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by CarMel
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Fitch Sprints
Topic: 1968 Sprint
Replies: 2
Views: 1961

Re: 1968 Sprint

Hi Kevin,

Your pics are a great start to this category!

Plus, what a history your Fitch has....

I think I get a better grasp of all this information, when it's
backed-up with photos.

Thanks, Mel
by CarMel
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Site Improvement Suggestions
Topic: Add to the Yenko Stinger Title line ...DANA...
Replies: 5
Views: 1935

Re: Add to the Yenko Stinger Title line ...DANA...

You DANA guys need to be seen, too!

Do you have any photos you can include?

Are there any detail differences from the original Yenko cars?

Mel
by CarMel
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: For Anything else Corvair Powered
Topic: ITALIAN CORVAIRS !!!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1736

Re: ITALIAN CORVAIRS !!!!!!

Hey, great shots, Kevin!

I've seen some of these online before, but was never able to get back to them.

Thanks for bring them to this photo-rich site!

At the Corvair Forum, it's all about the pics!

Mel
by CarMel
Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Site Improvement Suggestions
Topic: New Forum theme..
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: New Forum theme..

Let me add my vote to the 'in favor' column!

Scott is dialing this site in, very nicely!

Mel
by CarMel
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: My '65 Monza Convertible project
Replies: 16
Views: 1876

Re: My '65 Monza Convertible project

You know the SS will never be available at any price we could afford! The size thing worked out really well. In order to fit the LM track and stay in proportion, the entire body was sized 6% larger than the original, and that oversize gave me a wheelbase of 93", which will give the car better overal...
by CarMel
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Car Shows and Events (Open to all cars)
Topic: PRI (Performance Racing Industry) trade show -- Orlando
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Re: PRI (Performance Racing Industry) trade show -- Orlando

Hi Joe,

Is Dave preparing your engine?

I was so impressed by the video I saw of his car roaring around an autocross!

Mel
by CarMel
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: My '65 Monza Convertible project
Replies: 16
Views: 1876

Re: My '65 Monza Convertible project

I shortened the platform, removing 15" and butting the sills back together, since there will be frame tubes above and below, which will bear the main loads. At 93", it's basically the same wheelbase as a Porsche 911. The floor was rusty and I needed to sit lower anyway, so it was cut away. http://i7...
by CarMel
Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: For Anything else Corvair Powered
Topic: GM Concept cars that influenced Corvair design
Replies: 5
Views: 6437

Re: GM Concept cars that influenced Corvair design

Thanks for the extra black and whites of these great concept cars!

Here's one of the '56 Impala in color. Too bad this was one of the cars that didn't get saved from the crusher.
Image
by CarMel
Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: For Anything else Corvair Powered
Topic: GM Concept cars that influenced Corvair design- Part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 5024

Re: GM Concept cars that influenced Corvair design- Part 2

Here are the two cars as they exist these days. The hardtop is still languishing, but out of the elements at least and awaiting its full restoration. Under the front hood, the Overhead Cam V6 looks like you could start it up, it's that complete, with every last wire still in place! Here, you can see...
by CarMel
Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: For Anything else Corvair Powered
Topic: GM Concept cars that influenced Corvair design- Part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 5024

GM Concept cars that influenced Corvair design- Part 2

Here's a good Waldorf shot of the Lasalle II hardtop, built in 1955 along with the Biscayne. This actually was an early design study for GM's still-secret compact car development project. The name Corvair hadn't been applied to the project and it was so early that it used the regular engine-front la...
by CarMel
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: New Member

Right, I've seen your shots through the VV site and marveled at them before. What a feeling it must be, to finally get your own original car back to its original condition!

BTW, your Spyderman username is one of those 'of course' situations! Perfect fit!

Mel
by CarMel
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: For Anything else Corvair Powered
Topic: GM Concept cars that influenced Corvair design
Replies: 5
Views: 6437

Re: GM Concept cars that influenced Corvair design

In the summer of 2008, the car was shown at Pebble Beach, along with many of GM's other showcars from that era. Joe got a special dispensation to show the car in this still-rough condition, since it's all part of the story. The car is now undergoing the final step of the restoration, the painting an...
by CarMel
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: For Anything else Corvair Powered
Topic: GM Concept cars that influenced Corvair design
Replies: 5
Views: 6437

Re: GM Concept cars that influenced Corvair design

If you're thinking, I haven't ever heard of this concept before, you're not alone. Unfortunately, GM had it scrapped in 1959. but the junkyard held onto the cut up body pieces, since they were fiberglass and couldn't be put in the metal scrap pile. So they languished for 30 years, until they were re...
by CarMel
Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: My '65 Monza Convertible project
Replies: 16
Views: 1876

Re: My '65 Monza Convertible project

By this point, I had decided that so much would have to be bought for the car to be 'as original', that I came at this from a different angle and decided to make it a project car, with an alternate body style. So the cutting began... http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy235/Intercoast-48/Corvair%20p...
by CarMel
Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: My '65 Monza Convertible project
Replies: 16
Views: 1876

Re: My '65 Monza Convertible project

It rolled so much easier with the new tires, that I was able to get it inside and up on the jackstands. I hadn't owned a Corvair since '77, so it was a real trip back in time, as I removed parts and got the body stripped down. It was originally built in Los Angeles, so it's probably less rusted than...
by CarMel
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: For Anything else Corvair Powered
Topic: GM Concept cars that influenced Corvair design
Replies: 5
Views: 6437

Re: GM Concept cars that influenced Corvair design

Here's a view of the rear, with the unique shape we've come know as the EM Corvair's. I helped out on the fiberglass portion of this restoration, here at the Chicago shop that was handling the job for Joe Bortz. The bumpers, taillights and exhaust bezels were newly made-up items since the tail had b...

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