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2 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Here's the interactive Chapter locator on the Corsa website: Go ahead, play around with it. Or click here to open the full page. The Corsa Chapter Locator is a great way to find the closest regional group of Corvair enthusiasts. Are you a member? Maybe now’s the time to join? It’s a great way to meet lots of local Corvair enthusiasts, participate in local shows and swap meets,
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4 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Yes I do. But I'm referring to extracting the studs of old bolts during Firebrier disassembly. A couple of the worst offenders were bolts on the two front bumper outer support brackets. During removal the heads snapped right off. The trick in this situation is to carefully apply the weld to the stud and not the surrounding steel, which is not so much an issue when applying the technique to the al
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4 days ago
SteveInMarietta
The welding technique is my method of choice and I used it successfully on several snapped off bolts on the Firebrier. There is nothing more inextractable than a snapped off drill bit or extractor. Steve
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6 days ago
SteveInMarietta
What a great check list! My gut feeling is I'll have to buy one new, or get really lucky like RKF to find a tall used one. Thanks everyone for the feedback. Steve
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6 days ago
SteveInMarietta
The roof will carry a siren, beacon light and spotlight, Removal will not be a simple matter, especially the siren, which sits on a steel reinforcement plate, nor the unity spot light, which cannot be easily removed. Steve
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6 days ago
SteveInMarietta
I'm thinking more seriously about an enclosed trailer. I spoke to a salesman from company called Pro-line who indicated the trailer would be need to be a custom build to accommodate the 83" height of the Firebrier; I would need to remove the side mirrors. Apparently, the standard lengths are 16' and 20', although an 18' is available. He pushed for a 20' length, though I thought 18' was adequat
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6 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Ken, Good advice. I have a Ram 1500, which I believe should be sufficient. Steve
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6 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Hi Jim, I too have been worried about the large flat front. I have sent an inquiry to Serpent Express and will be interested to see what they recommend. Steve
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7 days ago
SteveInMarietta
That's the plan, and the Convention Organizers have provided an indoor display location. All I need is to get the painting finished (maybe next week) and get it reassembled. Steve
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7 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Only to fires :) Actually, I'll drive it to local shows, but not long distances. Steve
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7 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Thanks All! I really like the Serpent Express (erector-set + canvas) option. I'll see if they can make one for a Greenbrier-plus. Steve
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8 days ago
SteveInMarietta
I plan to trailer the Firebrier to shows, but there is no way I can afford an enclosed trailer, especially one that will fit a vehicle ~82" tall. The additional height comes from the siren, beacon light, etc., on the roof. For long-distance trips, I was planning to make a custom cover using a fabric called HyperD 300 diamond ripstop polyester (hyperlink), which is super light-weight with a s
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9 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Except that it is not "factory" deluxe (which is not a criticism of the superb restoration). The data plate trim code ("std") indicates this GB was not originally outfitted with the deluxe features. Steve
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10 days ago
SteveInMarietta
An extensive comparison of spark plug equivalents was published in the December 1996 issue of the Corsa Communique. Steve
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10 days ago
SteveInMarietta
I believe almost all (maybe all) of the '65 8-door GBs are in Kent Sullivan's Registry, which generally presents more information about each FC; we exchange info as it comes our way. Kent's CorvairKid website is also a great place for FC and car info. Steve
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15 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Good Suggestion. I'll ask about the possibility tomorrow. Steve
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15 days ago
SteveInMarietta
So, we're getting back on track, the damaged paint and lettering on the side panel and most of the doors have been removed (all the way back to bare metal) and reprimed. The consensus view is that the first attempt failed because the base coat had not adequately cured (lettering had been applied after about 18 hours). (somewhere under all that masking paper is a Greenbrier) All the lett
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15 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Here's an alternative system from Corvanatics. Steve
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16 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Not a pot-full, but I did OK - enough to make it feel worth the time and effort; and of course, every cent is being dumped into the Firebrier. I appreciate all the support and positive feedback from my Corvair community friends for the mat repros, and I hope people buy them from Clarks. As TP expressed above, if you get one of the rear mats you will be among the lucky few. Steve
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18 days ago
SteveInMarietta
That's VIN 2R125F116607 in the FC Registry with SPC/SPC paint and trim codes. Definitely a commercial FC, and I'd been after the guy to send me interior pictures for a while but finally gave up. If anyone is seriously interested, I'd be willing to do an inspection. Steve
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18 days ago
SteveInMarietta
btw: The mat was originally secured at the top with 4 screws. Steve
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18 days ago
SteveInMarietta
T, Looks great. Steve
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18 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Rechromed by California Corvairs.
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19 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Bob, Please understand that it's three positions, not five, and my Social Media position is the only new one. And I certainly hope to justify Corsa's investment :) Steve
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19 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Thanks Thomas. I'm not sure about the pita, but almost as difficult than getting a good bagel in OH. I trusting that the chrome made it in good order also. Steve
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19 days ago
SteveInMarietta
OK; I get it now. Sounds like doing the same process as what he originally proposed, but instead of cutting and transferring the letters, letter masks are used (just as in my original plan). Yes, I'm sure he knows about this, and I'll ask him about using that approach. Steve
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19 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Lee, I'm open to all possibilities; can you provide a link or other information so that I read up on this? Thanks, Steve
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19 days ago
SteveInMarietta
Progress and a setback in Firebrier restoration. The finish painting has progressed, and shown here is the base paint applied to left side and rear, with the plan to paint and apply the lettering in stages. The base coat on the rear quarter panel has been scuffed to facilitate adhesion of the gold lettering enamel and then the subsequent clear coats. At least that was the plan. The
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21 days ago
SteveInMarietta
The Corsa Communique is published on a monthly or bimonthly schedule, and this hyperlink will take you to a Preview of the Jan/Feb 2018 Issue. As the new CORSA Social Media Director, I am pleased to begin this new feature to let people know what they will find in the current issue of the Communique. The Corsa Communique has been published by the Corvair Society of America since 1978, and a comple
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23 days ago
SteveInMarietta
My repro FC front and rear (load area) floor mats will be available for a while from Clarks, which recently acquired several of the mats to include among their offerings. You'll find more about the rear mat here. I'm not sure when Clarks will be listing the mats, but for now, you should contact them if you want one. I'm not sure if the rear mat will be available again; they were difficult and
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