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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: December 20, 2017 09:14AM

John, I understand the fear of discovering more rust, but I'd rather know I don't have any lurking under a fresh paint job. Secondly, the way paint looks on a crisp body without layers of paint rounding everything off is so much better, and totally worth it IMHO. Lastly, I just think it's easier to prep a body for paint if you're not feathering and floating out multiple layers of paint.

My (unsolicited) advice is to do it right and take that girl down to bare metal to honor all the rest of the work you'll be putting in.

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: December 20, 2017 06:37PM

I suppose that stripping all that paint off with a poly disc and then epoxy primer would be the way to go. The sides and rear have a lot more paint on them than the front. The entire front clip has been professionally replaced and they did a great job. The paint is brighter and it appears to be fewer layers.

I can just do a section at a time. It will be a long while before paint at this point.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: December 20, 2017 06:58PM

I use aircraft remover. Nasty stuff but works great.

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: December 22, 2017 05:22AM

Looks like your new body originally had factory Air Conditioning? (Pipe fitting under rear seat area)

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: December 22, 2017 07:03AM

Yes, it was a factory AC car originally, but all if the AC parts are long gone. It would be cool (literally) to have it, but it's not in my budget to rebuild the system from scratch.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: December 31, 2017 02:36PM

Pulled the engine from the parts car today. It runs, but it's going to get some work and resealing before I install it in my project car. I did clean and paint the engine bay as well.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: January 01, 2018 07:12AM

whubbell Wrote:
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> Looks like your new body originally had factory
> Air Conditioning? (Pipe fitting under rear seat
> area)


I was wondering what that was...

-Tom


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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: January 04, 2018 01:50PM

Got my carpeting today! It looks to be very well made and it was quite affordable. I will test fit it tomorrow to be sure. My wife is taking the boys to see her parents in a week, so I will have a whole weekend to work on the Corvair.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: January 15, 2018 12:43PM

Well, I got my weekend to work on the car, but it was wicked cold. The garage isn't heated, so things I could do were limited.

I began installing sound deadening material to the floor and firewall. Two sections will have to wait because I am waiting on some floor plugs to arrive. I cleaned up my door panels and installed the drivers side door and quarter after changing the locks out for a matched set I got a while back. The paint on the door was in good shape, so I buffed it out. I test fitted the carpet and I am pretty pleased with the fit. Final fit and gluing down will happen after I finish the sound deadening.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 15, 2018 12:58PM

AHH progress!





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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 15, 2018 02:19PM

You're going to love that car, verts are great.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: January 20, 2018 02:30PM

Nice weather and sleeping babies mean that I got a chance to work on the car. Today, I installed the parking brake, the brake pedal assembly, new wheel cylinders, new soft brake lines, new master cylinder, dash vents, and high beam switch. I also refinished and assembled the rear armrests. Tomorrow, I will hopefully bleed the brakes, install the fuel tank and install new universal joints.

At this rate, the car will be ready for a trip to Helen Georgia in April.... 2019... maybe.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 20, 2018 02:34PM

Great headway!





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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 20, 2018 04:51PM

Might want to reserve you a room for Helen, if you change your mind or something comes up you can always cancel, they'll start filling up when the date gets closer.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: January 20, 2018 05:02PM

I already have a room in Helen. The car won't be with me, but at least I'll have my lovely wife and the kids will be with Grandma!

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: January 21, 2018 05:55AM

I went to the Helen show for many years without a Corvair, it was just too far for me to take a car for a car show but I love the area and enjoyed the event. Then they started doing autocross and the car started following me there, yep the cones cause me to bring the car.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: January 25, 2018 05:03PM

I had a free afternoon, so I got to work on a mount for the electric fuel pump. I found that a #4 conduit hanger (1.5") fit comfortably around the pump. I glued strips of rubberized gasket material to the inside of the mount to dampen vibration from the pump. The pump grounds to one of the bolts holding the mount in place.

I was in the process of bleeding the brakes when I discovered a hole in one of the rear hard lines. Oh well, at least I changed the ones in front already. I will just replace the rest as well.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 25, 2018 08:00PM

thumbs upthumbs up

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
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'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: January 26, 2018 04:39PM

John, for people who might look for those clamps, they are commonly known as mineral-lacs.

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: ¡El Coche Nuevo! -- 1964 Convertible Project (take 2)
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 27, 2018 06:43AM

For added motivation, see the photos of the car in her 1982/1983 "glory days".

I had a lot of fun with that car as a cadet at West Point...









Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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