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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 08, 2010 05:54AM

You're kicken' butt!





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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: February 16, 2010 08:36PM

More pics of the work I did last weekend -
Took the dash down to bare metal

Drilled six 3/4" holes in each subframe

Got all the undercoating underneath all buffed off to bare metal & cut the left rear floor

I had to tuck in the front corners of the subframe connectors a bit

Some door jamb rust repair


Welded in all the divots from drilling out the spot welds


Here are the subframe connectors


Starting to weld them in






I had to cut an access hole to weld in the top of the frame conn

Welded in all the holes underneath

Done for the weekend smoking 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: February 16, 2010 08:40PM

Great!! now what's the plan for THIS weekend???





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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: February 16, 2010 08:57PM

I will be finishing the welding on the connectors, finishing the floorpans(they have to be cut now that the frame is above the floor) & welding them in, building the plates& welding in for the rollbar to bolt to,and after that...
I am having a bit of a time getting a sheet of body metal(without having to pay more than what the sheet is worth for shipping), and I have not ordered the rollbar tubing yet, so I might put some time in working on my chopper.winking smileysmoking smiley
Just a slack weekend...

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: Armen ()
Date: February 17, 2010 03:38AM

I LOVE the SFCs. I spent a couple hours staring at the floorpan of my sedan thinking about fabbing up some SFCs before I decided I was better off not getting distracted for 2 months of weekends at that point in the project. Nothing I came up with in my head was that slick of a layout!

Do your front seats still mount in the stock locations? Hard to see in the one pic if you had to relocate the left rear bolt location for the driver's seat.

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: Vairforce1 ()
Date: February 17, 2010 02:28PM

What kind of wheel did you use to buff the interior floorboards - whatever you used did a great job!

Dave Muhlena
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
'65 Corsa 140 project - going nowhere, fast!

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: February 17, 2010 05:15PM

Armen, yes the one seat mount is about a half inch higher than it was, so I will have to modify the seat mount.
Dave, I used a buffer wheel, the ones I used is for pipeline work. We have bigger ones at work that require a 7" grinder to run, but they are a REAL weapon.


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: February 17, 2010 05:47PM

That is some fanstastic work Al. Man oh man that will be a sweet ride when you are done. I missed the beginning and didn't realise this thing was a BBC car. You are going to have the time of your life driving this thing when it's done.

smileys with beer Keep us posted on your progress.

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: SSpeed66 ()
Date: February 22, 2010 08:08AM

Well, this week I only worked on it on Saturday, as I ran out of mig gas, so I worked on one of my custom motorcycles on Sunday.
I got the subframe connectors and one floorpan pretty much all welded in -

Pieces of metal I used to fill the large gaps











Good bye floorpan plugs



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 22, 2010 03:01PM

Closer and closer!





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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: Wabbitkiller ()
Date: February 22, 2010 03:17PM

If you ever get bored, My vert needs a little work winking smiley

Chris

1965 Monza 95 Convertible 4 speed

Olathe, KS (Kansas City)


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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: Dennis D ()
Date: February 22, 2010 03:30PM

Wow! Lots of time - welding wire & gas. I can sure identify with that. Keep up the good work.

Dennis Dorogi

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: kcmen66 ()
Date: February 23, 2010 01:05AM

Al, first nice work on the subframe connectors, this is something I would like to do since I have my floor pans up to fix things. Rather now than later as the plans expand for my car. I was was wondering if you had any underside shots on how you attached it to the the frame under the rear seat. How much did you have to cut those two (3 total) braces that the front seats bolts too? They are perpendicular to your sub frame connectors if you know what I mean. Keep posting the pictures for the rest of us. Thanks

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: March 01, 2010 04:20AM

OK Dudes, another update.
I got all the welding done on the floor yesterday, today I only started building some rollbar mounts(I still have to round out the corners, punch out a big hole in the centre of each & tack weld some Stover Nuts to the backside.The floorpans need a bit of grinding, & thats IT !!!

Thats all I did, as there was a Hockey game that needed watchinghot smileysmoking smileysmileys with beer





Here's a couple pics of the rear so far. After I get it on the rotissierrrieeee???, I'll build a gusset system


A pic of my bottom mount

Rear floor plugs welded in


Front corner of the RH pan

Some rollbar mounts, not finished


Next i need to get some sheetstock, & finish up the outer body,
I found out that Corvair sheetmetal is 20 Gauge(now I'm glad the sheet of 22 never arrived)eye 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: sweet66monza ()
Date: March 01, 2010 05:31AM

Great progress!!!!!

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: MattNall ()
Date: March 01, 2010 05:35AM

Yup!! you guys are making me tired just looking at the pics!





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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: March 01, 2010 05:54PM

It is making me tired just working on it, lol !yawning smileywinking smileysmoking 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: cnicol ()
Date: March 06, 2010 03:40PM

Gotta hand it to ya... I can weld, but yoooou can REALLY weld! Like the hippies used to say "Nice beads man" thumbs up Seriously...nice work.smileys with beer

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
66 Red Monza 2dr 140/4 EFI 60k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
65 Cypress Green Monza 140/4 4dr
65 White 4-dr 110/AC/PG (parts)



19 Tons of parts in boxes




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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: Mike J ()
Date: March 06, 2010 05:08PM

Dang it !!! I want it. ggg

That makes my car look like the one parked in a field that's been sitting for years & years.

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: SSpeed66 ()
Date: March 07, 2010 09:10AM

Thanks everyone for the replies & nice comments !smileys with beer
Finished building the rollbar mounts & got 4 of them welded in. I took them to work to punch out the centre 1 1/2" holes, took about 3 minutes once the dies were in. Since it would be impossible to weld underneath the plates, I thought a plug weld would suffice. I welded up the padded dash holes, too.smoking smiley

Here's a closeup of a stover nut

RF mount in place

Close up

Left Front

Here's a pretty nice weld, just a tad too much wire

RR Mount

Here are 2 long blocks, the Durablock works really well, the other is very rigid

My throttle pedal, The GAMBLER !!

Padded dash holes are gone



My sheet of 20 gauge will be here Wed., so next weekend I'll be onto finishing the outer sheetmetal smoking 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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