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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: January 02, 2017 05:13PM

Did a search on the part number out of the assembly manual and found it to be used on '63-'67 Corvettes too.

Found here: [www.paragoncorvette.com]




gerg
Monroe, LA


1965 500 Coupe, 140hp / PG, Brown EFI - work in progress
1962 Rampside, 110Hp, factory 4 speed & 3.89 posi


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: January 03, 2017 05:01PM

So this was today's turd in a punchbowl moment. After contorting myself to get the last mounting bolt in place for the wiper motor, the end of the grounding tab came off. After fretting the inevitable, I took it inside to solder. Only to find out the equipment was at my shop. You know, where the 'inoperable' Corvairs are winking smiley

Seems like I work on the drivers at home.

So, I run to the shop and do my impersonation of a booger weld to get the tab back into one piece. Was fun because not only was it 'springy', but the ends wouldn't stay flat long enough for the solder to cool to not look horrible. Luckily, this is under the dash, and I tested it - she's strong.





Wipers tested fine once reinstalled.

I also cleaned the defroster stack thoroughly, and used some plumber's putty on the 4 floor mount screws. Went with a slightly oversize screw as one of them would not tighten. I also plugged 4 smaller holes in the floor within the perimeter of this base. Like unused holes meant for self tapping screws?

Slowly this thing is getting sealed up. I called the fellow in New Orleans that is the club's 'go to guy' for gasketed windshield replacement. I simply don't feel like doing it myself.

gerg
Monroe, LA


1965 500 Coupe, 140hp / PG, Brown EFI - work in progress
1962 Rampside, 110Hp, factory 4 speed & 3.89 posi


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/03/2017 05:01PM by gerg.

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: January 03, 2017 07:21PM

Got the defroster stack back in place and used the fabric tubes I had. They were actually LM AC hoses, I mentioned earlier that they were early vent - no idea where I got that idea.



Finally installed the aluminum trim around the base of the door seal too. I used a little plumber's putty on the two lowest holes that are exposed to the elements. Water always finds a way.



I almost dread starting the passenger side seals / vent window rubber / sash etc.

Lastly, it's time to say goodbye to Jimmy. He popped out of the defroster lower tube when the stack was removed. One morning I was driving to New Orleans and saw him fly out when I opened the air flow. Wow . . . then he rode there a little while. Probably down there many years before I got the FC. Take care Jimmy winking smiley



gerg
Monroe, LA


1965 500 Coupe, 140hp / PG, Brown EFI - work in progress
1962 Rampside, 110Hp, factory 4 speed & 3.89 posi


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: January 04, 2017 07:51AM

I have also evicted several of Jimmy's cousins over the years!tongue sticking out smiley

Corventure Dave

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: January 04, 2017 07:59AM

He hung with me for a few thousand miles or so. I finally vacuumed the truck out yesterday and figured it was time to let him go smiling smiley

I need to 'make' a floor mat - like I did in my bus years ago. Home Depot no longer sells the stiff, ribbed grey/black carpet material I used. I got a piece of medium grey carpet, but I really DON'T want carpet (what I got was cheap, so maybe a temp solution). I'd rather cut some actual rubber mat material. Will start looking today online.

I am slowly getting all the water leaks cleaned up. The bottom left corner of the windshield gasket is so shrunk that water just comes in when raining. Migrates to the bottom edge of the dash, then drips on my feet! smiling smiley I am trying to get a seasoned windshield guy to change it soon. Till then I think I will cram some plumbers putty in that corner too smiling smiley

gerg
Monroe, LA


1965 500 Coupe, 140hp / PG, Brown EFI - work in progress
1962 Rampside, 110Hp, factory 4 speed & 3.89 posi


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: January 04, 2017 09:40AM

Plumbers putty is a good idea. I really hate it when I have to deal with someone's idea that RTV Silicone is a good leak fix!!!!angry smiley

Corventure Dave

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: January 04, 2017 10:21AM

Hahaha - I was 'almost' there . . .but the 'waxy' consistency of what looked like original sealant led me to think of alternatives. Seems to have worked very well!

gerg
Monroe, LA


1965 500 Coupe, 140hp / PG, Brown EFI - work in progress
1962 Rampside, 110Hp, factory 4 speed & 3.89 posi


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: January 04, 2017 11:45AM

Silicone is a "Let the other guy deal with the mess" solution.
eye rolling smileygrinning smiley

Corventure Dave

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: January 04, 2017 11:55AM

gerg Wrote:
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> I need to 'make' a floor mat - like I did in my
> bus years ago. Home Depot no longer sells the
> stiff, ribbed grey/black carpet material I used. I
> got a piece of medium grey carpet, but I really
> DON'T want carpet (what I got was cheap, so maybe
> a temp solution). I'd rather cut some actual
> rubber mat material. Will start looking today
> online.


