<VV> Initial questions from a Corvair 'newby'

James Davis jld at wk.net
Sun Dec 23 18:44:39 EST 2007

Welcome to the group.  While I am not an early guy here are some of 
the particulars.  There are three places for number on your car. on 
the left rear frame rail is the serial number. (year, model, plant, 
sequence number).  The trim plate you refer to is the Fisher body 
plate.  As you probably know, Chevrolet did not make their car 
bodies; the Fisher Body Division did.  The bodys were shipped 
completed to the final assembly plant.  This info is from the P&A 
30C: 62-0927 is a 1962 two door Monza.  OA, I think stands for the 
Oakland assembly plant and 21079 is the sequence number   I am 
definitely not sure about that. The trim decodes to "metallic medium 
fawn imitation leather bucket seats" and the paint to "autumn gold 
acrylic".  I have no knowledge of the accessory codes for the 
earlies. A good place to start learning about Corvairs is Gary's site 
<www.corvaircorsa.com>.  For decoding the body plate a place to start 
is Kent's site <www.corvairkid.com>.  Have fun ;-).
Jim Davis

At 01:57 PM 12/23/2007, Ed Orbea wrote:
>Greetings & Happy Holidays
>I am a new member to the World of Corvairs, and while I have other 
>street/hot rods (69 Chevelle SS, 23 Ford T-Bucket, 53 CHevy 5-Window 
>OU), this is my first Corvair. I purchased this for my wife as a 
>Christmas present, since when she was in hihg-school/college she had 
>a 1962 Corvair.
>I have possibly the start of many questions that hopefully the 
>membership can provide. I have looked ar the discussion thread via 
>"Google" but either I don't know the proper Corvair "wording" or my 
>Google abilities are limited.
>My first question is in regards to jacking up the Corvair with a 
>floor jack so as to easily get underneath the car (I do not have a 
>hoist in my shop). WHere is the best place to locate a floor jack to 
>raise the rear end high enough to place jackstands and where should 
>the jack stands be placed? On my other cars, I can place the jack 
>under the differential pumpkin, and then place the stands under the 
>axle housing or under the frame rails, but with the Corvair being 
>rear-engined and with the engine panels, I don't know where to place 
>the jack or the stands?
>The second question is a repeat of the first, but in regards to the 
>front of the Corvai?
>The third question has to do with trim tag decoding (I have looked 
>st the info at the Stock Corvair Site, but to no avail), especially 
>the exterion/interior coloe
>| STYLE 62-0927     BODY OA21079 |
>| TRIM 4-758              15       Paint 920 |
>| ACC H  D  W  L                        24BB |
>Thanks in advance for the assistance or the direction to the proper 
>web site for this info.

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