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Re: 67 Monza coupe - I bought it.
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: August 18, 2017 07:06AM

These look like just what you need. $150 shipped? I was working with Dann to reproduce and we decided the tooling was going to swamp up. These were our sample parts.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: 67 Monza coupe - I bought it.
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: August 18, 2017 09:06AM

That's always the problem with steel panels. The tooling costs are sky high, simply because of the labor and complexity to build them. Any part needs at least two dies to make a part from sheet steel. Being a diemaker by trade and a designer by training, I understand it all. Most people don't have a clue, and can't understand why sheet metal parts cost so much and why replacement parts are difficult to repop. It all boils down to tooling costs.

-Mark

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Re: 67 Monza coupe - I bought it.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: August 18, 2017 10:05AM

Craig, is that just the corners? I need the complete window "tray" at the bottom also. I am traveling to Carbondale,IL right now. Should be back home in about 9 days. Will see the body shop guy then. Thanks

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Re: 67 Monza coupe - I bought it.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: August 18, 2017 10:08AM

Yes, tooling costs are the same for 1 piece or 300 pieces. And that first piece is hugely expensive.

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Re: 67 Monza coupe - I bought it.
Posted by: Cfred ()
Date: August 18, 2017 11:35AM

Call California Corvairs, Jeff.

I had a rusted out portion at the Brake master cylinder on my Monza Wagon and got a front clip from Jeff. Put in the section Needed and came out beautiful. Now need to finish the rest.

Worth a try

Fred
Palm Desert, CA

61 Lakewood with 64 front & rear suspension
& front disc brakes
62 Monza Wagon

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Re: 67 Monza coupe - I bought it.
Posted by: 1bad67 ()
Date: August 18, 2017 12:15PM

Clarks patch panel for the lower windshield works really well.

As for how long it will take, it could be days to years... just depends on how committed to getting it done they are. I am 6 years into a simple repaint of my pickup.

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Re: 67 Monza coupe - I bought it.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: August 29, 2017 02:36PM

cnicol Wrote:
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> These look like just what you need. $150 shipped?
> I was working with Dann to reproduce and we
> decided the tooling was going to swamp up. These
> were our sample parts.


Craig,

Please see my phone.m.

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Re: 67 Monza coupe - I bought it.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: September 10, 2017 08:46AM

The repair panels from Craig arrived in good shape at the body shop last Wednesday. This Saturday I picked up a new front windshield from California Corvair and delivered it to the body shop.

Rust repair work will get started this week and should be finished by the week after. I will post repaired pictures when I see the car on 9/23

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Re: 67 Monza coupe - I bought it.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: October 20, 2017 03:57PM

67 airvair Wrote:
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> My project car has actually been IN the body shop
> since a year ago last January, and it STILL isn't
> in color. But it looks fantastic so far. And yes,
> it is nearing getting color. Once that happens,
> and I feel that it won't be long now, it should
> only take a month or so for final paint. Then when
> it DOES get home, I'll finally be over that
> mountain! grinning smiley
>
> That said, I too am skeptical of his quoted
> delivery date. I'd say it may be in September of
> NEXT year John will get it out of the body shop.
>
> Anyway, I wish John well! smileys with beer
>
> -Mark

Mark, I was way to optimistic. Took some pictures today and will post later. But right side rust repair by Monza emblem and right side windshield pillar afe finished and primered. Left side I welded in but not finished yet. No real progress at all this week.
Decided to have him repaint the entire car. Rather than take it home and bring it back later. Besides, I get free storage till it is done.
Realistically, I expect it done by February and will be pleased.

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Re: 67 Monza coupe - I bought it.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: January 23, 2018 08:33AM

Called the body shop Monday to check if there was any progress on the Monza.

Surprise!! Told rust repairs and body work was done. Just a couple more full body block sandings to do this week.

I was asked to verify the final color choice this Friday.

The Monza was originally red.

Thinking hard about using a 2018 Toyota Camry red (Ruby Flare Pearl).

[www.autobytel.com]

Now I need to order required trim replacements and new rubber gaskets for trunk, doors, etc.

Hopefully, I will post pictures this next weekend.

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Re: 67 Monza coupe - I bought it.
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: January 23, 2018 09:47AM

That's good news! It won't be long now.

We have a Toyota that's about the same red as you are considering. While it's pretty, I rather prefer Mazda's version which is a shade darker and is their signature color for their advertising.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: 67 Monza coupe - I bought it.
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: February 11, 2018 01:22PM

Turns out both of these colors are 3 part paints, not 2 part paints. So just the paint material is 50 percent more expensive that 2 part paints.

Went with the Mazda Soul Red metallic.

Also ordering new rubber mouldings and fuzziest fro Clark's on Monday. This stuff does add up, right. Any way, in for a penny, in for a Pound, right?

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