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3 days ago
whubbell
Unfortunately, no, I do not have the original seats any longer. They weren’t just “mouse-eaten”, they were “mouse-sprayed” (if you know what I mean) and were therefore rusted beyond repair. I actually found two dead, desiccated mouse carcasses under the seats and carpets when I first got the car!!
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4 days ago
whubbell
These are the door window stops - restored. They were originally hot galvanized with rubber coated tips. After 53 years they were a bit rusty and the rubber worn away. After blasting them clean, they were painted with Rustoleum Cold Galvanizing and then the tips were dipped in Plasti-Dip. Hopefully they will be good for another 53 years.
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4 days ago
whubbell
Here is a look inside the right rocker panel - heater tube. The photo is rotated a bit because my iPhone was too big to fit square inside.
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4 days ago
whubbell
This is the rear seat and top well area. There is an interesting mixture of various paint and sealer layers here. The red primer was added by me when I first got the car - I had to do some floor repairs to make it drivable. Unfortunately all of that was temporary and will need to be removed so new floor panels can be welded in. These Styrofoam blocks in the well area are glued in - interest
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4 days ago
whubbell
Here are a few of the boxes in the rooms over the garage - I am cleaning and sandblasting parts when I get time and then they are put inside the house to keep them out of the humidity until I get around to having them painted or powder coated. I will blast the smaller stuff myself to save some money (and also to see better what needs to be repaired), but the bigger stuff (suspension, etc.) w
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4 days ago
whubbell
So far I have stripped out the exterior, trunk, doors, interior, and convertible top and frame. For the time being I have left the driver's seat in, and jury-rigged the ignition switch so I can still use the engine to move the car in and out of the garage. I have to push and pull the powerglide cable to engage the transmission. Most of the parts have been bagged and boxed and placed into stora
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4 days ago
whubbell
I am finally getting serious about restoring the John Glenn car. This is a 1964 Monza Convertible, 110-PG with factory A/C, originally owned by Astronaut John Glenn when he was still with NASA, living in Seacrest Texas. I am the 5th owner of this car, and bought it in 2001 with the intention of fully restoring it to its original appearance, but life got in the way and the car took a back sea
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19 days ago
whubbell
And this is a repeat of the photo with my finger showing the Clark's insert, but now with red lines showing the approximate positioning of the metal inserts for the mystery piece. Again, just to make it clear, Clark's part is for the FRONT upper corner of this slot; the part I am asking about is for the REAR upper corner.
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19 days ago
whubbell
A couple more shots attempting to show how this is attached to the car.
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19 days ago
whubbell
Here are some more photos showing the mystery part - it came out of the car in two pieces of metal with bits of rubber attached, but I have attempted to show how I think it was originally one piece (with two metal inserts) by positioning it in cardboard that I slotted to support it. I should add that this is a 1964 Monza convertible with Factor A/C, produced in Sept 1963, in case that makes an
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19 days ago
whubbell
This may help to clarify. The first photo shows my finger pointing to the part that Clark sells, placed where it belongs on the door pillar at the front of the slot that the quarter window slides through. The second photo shows a screwdriver handle positioned at the back of the window slot. This is where the part I am asking about is attached. The third photo compares (left to right) th
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19 days ago
whubbell
No, this is NOT THAT PART. I have that part and it goes on the door pillar.
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20 days ago
whubbell
In case it wasn't clear, these photos more clearly show the location of the part(s).
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20 days ago
whubbell
At the rear end of the 1964 Convertible Quarter Window upper slot there were attached these rubber coated metal pieces - one piece on the inner panel attached with one screw and another piece attached on the back panel attached with two screws. I suspect that they may have originally been one piece of rubber coating the two metal inserts and acted as some kind of water seal for the glass, simila
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26 days ago
whubbell
Oh, the welds are definitely there and easily seen from the backside.
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27 days ago
whubbell
Well, actually the top edge is a bit ragged, but that begs the question - does any part of this actually show when the window is fully rolled up or is it all hidden below the “fuzzies”?
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27 days ago
whubbell
Gasoline has not worked so far...
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28 days ago
whubbell
Any particular solvent you'd recommend?
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28 days ago
whubbell
I am stripping down the 1964 John Glenn convertible in preparation for restoration. I have removed the rear quarter windows but I have been unable to remove the glass from the pot metal chromed lower sash. I need to remove the glass so I can have the sash re-chromed. I have tried hammering the sash with a wooden block and mallet but it is not budging. Any other suggestions?
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28 days ago
whubbell
Here is something you don't see every day. I am stripping down the John Glenn 1964 Convertible in preparation for restoration. I was able to remove the top boot stainless trim without breaking off the ends!
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7 weeks ago
whubbell
I'm in the process of stripping down the John Glenn 1964 Monza Convertible in preparation for stripping, repairing, and refinishing the body. I'm not certain how to remove the defroster diverter door in the rocker panel (pictured). I suspect I need to pull the pin but it seems locked into place (rusted, perhaps?). Any advice appreciated.
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2 months ago
whubbell
No, I think he means his '64 Spyder with a build date 2nd week of September 1963.
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2 months ago
whubbell
Actually all that Larry said in his "Stock Is..." article is that the belt guards appeared in "mid-64" - no exact date or VIN number. However, I just received confirmation from Dave Newell late last night (after my original post) that there was a TSB that stated "All Corvair Models produced after November 29, 1963, are equipped with subject guides to afford greater belt durability and to preve
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2 months ago
whubbell
Do we know the approximate date when the top shroud and idler pulley belt guards were added to the Corvair engine? Also, do we know if Early Air Conditioned cars used either of these guards? The guides definitely first appeared sometime in the 1964 model year, as there are two top shroud part numbers listed in the March 1, 1964 Corvair-Chevy-Chevelle parts catalog: - 3794216 Shroud Assembl
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3 months ago
whubbell
Frank, Ha Ha, no, I did not leave out a zero. It was priced to sell so I can move onto other projects - like restoring John Glen's 1964 convertible. This was actually my son's car but he moved out to Seattle five years ago and eventually decided he didn't want to bring the car out there so I got stuck with it. I've been putting off selling it because there are always so many other th
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3 months ago
whubbell
Car has been SOLD! Sorry to all who PM'd me. I did not really expect such an overwhelming response. For those who were asking, the wipers and antenna were removed because it had been under cover and I didn't want those items to rip the cover.
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3 months ago
whubbell
This is the finished passenger front seat. I completed this restoration several years ago but have never gotten around to reinstalling it in the car. It is essentially a brand new seat that has been stored inside my house these past several years. The Driver's seat got the identical treatment but was reinstalled in the car a few years ago so I could drive it occasionally to keep the engine in
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3 months ago
whubbell
Some of the work I did rebuilding the front seats
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3 months ago
whubbell
These relays protect the stock AC switches - converting them to low voltage switches that activate the relays
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