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mart
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Unread post by mart » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:05 am

Just tried to upload a video but it failed, check out Corvair from Pennsylvania on youtube :banghead:

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Unread post by cvair4life » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:01 pm

There got it. Sorry gents I was trying to say how to embed the video here on the forum instead of linking out to YouTube. Either way it works fine :)

Still a shame how covered up this poor car was. Darn good thing it's in the hands of a skilled craftsmen :fro:

1966 Corsa Coupe

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Unread post by mart » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:56 pm

Eh?

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Unread post by Gregory_Miller » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:27 pm

When I click on it, it took me to the video...

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Unread post by mart » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:49 am

Clarks lower windshield panel fitted and new metal at top of fenders, I hope the rear end is in better condition apart from pass side fenderwell.
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looks decent...lets wait and see

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Unread post by cad-kid » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:59 am

Arthritis? You are one determined person :not worthy:

Keep up the great work and thanks for the updates and pics.
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Unread post by mart » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:33 am

cad-kid wrote:Arthritis? You are one determined person :not worthy:

Keep up the great work and thanks for the updates and pics.
just in the hands for now :pray: ....still hurts like hell in the cold weather

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Unread post by UK-CORVAIR » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:19 pm

hi mart.

wow when i saw you at sheffield you told me about your corvair but i didnt realise how bad it was. all i can say is your alot braver then me, and you are doing a great job. i will hope to see you at sheffield next year in it. or even americana ?

if there is anything i can help you on just send me a pm.

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Unread post by mart » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:13 am

the video shows a lot of work already done, it was even worse than it looks at the moment

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Unread post by mart » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:52 am

HERE WE GO AGAIN.....MORE QUALITY WORK FROM PA RESTORER
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top of fenderwell inside
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rear edge with previous repar peeled back

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Unread post by Grymm » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:06 pm

Mart I really wish I were close to you so I could learn from you. I have an awful time trying to do body repairs =( Fighting with some right now. Might you be interested in doing an instructional step by step body repair thread demonstrating one of your metal patch jobs? (preferably an exterior panel where it needs to be straight when finished).

I'd love to see how you made those beautiful repairs. My 65 180 car needs the same repair as yours did below the windshield and into the tops of the fenders. I've got the patch panel but I'm terrified of the tops of the fenders part of it.
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Unread post by mart » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:36 am

I dont consider myself good at this sort of thing, its a skill learned out of necessity. I tend to try to buy patches from cars that have similar shapes to the one I'm repairing, then get the final shape by adding or subtracting metal then using Bondo to finnish. A skilled body man would shape the patches perfect and just skim the weld with bondo. It will be interesting to see how these rear fenders turn out as my initial thought is to use Jag XJ6 parts, or maybe Ford Transit van. Its hard to adapt pieces like fender lips as our cars are much smaller than US models and it is against my principles to use fiberglass patches such as sold by Clarks. As this car is in such poor shape I dont mind if some areas look modified as long as it is strong and not too odd looking

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Unread post by rfw66 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:27 am

Mart, don't sell yourself short! You are doing an amazing job on your car!!!!
It is sad that you bough what you though was an already "finished" car only to find that it is a mess that you have to clean up!
Many others would have thrown in the towel and become bitter and never gone to the extent to make the car not only safe to drive but bring it back to what it "was" supposed to be.
Keep up the good work.
You are welcome to send me a PM if there is any way I can help.
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Unread post by mart » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:31 am

Must admit I'm getting tired of it, its one of the worst condition cars I've ever owned, and thats saying something given where I live and the limited money I have, but Im in too deep financially to back out now. It will never be worth what has been spent on it....but it will live again :banghead:

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Re: pensylvania bondo bucket

Unread post by flat6_musik » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:54 am

Yeeesh, mart.....this oughta be an episode of 20/20, by gawd. To have seen the pics of that car advertised by the dealer, it's downright criminal. Hats off you, buddy.....try and keep them hands warm.

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