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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by mart » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:29 am

crossmember repairs starting to take shape, found a few more holes. Dont trust my little mig to weld tie rod area,penetration of 4mm plate is not great, waiting to borrow arc welder for this and some oxy acetylene gear to heat up and form bends as close to original as possible
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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by mart » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:59 am

One side done, I think I had better do the other side as well
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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by mart » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:20 am

OH DEAR!!!!! I think I will have to give up on this crossmember, look what I just found after a little digging around :helpsos:
Where can I get a replacement?
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put a little heat in here and this is what happened
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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by Am-Iron » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:12 am

I would check Corvair Ranch they have a bunch of stuff. Maybe Clarks has a used one too? I have an extra but I am not sure about shipping costs. Make sure you get all the parts needed.
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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by mart » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:34 am

Thanks, Clarks only have new ones $460 with $250 shipping, I'l try for used one first

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Unread post by flat6_musik » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:06 am

THAT...is unbelievably creepy!!

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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by TikiRalf » Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:03 am

mart wrote:OH DEAR!!!!! I think I will have to give up on this crossmember, look what I just found after a little digging around :helpsos:
Where can I get a replacement?
Mart is that a front or a rear Crossmember ? than i'll check here :think:

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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by mart » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:10 am

Hi, its the front from a 66, I'm wondering if I got a good half cross member ,i could marry them up? anyone done this,? its the drivers side thats bad

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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by Grymm » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:27 pm

You poor guy, it's amazing you haven't given up on Corvairs altogether with all the bad experiences you've been having =(

Be sure to use those of us who are State-side as a resource from now on, I'd have gladly checked out that car for you in advance if I knew you were going to buy one from so close to me.
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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by flat6_musik » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:30 pm

Yeah, I second that Mart.....let me know if you need a west coast connection. Gotta take care of our crew here.....

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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by Corvair.crazy » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:14 pm

Sorry Mart I thought I posted this already. but have a look..http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/pts/2542629511.html
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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by mart » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:15 am

Thanks guys, its gonna be a longer journey than I expected but I'll get there :checkeredflag:

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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by TikiRalf » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:18 am

sorry mart, found only for now a early front i'll keep looking :-)

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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by mart » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:51 am

TikiRalf wrote:sorry mart, found only for now a early front i'll keep looking :-)


Thats OK, Steve (homebrew) has one and so does Rafee, its all down to cost of shipping now I guess, I hear that early crossmembers will fit as long as they had a sway bar fitted as stock....is this right?

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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by mart » Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:12 pm

Crossmember repair is coming along. I managed to find a spring cup to fit exactly with the corvair front springs, from an old Ford Fiesta, modified with an extended shroud . Had to cut away some of the outside stiffening to get at rusted area, but will replace them easily, cost so far , including sandblasting, around $18 , well pleased so far, I just hope I have it set up right :fingerscrossed:
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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by buzzvair » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:09 pm

what a shame --- I knew this car was junk --- I live nearby and looked at in in person, I don't get on too often, but damn I would have loved to save you the trouble....
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