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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: jigracing ()
Date: May 24, 2010 02:53PM



I am sincerely impressed!
That is dedication and thinking outside the box.


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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: May 24, 2010 05:30PM

Interesting note about the cab, Ford introduced it in 1957 and the last one was made in 1990...with hardly any changes since its introduction.

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1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 400 HP ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// New Build! 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged!

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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: Noah ()
Date: May 27, 2010 08:26AM

This is really cool.
Wondering how much that rig cost ya (pre-mods).

Noah
Milwaukee

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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 27, 2010 08:44AM

Guys over at FastVair sure like it!





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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: danielmorsk ()
Date: May 27, 2010 09:12AM

Its very cool! Carpool to the races.
Imagine the fun!!!

Daniel M
65 140/4 coupe
61 Rampside 110/4
Stanwood Wa

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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: September 27, 2010 05:44PM

Updated pics from this summers convention with 3 Corvairs in tow...Now starting to plan a new bed for the truck, a wedge shape with small living quarters in the large part of the wedge. Gotta have a place to sleep during those Corvair races!

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1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 400 HP ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// New Build! 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged!

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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 27, 2010 05:58PM

Have you found a 5 speed for it yet? Or a 2 speed Browning box?





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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: September 27, 2010 06:03PM

Supposedly have a line on a 3 speed auxiliary transmission, that could be used in the drive line and left in 3rd gear, unless pulling large stumps, then use first gear! Just gotta go get it, oh yeah that guy also has 2 big aluminum round shiny fuel tanks for it too grinning smiley

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1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 400 HP ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// New Build! 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged!

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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: mrtrimmier ()
Date: September 27, 2010 09:03PM

So, is it legal to flat tow another car behind your trailer with a towbar?? I used to ride through Miss on the way to Ark and see the bassboat guys with a couple on the truck and 1 or 2 flat towed behind it???

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Mike T
Lady's Island S.C.

Black '65 CORSA "parts" car ("RatVair") '65 CORSA Weber/180 ("Whitey") '60 500 Sedan ("Smurf Surf Sedan")


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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 27, 2010 09:47PM

Mike... Ryan's not doing that.... he has a truck with one trailer....nothing more...


63GB / Allen B. towed 2 trailers home from Cedar Rapids... to Virginia.





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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: November 11, 2012 05:54AM

I thought I had better update this page to keep everybody in the loop smiling smiley Big plans for the firetruck this winter. We did not use it at all this summer because, well basically, there were no high speed Corvair events to speak of. As I had mentioned earlier, we have been planning a new body, a wedge shaped body, that will hold one car on the wedge, and have a small living quarters underneath. This does 2 things for us, 1: lets us re-title the rig as an RV, saving thousands of dollars in insurance each year, and 2: gives us a place to sleep when traveling with it.

In the '60s wedge haulers were somewhat common, but you don't see them much anymore.

Something like the picture below is what inspired us.

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1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 400 HP ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// New Build! 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged!

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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: November 11, 2012 05:58AM

So the planning begins, the upper 8' of the wedge will be a open-able lid to allow more living space when there is no car on the deck, and will have popup camper style canvas and screens to keep mother nature out. The model is of my racecar, with its super short autocross tires on. Very low to the ground, and difficult to load no matter what. The first pic is a simple photoshop job, the second is a crude 3D rendering, and the third is the start of the structural framing. My buddy who is an engineer is coming over to approve/disprove the drawings this afternoon.

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1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 400 HP ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// New Build! 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged!

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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: November 11, 2012 06:02AM

So demolition begins, yesterday we removed the flatbed, and removed the last remaining firetruck cabinet, which is built like a tank. 10 1/2" bolts holding it on!

I have purchased all the structural steel, which is 2.5 x 3.5 x .125 rectangular tubing. As soon as we get a few of these sketches worked out, its build time!

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1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 400 HP ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// New Build! 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged!

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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: December 16, 2012 07:41AM

I have been making some headway, the steel I bought is 2.5x3.5x.125 rect tubing, and I bought full 24 foot lengths. The main problem? I can't lift one to the saw by myself, so I am limited to working on the truck when I have help around. So progress is a little slow, but it is shaping up!

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1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 400 HP ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// New Build! 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged!

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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: GenXVairNut ()
Date: December 16, 2012 07:57AM

Corvairs with their own firetruck! Right in so many ways! Im sure your racecars will never be in need of that 1250gal/min pump you removed! Bet that thing pulls 2 vairs with ease. May all your races be close to home with that MPG!
Awesome guys!

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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: December 16, 2012 03:35PM

Ive got to go dig out the light bar, its going back on. As long as we don't turn it on while driving on public roadways, its legal thumbs up

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1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 400 HP ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// New Build! 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged!

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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: December 16, 2012 06:00PM

Got the light bar back on, but not wired yet...Need a better excuse to remove the headliner again.

After yesterdays work with a helper there were a few drops left that I could manage, so I framed the window and started the truss work.

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1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 400 HP ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Date: December 16, 2012 06:51PM

Looks like a fine winters project.
On your side and back walls when you are in RV setup. Make them out of stiff foam insulation panels with aluminum glued on the exterior and painted to match. The panels would then just push into place when the top is raised up and you'll have an insulated hard shell side for the RV area. The top section can have a nice skylight installed,
YOu can also make the back half of the ramp section movable with long hyd. jacks and make a car lift!!
The two ramp sections could slide as the lift jacks go up at an angle and lift the back of the ramps. You would be the envy of the entire pit area!!



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1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ 65 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn (my current driver!!)
~ 1964 Monza 'Vert ~ 65 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black int ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4
1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: December 17, 2012 05:19AM

Guys, just keep in mind your overall length and what states you are driving in! With the double trailer it looks like you are WAY over length. I got stopped once with my motorhome and trailer and measured. I was just under the limit and I knew it. If you get a cop that has an attitude and you have the long trailer you better be under 70 ft., 75 ft. in some states and 55 ft. in the NE.

Ken Hand
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Re: smileys with beerNew Corvair Hauler Build WTF Racing Teamsmileys with beer
Posted by: Jim Stukenborg ()
Date: December 17, 2012 07:58AM

That is a really neat hauler and it is a forward control vehicle. What better way to haul a Corvair? Wheel base is a little longer than 95 inches though. Jim

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