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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: Dneprdude ()
Date: June 01, 2016 05:56PM

Nice reading in your post. Good luck with the project!

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: June 02, 2016 04:04AM

Well done!!! Very cool!! 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: Aprilia997 ()
Date: June 03, 2016 04:04AM

Sounds great.That battery is big enough to start a diesel. Or turn over a Corvair engine all day while you fine tune things on it.

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: June 03, 2016 07:41AM

The battery was the one from my Ford F150. With the cost of batteries these days, I couldn't see getting one for a car that wasn't a driver. I will be on the look out for an appropriately sized replacement now that it runs.

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: June 21, 2016 03:10PM

So, it was a nice day and I had nothing going on. I thought it would be nice to drive the Corvair. It hadn't been started in months and had burped the contents of the transmission onto the garage floor. Needless to say, it took a bit of work to get it running. After I got it to idle, I planned my trip. No tags, so we stayed on my property. Past the house, wave at the goats, past the barn, through the pasture and back up the driveway. I filmed the trip just for fun.

Joyride in the Yard

Don't tell my wife, but I got a little over excited and drove it illegally on the road a few minutes later. It was a blast!

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: June 21, 2016 04:27PM

Oh man That grass field was screamin for a few J turns or at least a nice donut.

I imagine the cops might let you go with a warning this time... You sir must have the self discipline of a magic wizard.

Rod Tetrault
El Cajon , CA
65 Corsa Yenko Clone / 65 Corsa EO Creampuff Vert
66 Corsa "JIMISH" Mid engine Turbo LS1 currently 2nd fastest Corvair in the USA
Class 5 Corvair powered Baja
61 Vintage Rampy
Corvair powered Buggy x 3
Enough hidden parts to build a space ship

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 21, 2016 04:32PM

He sure does!! Even the local DMV here asked me if I wanted to really pay $20 for a "one way permit" to bring the car across town...5 miles.... instead of just going for it!! LOL!!





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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: June 29, 2016 10:29AM

My car was, long ago, in a few fender benders. Both the hoods are from earlier cars. I don't have the money for a good '64 hood, so I figured I would modify my current one to have "CORVAIR" lettering.

Because it's an earlier hood, the ridge in the center is going to interfere with the "V". My question is: Do you think anyone will notice if I move the lettering down a little to avoid the center ridge?

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: June 29, 2016 10:33AM

Only you!!





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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: June 29, 2016 11:51AM

That's kinda what I figured. I went for it.

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: June 29, 2016 11:56AM

Amazing Job!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am always in awe of good metal work.

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: June 29, 2016 12:11PM

Thank you very much!

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: June 29, 2016 12:33PM

Nice work!

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: June 30, 2016 09:52AM

I think I finished the rear floors of this car about a year ago. I get sidetracked way too easily. I decided to work on the passenger side front today because it is the absolute worst part of the floor.

Looks like the hack of a body man that did this "floor repair" just pop rivited some sheet metal over the rusty floor. I don't know how many years later, and I have quite a mess to clean up.

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: June 30, 2016 09:55AM

By the way, no matter how careful you are, accidents happen and rusty metal is remarkably sharp. Don't be like me, WEAR GLOVES!

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: July 01, 2016 07:41AM

Keep rockin John.thumbs up Yep... old metal can bite!

Corventure Dave

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Re: Rusty Venture -- MoxyRamone's 1964 Monza Convertible Project
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: July 01, 2016 01:15PM

Got a little more work done today on the passenger side front floor. The support is in good shape, so it's just a matter of cleaning up the area and welding in the el cheapo panel.

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: July 31, 2016 01:49PM

It seems like every time I get a little work done on the Corvair, I find a new job. I am now working for a local independent body shop, and it's the absolute best job I have ever had! The crew is fantastic, the work is great and the pay is good.

I did manage to weld in the passenger side front floor. I am anxious to get this car on the road, so I am going to patch the largely intact drivers floor. I had hoped to get to that this weekend, but it's just too hot.

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: July 31, 2016 01:54PM

Aprilia997 Wrote:
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> Sounds great.That battery is big enough to start a
> diesel. Or turn over a Corvair engine all day
> while you fine tune things on it.


I finally got around to getting a proper battery. I got this Exide 51r from the local Tractor Supply for $79.99. That was by far the best price I could find in my area.

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: October 29, 2016 02:14PM

Got some work done on the Corvair today. I was dreading what I would find in the convertible top well. It's been a mystery since I got the car. Today I explored.

It was a mouse condo. A really nasty mouse house from hell. The vinyl fabric was in good shape and I think I will be able to reuse it.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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