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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: November 01, 2011 07:27PM

Well, it has been a while since an update, as I took the entire summer off. Spent it with boats, beaches, & bikinisgrinning smiley
I'll start with a little work fixing the door gap-

Next time the door comes off, it will be filed to the edge of the tape-

I put the wheels from my Monte on the Vair to see how they would look-

The rims fit well, but the tires are definitely too big, 235-60/14 & 255-60/15-



Next up was to fix the LF fender from sticking out a 1/4" too far. After zipcutting a relief along the belt line & drilled out all the spot welds in the door jamb I tacked on a piece of angle to keep it straight-


After it was sufficiently tacked I cut the angle off & welded it up-


I also did slight a gap correction at the top of the B pillar-


I've run out of time today, but I'll post more tonightwinking 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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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 01, 2011 07:52PM

Lookin' HOT HOT HOT!!





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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: Am-Iron ()
Date: November 01, 2011 11:10PM

Al you are a madman! Excellent work! IMHO those wheels really fit the look of that car. I like 'em. thumbs up I always like to see your updates. I need to get some of my own. No beaches or bikini's for me this summer.winking smiley Maybe next year!

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: vairyhard ()
Date: November 02, 2011 12:27AM

Nicely done corrections/restoration on the sheet metal Al!

It is good to see you working on the car again. I'd forgotten how wicked that thing looks with the chopped top and the rest of your tricky mods! It is truly one of a kind!

Kevin

Quartz Hill, CA
'65 Crown

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: brocklanders ()
Date: November 02, 2011 01:04AM

Wow...you sure know what you're doing!!


1968 500 coupe 110 pg
1967 Fitch Sprint 4 door
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: Larry Tustison ()
Date: November 02, 2011 04:37AM

A few years back at the GWFBT&SM in palm springs, there was a guy there from, i think nevada, who had used the 68 camaro glass, in fact, he had used the entire inside door panel with regulator( power windows). there was a rubber tapered piece above the glass to make the angles work. Don't remember hs name, but he was an upholstery guy.Good luck!

Larry Tustison Valley Center, Ca
68 coupe 95 auto
65 convertible current project
67 coupe future project

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 02, 2011 04:43AM

Larry, the guys are from Utah... Matt/CorvairJunkie's friends...





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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: chanceparker ()
Date: November 02, 2011 02:08PM

The guy who did the 68 Camaro side glass is Rick Spencer, R&S Upholstery in Cedar City, UT.

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: November 02, 2011 05:19PM

I welded up the seams at the rear under the bumper-


Then I got into this mess-




The batteries in my camera needed charging, so I've missed a few pics, but-





Same thing, other side-

Sure is nice having a beadroller to make the little step-



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: 52bagman ()
Date: November 02, 2011 05:26PM

A man's gotta have tools and you sure know what to do with yours.ggggg

Sam C. Saunders,Pt. Pleasant WV
68 500 cp 95 pg ash gold
66 Monza cp 110 4spd black
68 500 cp 95 3spd blue "DAIRY QUEEN CAR"

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: November 02, 2011 05:38PM

I also cut the lip off of the top of the rear wheelwells, no "rolling the lip"-


Next, aside from a bit more rust repair on the LR wheelwell, will be cutting the fender lips off of the front wheelwells to maximize tire clearance
Very dusty in the shop when this pic was taken, but we wear flannel(Mac Jackets is what they are called up here) too !-


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: BrentF ()
Date: November 02, 2011 10:58PM

Nice job on that inner fender well!

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: FLSteve ()
Date: November 03, 2011 04:04AM

Very nice work, please charge the batteries!

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: November 03, 2011 05:18PM

The one issue I have with 68 Camaro mechanism is the Camaro inside door panel goes all the way up to the window, they do not have exposed metal above & in front of the panel like a Corvair has. This might be a slight problem, but I'll deal with it when the time comes... G body mechanisms might also be an alternative

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: November 07, 2011 06:57PM

A couple of pics of the LR wheelwell lip mod-


Then a bit more rust repair on the pinchweld-








LF wheelwell next, first make the cut line with masking tape-


Then I cut this off-

"Custom" metalwork here-


About a 5/16" wide lip now-



I also welded the seam between the fender & the rocker panel-


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: brentc ()
Date: November 07, 2011 08:04PM

Just a small caution for you- that wheelwell undercoating is apparently asbestos based, might see if you can get it off without making dust of it- soften it with diesel and a scraper maybe?

Brent

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: November 08, 2011 08:53AM

Well Brent, at this point in time, I really hope it is not trueeye popping 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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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: dansk ()
Date: November 08, 2011 11:41AM

Al, I'm really impressed with your skills and patience. Always looking forward to more pics. Is there anything body wise you can't do?
Dann

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: Turtle ()
Date: November 08, 2011 07:32PM

Following this one!

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: December 19, 2011 08:34AM

A little update here, but I have to get it done before 1:05 am, as that is when this site freezes up(for me, not sure why)...
20 years ago my uncle welded in the lower fender, but the door gap was way off. So, I made a little piece to fix that issue-









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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