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Cars > TomHughes’s Garage > Blog > 1966 Chevrolet Corvair (Betty)


After-Inspection Report

By TomHughes

Filed under: 1966 Chevrolet Corvair (Betty)

I took a closer look at my new '66 'vair last night and found some Bondo. Mostly in the floors, but some elsewhere. I’m not complaining since it appears that the rusting has stopped for the most part. I’ll do the bodywork and shoot the paint. The color is something I’m struggling with. It’s got a tan and gold interior so that limits me. I want to paint it a light, non-metallic color, and, according to the rest of the family anything brown (including beige, gold, etc.) are NOT acceptable. I’m leaning towards Datsun 918 Orange. What do you think?

The car currently has only two hubcaps – neither showed up well in my daughter's photos. I want to stay with the poverty cap look. Here’s what the appropriate hubcap is supposed to look like.
Hope I’m lucky enough to find four decent ones. Haven’t put the call in to the Corvair Ranch yet, but I haven’t finished making and prioritizing my list.

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