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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: June 29, 2017 06:19AM

Great work! 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: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: June 29, 2017 06:24AM

Seeing your car on the rotisserie brings back memories! Looks like you are doing it right!

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: June 29, 2017 12:04PM

I'm trying to do it right, to the best of my ability. smileys with beer

It also helps to be on vacation and have time to work on it.

Made a wooden dolly to move the body around on now that it is off the lift.

Got the front sanded down.



-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: CorvairHaven ()
Date: June 29, 2017 07:13PM

Got any pictures of the dolly without the car on it?

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: June 30, 2017 05:13AM

Damn Photobucket!!!

Here are some pics of a few of the above posts!!!

Tank:



engine bay:



Front stripped:



-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: June 30, 2017 05:30AM

when I got it:



-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: June 30, 2017 08:10AM

CorvairHaven Wrote:
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> Got any pictures of the dolly without the car on
> it?


Here is a shot when I was swapping diffs in my truck.

Basically just 2x8 with plywood bracing in the corners and some heavy duty casters. It is solid as a rock and has no problem with the shell.



-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: June 30, 2017 09:43AM

Pulled this out of the box NOS 64 Grill, too bad its not a NOS 63.....




I wanted to check fitment of sheetmetal. Had to try to straighten passenger lower rear where it was knocked in.

Still have a bit more straightening work to do, doesn't look quite right yet, but the grill fits well....



-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: June 30, 2017 03:58PM

Well it might not look like much of a difference but several hours of beating on metal gave me this:



With a bit of filler I think it will work fine. Can you see the difference?

-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: MoxyRamone ()
Date: June 30, 2017 04:54PM

I am really enjoying watching your progress. Makes me want to get down to the bodywork on my project!

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: July 02, 2017 01:46PM

MoxyRamone Wrote:
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> I am really enjoying watching your progress. Makes
> me want to get down to the bodywork on my project!


I learn and pick up ideas by looking at others work, so I pay it forward when I have the chance.

Thanks

-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: July 02, 2017 03:48PM

Don't know where my last post went...

So, I had 3 hoods to choose from and all had issues. The one I chose was a 64
hood that had its issues on the inside and I can hide most of them.
This was the biggest PITA of any other part of the project so far.
I have spent 2 full days between stripping and sanding to get this down to bare metal.
I wanted to do this to make sure there was no hidden rust underneath. I did find a little bit of surface rust, no idea if it would have worked its way out.

Also, had to transfer the holes from the original hood to the 64 for the turbo emblem.



-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: July 03, 2017 06:15PM

Choose the best hood which was a 64 also, got it all sanded and ready for primer:



-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: July 04, 2017 11:32AM

Everything but the doors are in epoxy primer. The doors are being shipped from California, none of mine were worth saving.



-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: July 04, 2017 11:46AM

Great progress over the holidays!





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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: July 14, 2017 01:38PM

Got the featherfill surfacer sprayed today. Now more sanding....



-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: July 28, 2017 08:24PM

Took a side detour and power coated the door hinges and rebuilt the bushings. I was surprised the originals were plastic.



-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
Date: July 28, 2017 10:04PM

Like a big, giant detailed model kit!
Lookin' great, Tom! "prime on, Sand off" Zen of bodywork thumbs up


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: August 03, 2017 01:33PM

Well got a little satisfaction today! Seeing paint is my favorite part.

I painted the underside of the hood and trunk, dash and engine compartment.

The pictures do not do the paint color justice, in real life it is a bit darker with tons of depth. Probably the engine compartment pic gives the best idea of contrast in the different light conditions.









-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: Huntsville ()
Date: August 03, 2017 03:07PM

I'm with you, projects always look so much better with a nice, even coat of paint!



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

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