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63 monza build

Unread post by Mjahn87 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:28 pm

I'd like to catch you guys up on my progress then continue to make updates to this thread, feel free to leave feed back.

So I got the car and the body was supposed to be ready to go. Unfortunately I found some body work issues that needed some attention.

Here what the car looked like when I bought it back at the end of December 2016.
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Re: 63 monza build

Unread post by Mjahn87 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:29 pm

Found a lot of bondo and a bad quarter panel, so I got to cutting and ordered a patch panel from clarks
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Re: 63 monza build

Unread post by Mjahn87 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:32 pm

Last weekend I did my first ever paint job, make shift paint booth at the shop. Primed sanded and painted interior exterior in one weekend.
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Re: 63 monza build

Unread post by toytron » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:20 pm

Congrats. Nice color combo

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Re: 63 monza build

Unread post by 64powerglide » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:22 pm

Sure looks good for an amateur. :tu: Did anyone else notice the optional oil bath air cleaner, also used on early 64 cars without AC.
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Re: 63 monza build

Unread post by Gregory_Miller » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:25 pm

Nice! Do mine next. *wink*

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Re: 63 monza build

Unread post by wbabst » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:00 am

Nice work, it looks like the quarter panel turned out nice. I hope I am able to do as well.
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Re: 63 monza build

Unread post by n8rwaswrong » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:02 pm

I obviously love it. Great job, I look forward to more pictures!

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Re: 63 monza build

Unread post by Mjahn87 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:07 am

so over the weekend I got some more work done, weather stripping and the vent windows installed. I started working on some new door panels from scratch. I forgot to get pictures of the process so when I make them for the rear I'll take some pictures.

But I did do a better job on getting pictures of my headliner install so far. The rods were missing so I had to make them from 3/16 dowell rods. What I did was just put a 90 degree bend about 3/4 inch from the end and then formed it to the roof line and put another 90 degree bend in the other end.

After cutting the headliner at the bend of the rods and feeding them through in there correct spots I started from the center and worked toward the windshield.
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Re: 63 monza build

Unread post by Mjahn87 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:12 am

At the edge of the headliner near the top of the door there is no trim piece, so I'm not sure where to glue it. Looks like I'll stretch it to the pinch weld and glue there then trim and get something to cover the pinch weld at the door opening in the photo. Let me know what you guys think.

Also I'd like to apologize for my text speak and grammar errors as I'll be updating this entirely from my phone.
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Re: 63 monza build

Unread post by recessbilly » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:42 am

Looks good. Yes stretch it to the pinch weld, glue it to both sides of the weld. Then trim the excess and use windlace to cover it. I bought 20' of windlace on ebay for a Mustang, it was cheaper than clark's and looks perfect. You need nearly 10' per side.

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Re: 63 monza build

Unread post by Gregory_Miller » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:21 pm

Nice fabrication of the headliner rods. Image

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Re: 63 monza build

Unread post by Mjahn87 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:40 pm

thanks recessbilly, I didn't know what that stuff was called. I'll check eBay and amazon

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Re: 63 monza build

Unread post by Mjahn87 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:05 am

This weekend I painted the wheels, put the front and rear windshields in, finished the headliner, mounted the radio and glove box.
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Re: 63 monza build

Unread post by GasDaddy140 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:27 am

Very pretty Corvair! Excellent work!
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Re: 63 monza build

Unread post by Mjahn87 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:11 pm

I have been busy and haven't posted in a while, but a lot has gotten done. Both seats are now in and door panels are done. Actually drove the car around a bit.

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