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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: January 02, 2022 05:03PM

Anyone have some insight on what rear tire diameter or differential gear ratio I would need to keep up with this guy?

Also, if the lower windshield/dash panel needs reworked, body guys like to have the lower stainless trim to properly fit the panel.

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 07, 2022 03:42PM

Trailered the rolling shell to the body shop in Fayetteville, Georgia today.

Winched it down the tilt-bed trailer with several of the employees helping to get it pushed onto the property.

Had a good conversation with the gentleman who started the company.

He began doing body work part-time in Puerto Rico in 1974. He would work on the family farm during the day and then do paint and body work in the evenings and on weekends.

His company is staffed 100% by family members and it shows!

Everyone that I have met so far is very friendly and they you feel like you are part of their family.

After unloading the car, I went inside to their office, completed the initial paperwork and then made the drive back home.

I am looking forward to the end result!







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: scottymac ()
Date: January 07, 2022 05:15PM

Had to be hard, leaving your baby alone, naked, and outside! Looks like a huge backlog in front of you? Hope the wait is worth it!

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa coupe basket case
'66 Monza coupe


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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 07, 2022 05:23PM

They do very good work.

The pictured 69 Camaro was recently finished and shown at SEMA 2021 in Vegas.



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: The Stig ()
Date: January 08, 2022 08:38PM

Can't wait to see the result!

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: January 09, 2022 08:01PM

I've lost track, and didn't feel like digging through 28 pages, Dean, what color will they be shooting? I'm guessing not yellow?

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa coupe basket case
'66 Monza coupe


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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Ratt643 ()
Date: January 09, 2022 08:04PM

I see some vintage tin in the pics, looks like a good place!

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: ihscomputers ()
Date: January 10, 2022 03:45AM

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scottymac
I've lost track, and didn't feel like digging through 28 pages, Dean, what color will they be shooting? I'm guessing not yellow?

Well, even though I am a little disappointed that you were not willing to look back through 28 pages of my awesome thread grinning smiley, I will be happy to tell you that the color will be Bright Teal Metallic.

The James and Lillian Law Rampside is painted this color:



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 10, 2022 03:58AM

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Ratt643
I see some vintage tin in the pics, looks like a good place!

A few more photos from the Facebook page for Extreme Auto Restorations:







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: KenHenry ()
Date: January 10, 2022 06:58AM

WoW! Amazing. I wish they were closer to me.

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: February 23, 2022 08:50PM

The body shop emailed a few photos of their progress on the car 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: Seth Emerson ()
Date: February 23, 2022 09:26PM

Say, Dean - Bonnie and Clyde called, they want their car body back! (grin)

Seth Emerson

Check my new Performance Corvair Web site: [www.perfvair.com]

Located in lovely San Jose, California

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: February 24, 2022 05:01AM

They are doing some nice work, betting the metal nice and flat!

-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: Wagon Master ()
Date: February 24, 2022 05:50AM

Seth Emerson Wrote:
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> Say, Dean - Bonnie and Clyde called, they want their car body back! (grin)

I think what you're confusing for holes are actually remnants of pulling studs. Looks like some nice progress with no real surprises so far.

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: scottymac ()
Date: February 24, 2022 12:31PM

My car has a lot of the acrylic lacquer paint checking, afraid my body will need stripped like yours, Dean. Are all cars stripped to metal at this shop, or was checking bad on your body, too?

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa coupe basket case
'66 Monza coupe


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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Autoxer62 ()
Date: February 24, 2022 01:20PM

I may have missed the answer, but since it looks like they took the new body down to metal, why not just have this one media blasted as well? It seems to be about the same result.

Thanks for writing all this up, it's always good to hear "the rest of the story".

--Bryan

Bryan Blackwell | Fairfax Station, Va. | bryan@skiblack.com | [autoxer.skiblack.com]
Corvairs: '62 700 Wagon, '64 Greenbrier, '66 Corsa
"Why do something if you're not going to obsess about it?"

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: February 24, 2022 03:52PM

The body of this car had numerous dents but definitely no "holes".

The biggest concern was the metal on both sides of the rear air grille where a previous owner made exhaust cutouts. See photos below...

The body shop has asked me to cut off these sections from the first body so that they can replace them.

I do not know for certain if Extreme Auto Restorations takes ALL cars down to bare metal but, given their stellar reputation, I'm assuming that they do it to ensure high quality results.

I chose to not have this body media blasted because I was a little "gun-shy" given the warped hoods from the blasting of the first body.

My decision to let the body shop handle this as they see fit appears to be paying off.





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: Autoxer62 ()
Date: February 24, 2022 05:07PM

Got it, thanks, I must have missed the part about the warped panels. Great project, good luck!

Bryan Blackwell | Fairfax Station, Va. | bryan@skiblack.com | [autoxer.skiblack.com]
Corvairs: '62 700 Wagon, '64 Greenbrier, '66 Corsa
"Why do something if you're not going to obsess about it?"

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: doug6423 ()
Date: February 25, 2022 01:48PM

Exactly what Dean said. No high quality body shop is going to paint over someone else's work.

If they 'trust' the customer and paint over it, then guess who gets the blame when imperfections start showing through.

Doug
65 Monza
Cincy, OH

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Re: 65 V8 Coupe w/Buick 215 - Racecar to Streetcar Build smoking smiley
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: February 25, 2022 04:15PM

Nice to see them working hard at it.

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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