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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: DAVECS1 ()
Date: January 22, 2018 07:26AM

Thanks for posting. This build is awesome. Right up my alley. Don't worry about the years, just use good parts and make the car the "best of" Corvair. I really like your ride man, cannot wait to see it finished. I hope to follow in your foot steps someday soon.

1964 Monza Convertible
110 4 speed
Peoria, IL

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: January 24, 2018 04:44PM

Latest, I did a modified 3-speed short shifter.

I pressed the ball pivot further up on the shaft 29/32" and for good measure put a few tig tacks on it to make sure it would not move in the future.

Since I did not have a 3 speed housing, I made a 29/32" spacer to lift up the 4 speed housing.

Here is the result, after cleaning up and power coating.



Also, got my full interior delivered today. This should keep be plenty busy!



-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: 63ConDan ()
Date: January 25, 2018 06:30AM

Great posts, I have enjoyed

Dan Central MN

1966 Sport Coupe 140 3spd,

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 06, 2018 05:48PM

I am starting to get the rear seats ready for upholstery. Unfortunately, rodents had built nests under the rear seats sometime between 1974 and 2006 confused smiley.

Because of the urine, nesting it rotted part of the frames of the rear seat. Fortunately, I had an extra lower seat from a coupe that I could use sections from and weld the frame together as one.





I took all the springs out and harvested some from the other frame and blasted everything, painted and reassembled with new Baker clips.



Put on the first layer of burlap and started recreating the fine spring wire line in the original set to more evenly distribute the forces on the spings below.

Here is the original springs, that were all rusted away and a plastic type sheet that was glued to the fine springs and the first layer of burlap:



I ran the wires with a slight "stitching" to keep them in place, next I will use contact cement to place Cushion Wrap Silk Film, that seems very close, if not the same material like the original over the springs and then another layer of burlap before the foam and covers.



I decided to use foam instead of the original cotton, I think it will work fine, we shall see.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/06/2018 05:49PM by toms73novass.

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: February 07, 2018 05:48PM

"I decided to use foam instead of the original cotton, I think it will work fine, we shall see."


What density foam?

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 07, 2018 06:20PM

high density..

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 10, 2018 09:49AM

Rear Frame taken apart and reassembled and painted with new parts welded in:



2 layers of burlap with small springs interwoven, 2" high density foam hogringed with about 3" excess all the way around to "fill in the corners", and Cushion Wrap Silk Film on top to allow the vinyl to slip on the foam. Otherwise the foam is very grabby and would make the stretching process quite a wrestling match.



After stretching and attaching from the middle out (top middle, bottom middle, side middle etc.) it went quite well and was relatively easy. It would have been even better if this was the middle of summer and I could have put the covers out in the sun to warm up.

Ended up with a few puckers:





Used a steam machine to soften up these areas and massage into shape and let cool.



Turned out quite nice:





Clarks makes some nice covers!



-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 10, 2018 10:00AM

You got it!





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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: Huntsville ()
Date: February 10, 2018 11:34AM

Vairy nice indeed! Carry on! smileys with beerthumbs upthumbs upsmiling bouncing smiley



Danny Robertson
Huntsville, Al
'64 Spyder (Daily Driver)
'63 Rampside (Rotisseried and in Progress!)

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 10, 2018 01:10PM

bottom done also and installed:



-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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