I wonder if this stuff will work for your purpose? Or is it too thick?
[www.tractorsupply.com]

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> I am slowly getting all the water leaks cleaned
> up. The bottom left corner of the windshield
> gasket is so shrunk that water just comes in when
> raining. Migrates to the bottom edge of the dash,
> then drips on my feet! smiling smiley I am trying to get a
> seasoned windshield guy to change it soon. Till
> then I think I will cram some plumbers putty in
> that corner too smiling smiley


The professional that I use for classic car windows has black sealant in a caulking tube for this purpose.
It has a very tiny needle nose for getting under the rubber. Not sure of its name.

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: jack bacon ()
Date: January 05, 2017 08:22AM

The horse mat from Tractor Supply is too thick for a floor mat tho works great in a horse trailer. I cut down the horse mat and used a double layer under my 60 gallon compressor to reduce vibration. I also cut a circle out of the top layer so I can put a pie tin there to catch any moisture when the bottom valve is opened.

Jack

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: January 05, 2017 06:06PM

Well, after probably 15+ years the original AM radio tuned a station in my garage and sounds great through the temp boxed 6x9!! Time well spent winking smiley

Clark's dual 4" dash speaker shows up Monday. Cannot wait!!



gerg
Monroe, LA


1965 500 Coupe, 140hp / PG, Brown EFI - work in progress
1962 Rampside, 110Hp, factory 4 speed & 3.89 posi


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: January 28, 2017 12:06PM

Had this S-10 front spoiler on the shelf since last year. WOW - test fit and in place with 2 vice grips in a couple of minutes.

I like it - going to install smiling smiley





gerg
Monroe, LA


1965 500 Coupe, 140hp / PG, Brown EFI - work in progress
1962 Rampside, 110Hp, factory 4 speed & 3.89 posi


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 28, 2017 12:32PM

About time! Should've had that on for the first trp to Havasu!





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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: January 28, 2017 01:30PM

I'm really hoping it makes the difference I've read About!!! smiling smiley

gerg
Monroe, LA


1965 500 Coupe, 140hp / PG, Brown EFI - work in progress
1962 Rampside, 110Hp, factory 4 speed & 3.89 posi


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: January 28, 2017 02:31PM

WOW!!!!! Best $26 I ever spent on this rig!!!

Seemed that much more effortless to drive.

Already drove pretty good. This is awesome!!!

gerg
Monroe, LA


1965 500 Coupe, 140hp / PG, Brown EFI - work in progress
1962 Rampside, 110Hp, factory 4 speed & 3.89 posi


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: matchlessmo ()
Date: January 28, 2017 07:17PM

Sir, what's the part number for 26 dollar S-10 spoiler,.....Thks


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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: January 28, 2017 07:41PM

I'll get it off the box in the morning when I go to the shop.

Pretty sure it was <$30.

gerg
Monroe, LA


1965 500 Coupe, 140hp / PG, Brown EFI - work in progress
1962 Rampside, 110Hp, factory 4 speed & 3.89 posi


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: January 29, 2017 02:28PM

$24 on amazon right now.


1982-1993 CHEVROLET S10
PICKUPS & GMC S15 SONOMA PICKUPS
1982-1994 CHEVROLET S10 BLAZER SUVs & GMC S15 JIMMY SUVs
BASE | ALL MODELS **WITHOUT FOG LAMPS HOLE**
FRONT BUMPER AIR DAM
- REPLACE FACTORY PART NUMBER:GM1090104

gerg
Monroe, LA


1965 500 Coupe, 140hp / PG, Brown EFI - work in progress
1962 Rampside, 110Hp, factory 4 speed & 3.89 posi


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: January 30, 2017 08:24AM

I have the S10 air dam's on both of my FC's. Had the one I installed on the Rampside stored away nearly that long also! I tend to buy extras when there is a deal!
smileys with beer

Corventure Dave

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Re: '62 Rampside Joins the Fleet
Posted by: gerg ()
Date: February 03, 2017 11:21AM

Soooo much done in the last 10 days or so. Many pics to come. Short list:

New front brake steel lines and rubber hoses
Dual master cylinder conversion
Bled and adjusted brakes
Replaced all 4 springs - set ride height where I am happy
Completely rebuilt the passenger door - all seals and vent window rubber / sash
S-10 front air dam installed
Replaced steel fuel line between tank and engine - a bear of a task for me winking smiley
In process repairing license plate lights
Washer pump and main jets in the mail from Clark's . . .

Soo much done I decided to finally brand her a local smiling smiley



gerg
Monroe, LA


1965 500 Coupe, 140hp / PG, Brown EFI - work in progress
1962 Rampside, 110Hp, factory 4 speed & 3.89 posi


Current cars and other fun stuff -> [gregblakeney.smugmug.com]

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