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ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: January 25, 2010 07:13AM

Well, it is time I started posting pics of my 66 Corsa. I'll post as many pics as my time allows. Started back on it about 2 months ago, mostly just working on it on weekends.
Rust repair has been the name of the game since, can't wait to get onto some fun stuff...
The chopped roof, I took 3" out of the C pillars, cut above & below the windshield framework, as well as MANY other places, to get everything tweeked/fudged into place. The C pillars also had to bend in more to meet up with the lowered roof. The windshield angle was 45* stock, it is now 60*, and will fit the stock, unaltered windshield. The bottom, centre of the W/S is now 3/4" higher than stock. Dash support braces had to be cut & repositioned. I also had to cut out the tops of the fenders & the corners of the dash, to gain access for rust repair & cowl welding... Any questions, please ask! TIA


Hood Hinge bracket











A bit of rust on the roof

Welded

Finished

Some A pillar rust(right where the factory squirted some DUM DUM in there to seal off the pillar...

There is now a 1/4" wied pie slice that I have to deal with yet -

My fullsize floorpans I'm making - 18 Gauge

My Custom workbench, got it wedged in there perfect !!

First side cut out-


I did not bring the camera today, but got alot more done, so I'll post more pics tomorrow (_!_)

Al Macaulay - Okanagan Valley, BC
Western Canada Corsa

Link to my Corsa build- [corvaircenter.com]
Link to my Cobra boat Project- [www.sidewinder-boats.com]

66 Corsa 140 HT - 402BBC/Turbo 425, 66 CDN Corsa 'Vert 140, 79 Cobra 16SS/Merc 1500, 69 Triumph Trident Chopper, 67 BSA Lightning Custom
Cobra Custom Metal Design/ God Bless Canada

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: Mike J ()
Date: January 25, 2010 07:30AM

Wow, that's some nice work. I did a chop top VW years ago. I think I chopped like 6" out of it. Slant chop with a full size rear window & factory sunroof. It was a lot of work, but not as much as your's. That thing is going to be awesome.

Thanks for sharing the pics.

Mike J
Northern Calif
Rescue, CA

65 Corsa ~ Sold !!
www.fquick.com/MikesGarage

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 25, 2010 03:34PM

Sure hope we get to see this car at meets soon!





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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: tkalp ()
Date: January 25, 2010 04:30PM

Looks like a great project. How about rolling it out and getting a nice side profile shot? You were able to retain the stock windshield, the rear window will have to be custom . . . cut down lexan? What are your plans for the side windows? Will you eliminate the vent windows? Looks like you are welding up the gas fill door . . . where are you moving the fill to?

tkalp
wichita, ks

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: January 25, 2010 06:01PM

Yes, I'm probably going to use PC or acrylic for the rear, the sides - I've been hoping to use 68/69 Camaro door glass(no vent window), and possibly sand them down on a big belt sander... Anyone done/tried this before ?? Fuel will be filled from inside the trunk
Here's the finished pic of the roof patches



Al Macaulay - Okanagan Valley, BC
Western Canada Corsa

Link to my Corsa build- [corvaircenter.com]
Link to my Cobra boat Project- [www.sidewinder-boats.com]

66 Corsa 140 HT - 402BBC/Turbo 425, 66 CDN Corsa 'Vert 140, 79 Cobra 16SS/Merc 1500, 69 Triumph Trident Chopper, 67 BSA Lightning Custom
Cobra Custom Metal Design/ God Bless Canada

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: lgoodwin ()
Date: January 25, 2010 07:05PM

SSpeed66 Wrote:
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> I've been hoping to use 68/69 Camaro door glass(no vent window),
> and possibly sand them down on a big belt sander...
> Anyone done/tried this before ??
No, but as I'm sure you already know, tempered glass cannot be re-cut.
Be sure to wear heavy gloves and a mask when you try it.
I'd try a little bit first. Let us know if it works.

BTW, you might find a glass shop that will not charge an arm and a leg to make custom glass from your templates. If you can find out who the source for tempered glass is in your area, you may be able to order direct from them and save versus going through a glass shop and save the middleman cost.

1962 Corvair 900 sedan1967 Corvair Monza 140/4-speed1968 Corvair 500 coupe1983 Mexican Mustang 5.0
1962 900 sedan needs a home1967 Monza 140/4-spd1968 500 coupe (now my son's)1983 Mexican Mustang 5.0

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: January 25, 2010 07:22PM

Congratualtions on the good work. I don't like to see a solid car cut up, but it's really nice to see one with corrosion saved from the crusher and turned into something creative and interesting.

A fellow in our club saved a rusty convertible to make it a mid V8 car with lots of braces added. Turned out really well.

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: Jim ()
Date: January 25, 2010 07:30PM

Your doing a nice job.

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: January 25, 2010 07:39PM

Thanks for that tip, Luke. Definitely will have to explore all options, and I did hear there is someone locally who makes custom tempered glass. The stock rear window might be able to be cut down too.
The tail light area that is marked out in the last pic is a customizing thought- any guesses as to what I'm contemplating...???
The hood pic is where I will be cutting for radiator air exits. The flaps will be curved down & sheeted in around 3 sides. Thanks to Cody's pops for inspiration/ideas on that !

I'm putting in subframe connectors before the new floorpans go in, sandblsting is next

Area all buffed out, ready to mark where the subframe connectors will go

I had to fix this area too

A pillar rust patch all cleaned up


More pieces to build...

