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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 01, 2021 03:47PM

Removed the old adhesive from both the front and rear windshield areas.

Discovered rust-through where the dash meets the windshield. Looks to be relatively easy to fix...but need to look under the dash to determine how bad it looks under there.

Any professional recommendations for fixing the rust-through or should I leave that for the body shop?

I suspect that both pieces of glass have been taken out and re-installed in the past because the adhesive certainly had the texture and stiffness of urethane, there was some of the original gooey "rope" adhesive at the back windows and someone intentionally used a trim screw as a substitute trim retainer clip.





Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: January 01, 2021 04:56PM

I've seen (and owned) worse rust through on the windshield area.

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)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Norman, OK

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 03, 2021 03:11PM

Continued stripping the new body this weekend.

Found a mouse house inside the cavity behind the passenger fresh air vent...







Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: January 04, 2021 01:31PM

When I first saw that, I had not yet read about the Mouse House.
Initially it looked like someone had filled a rust hole with spray foam.
That would not have been good so I am happy to hear it was only a Mouse House.

I guess that will teach me to look at the pictures before reading the text.confused smiley

1962 95 F.C. Van
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe
1965 Monza Coupe
1965 Monza Convertible
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: v8vair ()
Date: January 04, 2021 02:34PM

I would cut that section out and weld a small piece back.

1965 Crown V8 Racer
1964 Bill Thomas Monza Replica Racer
1964 Spyder Street Car
1979 Mazda RX7

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 04, 2021 03:26PM

Nah, but I would treat it real good with some Ospho, for sure!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 17, 2021 04:20PM

Continued stripping the body:

Removed the trunk lid and the deck lid.

Removed the old, deteriorated trunk and deck lid weatherstripping, then scraped the channels with a screw driver and finished by wire-wheeling the channels.

Cut out the inner layer of sheet metal for the air intake holes.











Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 23, 2021 06:28PM

Cut the front side of the air intake holes today.

Version 2.0 is better because I used the Blair 2.5 inch hole saw which creates clean holes and the bend radius at the corners is wider which allows for better installation of the push-on trim.

The holes are also slightly larger than version 1.0.

Drilled the holes for the grille insert hold-downs and test installed the grilles.

Temp installed the front tag and the bumper for a preview...















Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: January 24, 2021 08:08AM

Nice looking air openings Dean. Hole saw attachment is better than many I have seen. Great progress so far.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC/V8 Registry

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: January 24, 2021 08:30AM

Yes, nice job, Will not stand out when on the ground.

I'm not a fan of openings all over the front of a vair like some do.

Looks nice.

-Tom


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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: January 24, 2021 08:36AM

Nice work Dean and thanks for sharing. Good inspiration for my 215 build.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 24, 2021 04:33PM

Dropped the front suspension.

Removed the old brake lines.

Then began the removal of the trunk bottom.

Installed the radiator support.

Then wire-wheeled and applied POR15 to the inside bottoms of the air intake openings.









Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 30, 2021 06:00PM

Finished cutting the trunk bottom to clearance the radiator exhaust housing (no photo)

Started "re-fitting" the radiator and housing.

Had to remake the side support brackets due to a change in geometry likely caused by the the "normal' headlight buckets instead of the "modified" buckets.

(Remember that I welded the back half of some buckets to buckets that Ken had cut open for air flow to the old Scirocco radiator.)

This required longer brackets...

Drilled the holes and attached the aluminum brackets to the underside of the front trunk lip.

These brackets help support the top cover of the area between the radiator and the air openings.

I was happy to discover that the side panels between the radiator and the air openings actually fit without modification.











Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 30, 2021 06:40PM

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 31, 2021 05:08PM

Drilled the holes, installed the rivnuts and completed the test install of the front air dam

Used acetone to remove the sticky residue then wire-wheeled the upper window openings to which the stainless steel weather strip channels are mounted.

Last photo is of the final results of removing the trunk bottom.















Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Ratt643 ()
Date: January 31, 2021 05:53PM

Dean,
I havent been on Corvair Center in quite a while. As I would expect, outstanding attention to detail and craftsmanship! Keep up the good work, it looks great!

1964 Monza Coupe
1965 Corsa 140
1967 Monza Coupe

Maryville, TN
U.S. 129 The"Tail Of The Dragon"

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: KenHenry ()
Date: January 31, 2021 06:03PM

Nice progress! Are you going to get this one media blasted?

Ken Henry, Rochester, NY USA
1965 Corvair Corsa
140 hp, 4 speed

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 31, 2021 07:44PM

NO media blasting of the body, deck lid or hood for this one...

Although I plan to soda blast the undercarriage and maybe inside the trunk & engine bay myself.

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia
Heart of Georgia Corvair Club Webmaster
Springfest Webmaster

1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: doug6423 ()
Date: February 01, 2021 07:43AM

ihscomputers Wrote:
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> NO media blasting of the body, deck lid or hood for this one...
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> Although I plan to soda blast the undercarriage and maybe inside the trunk & engine bay myself.

Make sure you neutralize it when your done using the baking soda.

Doug
65 Monza
Cincy, OH

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: February 06, 2021 04:05PM

Not much progress today, but note that I'm staying true to my own advice to "do something, no matter how small, to keep moving forward"

Cut the holes for the rear brake line brass block, and the lines for the heat/ac unit that will be mounted inside the cabin:





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Columbus, Georgia
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1963 Rampside w/305 V8 - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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