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Old 01-13-2003, 07:09 PM
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Whats the concensus guys? Cool, gross or...?
Personally, I like the second gen., but would totally modify it with an all alum mouse up front with ground effects, mini tubs, full cage,low profile gumballs, Jag style headlights. A real road racer. Ok, so how freaky is that?

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Old 01-13-2003, 07:13 PM
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Old 01-13-2003, 07:25 PM
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Oh Yeah!!Well...cool fish.
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Old 01-13-2003, 07:45 PM
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I see we've moved from "cool beans" up the food paramid to fish and poultry "cool fish"

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Old 01-13-2003, 08:22 PM
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I have been collecting old Hot Rod, Car Craft and other magazines latly. During the early to mid sixties there were a lot of articles on hopping up Corvairs. Sounds like it used to be fairly popular. I am looking for a steering box out of one for my T-bucket if any body has one.

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Old 01-13-2003, 09:17 PM
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If I find a box I'll let you know. What I've been looking for is a radiator off a Corvair. I heard a Volkswagen Beetle radiator would cross over, but good luck trying to find one of those either. I heard they are all being hoarded because of there lightweight.
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Old 01-13-2003, 09:26 PM
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Old 01-13-2003, 09:38 PM
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I like them OK.

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Old 01-13-2003, 10:59 PM
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I think they are awesome...especially the Spyder convertibles.
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Old 01-13-2003, 11:33 PM
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Thats the coolest corvair I've ever seen. I've also kinda like them and carmen ghia's too. I now its a totally different brand, but everytime I see either of them I end up thinking of the other. a guy in town used to have a avacado green one(corvair), it was ugly as sin because of the color, but that thing ran like a raped ape.

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Well Gearhead since you asked I would have to say NO to a Corvair. I wouldn't give one a second glance, even the Red one Weimer showed us. I was around when the Spyders were hot and new on the scene, not my cup of tea as it were. I had GTO's and Chevelle's and Hemi's to Drool over!


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Old 01-14-2003, 04:27 AM
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When Packard stopped making cars, my dad was heart broken. He did some time with Pontiacs, but when the Corvair came out, he was back on his game. We had 3 or 4 of them, so I have a special place in my hert for them. We also had a Tempest with the rear end tranny, a slant 6 Poncho, Dodge Omni and even a 65 Mustang.
Dad was an engineer is all I can say
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My brother was killed driving a Corvair, althought it wasn't the car's fault. He was driving on a highway when an old lady in a Cadillac coming the other way made a left turn into the side of his car. Only mark on his body was a bruise on his temple where the hood of the Caddy hit him. Left a wife and 4 little kids. Time and chance affects us all.

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Old 01-14-2003, 05:59 PM
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Whoa, just as I expected, the majority veto. Sorry about your brother Willys36. As far as that `Vair goes Weimer, thats certainly awesome. Would look good with a cowl hood and a `69 Camaro style rear spoiler. Yenko even produced 100 cars called the Stinger. (I think there was even a stinger vega) [img]c:/timallenstinger[/img]This is actor Tim allens car originallt campaigned in 1970. (I hope the pic works here, 1st attempt)
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Old 01-14-2003, 06:02 PM
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Hey the pic didn't work out. How do you attatch an image from a file?
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