<VV> 1960 Deck Lid differences

peter koehler pkoehler01 at atlanticbb.net
Mon Nov 8 05:15:46 EST 2010

The rear deck lid is made up of two panels; the inner and 
the outer. There are two versions of the engine deck lid 
on 1960 Corvairs. All '60's have the inner deck lid panel 
that does not have any indentation for the spare tire on 
the right side. However, at some time toward the end of 
the 13-month production run they must have run out of 
1960-specific deck lid outer skins and started using the 
2nd design that was required for 1961 through 1964 cars 
with the spare tire mounted in the engine compartment. You 
can see the difference when looking at the louvers from 
above. The cutouts are folded a bit to make room for the 
tire underneath. All of the August 1960 production 
vehicles I have seen show this unique feature. Not sure 
when they made the change. Might be fun to have all 
Cavemen reading this to check your deck lid and your 
production date (shown on the Fisher Body tag in the 
engine compartment as a two-digit and one letter code. 
example: 07A = 1st week of July 1960. 08B = 2nd week of 
August 1960). 1961 Production started after the 2nd week 
of August so take a look and let us know! - Caveman Pete

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