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Re: Corvair Lakewood - NL - Europe

Unread post by Corvair.crazy » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:03 pm

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Re: Corvair Lakewood - NL - Europe

Unread post by Crazy George » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:06 am

As I cruise around the forum, I looked over your pic. What a nice project you under taken as other have. I too love that wagon. Really a proud piece of work. I will try to take photo as I progress getting in the swing again. It all started for me with my dad when I was 17 now 57 and I saved eico headers and transaxles carbs parts all these years. It must of been tuff finding parts for the wagon. I have now the van and pu with 4 1965's . three are for two projects and the one that is wrecked , I want to save the rear half of that car. The rambler is cool, you dont see them at all. The pic show some neat other rigs to that I have never seen, George

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Re: Corvair Lakewood

Unread post by TikiRalf » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:40 am

Thanks, the project is running for a year now, and many years to come i think hahaha most of the wagon parts are the same als the "normal 61 corvair" like al the mechanical things, the windows and trims are different and harder to get or you pay a lot of $$$$$$. and like a front windshield is diffecult to ship and cost a fortune for me :-(

I like projects, so keep those photo's posted !!!

And the rambler is from a freind of mine, it is a european build rambler. it is assembled in the renault factory so thats why this is a renault rambler classic 550 , drives great but need for the year 2012 some sheet metal work.

thanks and i'll postm ore pictures when i have more, first i eed to fix my workshop, it is a little flooded because of a leaky water connection :-( after that we are up and running again.

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Re: Corvair Lakewood

Unread post by TikiRalf » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:59 pm

today we did some welding, al the spot weldings were nicely weld rondom (i dont now the name, straight weld??)

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time to sandblast all of it and off to the powdercoater

And i cleaned out one carb and looked what it needs to build it all up, like the carb job :-)

Dirty VS Clean
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Good parts to use, other parts need to be replaced
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so one more carb to go and we can order parts and build it up again, Stay Tuned Ralf
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Re: Corvair Lakewood

Unread post by Jimbo » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:26 pm

I guess I missed something, what is that your welding on? front end parts??? THANKS Jimbo

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Unread post by TikiRalf » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:31 pm

its the parts for the suspension front,

2 metal plates are spot welded from the factory,

we sandblast the 2 plates and did full weldings on the site to make it stronger and atached it better to each other.

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hopefully its clear now what we have done.
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Re: Corvair Lakewood

Unread post by Jimbo » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:16 pm

yea I seen the spot welds but did'nt knoe if you added that part or what, it should be there for good now.
looks good. Jimbo

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Unread post by TikiRalf » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:12 pm

we put in some new floorpans, need some finishing touch of grinding now we can start at the rear

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and we did sme fooling a round with some left over rims and tyres :-) hahahaha mmmh idee ?? !!

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stay tuned more pictures to come !
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Re: Corvair Lakewood

Unread post by flat6_musik » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:30 pm

Hey Tiki!!......nice work you do! I can tell, you seem to be very meticulous in your approach! That wagon is going to be AMAZING! Wow, I can't wait to see it when it's completed..... :tu:

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Unread post by TikiRalf » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:54 pm

Thanks flat6 , and yes i take it step by step, there are now 3 things where my friends and i working in, the sheet metal - the carbs (cleaning al the bits) and prepare the suspension. but we moving forward, seems like a slow forwards but we moving :-)

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Re: Corvair Lakewood 61 - NL

Unread post by TikiRalf » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:34 am

The floor is done for now, all welded in place, front and back (and trunk)

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and from a crusty battery plate to an nice new made, i think it looks good
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and bought these to axles by CCP, laying in texas ready to come to the netherlands
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thats for now, now first my suzuki needs some things to do, after that it s corvair time again :wave:
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Re: Corvair Lakewood 61 - NL

Unread post by Crazy George » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:03 am

:tu: Nice Ralf, its coming along. How long does it take when the shipping container gets to you? Axles look great. The metal work is coming along nicely. Keep us posted Ralf. :tu: CG

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Re: Corvair Lakewood 61 - NL

Unread post by TikiRalf » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:21 am

The Hollandranch send 1 or 2 container a week to the netherlands here are some pictures how the do it, they don't load the container full, mostly 2 cars and in the trunk of that the boxes and parts, so there transport goes well and no damage. works well, and all by all cheaper :-)

it is about 3 weeks from harbour tot harbour and than with the customs and things about 4 weeks, but i'm in no rush, and christmas comes all year arround hahahahaha

thats the way we get the parts to europe/ netherlands :tu:

sow somewhere in the warehouse are laying my other parts - boxes and stuff

for more pictures of Hans & Bianca @ the hollandranch check the photobucket

http://s165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/ ... 1QQtppZZ16

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Re: Corvair Lakewood 61 - NL

Unread post by flat6_musik » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:31 am

TikiRalf wrote:it is about 3 weeks from harbour tot harbour and than with the customs and things about 4 weeks, but i'm in no rush, and christmas comes all year arround hahahahaha.....
That's exactly what I was thinking!.....because that's how I would feel! It's fun to get stuff in the mail! :tu:

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Re: Corvair Lakewood 61 - NL

Unread post by kenshapiro2002 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:20 pm

TikiRalf wrote:The floor is done for now, all welded in place, front and back (and trunk)

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and from a crusty battery plate to an nice new made, i think it looks good
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and bought these to axles by CCP, laying in texas ready to come to the netherlands
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thats for now, now first my suzuki needs some things to do, after that it s corvair time again :wave:
Dat was het weer even, nu moet eerst mn ahumsuzukihatsoe en dan gaan we weer verders

Amazing...I'm restoring a '61 Lakewood (you've seen my thread) and my daily driver is also a Suzuki (SX4).
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Re: Corvair Lakewood 61 - NL

Unread post by TikiRalf » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:43 am

hahahahah thats sow cool :-)

and youre going nice on youre lakewood !! follow youre tread indeed !!

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