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 Posted: Jan 1, 2014 07:32PM
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I really like what you are doing. Iam wondering what colour you are thinking of painting the truck. And why?

 Posted: Jan 1, 2014 09:51AM
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 Posted: Jan 1, 2014 09:45AM
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thank you. spray into the hole a penetrating oil like pb blaster and very gently tap out .or buy a set a good quaility high lo's

cool corvair you have. good to see 4 doors saved and fixed up nice

 Posted: Jan 1, 2014 09:03AM
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Equador has some nice areas. Fortunately it is a little better politically, but their Pres tries to follow the failed policies of ours. It is getting harder and harder to get anyone to work here. They are garanteed 15 months of pay for an average of 11 month's work.

 Posted: Jan 1, 2014 08:24AM
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hello

If i recall its pressed in the trumpet and same with the arm. I belive the threads in the trumpet you are talking about are to help compress the rubber cone

ps how is it living in south america? My family and I are loking at equador

 Posted: Jan 1, 2014 05:47AM
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 Posted: Jan 1, 2014 05:37AM
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this is an incredible and long project. Somehow I missed seeing this until now. Thanks for posting all the pictures, and the oil/lubrication and other data on the company links. Happy New Year.

 Posted: Jan 1, 2014 05:00AM
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In the weekend I just spent in Tarija I got a few things done.

First put the rear wheels with 3/4" spacers on. From there we could see what needed to happen to finish the design of the flares, bringing the rear in closer to the wheel well and narrowing it a bit so it just passes the tire position. What you see here is the final design (except it is missing a little tail piece in the front.

Then the front discs. They will set the track 6 cm wider in front than the rears with the spacers, so the flares needed to be 3 cm wider than the rears on each side.

So a little forming, welding, forming, etc. In these pics the front one still needs some rounding, plus forming of the ends. But you get the idea. Then we will add the inner liner, welded to the inner wheel well.


Final design




heating to bend to wheel well


 Posted: Nov 26, 2013 08:04AM
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 Posted: Nov 20, 2013 04:49PM
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 Posted: Nov 12, 2013 08:05AM
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I hava a total of $14,000 in is so far, including the purchase price of $2200 and the first engine that never got to me ($1500).

I have a few extra parts to sell off.

 Posted: Nov 12, 2013 07:39AM
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Care to reveal how much dinero you have invested so far?

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 Posted: Nov 11, 2013 03:30PM
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Windshield fits in its new home between the 75 and 94 (still have to have a new one made), and new rear window fits with the fabricated panel.


 Posted: Oct 26, 2013 02:18PM
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And for those who thought the seats wouldn't fit, here is one almost in position. I'm still going to lower it about 3 cm. I'm 5'11" and fit without the additional 3 cm, but I want to be lower in the cabin.


 Posted: Oct 26, 2013 05:40AM
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WOW!  Nice work, all around!  I can't wait to see the finished product.

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 Posted: Oct 25, 2013 04:55PM
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Body is now close to ready, with the cabin and fenders molded to the roll-up window doors from the 94.

Meanwhile I took an afternoon off and assembled the engine.

 

Following recommendations, I adapted the dual timing chain

 

I also made stainless trim moldings for the rocker panel seam

 Posted: Sep 21, 2013 02:55PM
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I want seats where I can comfortably drive the 600 miles between the two cities I live and work in.

But I will be positioning them in the car before finishing the floor to determine the height and placement I want, just like I did for the Corvair.

 Posted: Sep 21, 2013 02:34PM
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Richard1

Nice seats- Just remember, comfy, plush seats are not recommended for a mini pick up unless you are 100 pounds and 5'2" tall-

BIG AL

new e-mail address-

austinmorris@xplornet.ca

Please update your records-

 Posted: Sep 21, 2013 01:17PM
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Awesome job! Necessity is the mother of invention. (Being a cheapskate is the father) Money Mouth

 Posted: Sep 21, 2013 12:16PM
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Since the tail light bezels are no longer made, and I searched all over,, finally finding a set of lenses in San Diego, but no bezels, I made them out of beer cans.

here are the blanks, basically as they came out of the mold.

Some filing and sanding (all detailed on my site), and then the final buffing

Here are the finished bezels

 

 

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