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albjerryg
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Vent window frame

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I have a 1966 Corvair convertible and the 2 vent window frames are pitted really bad.(See picture) I checked on Clarks and California Corvair but nothing. Does anyone know where you can get them? Thanks for any help> jerry
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California Corvairs does have these sometimes rechromed. The other option is to find a place that repairs and rechromes pot metal and send them to them for replating...not cheap. Rechromed will just be the post not the whole assembly. either this or find some nice used ones...there are some out there. I have multiples better than that one.
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No reproductions yet. So your only option at the moment is good used.

Sometimes you find them with worn chrome, but no pits, and can be rechromed.

It took me years to pick up two sets of goods ones for my cars. They used to show up at swap meets, or on used doors, but that was a while back.

Jeff at Calif. Corvair may have some good used, but frankly I won't buy used trim unless I can inspect it before hand. One persons "good" is another persons "not good".

Back east the Corvair Ranch has a number of used parts.

As Ted said - getting pot metal pits fixed and chromed can be EXPENSIVE.

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I have a very clean 66 vent window frame. Very slight pitting. Good glass and the rubber is great. I now have and EM and this has been sitting in the parts bin for 20yrs. If your interested let me know.
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albjerryg
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I would be interested in your vent window frame, What is the price you want for both and I have ordered from California Corvair but maybe I could cancel if it is not too late. Thanks Jerry

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I am interested Too!


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