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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: May 31, 2010 02:42AM

Yesterday I finished up all the welding and grinding on the front grille surround lip & parking light pods -

So today I tackled the right bottom corner of the windshield frame. It actually turned out to be an easier piece to build than I had anticipated, 4 hours start to finish. That includes welding up the hood hinge mount. No english wheel,leadshot bag, or fancy mallets...








I have a bit of welding to do on the door top front edges

Decent gap -

All welded up

Tonight I'll play with this side


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: May 31, 2010 04:17AM

You're doing it right!!





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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: May 31, 2010 05:44AM

A couple of pics with the cowl vent in place


Patch piece for the drivers side

Figuring out the cut line

I at least got the big piece welded in tonightsmoking 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: Jim ()
Date: June 01, 2010 02:56PM

Nice work,

72 GS scoops for the cowl? Very nice looking low & long will fit over your vent one side only.

I have one wiper center mount on my 65 same as Jag, looks stock.

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: June 02, 2010 07:19AM

A scoop on the cowl ventconfused smiley ? You First, lol
So do you sit in the middle when driving in the rain(your wiper blade doesn't come very close to the edge of the windshield)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: Jim ()
Date: June 04, 2010 01:50AM

Keep up the good work.

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: dansk ()
Date: June 04, 2010 04:21AM

Looking great! Hope to tool up for the pieces you just made. Wanna produce left and right for all you guys that need them. I know they are a B****tch to make from scratch.
Dann

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: June 04, 2010 07:06AM

dansk Wrote:
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> Looking great! Hope to tool up for the pieces you
> just made. Wanna produce left and right for all
> you guys that need them. I know they are a
> B****tch to make from scratch.
> Dann


I actually found making them kinda easy, just time consuming. But yes, it would be a good one to producethumbs up

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: June 04, 2010 01:29PM

Al,

Your car makes me drool. Wish I lived close so I could come over to watch and learn.

Mark

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: SSpeed66 ()
Date: June 14, 2010 04:37AM

No progress on the Vair for a couple of weeks, alot of fixing my motorcycle last weekend, and riding it, plus 2 days of boating on Woods Lake(very relaxing, mixed with alot of fun with the throttlegrinning smiley GPS'd my boat, it is propped for exactly 50 mph with 2 guys,I hit a Wakeboard boats wake at 50 mph, and we were airbornsmiling bouncing smiley That was REALLY cool !!! Yes, I have a deadman switch. On the way home, I stopped & took a few pics of a chopped van, what do you think of this -




Here's my bike for this year, I rebuilt the head, and different( now too highsmoking smiley) handlebars. Note the DOT helmet


3 cylinders, 2 pipes, 3 mufflers...



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: MattNall ()
Date: June 14, 2010 04:58AM

Life is good!! ggg





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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: June 21, 2010 06:18AM

OK, I finally got to put a few hours in on my car, finished the LH lower windshield, played with a front fender body line intersection, and got the LH "C" pillar & drip rail welded back in smiling bouncing smiley



I saw this custom treatment on this forum, I like it, so -
Stock front fender -

Modified front fender -

The C pillar 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: gwydionjhr ()
Date: August 17, 2010 02:51PM

No updates since June? What's goin' on Al?

You think you can have it done for next Spring, to unveil it at the Econorun?

Regards,
Joel Rushworth
1961 Rampside w/Deluxe Scamper Camper
1966 Corsized Cdn Monza Coupe
1967 UV #292
"Kick the Hell out of the Status Quo" - Ed Cole

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: Mike J ()
Date: August 17, 2010 03:01PM

Okay Al, it's guys like YOU (with talent) that make guys like me (without) think I could build another car. Except (as I already said) YOU have talent. ggg

Yes, fill us in on the progress.

As for the van - if it was chopped all the way back, I'd send you some money to buy it for me. That one is a love/hate kind of vehicle. You either love it or you hate it and I'm leaning to the hate side this morning. ggg

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: Pilot ()
Date: August 17, 2010 04:20PM

Fabules work.can you take mine too!!smileys with beer





1965 corsa turbo
1969 monza conv

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: August 17, 2010 05:54PM

OK guys, an update(sort of)... It got really hot here, so I've been boating ALOTgrinning smiley. After a day or 2 at the lake, I get too burned out to play in the garageeye rolling smiley but when I do I really enjoy my time there. I have now finished ALL the (main)body welding/rust repairsmoking smiley Now I will do the door modifications - shaved handles(which I'm not really too keen on, but I'm doing it), leading edge where the door meets the A pillar, & 1 piece glass mods(Camaro glass, and possible all the Camaro regulator/workings). I should persue the rollbar tubing today, I tried to get aluminum tubing, but cannot easily source it. So, I'll be using mild steel...

I'm going to look at a 71 Vette today, for seats, or maybe the whole careye popping smiley.The guy says it has no motor/paperwork, and he just wants it gonethumbs up

I'll be posting pics this 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: SSpeed66 ()
Date: August 17, 2010 06:08PM

One from the lake -


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: August 18, 2010 09:11PM

Some pics of the RH C pillar, and the repaired panel behind the rear bumper. Our dog is named Maya, yes she is a Yorkie




I also had to replace the inner doubler panel piece -

Time for a beer(me, not her gggg)


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: gwydionjhr ()
Date: August 19, 2010 02:11AM

Looking good Al!

My dog is named George, and yes, he is a Dalmatian

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Re: ANGLE CHOPPED 66 CORSA BBC TORO RESTO
Posted by: SSpeed66 ()
Date: August 22, 2010 07:07AM

A few pics of the door work, and 1 of a couple oldies in a friends driveway -


The next door I will be more careful with the cuts, and use the Dremel


A little hammer/dollie work, and it'll be good to go


I also worked on the front edge that had to be cut back to accomodate the raked A pillar, just needs a bit of finish shaping along the edge



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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