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#181799 - 08/27/10 06:33 AM Re: 1960 Corvair restoration progress [Re: widman]
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Looks like things are going well,Keep up the good work !
Nice Corvair.
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#196611 - 01/29/11 12:06 PM Re: 1960 Corvair restoration progress [Re: p.k.]
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Registered: 09/21/07
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Loc: Tarija, Bolivia
I found another 60 and was able to get its original shift knob. didn't start out too pretty, but here it is



The details of from there to here are on my site (link in sig), but this is how it looked after a little work.
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#196612 - 01/29/11 12:28 PM Re: 1960 Corvair restoration progress [Re: widman]
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I do admire your workmanship GREAT job.

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#267139 - 01/10/13 04:59 AM Re: 1960 Corvair restoration progress [Re: Andys29]
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Registered: 09/21/07
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I've been driving it for almost 3 years now. Took more than 5 years to get real tags on it, but I thought I'd update this with some pictures I snapped a few weeks ago.

When I'm in Tarija (my second home and office) this is my daily driver. Currently is about to turn over to 10,000 km since the restoration and rebuild.





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#276769 - 04/29/13 11:52 AM Re: 1960 Corvair restoration progress [Re: widman]
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Registered: 09/21/07
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Loc: Tarija, Bolivia
Since it is a driver now, I've consolidated some of the before and after pictures in one spot.
Before and after pictures
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#347745 - 07/22/15 04:44 PM Re: 1960 Corvair restoration progress [Re: widman]
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Registered: 09/21/07
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Loc: Tarija, Bolivia
Just to add the latest photo shoot the newspaper did for their Autos insert.










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#347771 - 07/23/15 06:37 AM Re: 1960 Corvair restoration progress [Re: widman]
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Registered: 07/20/15
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Loc: Southern Oregon
Did you save the gasoline heater? Very rare and worth $$

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#347789 - 07/23/15 02:58 PM Re: 1960 Corvair restoration progress [Re: widman]
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Still looks like new Richard, nice job :)

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#391692 - 07/04/17 05:26 PM Re: 1960 Corvair restoration progress [Re: 56dualquad]
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Registered: 09/21/07
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Loc: Tarija, Bolivia
Just saw this.
No heater. Mine had the original "Heater Delete" option.
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#393276 - 08/04/17 08:08 PM Re: 1960 Corvair restoration progress [Re: widman]
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Loc: Hendersonville, N.C.
Very nice Corvair !

What are the bucket seats that you're using ?

They look comfortable.
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