OPG’s Project Corvair Spyder Is Rusty, Wrecked, and Restoration Ready

Our East Coast customers are the best, and they have it harder than the rest of us who restore old cars. Why? Take a look at the images of our stripped 1964 Corvair Spyder convertible to see what we mean. Purchased from the third owner in Long Island, New York, the rust is actually not as bad as we’ve seen in many east coast projects.

Typical floor and rocker rust, plus fenders that have not only rusted at the bottom, but note the rust above the headlights—not good.

These images shot before we started restoration shows how sneaky rust can be—it looked pretty good before we stripped the body. If your Corvair is looking like this Original Parts Group (OPG) has you covered from patch panels to entire floors for all GM A-bodies, Cadillacs, and of course Corvairs.  

We’ll be rolling along with our project Spyder, with Elite Restoration in Bellflower, California, handling the rust, general body work, and paint. Aiding OPG’s efforts is a rust free coupe we will scavenge any parts we don’t make. We’ll be adding to our inventory of reproduction 1960-69 Corvair parts based partially on our needs for our own Spyder.

With convertible Spyders being as rare as they are, OPG took what we could find. Our advice is to always find the best, most complete car you can to start. Then, if you wind up with less than desirable sheetmetal, or missing components or trim, come to OPG for the best in reproduction GM parts and components.

We’ll have our Spyder finished for the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in November, and will continue to post our progress, so check back.

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