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Re: Opinions please
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: December 22, 2017 04:20PM

Keep looking Gary , the Corvair pictured is JUNK ! and money pit, a time waster. Not sure where your located but there a better Corvairs out there to buy and DRIVE

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: Opinions please
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: December 22, 2017 04:37PM

It looks like the last paint job was applied over some existing rust. The problem is that rust is like an iceberg. You only see 10% of what is really there. I spent three years trying to save one that was that bad, and now it's going to Corvair heaven. Rust won. Mel might sound a little harsh, but he's right. That car is probably best as a parts car.

John Carver
Landrum, South Carolina

1964 Monza Convertible

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Re: Opinions please
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: December 22, 2017 07:52PM

Even I, who tries to save all rusty projects, would have to see more of the underside to decide conclusively, but from what I see with the panel at the rear bumper, that car has ingested salt and is rotten inside.

What states has it been driven in?

How are your welding skills? Need a several year project to improve them? Like fabricating unavailable sheet metal parts? Need to buy a pan brake, English Wheel and other sheet metal tools?

I had to scrap a 64 Spyder 2 door last year because the salt had entered the cowl area. You could see from the driver's seat area, through the cowl, through the front of the trunk, with out the trunk open! Sides of the trunk were open to the wheels. And the exterior body looks better than your pictures!eye popping smiley

So a look inside where possible and under the car will determine if parts donor or project is in its future.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Opinions please
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: December 22, 2017 08:05PM

Rust is that Brownish stuff, isn't it?

Seth Emerson

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Re: Opinions please
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 22, 2017 08:22PM

Seth Emerson Wrote:
> Rust is that Brownish stuff, isn't it?


NO!! it looks like Yellow paint!! Better sell me your Racer! eye popping smiley

Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
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Re: Opinions please
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: December 22, 2017 09:01PM

Don in Kansas City had one recently that was WAY better looking than that car and he was not asking much for it either.
I would walk away from that car. Period.

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Re: Opinions please
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: December 22, 2017 09:15PM

Parts car only. Hopefully engine runs and tranaxle works properly then you have a $600 car to strip.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
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Re: Opinions please
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: December 23, 2017 06:43AM

My car started that way, RUN!!!

In retrospect I'd never do it again, much better ones out there. In fact in the long run you'd be better shipping a car that is rust free and needs work. You'll actually save in the long run.


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Grand Island, NY

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Re: Opinions please
Posted by: Gary_B ()
Date: December 23, 2017 11:03AM

Thank you all for the comments. I will keep looking.


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