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Call for help
Posted by: dhomuth ()
Date: January 09, 2018 09:08PM

Rex Johnson is close to installing the completely re-done drivetrain in my 1966 Corsa convertible soon. I had then planned on taking it to a body specialist to install the newly polished stainless steel trim, the newly chromed pieces and other brightwork. I wanted to ensure nothing got scratched.
I was then going to take it to another local guy very skilled in mechanical and electrical work to finish installing the dashboard, radio, new tinted glass and other stuff.
The wiring harness is new, everything has been sourced and nothing is missing.
Just got the news today that the body guy just can't do it - he's swamped for the rest of the year. The other guy just had a deep vein thrombosis and will have vascular surgery Friday with a long recovery time.
I had hoped to run this car out at the Forest Grove Concours in July. Missed it last year because my schedule was too optimistic. I'd really hate to miss it again this year.
This car is special to me. I first bought it fifty years ago this wee, the night before I went to Viet Nam the second time. It probably saved me from PTSD the day I returned and took it for a 400 mile drive.
Sold it (along with five others, including YS042) in 1978 because of a divorce, found it again in 2014, got it back to Salem and have been working to find the right parts and get everything as it was.
Right now, it's a beautifully painted shell. But everything is assembled to finish it. It's all here.
I know I can't possibly do this myself, especially in the time remaining. So I'm looking for some competent assistance in the Pacific Northwest that can help me get it finished. I can trailer it to where it would need to go.
This is the last special interest car I will ever do, so I'd like it to be done right. It's that important to me.
Referrals and recommendations will be sincerely appreciated.

1966 Corvair Corsa convertible
Same car I bought in 1/68 the night before I went to Viet Nam he second time. Got it back in 8/15. Plan its first public runout come July.


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Re: Call for help
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 09, 2018 09:27PM

Duane W. PM Antkoto if he doesn't contact you





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Re: Call for help
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 09, 2018 10:46PM

X10 on Duane W.
If he is not already committed for this year.

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Re: Call for help
Posted by: dhomuth ()
Date: January 10, 2018 01:01PM

PM sent this morning. Fingers, toes and eyes crossed.
Thanks all!

1966 Corvair Corsa convertible
Same car I bought in 1/68 the night before I went to Viet Nam he second time. Got it back in 8/15. Plan its first public runout come July.


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Re: Call for help
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: January 10, 2018 07:58PM

A note about Duane W. though. He does not know how to do a car halfway. He only makes 99+ point concourse restoration work.
And he is a very busy guy since he retired. You are lucky to have these Oregon folks nearby. Guys like Rex, Duane, Regan, Cartwright, Matt, etc.

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Re: Call for help
Posted by: dhomuth ()
Date: January 11, 2018 05:14PM

Duane called and we are talking. He quite wisely wants to see more about the car. I'm preparing photos and have invited him to come down to Salem to have a look.
He says he prefers to have owners share in the work, and I'm all in favor of that.
So maybe this will all work out OK.

1966 Corvair Corsa convertible
Same car I bought in 1/68 the night before I went to Viet Nam he second time. Got it back in 8/15. Plan its first public runout come July.


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Re: Call for help
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 11, 2018 06:54PM

Great!





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