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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: February 26, 2018 05:58PM

Great progress. Really nice to see all the bits being done correctly.

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: March 05, 2018 08:49PM

Continuing to remove undercoating. Removing it myself is dirty, messy work, and the car will be getting completely stripped by blasting in the near future, but anything I can remove ahead of time will save me money which I can use for more important parts of the car.

This is the right rear wheel well - first one where I have found some rust underneath - not too bad.

I suspect I will be looking for good used body panels for some of the repair work - the floors will be replaced with Clark’s panels I already have, but there I may be in the market for a right rear fender and maybe the lower rear panel (grill surround on right side is damaged). Anybody have leads on early model body panels?

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 05, 2018 09:08PM

Wow Bill that looks clean! What did you end up using to remove the undercoating?

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: March 06, 2018 03:18AM

Heat gun and scrapers to remove the bulk of it, followed by paper cloths soaked in mineral spirits. A few places were also touched up with a wire brush on a Dremel

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/06/2018 03:21AM by whubbell.

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: March 13, 2018 09:00PM

I took a break from studying for my Family Medicine Boards (exam upcoming in April) and did a bit more cleaning on the car tonight - concentrating on the right side of the heater box area. Before and after photos.

Also a third photo looking into the heater box area from outside the right rear wheel well.

Part of the reason for cleaning before stripping is to document how the car was painted. It seems obvious from this last photo that the rust red primer was applied to the underbody first, and then various parts of it received overspray from the body exterior paint. After all that, undercoating was applied to the wheel wells and upper part of the heater box.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: March 14, 2018 04:46AM

Looks to be in great shape!!!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: whubbell ()
Date: March 25, 2018 08:43PM

It’s slow going around here for another few weeks while I continue prepping for my Family Medicine Board recertification exam, but I took another short break today to start scraping the undercoating in the final wheel well (right front).

Here is a before and after photo. I haven’t yet hit it with the mineral spirits which will remove the remaining residue.

After my exam (April 17th) I will hopefully have time (and better weather) to really start going to town on this project!

In the meantime - GO BLUE - Michigan, my Alma Mater, made it to both the Final Four (Basketball) and Frozen Four (Hockey) NCAA semifinals this weekend!

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: Nickshu ()
Date: March 25, 2018 09:54PM

Looks great Bill! Interesting that there was undercoating up on the underside of the package shelf. Also my car had green undercoating in some areas but most was the red rust color.

Nick
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1964 Monza Spyder Convertible #435 - Rotisserie restored - Check out my restoration thread here: [corvaircenter.com]
Recreational Mechanic/CORSA Member/COG Supporting Member/US Navy Veteran
Other fun car: Porsche 911 GT3
Boring daily drivers
Northern Colorado, USA

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: March 25, 2018 11:33PM

The kind of restoration to be aspired to.

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: March 29, 2018 12:24PM

I’m done removing the undercoating from the right front wheel well.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: igottajob2 ()
Date: March 29, 2018 12:31PM

This car is so solid!

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: whubbell ()
Date: March 29, 2018 05:21PM

Well, it does have some rust. The floorboards will need to be replaced and there are rust holes in the corners of the doors. The “inner gutter” for the right front door rusted away, and there is a small rust hole in the right rear wheel well.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: March 29, 2018 05:23PM

This is the right rear wheel wellrust holes

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: March 29, 2018 05:31PM

First photo - left rear quarter - prior body repai

Second photo - inside right front fender - screwdriver pointing to a dimpled area from prior body damage

Third photo - battery box cut by a prior owner to accommodate a larger size battery

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: March 29, 2018 05:35PM

Inner quarter panel - Swiss cheese!

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: March 29, 2018 05:42PM

These are older photos from 2002 when I first got the car. The floors were a rusty mess and I wanted to drive the car, so I stripped the floors to bare metal, painted them with rustoleum primer red, then patched the floors with fiberglass mesh, roofing tar, and pop-riveted metal patches. Of course, now all this will have to be cut out and replaced with new metal.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: March 29, 2018 05:44PM

Three of four floor panels were patched in this manner back in 2002. It held up well, but it’s time to have it done right.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: March 30, 2018 05:58AM

You'll also save a few pounds! grinning smiley

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza
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: BobV66Vair ()
Date: March 30, 2018 06:39AM

Really inspiring work. The finished car will be ready for shows and museum loans. Keep sharing pictures. it's great to watch the progress.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: Glenn Corvair Restoration
Posted by: whubbell ()
Date: March 30, 2018 03:42PM

The final Wheel well is done!

This is the front wheel well. I started with this one so many weeks ago, but got discouraged and only half-finished it. I finally went back and finished it today. There remains a very small area to the rear of the gas filler box that I can’t get to easily. I think I’ll leave that to the pro who will be stripping the car.

Bill Hubbell,
President, Stock Corvair Group

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