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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Nice car and a very challenging project! Kudos for bringing it back from the grave. Look forward to seeing more pics on your progress.


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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Actually, Dave I would love your input. Right now we are having a dilemma about what to do with the car, colour wise. We are stuck between these options: black with red interior (as it is now), or white with red interior. Here are some "inspiration" shots.



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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Keep it black on red. IMHO, new rims would look nice too.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Anyone who has read my posts will drop over when I say this...I like the black. I am a huge lover of white cars. They are truly my weakness. On that car, I think the black looks best. With the red interior, that black is "The Hotness"! I don't remember if there is any chrome part from 64 or earlier models that would go on it, if there were, I might lean toward my natural instincts and say white. Extra work, extra cost, I would go black.
    I also really like the look of the wheels you have if they can be saved. Maybe sandblast if too bad and paint red and black?
    Sort of like the old firebird wheels with the red inside the spokes, where the gold was.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    I put a 425HP 396 Chevy big block in the back seat of a '66 Corvair. It went like stink.
    Don't mess with Binky Bear!


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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Just for the look, I think black on red is killer. But on a more practical standpoint, white on red would be a lot cooler, a big deal on a non-ac car that might be a semi-daily driver in Florida. Plus if you're getting this done on the cheap, white will hide a lot of flaws in the body work, IMO I wouldn't paint it black unless you are paying a good bit and really trust your body man.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Black on red FTW.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    I'd go with silver gray metallic with the red interior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orconn
    I'd go with silver gray metallic with the red interior.
    Hey, you can't pick a different color...thats against the rules.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Aron brings up a good point. The color might be an issue in the FL sun. I would worry more about the interior color and top color than body on a convertible though. That being said, I like Orconn's Idea about silver. The right shade (little darker, pewter?) with the right amount of metallic and clearcoat and that would be a great look.
    I figure you are going with red interior to save money because your's is salvageable? If so, keep in mind what you would replace it with if and when you have the money/desire/need to.
    White? Very cool, and COOL! Then I would go white and red now and you are all set for triple white which would be bangin'!
    Next coolest probably tan? If that would be the choice, white exterior would still work nicely, but I think black would be the hot ticket then!
    ....confused enough yet?...I could go on.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Well, looking at sales figures, I've decided to go with black/red/black. Using this car (which is going for quite a high price on ebay) as a sort of template.



    I don't think you can disagree, this car looks AWESOME. It does take away some of the Corvair's friendly, charming appearance. But looks much sportier and masculine. That's what sells.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupin
    Well, looking at sales figures, I've decided to go with black/red/black. Using this car (which is going for quite a high price on ebay) as a sort of template.

    I don't think you can disagree, this car looks AWESOME. It does take away some of the Corvair's friendly, charming appearance. But looks much sportier and masculine. That's what sells.
    Did you buy the car to sell or to enjoy? IMO, painting a car a certain color just because of resale is stupid. Its like remodeling your kitchen then moving right away. You should enjoy your car.
    Also, I say paint it turquoise.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Black with red interior is fine, just name it "Valdemeyer, the vampire car that never dies!"

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    I like black and red.

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