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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: January 04, 2018 07:28AM

That's beautiful work, Bill. Just curious, how do you know the car belonged to John Glenn?

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2014 Honda Accord V6 (DD)
2017 Honda Pilot (wifemobile)
2012 Chevy Sonic 1.8L (kid's car)
1997 Honda CBR1100XX
2006 Mazdaspeed 6 (no longer own)

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: January 04, 2018 07:35PM

I have copies of all titles for the car that go back to original owner John H. Glenn, Jr. of Seabrook, Tx.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: January 31, 2018 06:06PM

It’s hard to get much work done this time of year - too cold and wet outside and I’m also quite busy at work (Flu season). However, I find a little time in the evenings to work on prepping small parts.

I bought some cheap dish drains and plastic trays - after dipping the freshly sandblasted parts in Os-Pho I let them drain and dry here.

Eventually they will get painted or powder-coated.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 31, 2018 06:26PM

a little progress is always better then NO progress!





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..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 01, 2018 03:07AM

Those little steps will pay off. I know on mine, it is nice to realize you have a box of parts already ready to go when you need them. thumbs up

-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

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: February 03, 2018 08:51PM

Got a little bit of work done today. Removed the cross-shafts and bushings from the front and rear A-arms. That does NOT work per the instructions in the shop manual - bushings are locked in too tight by rust. Eventually I learned to loosen them first with an air chisel. Anyway, they are apart now and here are the cross-shafts sandblasted and Os-Pho’d.

Hopefully later this week I will be taking all the remaining suspension parts to the sandblaster.

Any opinions on powder coating vs painting for the suspension parts?

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: 65CrownV8 ()
Date: February 04, 2018 11:39AM

Powder coating adds dimension, as you are aware from building Alice. Epoxy primer and paint on suspension is my preference, but to each his or her own.

George Jones - East Orlando, FL
'65 Monza V8 Convertible - 355/4-spd Posi - TT015
'66 Monza Coupe - 95/PG
'67 Monza Coupe 140/4-spd/Posi, A/C
COrvaiR Society of America (CORSA), Central Florida Corvair Club, Tidewater Corvair Club, V8 Registry

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 04, 2018 11:43AM

Would there be problems putting epoxy primer over ospho?

-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

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: February 05, 2018 07:57PM

Some progress today.

I delivered the front and rear suspensions to the powdercoater today - no rush, I told him, but at least they are out of my garage now and will eventually be refinished.

In the meantime, I started stripping the undercoating from the wheel wells. Ugh- what a messy and miserable job. I started with the front left wheel well and only got the undercoating off of the lower, vertical surfaces, as shown in the photos. I did this part using a torch, putty knife, and wire brush, but I’ve decided that’s too labor intensive and potentially dangerous. I’ve Tess’s about all the various techniques, including dry ice, but I don’t think that is practical when the car is sitting upright, although it would probably work well with the car upside down on a rotisserie. Anyway, I’m thinking I will buy myself a cheap Harbor Freight variable speed oscillating multi-tool and give that a try as I’ve read there is good success with it.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 05, 2018 08:39PM

Now you'get to finish what you've started!





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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: February 06, 2018 03:52PM

The weather cooperated today and I was able to paint a few parts. Nothing fancy, but it’s nice to see something starting to look finished.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: February 06, 2018 04:08PM

Painting Wheel cylinders. I know, I know - nobody will ever see them, but I’ll know they are there and I want them to look good - at least for awhile.

First, I clean them, then hone and sandblast them, wipe down with mineral spirits, blow dry with compressed air, mask off the cylinder with old cup seals, the bleeder port with an old bleeder valve, and the hose port with an old brake hose, then one more wipe down, and finally spray with Plasticoat Cast Grey.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: February 06, 2018 04:11PM

Finished products

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: February 07, 2018 05:13AM

Great work! smileys with beer

Minneapolis,MN

1965 500 Coupe
95HP

Built the 1st week of April of 65 at willow run.
500 coupe. The only factory accessory is a rear antenna.
White with a red interior.
Now black with black and red interior.


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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: Darrin ()
Date: February 08, 2018 10:29AM

Nice work Bill! Love the steady progress.

Darrin Hartzler
Bethesda, MD

Corvairs in two states of the Union and varying states of disarray.

Northern Virginia Corvairs & Group Corvair

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: February 21, 2018 06:43PM

With warmer weather comes the ability to paint.

Who doesn’t use the ladder hanging in the garage as a drying rack for their painted parts?grinning smiley

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: February 21, 2018 06:46PM

After drying on the “rack”

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: February 22, 2018 12:41AM

Wow. This is the standard to meet. Superb.

Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
- National Member, CORSA
- Member: Central Coast CORSA
- Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County & South Coast CORSA Los Angeles California Chapters. Member, ISA (Int. Screenwriter's Assn.), SAG Eligible, and Producer's Guild Aspirant


* Then: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red/1965 Monza 110 Purple/
1967 Monza 140 Red/1966 500 110 Black/1965 Monza 110 Yellow
* Now: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo Project. Getting there.



"Chevrolet's Corvair was a maverick machine, a rear-engined renegade born out of spite and genius." -- Sports Car Graphic, August 1969

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: February 26, 2018 02:29PM

Left rear wheel well mostly stripped. I haven’t gotten to the the area shielded by the battery box yet. This is really difficult to do with the car sitting upright.

I bet most people didn’t know the wheel wells were painted exterior body color under all that undercoating, but it makes sense when you think about it.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: February 26, 2018 02:34PM

Also, complete the heater control. I love the easy projects.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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