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by lostboy
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Body separation from frame and powder coating?
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Body separation from frame and powder coating?

They also did this:

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by lostboy
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Body separation from frame and powder coating?
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Body separation from frame and powder coating?

The place by me has done a vw pan. No idea how it held up but it sure looked awesome fresh out of the oven.


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by lostboy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Modifying front cross members?
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Modifying front cross members?

The Wolfe what's the difference between those and heim joints?


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by lostboy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new from east los
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: new from east los

Very cool 60! Welcome to the board!


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by lostboy
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Modifying front cross members?
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Modifying front cross members?

Another way to get lower without building new control arms is by installing longer ball joints. Chrysler screw in upper ball joints will lower the front end 1" without moving the control arm closer to the cross member. You can get extended length ball joints for even more drop. You must cut a hole ...
by lostboy
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Corvair sightings
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: Corvair sightings

The front of that thing looks rekt.


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by lostboy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Modifying front cross members?
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Modifying front cross members?

If you want to be sure, cut out the area to the clearance you need and then weld similar thickness plates into the sides of the notches you cut to ad back strength. This is what low rider truck guys do. In the area pictured if you cut out your square, I would want to plate both sides up to the top ...
by lostboy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Hagerty: Will the corvair kill you?
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Hagerty: Will the corvair kill you?

Cool cover. Interesting article.
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by lostboy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Modifying front cross members?
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Modifying front cross members?

MtnVairMike wrote:Should work. similar to C channeling the low rider truck folks do.

Thanks,
Mike
No thank you Mike! Exactly what I wanted to know.

Thanks again,
Steve


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by lostboy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Modifying front cross members?
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Modifying front cross members?

Well first off, I'm confused on what you're asking. What is the reason for needing to notch that? What do you need clearance for? To lower it? Sent from my iPhone using Corvair Forum mobile app The car is already lowered, and the control arm is very close to the subframe right in that area. It does...
by lostboy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Modifying front cross members?
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Modifying front cross members?

Without trying to deter me from keeping my 61 at its lowered status, can someone tell me if notching this area to get some clearance would drastically effect the structural integrity of the subframe? Thanks. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170206/5a0ca75d0d3e90bfcf24f33e1ca86a56.jpg Sent from my ...
by lostboy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: This is crazy
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: This is crazy

Dude.... F*ck. That.


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by lostboy
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Should I do it fellas?
Replies: 14
Views: 512

Re: Should I do it fellas?

:whoa: If you decide to proceed, perhaps you could document your effort photographically here in a continuing thread on the Corvair Forum, showing your findings and discoveries, your repair efforts, and the final outcome. :dontknow: :tongue: :eek: :wrench: ::-): Your progress reports would likely b...
by lostboy
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Should I do it fellas?
Replies: 14
Views: 512

Re: Should I do it fellas?

Yeah I wouldn't hesitate. My 4 door has become more preservation than restoration, but I drive it every day and it's great.


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by lostboy
Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Is this body worth saving?
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Is this body worth saving?

My rockers in the front are about as bad and I'm not worried. I'm an east coast boy so for me that's minimal rust.


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by lostboy
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Polyurethane Transmission and Engine Mounts?
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Polyurethane Transmission and Engine Mounts?

Does anyone have any experience with polyurethane mounts for the engine and transmission? I'm thinking about pouring my own. The project seems simple enough and the liquid urethane mix is available.

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