Door Panels - yes you can

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Beautiful, love that old school color. From the pictures looks like your doing a great job. Fantastico \:\!
 
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Richard: I just have to ask, given this:
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The center console is fabricated with this donor console from a Toyota 4Runner, cut at the front and mounted high enough to be an arm rest with a door skin from a Toyota. The cup holders two are 2 oil filters cut open and welded in place. The remaining fill for the sides is made up of Nissan and Toyota plastic bumpers. (from the restoration site)
, i.e., having transplanted alien donor organs, do you have to give it anti-rejection medication on a regular basis? Seriously though, it really looks nice. Those cup holders are ingenuity in its purest form. Well done.
 
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Snazzy! And I love how chevy framed the cloth with metal where it's most likely to get abuse-- keeps the wear down.
 
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 Originally Posted By: Tornado Red
I look forward to seeing what you do with the seats.
Seats are Month 26: http://www.widman.biz/Corvair/html/month_26.html Widman - very ingenious on the center console. Your Corvair is a true Corvair, but it's also so much better with improvements, so very nice and detailed - all without losing the essence. Well balanced "restore" job. Excellente! Great pictures.
 

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thanks Pablo. I tried to pull a balance, but I'm thinking of changing out the blackwalls to whitewalls.
 

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I decided to change out the tires for whitewalls, so as soon as I get them mounted I'll have fresh pictures and more of a period look. Come to $41 each after taxes. Then found someone to buy my 2 year old blackwalls with 25 miles on them for $45 each.
 
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I love the GM cars from that era; there were no Safety Nazis or Eco Weenies- and the engineers held sway over the bean counters.
 

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And not the speakers and rear seats are finished and installed, along with seat belts. (chrome "Corvair 700" between the speakers)
 
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