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My 65 Corvair 4 door hardtop.

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My 65 Corvair 4 door hardtop.
Posted by htown2 on Monday, September 26, 2016 8:49 PM

Following on to my 41 Plymouth. This was my first car.  65 Corvair 4 door hardtop.  The body and interior are Modelhaus castings.  The base kit is the AMT 69 Corvair.  I spent all one summer sanding and fixing dings in the body then my Dad painted it in our garage.  They were really fun little cars to drive.  With the revision to the rear suspension in 65 they handled like roller skates. 


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  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 3:25 AM

Very cool 4drs are in now

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    February, 2005
  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:55 PM

That is  nice to have a scale model of your 1st car. Thumbs Up...Yes, they were cool cars to drive. Sad that they were forced out of production...



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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:35 PM


1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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  • From: Cleveland Ohio
Posted by Fordman on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:37 PM

very nice did not know anyone made a 4dr what about 65 2dr sedan? 

Jim    so many kits so little time  Sigh

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:39 PM

Nice work on a relatively unappreciated car. The post-swing axle cars really did handle great. I had a bench-seat '66 2-door with the 95 horse engine and 3-speed manual. I swapped in a 140 horse engine and 4-speed from a wrecked '65 Corsa convertible. A pair of 14x7 Chevy station wagon wheels on the rear really picked up the handling. I also rejetted the four carbs, recurved the distributor and installed a set of headers intended for a dune-buggy. It was a real blast to drive. I hope to build  a model of it as well as my dream car at the time: a Crown-Conversion to a mid-mounted 327 small block. Glad the Corvair kit is out again. Thanks for sharing yours! 


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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:13 PM

A very nice conversion.Yes

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...


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Posted by oldcarguy on Saturday, October 08, 2016 3:07 PM


  Gotta tell you . Do another with the white interior and a Chevrolet Tahitian Turqouise body and I just might buy it . By the way . I took my real 2dr ht and replicated the dash panels in steamed Birdseye Maple Wood Laminate . I also changed the wheels to fourteen inch wires by Ruxton style mfgr. Westwheels .( Westwheels no longer in existince .)   O.C.G.

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Posted by TnT on Saturday, October 08, 2016 4:44 PM

Sweet. Sometime around 69 or so my aunt had a light yellow with black convertible top and white wheels. 

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Posted by johnnyR on Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:25 PM
Sweet Vair conversion! Had a friend had one red 4 door with a 4 speed. I've had a 2 door(65) and a convertible! (69)Love those cars! Problem with the vert was soft floor and if both doors got opened at the same time, well, you had a problem!LOL BTW do you have the 2 door body? I'm in need of one as a kit I traded for someone had tried to cut the trunk (front) open and messed the moded trim up.
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  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, October 21, 2016 10:41 PM
sweet looking corvair
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Posted by dimaxion on Thursday, November 03, 2016 2:37 PM

Admirable factory Stock Replica . Tribute builds are my favorites here . The Swing Arms and Deadly Handling dissapeared for the '64 MY BTW . As the belagured slave of a 6 year '60 MY "White Pumpkin" I am able to attest to Corvair lack of control . You did well on this second year of the second generation . The Corporation decided the '65 MY was the last change less necessary compliance for Gov. Standards until the Amoritization was complete . That did not happen until 1969 MY . "Where's the keys ?"   Thanx ..  

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Posted by Ron Hamilton on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:40 PM

Very Nice!!!!

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  • From: Ste-Julie, Québec , Canada
Posted by mrchevyblack on Monday, November 28, 2016 12:23 AM

Very nice ! 

Daniel "The french Connection" Modeling help to eliminate a STRESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • From: Ontario Canada
Posted by Corvairv8 on Friday, January 13, 2017 5:40 AM

Wow very nice. Have not seen anyone do a Corvair into a 4 door sedan. Nice job. 

We have had Corvairs for over 30 years. Some stock. Some modified In different ways. 


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Posted by ToyLvr on Friday, January 13, 2017 8:04 AM

Nice job on the Corvair build! I bought one of the Modelhaus kits, too (glad I got it before they went out of business). I have a 1:1 '65 4-door sitting in my garage, original GM color "Evening Orchid". Seeing your build has given me the inspiration to dig the kit out and get to work! 

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Posted by htown2 on Friday, January 13, 2017 1:47 PM

Testor's made the evening orchid or iris mist as it's also called in Modelmaster lacquer.  I painted an Impala with it.  Beautiful color.


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