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Community Lounge, Introductions and General Discussion Discussion, 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster in General Discussion; Sorry to hear about that, Matt. Good luck with your hunt in AZ. Lots of good candidates out west here....
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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Sorry to hear about that, Matt. Good luck with your hunt in AZ. Lots of good candidates out west here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave
    All vintage cars are dangerous compared to modern cars to some extent. The Corvair is no exception, nor is it any worse than most vintage cars. Good information to know so you can make sure the heat exchangers are in good condition. After all any car is dangerous if you don't keep them in proper running order. They will never be very valuable because of the large numbers produce, and because of the infamous ending they suffered by smear campaign from a headline seeking writer with a book to sell. After that lots of people held onto them figuring they would be collectible. The flip side of that is they are cheap to buy and maintain.
    Yup
    Although, nader wrote his book in 63 or 64, and the corvair lived on until 1969 (and the problem with the rear end suspension he wrote about was corrected in 64). He did kill sales though. I believe they were essentially cut in half each year after his book and the surrounding controversy came out, but I'm sure the introduction of the nova and camaro (small sporty cars that took the corvairs market) also took large bites out of corvair sales.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    I was just offered a zero rust shell for $600, with suspension and other parts. What do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupin
    I was just offered a zero rust shell for $600, with suspension and other parts. What do you guys think?
    Hmmm....does it have glass and interior too or is it just the metal shell? If you have the rest of the parts and can easily swap your drivetrain across, I guess it wouldn't be too bad if you really want a corvair. Does it have a title?

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    It's titled and comes with a back seat, glass, window regulators, and suspension with steering. It has literally nothing else. It was originally a turbo spyder body. I can post some pics when he sends them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupin
    It's titled and comes with a back seat, glass, window regulators, and suspension with steering. It has literally nothing else. It was originally a turbo spyder body. I can post some pics when he sends them.
    As long as you have the rest of the parts, I say go for it. Make sure you post tons of pics if you buy it/ make 1 corvair from 2.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    I think if it is straight and ready to go jump on it. Those cars are stone simple as far as swapping stuff. Simple construction and not a lot of parts! You will still be able to sell the floor pans and a few other parts to make the purchase price on the new one. Even the glass has to be of value to someone. The good thing is being a turbo shell you could always upgrade to that if you want.
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    I'm in talks with 2 or 3 guys with low rust shells. I'll post some pics, hopefully you guys can help me come to a decision. Stingroo says he would want to come and make a "corvair thrash weekend" with me, haha.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    If between the two you have all the parts needed to make a whole car, why not? $600 is nothing.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Impact gun and parts-hauling wagon on standby.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Damn I wish I lived closer!

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Quote Originally Posted by talismandave View Post
    Damn I wish I lived closer!
    As do I, Dave. That sounds like a fun weekend.
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    As do I, Dave. That sounds like a fun weekend.
    Hmmm...

    ....meet up, split gas and driving, 22 hours down, two days there, 22 hours back?
    The Volvo gets 30+ on the highway, sleep on Lupin's floor, cheap long weekend!

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    id go over there , but there are restraining orders against me and CTS-Vs ....have a bad habit of dry humping them

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Haha you guys are awesome. If anyone wanted to come help, I would stop by costco and get you guys all the tang and croissants you could handle! Ample floor space available, but is moderated and patrolled by Alex the dog, who would ensure your safety.



    Anyway, There are two shells I have been looking at. The first is the one I have been offered for $600. It is a '62 Spyder 4 speed convertible body. He says the only problems are bondo over a patch panel and fender, which he took photos of, and I have uploaded to this album. The advantage of this car is that if I ever wanted to sell it, I could track down a turbo motor and throw it in, and have a potential to make a decent return, as factory turbo spyder cars are rare. Here is a link to the album he sent. He says it incudes an abundance of parts, including a good, painted suspension.
    IMAGES:
    http://www.majhost.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=269522

    The other is a car that has been owned by this guy since 1982. He gave me quite a bit of backstory, hasnt given me a price yet, but this car has seen about 5 accidents and has had a rough ride. It is a '64 Monza 4 speed vert body, and it seems to be low rust with the exception of a gaping rust hole. He says he is emotionally attached to it so I'm not really leaning to this one at all. Here are the photos anyway.

    http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/...e%2064%20vert/

    What do you guys think? Mostly looking for opinions on the first one, as the second one scares me a bit.

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