MONZAROD..........
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Chuck Redding owns this wild 1964 Corvair 2dr Monza. A neighbor had these two Corvairs sitting around, all rusted out hulks of what once was. Chuck said he’d take them off the neighbor’s hands and immediately started cutting them up! He actually cut Six feet out of a car, 3 feet from both the front and rear. He had to widen it 3 inches because the cars actually narrowed at one point in their stock configuration and wouldn’t match up. Doing all the body work and mechanicals himself, Chuck was able to complete the transformation in only 9 months!

First he built the chasis out of 2x4 steel. He built the nose out of formed wire mesh, covering it in fiberglass. His first time working with fiberglass too! The grill was made with all stainless 1/4” rod.

Chuck then added a 383 stroker motor assembled himself with Blue-point aluminum heads, competition roller cam & rockers as well as an Eldebrock 600cfm carb. Clear poly-carbonate valve covers show the valvetrain off. Gases are spent via Speedway Sprint Headers. Speedway also provided the steering linkage, engine parts and many suspension pieces. It gets its power transferred through a GM 350 and Lokar shifter to an S-10 rear with 3.27 gears mounted with custom ladder bars and coil overs. The front end is TCI 1928 straight axle with 4 inch drop and wishbone radius rods.

Once all the body work was complete, it was painted by Beldon Ford in St Pete. Its an Infinity Jade Green with Sand Beige bottom. Interior was done by J&L Interiors also of St Petersburg. Guages are Omega Custom Instruments within a Monza dash from California Corvair. Front seats are Toyota, a GM Tilt wheel and power windows help out in the comfort department. Stopping comes from Mustang II disc brakes up front with Wildwood Calipers and S-10 rear drums. Tail-lights are from a 50 pontiac and front turn signals are from an old trailer cut up and modified like everything else. Headlights are standard corvair but with LED’s installed to accent the lighting.

The car rolls on a set of American Racing Wheels with Cooper tires (255x60,15’s rear, 165x60r15’s front). Weighing in at 1800lbs, this car really scoots he says noting that Ralph Nadar would REALLY never have approved! Its definitly WILD, WACKY and VERY COOL Chuck, we love it!

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