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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 12, 2018 08:15PM

thumbs upthumbs up
That is a beautiful fender!

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: June 16, 2018 11:46AM

Original studs - refinished with Caswell Black Oxide system

Top row - front wheel studs

2nd row - front strut rod studs

3rd row - rear wheel bearing/brake backing plate studs

Bottom row - rear leaf spring outboard bushing studs

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: June 16, 2018 12:44PM

Mr detail strikes again thumbs up smiling smiley

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: gregb ()
Date: June 16, 2018 03:54PM

Hey Bill, does this finish seem to be good and tough or does it chip like paint?
Thx

Gregb

Alberta Canada
61 Canadian Lakewood
62 Spyder Triple Black Convertible
65 Corsa Coupe

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: June 16, 2018 04:57PM

I’ll find out when I put it together, I guess.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: June 17, 2018 08:48AM

I just watched the video of the process, and I don't believe that it will chip, since it is a chemical treatment of the bare metal, not an application of a synthetic coating. What puzzled me at first was the gloss appearance of the bolts in the picture above. After watching the video, I learned that the gloss appearance is oil that is used to complete the chemical conversion.

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: June 17, 2018 09:04AM

I have done this process and no it will not chip. I find if I use "cosmoline" that it really holds and embeds itself in the oxide layer. The process that I use is to heat the bolt up with a heat gun and plunge them in the cosmoline which melts around them. Then use the heat gun to heat the excess that is left on the bolt to dip back into the container.

It gives them a more matte appearance.

-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

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: June 19, 2018 09:30PM

Home Plating setup

First Photo - Left to Right:
    [*] Degreaser Solution - heated in Crock Pot
    [*] Spray bottle of Distilled water - for rinsing between tanks
    [*] 5% Muriatic Acid tank - for last minute acid etch
    [*] Power Supply - set for constant current
    [*] Caswell "Copy Cad" plating tank

Second Photo - Back view of plating tank, showing home-made tank heater ($15 dollars of parts - 1500w Water Heater element, copper wire hanger, water heater thermostat taped to side of tank, power cord, tape) - keeps the plating solution at a constant 110 degrees

Third Photo - a lower control arm bolt freshly plated - rather dull finish but will buff out shiny if I get ambitious. Either way, it is protected from rusting.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: June 22, 2018 05:19PM

After several runs I think I have finally gotten the hang of plating and am getting good results. Here are photos of one front upper control arm bolt side and top, and then all 4 upper control arm bolts, nuts, lock washers, and a re-do of the lower control arm bolts and nuts.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: June 22, 2018 05:48PM

Impressive!

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: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: June 22, 2018 06:26PM

In the meantime, back at Yokum's shop, work progresses on the body. Now that the floors are done they have turned attention to other areas. This week the battery box was repaired, as well as the top well and the right door pillar. Here are photos of the battery box repair -the back and bottom were replaced with new metal which was seamlessly melded to the original side and top sections.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: June 22, 2018 06:33PM

Here are photos of the right door pillar repair (interior gutter had completely rusted away!) and the right and left sides of the top well. There is still work to be done on the lower section of the left side where the top support is welded.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: June 22, 2018 06:41PM

Here are photos of:
    [*] The upper left fender, where they closed a crude hole a previous owner had made (we think for a dummy antenna, but it wasn't in the right position)
    [*] The completed floor pans
    [*] Underside detail of floorpan work

Also, I forgot to mention in the previous post that I have the rear bracket for the battery box and we will have it welded in the next time I go down to visit when I will bring an original battery and the hold-down hardware, to make sure it is installed in the right position.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group



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