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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: jetcat ()
Date: July 11, 2018 11:05AM

Flat side up inserted from underneath the car.

Bob
Paso Robles, CA

Central Coast Corsa
1966 Turbo Corsa convertible
1966 Corsa 140 coupe

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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: Bogey72 ()
Date: July 15, 2018 12:30PM

I am preparing to put a Clark's molded carpet down, and it looks like the carpet doesn't fully cover the floor under the seats? Anyone familiar with the clark's molded carpet, I just want to make sure I'm doing this right --

I don't have my seats right now to test fit and see what shows and what is fully hidden (they are with my local upholstery shop), so I will likely wait to finish this (not cut/trim) until I get them back later this week.

I positioned the front carpet to where the top of the heel pad is just an inch or so back from the accelerator connection (as noted in clark instructions), and I also lined up the carpet padding to start where the floor starts to curve up-- it 'feels' like the right position from the mold, but I'm not sure because I thought the entire floor would be covered? If this is right, why would they cut that out of there, it was purposely cut out.

Ed Conto
Saratoga Springs, NY
1965 Monza Convertible, PG
Owner since August 2013

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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: July 15, 2018 12:52PM

Normal... to let the Floor / padding "breath"





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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: July 15, 2018 01:23PM

Did mine about a year ago. They will be a little large in the Verts due to the way the inner rockers are.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: Bogey72 ()
Date: July 18, 2018 05:01PM

Interior coming along nicely, thanks to everyone helping me.

I am still hunting for seat belts, now thinking light gray or silver would look nice... but cannot find any with stock. Clark’s doesn’t even offer gray, and they are fresh out stock anyways.

One earlier suggestion for seat belt planet, but they dont list corvair compatibility. I didnt see anything there. Looking for a classic look, but doesnt have to be exact.

I liked ones on opgi.com, but they are out of stock too, they keep moving the expected date back. Was july 17, now says july 28.

Ed Conto
Saratoga Springs, NY
1965 Monza Convertible, PG
Owner since August 2013

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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: Bogey72 ()
Date: July 18, 2018 05:30PM

Does anyone see an issue with these working in my 65 vert?

Just found these for low price!

[www.seatbeltsplus.com]

Ed Conto
Saratoga Springs, NY
1965 Monza Convertible, PG
Owner since August 2013

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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: July 18, 2018 05:49PM

jetcat Wrote:
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> Flat side up inserted from underneath the car.

I have to disagree. I checked my 4 door and the factory plugs were inserted from the inside - flat side facing down. The lip on the flat side is much narrower than the lip on the side with the indentation.

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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: July 18, 2018 06:57PM

Mine were flat side down as well.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: July 18, 2018 06:57PM

A little pricier, but GM and bow tie release buttons available. I ordered theirs for my '66 Galaxie to replace the old factory belts.

[www.julianos.com]

Good luck! Scott

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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: MarkDustan ()
Date: July 18, 2018 11:18PM

Ed, let me know if you buy the gray or silver. I am looking to match the 1965 slate interior. I think you should consider the hot pink.😋

I would prefer the deluxe latch instead of the later GM push button. I have found another supplier too. Andover who supplied GM originally.

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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: Bogey72 ()
Date: July 19, 2018 03:57AM

Hi Mark, I decided to purchase the silver with metal starburst button, from seatbeltsplus.com. Only $19 each and returnable if never installed. I can post a picture of them when they come in.

MarkDustan Wrote:
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> Ed, let me know if you buy the gray or silver. I
> am looking to match the 1965 slate interior. I
> think you should consider the hot pink.😋
>
> I would prefer the deluxe latch instead of the
> later GM push button. I have found another
> supplier too. Andover who supplied GM originally.

Ed Conto
Saratoga Springs, NY
1965 Monza Convertible, PG
Owner since August 2013

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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: July 19, 2018 08:12AM

I'm surprised that Seatbelt Planet wasn't helpful. I called them about 2.5 years ago and the guy I talked to was very well versed on Corvairs and sent me a really nice set for my backseat that although not factory, look really good with the factory front belts.


Do you know the soldering iron trick for putting the belt holes in the carpeting? Do not use a drill for the holes- the carpet threads will wrap around the spinning bit and unravel from the backing. You either use a soldering iron to melt through or use a sharp knife or punch. The soldering iron works beautifully BUT if you accidentally drop it on your carpet you will destroy it. You should put some cardboard down if you choose to use it.

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: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: Bogey72 ()
Date: July 19, 2018 10:58AM

thanks for the tip about the not using a drill. i did consider using a drill... my thought was to mask the spot with tape before drilling, but maybe i'll just use my box cutter to carve a small hole.

i'm not experienced with soldering tools, so that would be last in my list- thanks!!

Ed Conto
Saratoga Springs, NY
1965 Monza Convertible, PG
Owner since August 2013

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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: July 19, 2018 12:07PM

The punch and solder iron works. Also you can cut an "X" where the hole should be. That way if you are off a little you can adjust your "X" cut a little longer in the direction you need to go. Then just cut a little from each at the center for the proper size.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: Bogey72 ()
Date: July 19, 2018 02:15PM

thanks again. I am waiting to get my seats back from the upholstery shop before i cut anything - I want to be 100% sure i have the carpet positioned exactly where i want it -- hopefully i have them back tomorrow or monday.

Ed Conto
Saratoga Springs, NY
1965 Monza Convertible, PG
Owner since August 2013

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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: July 19, 2018 03:42PM

I'll second the idea of using a soldering iron. I used one for the seatbelt bolts holes, seat bolt holes, and sill trim screw holes. I also singed the gas pedal, shifter, and dimmer with after cutting to make sure nothing would unravel.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

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Re: LM convertible interior questions
Posted by: Bogey72 ()
Date: July 19, 2018 05:50PM

Now you all have me shopping for a soldering iron spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

I see 100 watt for not too expensive, also see lower 40 watt ones. I could see having this tool being useful for many things. Assuming more watts is better. I will certainly practice on a scrap first!

Ed Conto
Saratoga Springs, NY
1965 Monza Convertible, PG
Owner since August 2013

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