<VV> rustproofing a '64 convertible

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Fri Mar 1 17:33:42 EST 2019

I know lates better than earlies so I could be off base here, but it looks to me like water can flow from the cowl down to the rocker area.  I'd expect that's more of a problem than the interior holes. No matter what you do, I'd leave some drain holes for any water that does get in there.

IMHO, the biggest cause of rust is salt.  If you're going to drive it in the winter, that's going to make things worse than just water by itself.


> On Mar 1, 2019, at 3:48 PM, JUDY HOOK via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
>      Anyhow, my question is this:  In order to keep the rockers of the '64 from ending up like the '63's, I decided to weld shut all the heater access holes when the car is painted and add to the rocker areas a couple gallons each of my homemade rust-proofing solution to live in there forever and ever.  As for heat, when needed, i'm going to install the gas heater I have in the '63.  So, has anyone ever done this?  If so, any pitfalls or problems?  Any thoughts and opinions welcome.  Thanks.

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