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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: May 11, 2021 11:02AM

sweet66monza Wrote:
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> A few weeks ago I re worked the rear portion of the passenger fender to bring it inward to match the door and finished all bodywork on the door. It needs final scuffing and then ready for primer

I'm impressed. Nice work Cody. Convertibles panel gaps tend to be an issue. My 66 has good door gaps on the front and lower rear corner. The upper rear door gap from the handle to the top of the door is VERY wide on both sides!

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: May 23, 2021 09:09PM

66vairman Wrote:

> I'm impressed. Nice work Cody. Convertibles panel gaps tend to be an issue. My 66 has good door gaps on the front and lower rear corner. The upper rear door gap from the handle to the top of the door is VERY wide on both sides!


Thanks! Ive been extremely lucky, my own two and my dads 66 corsa all had decentish factory gaps. But after having done this with Craig's car, i am very excited to re-do my convertible and my jeep FC and make the panel gaps spot on. It is very rewarding!

End of last week I got the new corner blasted and primed and tack welded in place. I will weld a little every night and take my time over the next several days to keep warpage to a minimum

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
66 Canadian monza coupe 110/pg project car (no picture yet)
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, three Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, 1954 International R-150 pickup, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, and thousands of parts


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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: May 24, 2021 03:24AM

Looking good cody, I know how much hard work it is to get all the parts fitting well. Doing a great job!!!

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block (Sold)
86' BMW 325es
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo
67' UltraVan 211 "Violet"
NFCC, UMCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 24, 2021 04:39AM

Wow, that looks fantastic! smileys with beer

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: May 27, 2021 11:38PM

All welding is done! Need to finish grinding the outside welds and grind out the inside welds. I went to fit the headlight bucket but it is bent up as well. Need to straighten it out and test fit the bucket with the headlamps and bezel just to be sure the fit is 100%. Also with this done, I can finalize the fit and work on the front edge of the trunk lid also from this hit

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
66 Canadian monza coupe 110/pg project car (no picture yet)
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, three Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, 1954 International R-150 pickup, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, and thousands of parts





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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: July 03, 2021 05:05PM

I was able to rework the headlight bucket to fit, and test fitting of headlights and bezel went great! I had a bit of warpage from welding to work out and then aand blast and prep the repair for filler work! I forgot a pic at the end of the day but most of the bodywork on the fender is ready to prime!

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
66 Canadian monza coupe 110/pg project car (no picture yet)
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, three Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, 1954 International R-150 pickup, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, and thousands of parts


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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: July 03, 2021 05:30PM

We believe you!!! ggg

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: July 15, 2021 12:02AM

Late tonight brought primer to fender and door! The heatwave has really been slowing everything down...more than usual! Ha. Next step will be trunk lid and cowl grill fit and repairs!

At this point, 6 of the 10 major body panels are in first prime! Past the halfway point!

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
66 Canadian monza coupe 110/pg project car (no picture yet)
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, three Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, 1954 International R-150 pickup, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, and thousands of parts





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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: July 15, 2021 06:15PM

You'd thing the cowl grille would be easy to fit, but NOOOOO.

I've noticed the cowl grille sits high, or close, to the psg. side wiper arm and sometimes rubs. Plenty of room at the drivers side arm. Anybody else notice this?

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: alphasud ()
Date: July 16, 2021 05:21AM

You do awesome work Cody. A true craftsman at work.

David North Idaho
1965 Corsa Turbo converted to 140
1971 Super Beetle with 2.5L Subaru engine

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: July 16, 2021 05:25AM

66vairman Wrote:
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> You'd thing the cowl grille would be easy to fit, but NOOOOO.
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> I've noticed the cowl grille sits high, or close, to the psg. side wiper arm and sometimes rubs. Plenty of room at the drivers side arm. Anybody else notice this?



These were just "cheap" production cars in the 1960s - and panel fit (and all fit /finish) wasn't THAT important to GM.

My Dads very original '67 had a big weld booger - about the size of a pea - on the driver door interior metal, above the door panel. Super obvious - painted right over...

It was a different time.

Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: August 02, 2021 08:54PM

The last few days have brought final adjustment of trunk lid for best fit to fenders, fitting cowl grill to windshield panel and now working on opening up the trunk to cowl gap along the passenger side. Just a small amount of tweaking left and then I can finish up the trunk lid!

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
66 Canadian monza coupe 110/pg project car (no picture yet)
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, three Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, 1954 International R-150 pickup, 5 Rokon Trailbreakers, and thousands of parts


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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: August 05, 2021 06:09AM

Wow, that's going to be one fine Corvair! smileys with beer

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: doug6423 ()
Date: August 05, 2021 07:09PM

sweet66monza Wrote:
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> The last few days have brought final adjustment of trunk lid for best fit to fenders, fitting cowl grill to windshield panel and now working on opening up the trunk to cowl gap along the passenger side. Just a small amount of tweaking left and then I can finish up the trunk lid!

Just remember.. American cars didn't have very good fit and finish back then smoking smiley

Doug
65 Monza
Cincy, OH

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: August 26, 2021 09:25AM

The other day I was searching for fun things on ebay and ran across a complete owners manual package for a '66 convertible. I was mostly interested in the "1966 Convertible Folding Top Operation" manual but really, the whole matched package was pretty cool and very reasonably priced.

This package, of course, will land in the glove compartment of my John Fitch built "Fitch Sprint"

So, how about this little "Easter Egg" written on a page of the "Owner Protection Plan" book!


They're still in business as Colonial West Chevrolet of Fitchburg, 314 JOHN FITCH HWY FITCHBURG MA 01420-5932 US.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts




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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: August 26, 2021 02:16PM

Original documents are fun to find. They often tell a story.

Under the rear seat of my 4 door was an old registration of one owner who lived only a few miles from my current address ON THE SAME STREET NAME.

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: August 26, 2021 03:27PM

66vairman Wrote:
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> Original documents are fun to find.

Not always.

About a year after I purchased a non-running 65 110/4-speed Sport Sedan with factory A/C, I found paperwork under the passenger seat proving the person who sold it to me had done a VIN swap. The seller did a good job faking the dirt and grunge on the replacement VIN tag and I missed the deception until it was too late.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5



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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: September 08, 2021 08:28AM

My new shop construction has been stalled for two months for lack of a drywall contractor. The buyer of my old house and shop graciously allowed me to use the old shop (their house now) until this coming November. Originally, I had planned to move directly from old to new but that's becoming uncertain so I'm packing up and moving contents to storage.

The first step was to pack stored parts for the fully disassembled '66 Sprint that Cody is working on. Also in that room was the '65 Mustang interior.

For what it's worth, here's the kind of volume involved. Note that this pile is 80% Sprint, not including its engine, transaxle, convertible top, seats, or front suspension! The presence of Mustang seats in the pile just about balances for the lack of Corvair seats.

The first picture shows the parts in tubs. In the second picture, I've added items too big for tubs such as windows, bumpers, trim, and the transmission crossmember.

Yikes this is a lot of stuff!

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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