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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: August 22, 2021 06:49PM

ihscomputers Wrote:
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Overall, I am quite pleased with the results! smiling bouncing smiley

As you should be!
This car is turning into a work of art by a craftsman.


Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Stock
Been Aircooled Since 1973
Northwest Ohio 45840

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: August 22, 2021 07:45PM

Thanks!
You're much too kind, Arden!

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: Jim Stukenborg ()
Date: August 23, 2021 01:51PM

Dean, how do you post sound on Corvair Center. I'd like to have a exhaust note competition between your 215 and my muffler deleted 215/266. My last competition was Jim Schardt's Corvair stinger race car at one of our car shows. I'd call it a draw against Jim. Jim

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: August 23, 2021 03:45PM

Jim,

I upload my videos to either Smugmug or Google, then post the link(s) here.

Dean

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: October 09, 2021 06:12PM

It has been extremely frustrating trying to find a good body shop that is responsive.

My search included local shops, a fella who worked out of his home and one that was 5 hours away in Florida.

As a successful small business owner, I am continually amazed at how some places remain in business when they can't be bothered to communicate in a timely fashion or, worse yet, promise to call you then just leave you hanging. I'll be damned if they think that I am going to chase them down to give them my hard-earned money!

At the recent Senoia, Georgia car show, I met a fella showing a very nicely done C-10 with a gorgeous paint job. He told me the name of the shop that painted the truck and that it was a family owned business in Fayetteville, GA, less than 2 hours from my home.

When I contacted them, expecting the usual "customer no service" treatment, I was pleasantly surprised by their timely communication and desire to have me as a customer.

I am now scheduled to deliver the car during the first week in January 2022 with the possibility that they may have an earlier opening in December 2021.

In preparation, I have removed the car from the rotisserie and am now installing the old crusty front suspension and the dummy rear suspension so that it can be a "roller".





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: Caraholic4life ()
Date: October 10, 2021 05:10AM

ihscomputers Wrote:
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> It has been extremely frustrating trying to find a good body shop that is responsive.
>

Currently it seems I am having the same problem regarding finding a shop to paint my Greenbrier.

I expect to pay between four and six grand for a decent daily driver White with Red stripe paint job including minor repairs and prep work but can't find anyone willing to take on any work except insurance jobs on newer vehicles.

One shop I used previously gave me an estimate range starting at $15K to $40K for a "Restoration" which is not what I asked for. I am still looking.

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: ihscomputers ()
Date: October 10, 2021 04:22PM

Finished installing both suspensions and got it back on the ground as a roller.

It's now ready for delivery to the body shop...







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: Spectre ()
Date: October 10, 2021 04:48PM

I’ve had similar problems for other things as far as people thinking I will beg them to take my money. We wanted a light tint on the back windows of our has to help with the intense heat in the summer as the sun moved westward in the afternoon. One highly recommended company would promise to call me back and never follow through. Another came out, measured, and then stopped returning calls. Finally, a third company came out and did a great job.

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: November 25, 2021 11:29AM

Drove up to Fayetteville, Georgia on Tuesday to visit the body shop.

Met many of the crew and was given the "nickle tour"!

I continue to be impressed by the quality of their work and really appreciate the "family" atmosphere.

Although my car is firmly scheduled for January 2022, I am preparing for the possibility that they will call me next month.

Since they specified that they wanted the hoods and doors attached, I got the doors hung and both the hood and deck lid attached today.

Used the cherry picker to re-attach the hood!

The front cowl, rear cowl and rear air grille were placed inside the shell so that I don't forget them!

I am getting excited!smiling bouncing 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: Wagon Master ()
Date: November 25, 2021 01:52PM

Are you planning on having the exterior emblem holes welded shut?

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 25, 2021 02:37PM

All of the emblem holes will be welded up except for the ones for the scripts on the hood and deck lid.

I had these SS 215 emblems specially made that will be attached to the same place where the Monza emblems were originally installed.



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: Wagon Master ()
Date: November 25, 2021 02:42PM

Or have Corvight scripts made.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: November 25, 2021 03:06PM

Dont forget the cove end castings! And if doing the interior , The pillar caps!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 25, 2021 06:01PM

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Wagon Master
Or have Corv-eight scripts made.

I really like that idea, Arden!

I had a difficult time finding someone to make the SS 215 emblems because they were a twist on the original Chevy SS 427 emblem and nobody would make them citing GM's copyright.

But the Corv-Eight scripts might be easier to find...


The SS 215 emblem is made from black plastic that I hand-painted with white and red enamel paint.

They look OK, but certainly not as good as ones made from metal and professionally painted.

Anyone have a source for either the SS 215 emblem OR the Corv-Eight script??

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 01, 2022 12:04PM

Just received email confirmation to deliver the rolling shell to the paint & body shop on 7 January 2022.

Woo hoo! smiling bouncing smiley

Final preparation includes modifying the specially-made rear air grille to allow easier installation around the SuperTrapp exhaust pipes.

As you can see by the photos of the back side, Ken specially modified the grille by removing the two insert sections, then centered and welded back a single insert section and reinforced the round openings for the exhaust pipes.

BEFORE




AFTER













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 01, 2022 06:42PM

smiling bouncing smileysmiling bouncing smileysmiling bouncing smiley

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: cnicol ()
Date: January 01, 2022 08:10PM

Looking great! How long does the body shop predict they'll need to get 'er done?

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
65 Canadian Monza 4dr 110/PG 40k
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: January 01, 2022 08:50PM

Maybe they waited until Jan 1, so they can say they will have it finished "this year"? <grin>

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 02, 2022 05:00AM

Body shop gave me a 4 month time frame estimate.

Although I'm hoping for the best, I will not be surprised if that gets extended...

They do really nice work, have a great reputation and have been very responsive to me.

They focus on classic cars, but do NOT do typical insurance collision work.

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 02, 2022 03:34PM

Loaded the rolling shell onto the trailer and strapped it down for the almost 2 hour journey to Fayetteville, Georgia this coming Friday.





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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