Inside of C pillar, had to cut horizontally across the bottom, to enable them to be bent in slightly

Tools needed for the job



Al Macaulay - Okanagan Valley, BC
Western Canada Corsa

Link to my Corsa build- [corvaircenter.com]
Link to my Cobra boat Project- [www.sidewinder-boats.com]

66 Corsa 140 HT - 402BBC/Turbo 425, 66 CDN Corsa 'Vert 140, 79 Cobra 16SS/Merc 1500, 69 Triumph Trident Chopper, 67 BSA Lightning Custom
Cobra Custom Metal Design/ God Bless Canada

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: Mark M ()
Date: January 25, 2010 08:03PM

Awesome, that roof angle really accentuates the body lines - updates the look and shows how timeless the LM lines are.

Note to self: Sure, SSpeed66 has lots of experience and ability. But, if he can do this you can surely patch your fender tops and wheel openings.

Mark M
Project: 64 Spyder Vert running 80 hp heads and carbs
1st Vair: 65 Corsa 140
St. Louis, MO
Show Me Corvair Club &
CORSA member

"If it's not broken, you're not driving it hard enough"

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: January 26, 2010 01:07AM

Beautiful work.I like what your doing.

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: FLSteve ()
Date: January 26, 2010 02:06AM

Nice spread. I'm refering to your tools not the BIKER woman spread in the last picture.

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: January 26, 2010 03:23AM

SSpeed66 Wrote:
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> The flaps will be curved down
> & sheeted in around 3 sides. Thanks to Cody's pops
> for inspiration/ideas on that !

Glad to see the design on your car. It will look great when you get it done. The setup works AMAZING with the ducting and double bypass radiator.

very cool project!! I love it!!

And Steve-good eye!! I never noticed those posters

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
Mine-66 monza vert 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa factory turbo coupe fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
66 Corsa 140 coupe 95% rust free car, build or sell
My dads's vairs-
66 Corsa crown V8 350/4spd coupe-100% home built by father and son
66 monza vert-weber'd 140 race motor/95hp driver motor/4 spd- YENKO clone project in the works
65 monza vert toronado 455 FOR SALE

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: February 01, 2010 05:40AM

I only got a few hours labour in on the car this weekend, but I did get one side cut for the 2"x2" subframe connector, I'll order the steel tomorrow, as well as the tubing/plate for the rollbar, which all has to be finished before the new floorpans go in. I left a lip along the rear floor to bend up & meet the 2x2. I will also be welding in plates under the floor to accept the rollbar. It will be bolt in.





Al Macaulay - Okanagan Valley, BC
Western Canada Corsa

Link to my Corsa build- [corvaircenter.com]
Link to my Cobra boat Project- [www.sidewinder-boats.com]

66 Corsa 140 HT - 402BBC/Turbo 425, 66 CDN Corsa 'Vert 140, 79 Cobra 16SS/Merc 1500, 69 Triumph Trident Chopper, 67 BSA Lightning Custom
Cobra Custom Metal Design/ God Bless Canada

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 01, 2010 05:43AM

Looks like Cody is "Inspiring" gg





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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: February 02, 2010 08:04AM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Looks like Cody is "Inspiring" gg


????????

Al Macaulay - Okanagan Valley, BC
Western Canada Corsa

Link to my Corsa build- [corvaircenter.com]
Link to my Cobra boat Project- [www.sidewinder-boats.com]

66 Corsa 140 HT - 402BBC/Turbo 425, 66 CDN Corsa 'Vert 140, 79 Cobra 16SS/Merc 1500, 69 Triumph Trident Chopper, 67 BSA Lightning Custom
Cobra Custom Metal Design/ God Bless Canada

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 02, 2010 03:17PM

SSpeed66 Wrote:
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> MattNall Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Looks like Cody is "Inspiring" gg
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
> ????????
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You mean you haven't been following the"Kid" ? click here!





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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: Jonathan Knapp ()
Date: February 03, 2010 01:33AM

Al,

Where are you located? If I lived close enough I'd love to take a look "up close and personal.

Jonathan Knapp
Seattle, WA

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: February 03, 2010 08:15AM

Hi Jonathan, I live about 10 miles north of Kelowna, BC, 300+ miles from you...smileys with beer

Al Macaulay - Okanagan Valley, BC
Western Canada Corsa

Link to my Corsa build- [corvaircenter.com]
Link to my Cobra boat Project- [www.sidewinder-boats.com]

66 Corsa 140 HT - 402BBC/Turbo 425, 66 CDN Corsa 'Vert 140, 79 Cobra 16SS/Merc 1500, 69 Triumph Trident Chopper, 67 BSA Lightning Custom
Cobra Custom Metal Design/ God Bless Canada

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: February 08, 2010 05:18AM

More work this weekend
Peeled out the hole backing plates from inside the subframe

Frame Connector in place

Front pieces in place

Rear floorboard with bent up lip

Welded over the rear antennae hole

Right side frame connector finished

Front view

Bottom front

I also cut the hood/trunk lid

The flaps will curve/arch over quite a bit more, and I am going to reweld the centre inner support back in. Yes the air ducts will be sheeted in on 3 sides, then opened up for airflow. Just waiting for a sheet of 22 gauge to come in

The pieces I cut out



I also buffed out the interior down to bare metal


Now this week I will build the 6 plates for the bolt-in Aluminum rollbar(street car guys)eye popping smiley My Armies are REAL TIRED tonightsmileys with beersmoking smiley

Al Macaulay - Okanagan Valley, BC
Western Canada Corsa

Link to my Corsa build- [corvaircenter.com]
Link to my Cobra boat Project- [www.sidewinder-boats.com]

66 Corsa 140 HT - 402BBC/Turbo 425, 66 CDN Corsa 'Vert 140, 79 Cobra 16SS/Merc 1500, 69 Triumph Trident Chopper, 67 BSA Lightning Custom
Cobra Custom Metal Design/ God Bless Canada

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