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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: October 29, 2016 02:20PM

After getting rid of Mickey's fun house, I found the metal to be mostly intact and not terminally rusty. I think I can save in with Rust Bullet after I clean it up.

I could see the light... literally. There was a large rusted through area at the seam that seals off the engine compartment. I made a patch panel that I will weld in later.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: October 31, 2016 10:38AM

thumbs upsmileys with beer Looking great!

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: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: January 28, 2017 12:19PM

Been inspired by some recent restoration activity on the forum.

I finally welded in the patch panel I made over a year ago for the engine compartment. Later it will be time for seam sealer and paint.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: January 28, 2017 12:22PM

I took off the convertible top frame today. Aside from breaking off one bolt, it came out pretty easily.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 28, 2017 04:06PM

Making progress! Let's hope the rust isn't too extensive!





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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: February 05, 2017 12:48PM

The irony... Matt hopes the rust wasn't too extensive.

Today I peeled back my rusty quarters to see just how rotten everything is. I was tapping around on the inner rocker and the hammer went through. My heart sank. This project is over.

I still have a ton of good parts as well as a decent engine and transmission. It's just too far gone to be anything more than a parts car.

I am not giving up on Corvairs by any means.I will be looking good for a new project as soon as cash allows. That could mean a long wait.
If anyone has an early model with a decent body and a title that isn't an arm and a leg, I am interested.

Sadly though, this is the end of Rusty Venture.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 05, 2017 12:56PM

Bummer... but you'll find one..





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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: February 05, 2017 02:24PM

Given the skills you have and willingness to tackle big rust... It still looks savable to me.

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: February 05, 2017 02:48PM

I don't want to abandon this crusty turd, but I have no idea how to even go about this. The area that is rusted horribly is in the quarters, behind the door. Is that part of the inner rocker? I know that Clarks has replacements, but what exactly would I be replacing?

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: February 11, 2017 01:18PM

The Stig Wrote:
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> Given the skills you have and willingness to
> tackle big rust... It still looks savable to me.

After my wife informed me that I was being a pessimistic ass and that I couldn't walk away from two years of work, I decided that maybe The Stig was right and looked deeper into the heart of decay.

The passenger side (pictured first) is Swiss cheese, but the upper portion of the inner rocker is completely solid. I can make a repair panel out of 12ga steel and patch it. It will be difficult to work the thick steel, but it can be done.

The driver's side (second picture) only has surface rust on the inner rocker. It can be cleaned, treated with Rust Bullet and a new quarter panel can be fitted over it.

This is not beyond my metalworking skills. It's a little beyond my current state of motivation, but I am getting there. I just ask myself, W.W.B.D? What would Brocklanders do?

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: February 11, 2017 02:57PM

I cut that inner panel out on my 60, on both sides. Welded it up with a replacement piece and then replaced the rockers and quarter panels with panels from Clark's.

The metal I used to fix the inner panels was thicker than original. Mine turned out great. And you can't tell anything was done from looking under the car, at the inner panels I replaced.

Just takes time, which I had plenty of.

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: February 12, 2017 03:33PM

Glad to see. Keep up the good work. It will be worth it.

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: February 12, 2017 04:23PM

Forgive how crude this sketch is...

I plan on ripping out the rust and replacing the inner rocker with roughly 11 gauge flat steel. I can weld a 90° angle bar to the bottom to replicate the pinch weld and flattened area on the bottom of the panel. The rest will be a 3" flat welded to a 2" flat at a very wide angle to replicate the curved outer wall. This will be welded to the exiting good metal at the top. Afterwards, I will rust proof the repair and fabricate a new quarter panel.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: February 13, 2017 12:10PM

Go for it!!! That car would be gold in Minnesota so I say go for it! 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: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: March 22, 2017 04:26PM

So, I was out cleaning up the paint on the hood of my Corvair when I glanced up at the windshield. I see a hand print and the word "hi" written in the dust. The night before, my wife and I were watching an episode of Supernatural where part of the plot involved ghostly handprints and words written next to them. I laughed about it and went inside to congratulate my wife on freaking me out. She had no idea what I was talking about. She said that she hadn't been in the garage for weeks because I keep it locked. The keys are actually on my key chain and both of the door openers are in my daily driver.

No one but me has been in that garage. When we first moved in, we found old grave stones being used as part of the foundation. I think I need an old priest, a young priest, a rabbi and Zelda Rubenstein!

The pictures are a little difficult to make out.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: May 06, 2017 02:51PM

I finally got some time to fix that inner rocker. It's not pretty, but who cares? No one will ever see it when I fix the quarter.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: May 17, 2017 04:43PM

I decided on a color scheme for my project. I certainly didn't want to fall victim to the "Red Corvair Convertible Syndrome", even though my car was originally Palomar Red Poly with black interior. I was toying with a few different ideas and I settled on Satin Silver with Tuxedo interior. I already had white seats that I was dreading dying black, so it won't be too big of a deal to recolor the door cards and rear arm rests. The top will remain black.

Below is a before and after example.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: May 17, 2017 07:06PM

Good idea! Great work so far! Keep it up! 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: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: May 18, 2017 09:28AM

That will look great. Silver is a great color on an EM!

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: May 20, 2017 02:41PM

I do think that the black and white looks sharp. I hope to get a little more work done before it gets ridiculously hot.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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