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Rampside heater
Posted by: ac1948 ()
Date: November 07, 2017 09:38AM

Could a Rampside be ordered with no heater? Jerry

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Re: Rampside heater
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: November 07, 2017 09:55AM

Yes. One of our CCF members bought a pair of Rampsides (Utah) only to find one was factory heater-less. Quite a chore to install a factory heater after the fact.

Edit: I just checked '62 FC options at Corvairkid.com... Not only was it available without a heater; it wasn't standard on any model as far as I can tell. You had to specifically ORDER one of the optional heaters (gas heater or direct air).

When I worked at the Chevrolet dealer I noticed there were truck-specialist salesmen in our showroom. I asked about that the the answer was: Trucks are available with a very wide range of options and configurations. A buyer needed a truck specialist to make sure you ended up with all the right pieces and options. It was all too easy to overlook something important, such as a heater! wHOOPS!

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




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/2017 10:02AM by cnicol.

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Re: Rampside heater
Posted by: ac1948 ()
Date: November 07, 2017 10:22AM

Thanks Craig. I am going to look at one and the pics don't indicate a heater or radio being installed. Florida all its life. Jerry

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Re: Rampside heater
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: November 07, 2017 10:36AM

My '61 Rampside came without a heater (or radio, or mirror, or cigar lighter...)



Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Rampside heater
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 07, 2017 10:59AM

Common in the 60's and earlier...

' 56 PLymouth Savoy Business Coupe no radio / heater / backseat.





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Re: Rampside heater
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: November 07, 2017 12:23PM

Years ago we had a fleet of step-side Chevrolet pickups that the company bought in the mid 1960's. All they had single speed wipers. These were so stripped and base model that when it came time to get rid of them, we could not even give them away to employees or for sale.
I'm sure today people would want them to build into street rods. But not back then. So they became several Toyota's!

Corventure Dave

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Re: Rampside heater
Posted by: ac1948 ()
Date: November 07, 2017 03:13PM

This one having no heat is not a game stopper for me but may hurt a future sale at some point. It has a lot going for it such as one family owned, low mileage, no rust, garage kept since new. One repaint some years back and all service records. Jerry

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Re: Rampside heater
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: November 08, 2017 04:26AM

My 61 Rampside didn't have a heater. I installed a system from a Van. It was quite a chore with parts going through the frame and all. The heat delete plates on the engine shrouds are nifty.
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: Rampside heater
Posted by: strangecars ()
Date: November 08, 2017 07:16PM

My 61 Rampside came with the direct air type and I added the gas heater.

Steve Morton
1967 Monza, 1961 Rampside, 2 1964 Monza's, 1963 GB Custom
Nampa, Idaho

"If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong"

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Re: Rampside heater
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 08, 2017 08:21PM

strangecars Wrote:
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> My 61 Rampside came with the direct air type and I
> added the gas heater.


Gawd,Steve! Are you cold-blooded or sumthin?grinning smiley

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan
'63 Greenbrier Deluxe

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Re: Rampside heater
Posted by: strangecars ()
Date: December 02, 2017 06:29PM

Not really but I wanted to keep all of the parts in one place and not scattered.

And I hate cold weather

Steve Morton
1967 Monza, 1961 Rampside, 2 1964 Monza's, 1963 GB Custom
Nampa, Idaho

"If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong"

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Re: Rampside heater
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: December 02, 2017 06:32PM

strangecars Wrote:
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> Not really but I wanted to keep all of the parts
> in one place and not scattered.
>
> And I hate cold weather

😉

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan
'63 Greenbrier Deluxe

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Re: Rampside heater
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 04, 2017 03:45PM

If I had a 10 car garage to keep all the toy's I would like to have... I would probably have a bone stock and mega option-less Rampside. It would be fun to have one. Like a bare bone 500 Late model.

Corventure Dave

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Re: Rampside heater
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: December 04, 2017 09:30PM

strangecars Wrote:
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> My 61 Rampside came with the direct air type and I
> added the gas heater.

Me too! Maybe it's an "Idaho thing" grinning smiley

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: Rampside heater
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: December 04, 2017 09:39PM

Most people don't know that this was also available from the factory, if the car was being shipped to Amblewagon in Michigan.
Please post pictures of your conversion to two heaters. thanks Junk.

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Re: Rampside heater
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: December 04, 2017 09:58PM

Here's one with both heaters.

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: Rampside heater
Posted by: bobvair ()
Date: December 05, 2017 06:34AM

The VW gasoline heater is compact, light weight, simple on-off operation, SS, and has it’s own mini fuel pump. The outlet to the cab is about 3” and can be plumbed directly into the stock floor/defroster vent locations or through a bulhead.

If this sounds interesting send me a PM with email address. I have one of these dandy heaters and the complete VW install and operations guide. They were made to be added to an existing car, so why not a Corvair?

Bob Slusher
Portland, Oregon
Where jobless twenty-somethings come to retire

63 Rampside
63 Rampside
65 Corsa Turbo Convert-EO
95 VW Camper 5 speed
71 Brabham BT 35

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