<VV> rustproofing a '64 convertible

William Hubbell wjhubbell at gmail.com
Fri Mar 1 18:07:49 EST 2019

Well, you’ll have to modify the ‘64 to install a gas heater as it was never an option for that year and most likely does not have the correct trunk configuration for easy installation. 

As for sealing the rockers and filling them with liquid rust proofer, it sounds like a bad idea to have liquid sloshing around in the rockers. 

Bill Hubbell

On Mar 1, 2019, at 3:48 PM, JUDY HOOK via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:

I recently scored the "mother lode" of corvairs.  I acquired a '64 convertible that had spent the last 44 years of its' life in the basement of a barn!!!  A real mindblower for sure.  This car is going to replace my becoming very rusty '63 convertible. When I recently looked underneath of it I was aghast at how fast the rust is destroying the rockers, rear floor area, and quarterpanels.  And after a fender/bender on Feb. 1, in which the insurance co. totaled the '63, I decided to fix up the '64 instead of fighting with the damage of replacing a front fender all that rust on the '63. 

     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.

Randy (Cap'n) Hook

Hopewell,  PA
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