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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

1968 Convertible

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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



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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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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: March 08, 2018 05:24PM

Finally got the buckets done!

Used the videos of Cal Clark, redoing a bottom on youtube and this one for the back of the seats. [www.youtube.com]

Here are some pics as I did the back, a few changes from what the video does, because the 63 seats have a horizontal listing wire the 64's and the 65's in the video do not.

removed jute and put in foam to help stop seat top compression.


Added an 1" thick piece of foam instead of the cotton. With reliefs for the listing wire access.



Had to cut a slot in the seat bunn for the mid horizontal listing access.



I have more assembly pics but I'll jump to the end:





Fairly pleased with the results.

I might take the lower seat bottom on the drivers side apart in the future and remove the 1" additional foam because I need to slide my legs in sideways to get into the drivers seat under the large steering wheel. Or I might just eventually change out the "bus" steering wheel for a smaller wheel, then there would be no problem.

-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: March 08, 2018 05:27PM

I'd be pleased as well! Get 'er done! Summer is just about here!!





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Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
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..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: Huntsville ()
Date: March 09, 2018 04:27AM

I used the same u-tube video when I did my seats, he had several tips that really helped!



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: igottajob2 ()
Date: March 09, 2018 05:56AM

Looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!!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: The Stig ()
Date: March 09, 2018 06:45AM

Very nice! smileys with beer

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: March 13, 2018 03:55PM

There rear side panels are now complete:

They were hacked up for one speaker and a back seat light? confused smiley





Here are the replacements blasted and painted.



Starting to apply felt padding:



After lots of heating and pulling and stretching and gluing!

Success!



-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: fred bagnall ()
Date: March 13, 2018 04:17PM

I'll have to say you are doing great work. Working on any restoration one has to wear many hats. Judging from your skill level it looks like you have a large wardrobe. Kudos to you. thumbs up


64 Greenbrier std -110, 4spd,barn find on the road again after 46 year hiatus.
66 Turbo Corsa, 180hp,posi-trac, quick steering HD suspension,AM-FM-multiplex,soft-Ray glass all around
Floridian currently residing in Nor Cal

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: March 19, 2018 03:18AM

My old kick panels were crumbling and from past experience in other cars I know that they can get marks on them from feet rubbing on them.

So I decided to cover them in carpet, but I needed a good base for them so I made a set with my laser cutter. grinning smiley





I also got the puzzle of reassembling the convertible top frame. Most of it has been powder coated the other areas painted after being sand blasted.

Now the real challenge, the top install !! (might wait a bit on this and work on other tings first)



-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: March 27, 2018 02:52AM

Door buttons all glued in place and trim bar attached:



-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: igottajob2 ()
Date: March 27, 2018 05:04AM

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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