Corvair Avenger (not a Valkyrie)
Bud Short is well known for having some of the nicest classic kit cars out there. Long ago (it’s been far too long since I talked to most of my kitcar friends) he sent me this letter and pictures,
“I refused to use any VW parts on the Avenger. Since the chassis is Corvair, I use all Corvair suspension, trans, engine and all the related stuff that is attached. The windshield wiper assembly, instrument cluster, dash switches, defroster, horns, engine compartment hinges, most of the headlight assembly, side window roll up mechanisms, door latches, door handles, and tail lights are Corvair, (of course the windshield and windshield chrome are Corvair). I used early 80’s GM rearview mirrors and Harley Davidson front turn signals, I looked long and hard at a lot of mirrors and front turn signals before I decided that this was the best way to do it.”
Bud, if you see this, please update me as to what you’ve been working on the last few years!