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Posted by: sekaon ()
Date: June 18, 2017 05:02AM

Hey guys, I am putting my car back together after paint job. i have a car show coming next weekend and I forgot to order new door handle gaskets. I am in Canada does anyone know where i can get a set fast

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Posted by: PGVair ()
Date: June 18, 2017 05:34AM

Years ago I had the same problem and made my own using thin rubber. The handles and locks can be used to made patterns. If you still have your old gaskets they can be used as patterns.

Wade

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Re: need help
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: June 18, 2017 05:55AM

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Re: need help
Posted by: sekaon ()
Date: June 18, 2017 06:41AM

yes i can order them but I am in Canada and that will take 2 weeks

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Re: need help
Date: June 18, 2017 07:02AM

Agree with Wade. They are pretty easy to make using thin rubber such as an inner-tube or such.
Trace around the handle positions on thin cardboard, rough cut those, then refine the shape fitting the template to the handle. When satisfied with the shape, transfer that to the rubber, cut out and install.
I use a bottle of real contact cement to glue the gaskets to the handle, then install it.


Dan Davis - Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ 65 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn (my current driver!!)
~ 1964 Monza 'Vert ~ 65 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black int ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4
1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: need help
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: June 18, 2017 07:05AM

Anyone got any loose ones they can send him in a letter. Probably less than a dollar to help out. All mine from scrapped cars were in bad shape, so they were disposed of.

I will still look around to see if Donna saved any of them.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: need help
Date: June 18, 2017 07:06AM

Should mention where in Canada you are. Several members around the G.W.N. are on this forum. Perhaps a fellow Canuk can help, eh? smoking smiley


Dan Davis - Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ 65 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn (my current driver!!)
~ 1964 Monza 'Vert ~ 65 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black int ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4
1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: need help
Posted by: sekaon ()
Date: June 18, 2017 08:02AM

Sorry i am in Halifax,Nova Scotia

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Re: need help
Posted by: sekaon ()
Date: June 18, 2017 08:04AM

The inner tube idea sounds like a good option if i can't find some and thanks guys you are great

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Re: need help
Date: June 18, 2017 08:27AM

There are 3 CORSA members listed in our Member Directory.

Corvair Society of America is an international organization! www.corvair.org

We are a somewhat friendly bunch here, so you might also want to create a signature line (using Control Center) where you can include your name, location and model/year info on your Corvairs.


Dan Davis - Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ 65 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn (my current driver!!)
~ 1964 Monza 'Vert ~ 65 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black int ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4
1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: need help
Posted by: PGVair ()
Date: June 18, 2017 08:39AM

Since the door lock is round, you also might be able to find a little rubber gasket the correct diameter at a hardware store that you could adapt, even if you had to trim it. As far as the door handles, you might be able to lay a piece of paper over the door handle openings, put a handle on then trace around with a pencil. That can be your starting pattern if you use a piece of thin rubber. Using a bike inner tube as mentioned above sounds like a great idea.

Another idea, although not as good, is to use black RTV as gasket material. Apply some to the handle or lock, attach them to the door then wipe excess RTV off after the they are in position, just leaving a thin black line around the edge.

Wade

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Re: need help
Posted by: sekaon ()
Date: June 18, 2017 02:20PM

Thanks for the great ideas

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Re: need help
Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: June 18, 2017 02:35PM

A good locksmith might have the lock gasket. Any GM restoration shops in canada near you?
I would think the handle gasket should be the same or similar To '67 Camaro or possibly ChevyII/Nova.

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Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: June 18, 2017 05:24PM

Same as a 68 Camaro too.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Corsa Turbo Coupe, 180 hp 4 Spd
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: need help
Posted by: sekaon ()
Date: June 18, 2017 05:28PM

Thanks i did not know the camaro was the same. that might help

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