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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: June 21, 2021 02:14AM

Looks great! smileys with beer

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: June 23, 2021 06:50PM

Since I will be working this Saturday, I made time this evening to tape up the car in preparation for spraying the Lizard Skin Ceramic Insulation this Sunday.

The plan is to spray the inside surfaces of the following areas;

floor boards, both firewalls, the roof, both doors and the quarter window wells.











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: June 27, 2021 05:22PM

Succeeded in spraying the Ceramic Insulation today...

This coating was considerably lighter weight and definitely dried much faster than the Sound Control.

It looks so good that it's almost a shame that it will be covered up with carpet and seats!













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: TIBCO ()
Date: June 28, 2021 11:03AM

What is it supposed to insulate against?

Cliff Tibbitts
Nicholasville, KY
CORSA, CKCE, Derby City Corvairs
66 Monza, 140/4sp

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: June 28, 2021 02:52PM

Mainly the engine heat at the rear firewall and any heat from the road through the floorboards.

The coolant lines will also be running from front to rear through the tunnel that could transfer heat to the floorboards while the car is idling or sitting at a stop light.

It was probably overkill but it looks cool and I like anything that helps the air conditioning in the sweltering Georgia summers! smoking smiley

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: TIBCO ()
Date: June 29, 2021 01:24PM

It just doesn't look as if it's thick enough to do anything. I'll be anxious to see how it does.

Cliff Tibbitts
Nicholasville, KY
CORSA, CKCE, Derby City Corvairs
66 Monza, 140/4sp

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: June 29, 2021 05:47PM

Cliff,

Check out the heat test video of the Lizard Skin Ceramic Insulation

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: toms73novass ()
Date: June 30, 2021 04:29AM

Wow, looks like a great product!

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
62' Wagon rebuild MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: TIBCO ()
Date: June 30, 2021 12:27PM

Pretty impressive

Cliff Tibbitts
Nicholasville, KY
CORSA, CKCE, Derby City Corvairs
66 Monza, 140/4sp

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: July 04, 2021 04:49PM

Sprayed the undercarriage and the engine bay with chassis black paint this weekend:











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
Date: July 05, 2021 10:03AM

Really looking good, Dean!thumbs up

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: July 10, 2021 05:43PM

Received some great news this past week:

A customer who owns a local body shop that does insurance repairs has made an exception to policy and will do the body work and paint on the V8 coupe!

I am very excited because they do outstanding work and are less than 5 miles from our business.

One of the conditions is that they will work on it as they can because insurance repairs must take priority.

Since they are jam packed at this time, they will call me when they can make room for the car.

In the meantime, I am finishing up some little things such as cutting the holes in doors, the door jambs and the rear door panels for the power window cables and the reliefs in the rear door panels for the rear power window motors.

Also cut the relief in the deck lid that allows it to accommodate the alternator.











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: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: July 10, 2021 06:02PM

Dean,

I sure hope I'm wrong. But that sounds like your car will always be low on the priority list and take much longer to finish.
IF they can ever get enough time to do so.

That happened to my 66 Park Lane Breezeway a few decades ago.

I hope all goes well!

Best of Luck,
Tony

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: KenHenry ()
Date: July 10, 2021 06:29PM

This brings back bad memories for me as well, I’m afraid. Waiting six months for body work and paint, only two receive a ‘wavy’ product, doing my own block sanding by to repair the waves, then waiting six months just to have paint sprayed. I wish I could say do X and you will be happy, but I have no idea what X is!! Wishing you better luck! Ken

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: July 10, 2021 07:16PM

Tony and Ken,

Yes, I have also heard similar horror stories from others who had this kind of arrangement.

However, I have a very strong relationship with the owner and am confident that he will keep his word as always.

He has done good work on my V8 Rampside in a timely fashion, although it was only painting and pinstriping the dash.

I think that this will work out well for me.

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: July 11, 2021 10:12AM

It's sad that shops think the insurance company is the customer when it's actually the car owner.

When I ran a shop restorations when through at the same time as collision work. We required 30% up front, 30% or more half way through and balance upon delivery. A paying customer is a paying customer regardless.

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: July 11, 2021 11:01AM

Everyone,

I sincerely appreciate it when you take the time to provide feedback and advice even if I don't like it or agree with it.

Sharing hard-won experience with others is invaluable, especially if helps to avoid pitfalls and mistakes.

Regarding my customer's body shop: this is not yet a done deal because we have not discussed or finalized time and price.

But my plan is to keep you updated as I go...and, yes, I am continuing to search for a good body shop just in case...

In the meantime, I reworked the bucket seat brackets to fit the bolt pattern in the new body.

This involved welding up the existing holes, then re-drilling them to fit.

Also made a sheet metal plate to cover the rear heater vent, riveted it in place, then spread black silicone around the edges and throughout the back side.

Obviously, this will get covered with carpet...















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: July 13, 2021 04:48AM

BODY SHOP UPDATE:

I texted a fellow who is into classic cars and shares my high standards to ask him if he could recommend a local body shop because I was having such a difficult time finding one.

He replied that he has been using a local, experienced body man named Jimmy who works out of his home and only takes in one car at a time.

Then he sent me a photo of a fastback Mustang that this body man recently painted.

Suffice to say that the paint job was absolutely gorgeous.

I called Jimmy to discuss my V8 coupe.

He stated that he was just now finishing up a car and would call me at the end of the week to make arrangements to see the car in person and give me a price.

So, fingers-crossed that this will work out. smiling bouncing smiley

Stay tuned...

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: Phil Dally ()
Date: July 13, 2021 05:38AM

We use a local guy that works out of his home shop just like that here...top notch work!!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: July 13, 2021 03:15PM

ihscomputers Wrote:
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> BODY SHOP UPDATE:
>
> I texted a fellow who is into classic cars and shares my high standards to ask him if he could recommend a local body shop because I was having such a difficult time finding one.
>
> He replied that he has been using a local, experienced body man named Jimmy who works out of his home and only takes in one car at a time.
>
> Then he sent me a photo of a fastback Mustang that this body man recently painted.
>
> Suffice to say that the paint job was absolutely gorgeous.
>
> I called Jimmy to discuss my V8 coupe.
>
> He stated that he was just now finishing up a car and would call me at the end of the week to make arrangements to see the car in person and give me a price.
>
> So, fingers-crossed that this will work out. smiling bouncing smiley
>
> Stay tuned...



Cool how things come together. Dean, I hope it all works out for you.

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