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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Nobody has put in a vote for orange yet...anyone...???


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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Not with a red interior. 'Tis the only reason MY car isn't orange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stingroo
    Not with a red interior. 'Tis the only reason MY car isn't orange.
    Cmon Ray, orange is just red with some yellow in it.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    I sense an interior redesign in the distant future.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Kevin, everything I own is for sale. I bought the car for myself... to drive around and enjoy with a little for sale sign in the window, so I can enjoy it until someone comes at me with the right amount of money. I absolutely LOVE the turquoise on this car, but it strips it of that essential masculinity that makes most people want to buy a classic car. I would also have to completely change the interior, which I may end up having to do anyway. I will be doing some work on the interior. I will probably fabricate some sort of center console, and Roo and I have quite a few ideas for the sound system.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Quote Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
    Kevin, everything I own is for sale. I bought the car for myself... to drive around and enjoy with a little for sale sign in the window, so I can enjoy it until someone comes at me with the right amount of money. I absolutely LOVE the turquoise on this car, but it strips it of that essential masculinity that makes most people want to buy a classic car. I would also have to completely change the interior, which I may end up having to do anyway. I will be doing some work on the interior. I will probably fabricate some sort of center console, and Roo and I have quite a few ideas for the sound system.
    make center console. mount 1 or 2 speakers in each side. mount new stereo in console. sound system problem solved.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac kevin View Post
    make center console. mount 1 or 2 speakers in each side. mount new stereo in console. sound system problem solved.
    Or... Make center console which is slim and will not affect legroom (remember this isn't a Cadillac,) which incorporates new leather shift boot and extends to the trunk wall (front of cabin). Within front portion of "center console," place in 6.5" shallow mount subwoofer in double bandpass enclosure covered in vinyl with small vent, this being invisible. Then, underneath dash, make small brackets for 2 4x10" Saab type speakers for mids/highs, and then place tweets wherever. Amplifiers can be hidden with subwoofer or under dash as well. These are just the ideas Roo and I have been tossing around.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    That's just how we roll.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Don't put a center console in it , the flat floor with no tunnel was part of the character of the Corvair!

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    The center console I have planned will be minimal at best. Not like a "hump" of a normal center console. I am planning on having it just to the right of the shift lever, only a couple inches high, just enough to put 2 cupholders, and towards the front of the car, hidden would be the subwoofer, mostly tucked beneath the dash, but would be covered in the same vinyl as the console. Trust me I love the flat floor. I'm going to try to make my modifications as minimally intrusive as possible.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Indeed...

    To SketchUp! Designin' time!

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Quote Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
    I absolutely LOVE the turquoise on this car, but it strips it of that essential masculinity that makes most people want to buy a classic car. I would also have to completely change the interior, which I may end up having to do anyway. I will be doing some work on the interior. I will probably fabricate some sort of center console, and Roo and I have quite a few ideas for the sound system.
    IDK, have seen lots of pastels do exceedingly well at auctions! It really seems like either extreme is equally valued and desired. the only colors that seem to suffer on non-muscle cars are the neutrals, tans grays and the like. That is why a triple white would do well. Never the same buyers but just as many in either camp. I still would go with black though, less work than color change.

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    At one time there was a factory kit for Corvairs that was some straps that limited rear suspension travel and virtually eliminated the roll-overs. Besides the '66 with the big block in it I also had a turbocharged 62' Corvair Monza Spyder. I broke a rear shock on it and you could barely make it out of the driveway without turning it over. A new shock and the limit strap kit fixed that problem. After insulating the exhaust system and plugging all the exhaust leaks with Caterpillar exhaust system cement, with the right technique, it would actually carry the front wheels for a hundred feet or so on the jump but the shift to second gear was so difficult that you quickly lost any advantage you might have gained. The '65s and later were a completely different animal with fully independent suspension but by that time Nader had done his job and the marque was toast.
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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

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    Re: 1964 Corvair Monza - Operation Crustbuster

    Well, I bought new rocker and floor panels, took it down to my body guy. I didn't realize it wouldn't be my guy DOING the work, he had some novice work on it, and the idiot cut out both at the same time. My car is now bent in the middle. My guy is apologising profusely and promising to re-do it, and he has been for 3 months. When I checked on the car last month, nothing had been done. I am going down there next week. If there aren't any results, I'm having the car flatbedded to another guy who promises results.


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