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Old 09-09-2019, 09:45 AM   #751 (permalink)
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^ I'm looking for a '65-'69 Corvair for the next project car. Perhaps it will rest on a C6 Corvette chassis.
Rust free Corvairs aren't that easy to come by for anything less than 10K.
Been checking CL and FB for months.
There was one that came up on CL a week ago for $4,300, sweet car. It was gone in a few hours.
If you see one, let me know.
Gee, why?
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:53 AM   #752 (permalink)
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^ I'm looking for a '65-'69 Corvair for the next project car. Perhaps it will rest on a C6 Corvette chassis.
Rust free Corvairs aren't that easy to come by for anything less than 10K.
Been checking CL and FB for months.
There was one that came up on CL a week ago for $4,300, sweet car. It was gone in a few hours.
If you see one, let me know.
i do come across these from time to time. i will keep a watchful eye if you are willing to come to texas?
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:57 AM   #753 (permalink)
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I think you should wait for the new mid engine Corvette. It may not take long for some to over drive the stability control.... Seems like a perfect donor.
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:10 AM   #754 (permalink)
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I heard the HF had the crates that parts came in made to specific dimensions so they could reuse the wood in the cars without cutting it.
I hadn't heard that one, but I wouldn't doubt it. I do know he almost bankrupt the company from trying to produce everything on his own, including growing the cotton for the seat covers, and buying his own rail cars and engines.
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Gee, why?
Not because you're doing it with the Willys, that's all your idea.

It could be a C5, C6 or C7. Whatever happens to be a good deal. Lot's of them on ebay and lots of ppl do conversions. Not even sure I want to go that direction. Could be a Subie flat six turbo. But bang for buck, nothing beats an LS conversion of one kind or another. That's why everyone does it.
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Not because you're doing it with the Willys, that's all your idea.

It could be a C5, C6 or C7. Whatever happens to be a good deal. Lot's of them on ebay and lots of ppl do conversions. Not even sure I want to go that direction. Could be a Subie flat six turbo. But bang for buck, nothing beats an LS conversion of one kind or another. That's why everyone does it.
Packaging too. An LS is super compact, and great power to weight/size ratio. Not to mention the aftermarket support. The lack of forged internals in a Subie concerns me.
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i do come across these from time to time. i will keep a watchful eye if you are willing to come to texas?
I might luck out and get one locally, but I plan to have to drive a fair distance for the right car.
Searching on places like Hemmings, classic autotrader etc, it seems like a lot of the cars our on the east coast.

'65 -'69, hard top, two door with original trim in good condition with no more than surface rust. Motor and trans are of no concern. "500" is low level trim, Monza is the mid-level trim and Corsa is the turbo model. No need to pay more for the Corsa. '65-'66 are more plentiful and actually desired because the later years started to include early, lame add-on safety features. '65 had the best looking tail lights.
It's easier to restore a car with good quality, original trim as aftermarket trim is always not as good.
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Packaging too. An LS is super compact, and great power to weight/size ratio. Not to mention the aftermarket support. The lack of forged internals in a Subie concerns me.
The Subie 6 is also within 20# of an LS and Lot more expensive to build.
But you do get the satisfaction of a build w/o yet another LS. The flat 6 has a great exhaust note though and the car came factory with a flat six.
Expense/weight/power favors the LS every time.
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