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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: August 08, 2017 09:36AM

Nice accessory Stan. I had never seen this before I saw your car. Now how about an original Chevrolet compass?

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: schuls1 ()
Date: August 08, 2017 10:16AM

Hey Tim,...here is a 68-69 compass.

Stan

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: vairjunkie ()
Date: August 08, 2017 10:25AM

Stan has just about every option/accessory except maybe the fabled canvas luggage cover?!? ;-)

I have a few 66-5 compasses, a 67 and a 68-9... just in case!
Eric

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: schuls1 ()
Date: August 08, 2017 11:06AM

There you go Tim,....we just found you a compass for your highly optioned 67!!....lol

Stan

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: dingo50 ()
Date: August 11, 2017 06:57PM

Does anyone recognize this? I found it at Goodwill, $4.99. Darn good light.

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: August 11, 2017 07:37PM

J.C. Whitney type offering.t

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: August 12, 2017 08:02AM

Seems to me that GM had a dealer-installed item like that. Does it have a GM or Chevy logo or reference on its packaging or on the product itself?

-Mark

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 12, 2017 09:07AM

Photos of the back anc both sides of the handle might help identify the unit.

I found several ed corded lights on eBay. Several unidentified but a few id'd as NAPA Balkamp and GE Starlite.

I found 2 NOS GM hand held spotlights. 299.99 one staring bid and 700 buy it now on the other. Of course the used GM lights are more reasonable 135 or less.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: August 12, 2017 10:13AM

Rick Loving had a couple for sale at the convention in Independence. I am pretty sure he sold them there. But on display he had his own personal one (it was not for sale) and I believe it said GM.

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: dingo50 ()
Date: August 12, 2017 11:24AM

The plug has a "Safco" logo, 6 and 12 volt, the lens has a "GE" logo, no other markings on the unit. No GM logo. I found the exact match on ebay, apparently it's not worth a lot but it is a very handy light to carry in the car.

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: Vairnuts ()
Date: June 07, 2020 08:40PM

Super late to this thread, but ran across it looking up KH wheel threads.

Have a 66 Corsa convertible. Have:

Remote mirror, power top, a/c, am/fm radio, multiplexer, luggage rack, telecolumn with wood wheel, power rear antenna (yes two antennas, fm in front), factory headrests, ashtray light, engine light, trunk light, 67 8 track player with GM radio/tape switch for use with multiplexer), gas door trim, door trim, KH wheels (also Corsa caps and wire caps),hazard flasher, GM emergency kit, bumper guards, GM hitch with GM towing harness, factory quick arms, posi, factory tinted glass.

On my search list: quick box, tissue dispenser, shoulder belts.

Like to joke that it’s the rarest vair in existence (truth is that’s a tie between the two concept show cars or the 1 corphibian), but my “story” more interesting - it’s rare because of its sun visors. Was in Navy stationed in Hawaii in 1989- sent headrests to Clark’s to be recovered. After a long delay, called Clark’s, who mailed them off months prior. Finally, box arrived, beaten up, singed, water stained, with a letter from NTSB stating it had been cargo on United 232 which crashed in Sioux City Iowa in July 89 - for those of you who remember it, it was the “cornfield crash”. Anyway, letter said it was used in reconstruction of accident, thus the delay. Visors were fine. I claim it’s the rarest corvair, as part of it survived a commercial airline crash!

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: June 07, 2020 08:47PM

Of the 3'68's that i have and have parted out , none had the shoulder belts

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: Vairnuts ()
Date: June 08, 2020 07:47AM

Left off my searching list: ski racks (didn’t even know til I read this thread), and parts to complete oil bath air cleaner.

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: June 08, 2020 08:35AM

Vairnuts Wrote:
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> Left off my searching list: ski racks (didn’t even know til I read this thread), and parts to complete oil bath air cleaner.


GM Ski Racks have sky-rocketed in price in the past 5-10 years. I wanted a set for my factory rack on my 66 Convertible, and passed on an NOS set for $150.....kicking myself now.


Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: June 08, 2020 08:41PM

I have only ever seen one ski rack (Stan, where are you?). To vairnuts: what engine do you have? Some of the oil bath air cleaner parts are very difficult to locate (turbo).

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: June 09, 2020 04:38AM

Here are three screen shots from Super-8 movie shot in July, 1981, showing my wife struggling to buckle in our newborn son (in infant seat) to passenger bucket seat of our 1961 Greenbrier.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: schuls1 ()
Date: June 26, 2020 07:03PM

Sorry all,..I just stumbled on this post late.

All is well Timothy, Thx! Just waiting for the Corvair events/shows to hopefully get going again.

Vairnuts: Here is a couple pics of the ski rack bars doing there job, as designed to do.

Stan,
SW Missouri

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: jfrese ()
Date: June 27, 2020 05:39PM

I have noticed on this thread that there was a rear LM power antenna as an RPO U75. My '65 Monza convertible came from the PO with a power antenna which I have since removed. It has AL3 2896870 28 0979? USA stamped on the housing. I have the power antenna unit, under dash mounting bracket for the switch, and the switch for sale but I don't know what they are worth. the "clips" that hold the switch in the bracket have come off and will need to be soldered back on.(see photos) I know that it will fit a convertible that has the support bracket (photo) but I don't know if it will fit coupes that don't have that support bracket, or if it can be modified to fit. If you are interested, please PM me. I will take best offer.


'65 Monza vert, 140, 4 spd
Halfway between Knoxville and Gatlinburg



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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: corvairsince70 ()
Date: June 27, 2020 08:45PM

The Corvair power antenna was only available in '66 and very few were produced. The one shown is not a Corvair antenna. I had one that I removed from a '66 Monza when I junked it many years ago and sold it. The trim tag had it in the acc line. It does not mount to the support bracket. The '66 accessories book shows a power antenna and all of the wiring and how it is mounted.
What you have may be a GM antenna, but not a Corvair power antenna.

Dennis
Nashville area

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Re: Rare Accessories 1960-1969
Posted by: corvairsince70 ()
Date: June 27, 2020 08:46PM

The Corvair power antenna was only available in '66 and very few were produced. The one shown is not a Corvair antenna. I had one that I removed from a '66 Monza when I junked it many years ago and sold it. The trim tag had it in the acc line. It does not mount to the support bracket. The '66 accessories book shows a power antenna and all of the wiring and how it is mounted.
What you have may be a GM antenna, but not a Corvair power antenna.

Dennis
Nashville area

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