a little bit less gold but I think it looks good:



Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: FLSteve ()
Date: March 26, 2016 04:51PM

Wow looks amazing! Great work how much did refinishing the door and emblem cost.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Wabbitkiller ()
Date: March 28, 2016 07:51AM

PURDY!

Chris

1965 Monza 95 Convertible 4 speed

Olathe, KS (Kansas City)


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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: April 03, 2016 07:49AM

Windshield installed yesterday. It was not hard at all to get it in....with Three people helping, holding, pulling. I used 3M non-silicone non-hardening sealing compound in the channel and put a thin coat of Vaseline around the gasket before installing along w/ nylon rope. The top right and left corners are a little wonky...I chock that up to a combination of reproduction glass, reproduction gasket, original trim, and questionably straight frame. Overall it looks good, I will fill in the top right/left gaps between the glass and the gasket w/ a little black silicone after the frame trim is installed.





Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/03/2016 07:50AM by Nickshu.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: April 03, 2016 08:51AM

Looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!smileys with beer

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: April 17, 2016 04:20PM

Hey guys I got my Clarks carpet set installed today and put in my front seats. I still need to sandblast and repaint the heater duct covers but I installed them to help hold the carpet in place. It's a tedious job but it came out OK. There are several things I would do differently if I could do the job again, but overall it came out pretty nice.

My seats were redone several years ago by the previous owner, they are OK, not great up close, but they'll do for now while I work on finishing up other stuff.





Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: April 18, 2016 06:48PM

Not sure if you are going 100% stock or not, but Norm Witte had the seats in his gorgeous '65 Corsa coupe recovered in fine leather, with a stock style. In my opinion this is the way to do the seats in a car as nice as yours!

I can't seem to find a pic of them installed but you get the idea:



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1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 400 HP ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// New Build! 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged!

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: April 18, 2016 07:11PM

Those look nice Ryan, I recently saw a set done on leather. Looked really nice! If I did leather I'd have to do seat heaters!

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Aprilia997 ()
Date: May 01, 2016 11:04AM

Nick, my wife has read some of your restoration thread and she had a worried look on her face as she asked if WE were going to be as determined in tearing our Corvair apart. I said it depends on how much work we find as we get deeper into it. Our right quarter panel has rust thru right where your original body did. But the floor looks good there.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: May 01, 2016 03:50PM

Well it's a slippery slope...26 pages and a couple years later...

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: May 01, 2016 04:37PM

Convertible top frame disassembled and heading to the sandblaster.



Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: May 01, 2016 06:49PM

They come apart a lot easier than they go back together. Hope that you have lots of pictures, and a good memory...grinning smiley

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: May 01, 2016 08:42PM

junkman Wrote:
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> They come apart a lot easier than they go back
> together. Hope that you have lots of pictures,
> and a good memory...grinning smiley


LOL. I have another 64 top frame here to use as a reassembling reference.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Aprilia997 ()
Date: May 01, 2016 10:26PM

LOL, Nick took apart nearly every piece of the Corvair that comes apart and two years later got the parts back together. I doubt that a mere convertible top will leave him wondering how did this go before I took it apart. Now if I was doing it EVERY screw/bolt that was removed would get it's selfie taken.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: May 22, 2016 06:28AM

Got my oil bath air cleaner in place:



And the start of some windshield trim:



And convertible top frame back from the painter:



And some vent windows disassembled:



Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/2016 06:38AM by Nickshu.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: cad-kid ()
Date: May 22, 2016 08:05AM

Nice!

Jeremy (cad-kid)
Kronenwetter, WI (Central Wisconsin)
CORSA Member#031129
SOLD-9-2016 65 Monza 4spd/140
My 65 Monza thread
My YouTube page yawning smiley

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Willt65 ()
Date: May 22, 2016 08:46AM

Nickshu Wrote:
Overall it looks
> good, I will fill in the top right/left gaps
> between the glass and the gasket w/ a little
> black silicone after the frame trim is installed.
>

I was just reading your latest few pages, everything looks awesome!
Just wanted to make a remark from what you said above about the black
silicone. If the silicone only contacts the glass and stainless trim, no
problem, if it contacts some steel you might want to reconsider and use a
non-silicone sealant. Silicone causes rust. That said you are probably
not going to use this car unless the sun is shinning, so probably will never be an issue.
Just wanted to use this opportunity to share this with the rest of the corvair
community as I have seen this done many times. I'm aware you may have just
used the term silicone in place of sealant so I'm not trying to pic you apart,
your obviously very intelligent! Enjoy your thread!!!!cool smiley

Will Teeter
Flintstone, MD
65 Corsa project

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: May 22, 2016 10:00AM

Silicone itself doesn't cause rust, but it traps moisture that gets under it. If a part has rust on it, that rust will absorb moisture like a sponge and it will make rust matter grow or become worse. Silicone discharges acetic acid as it cures, and that acid can cause rust problems, if it can penetrate the protective coating that it comes in contact with. Personally, I don't like using Silicone because it is difficult to break the bond when you attempt to disassemble the part.

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Re: Nickshu's '64 Spyder Restoration Thread
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: May 22, 2016 02:40PM

Thanks guys at this point I may not bother to seal it any further, as Will pointed out I don't plan to drive the car in bad weather. There is a chance it would be on my open trailer in bad weather though. I'll give it some more thought.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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