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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: February 06, 2021 06:14PM

Thanks guys! I am definitely looking forward to seeing this one in color!

Filler primer is laid down! Two more panels in first 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]
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, four 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: February 06, 2021 06:43PM

What get's "finished" first?? Garage or car? GGG

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: February 22, 2021 09:53AM

So, while Cody is doing the bodywork, I'm working on suspension. The front and rear suspension parts are all powercoated and the front mostly assembled so I've turned my attention to the Koni shocks.

Seth Emerson and were messaging about them and his Koni rep asked about my Koni shock date codes, noting that if they're original they should definitely be retained.

I wasn't aware they were date-coded so off I went. I was delighted to find out they were original with June and July 1966 dates! GM built my '66 Corsa Convertible body on January 31, 1966. Based on the shock absorber dates, it would seem the Sprint conversion was done in late Summer or Fall of 1966, . Woo hoo! Nice to know.

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
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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: February 22, 2021 09:57AM

cnicol Wrote:
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> So, while Cody is doing the bodywork, I'm working on suspension. The front and rear suspension parts are all powercoated and the front mostly assembled so I've turned my attention to the Koni shocks.
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> Seth Emerson and were messaging about them and his Koni rep asked about my


So Craig do you plan to have those rebuilt? Seems I saw that they were leaking in a previous post.

Just wondering what Koni charges for that service.

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: jamesolefjensen ()
Date: February 22, 2021 11:04AM

I looked into rebuilding the front Koni's on my Chevelle. It was about $200 each, I think (2x the cost of new ones). This was the list price from a shop up by Sears Point Raceway. A direct service from the Koni factory eluded my web search abilities.

James
65 Corsa
SF Bay Area

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: February 22, 2021 11:16AM

flat_six wrote:
"So Craig do you plan to have those rebuilt? Seems I saw that they were leaking in a previous post. Just wondering what Koni charges for that service."

Craig replies: I've heard they charge about $200 each, the same number James heard. Sp. about $800 for the set vs. $577 for brand new.

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: alphasud ()
Date: February 22, 2021 11:49AM

I think your Koni date code discovery is amazing. That just shows the quality of the manufacturing. I would definitely pay to have the originals rebuilt. Even though it costs more I would pick date code correct. I would be struggling with the woulda shouda coulda if I didn’t.

David North Idaho
1965 Corsa Turbo converted to 140
1971 Super Beetle with 2.5L Subaru engine
1965 Corsa mid engine project
1973 Mercedes 280 project

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: February 22, 2021 02:35PM

alphasud Wrote:
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> I think your Koni date code discovery is amazing. That just shows the quality of the manufacturing. I would definitely pay to have the originals rebuilt. Even though it costs more I would pick date code correct. I would be struggling with the woulda shouda coulda if I didn’t.


Haha Delco date stamped their shocks. I don't think that said much about their great quality of manufacturing. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out Most Delco shocks were tossed after the first 1-2 years of driving.

Of course Koni is top notch, and keeping the original shocks that were probably installed when the car was "Fitcherized" is reeeealy cool.

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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: 63ConDan ()
Date: February 22, 2021 06:58PM

alphasud Wrote:
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> I think your Koni date code discovery is amazing. That just shows the quality of the manufacturing. I would definitely pay to have the originals rebuilt. Even though it costs more I would pick date code correct. I would be struggling with the woulda shouda coulda if I didn’t.


Seem very logical to me too.

Dan Central MN
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Re: Build Thread: '66 Sprint Convertible
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: February 22, 2021 09:48PM

Back before Clarks got Konis back in stock this past summer, Chris Langley was kind enough to dig out a pair of used fronts for me. They're dated 3-68 if anyone is looking for that date. I found this company that advertises Koni rebuilding services, haven't checked their prices,

[www.truechoicekoniracingservices.com]

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa basket case
'66 Monza coupe
[corvaircenter.com]

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