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My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 08:19AM

Hello all. This will serve as my progress thread.

49,950 undocumented miles.
Tampico and cameo original paint two-tone.
Original everything with the exception of later deluxe hubcaps and now,Coker bias-ply tires.
Owned by a now deceased farmer in Odessa,Washington from 1974-2014.
It last ran in 1988.
Previous history prior to 1974 is unknown.

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 08:22AM

Delivery day!

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 08:29AM

Original #'s matching 80hp motor.

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 16, 2015 08:42AM

Welcome to the CCF! You're going to have fun!





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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: March 16, 2015 08:42AM

That is quite a find!thumbs up Looks in great condition also. Are you going to make it original gain or customize it to your taste? Regardless, that's a nice one. Ands rare to boot!
Please tell us more. Powerglide or Stick? It looks quite original.hot smiley

Corventure Dave

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: March 16, 2015 08:43AM

Welcome...where are you?

Paso Robles CA-Unsafe at Any Landspeed-Sidewinders (SCTA Charter Member 1934)-CORSA Member-Central Coast Corsa-Ventura County Corvair-V8 Registry-Corvanatics-California Angels Fan Since 1978...World Series Champions 2002 & 9 AL West Division Titles-So Cal Gas Since 1974 (Now Retired Again) Rehired as Contractor Seasonally-Baddest Street Legal Corvair on the Planet is SuperVair (AKA Vairy V8) ADE 506 Cube BBC/PG/QC L/M Coupe-1963 Deluxe Rampside (AKA PhilSide2)-148.253 MPH Landspeed F/BGALT Late Model Coupe-B&M Blown Methanol 3.1L Mid Engine Funco Sandrail-1965 Ugly Duck 110/PG Monza Coupe Parts Car-2013 Ford F250 Super Duty XLT Four Door Crew Cab Short Bed 6.7 Powerstroke-Grand Design Momuntum 350M Luxury Toy Hauler-When I Grow Up I'm Selling Everything and Buying a Vintage Triple Weber 911S Because I'll Never be Able to Afford the Miura!!!

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 08:46AM

Thanks for your interest.

I am very much a stock Nazi,so this is how it will stay.
I might do a couple of reversible upgrades,like electric fuel pump and ignition,but that is all.

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 08:55AM

This is the 3 speed.
As the shift rod tube was mangled,I suppose the old farmer just parked it.
I and the truck are located in Long Lake,Washington.

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 09:35AM

Original heads.

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 09:38AM

Smashed shift rod tube,and thanks to Rafee,a nice unmolested replacement.

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 09:42AM

Sprung for a set of Coker Firestone gum-dipped bias ply in 750-14. (One size up from factory)

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 09:44AM

Was missing a couple of interior bits,so...

Sourced a NOS washer bag and NOS 3 speed shift knob.

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 09:47AM

Here is the unique feature of the vintage "gem top" canopy.
Manufactured for a Rampside.
Slider door.

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 10:33AM

Began buffing on a trial spot. Buffs up pretty nice.

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 10:35AM

Getting some tune up parts gathered

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 10:37AM

This literature is the manufacturer of Phil and my truck mirrors.

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 10:39AM

1974 registration with mileage shown.

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: March 16, 2015 11:44AM

You're looking good. Welcome to the fun! Nothing wrong with being a "stock nazi".
I also am a "card carrying" member of the SCG (stock Corvair group).

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 12:21PM

Thanks,all!
I've been a VW enthusiast my whole life and this is my first Vair. Looking forward to driving this,someday soon.

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Re: My '61 Loadside...
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: March 16, 2015 12:29PM

A couple of my last rides and what I'm typically drawn to.
1956 oval window beetle,and "old faithful"...1964 dropgate one ton singlecab.

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