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Old 05-06-2017, 11:30 PM   #131 (permalink)
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That's the Domus Flatback.


http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=139422

Out of production and the company is long gone; but it's all flat pieces and you don't want a fiberglass truck bed anyways.


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Old 05-07-2017, 08:29 PM   #132 (permalink)
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That flat back kit is pretty cool. I like how its all cut and glue construction! -lol







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Another Beetle gives it's life for someone's unhealthy V-8 obsession. The A-arms are nice but I'll bet that rear end doesn't let it corner. And it understeers.

The Flatback 'productized' a design that I think was done better with more traditional materials in 1950s Germany, by Beutler:


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...874001610).jpg

Edit: Whelp, this is neat:


I learned something about the tailgate rests. And the bulkhead laps the B-pillar for a Gurney flap all around. And it has a headache rack.

2nd Edit: Heh — 2:01 of pickups edited to the beat.



1:04 nice roof cut
1:19 swiss postal box van
1:25 factory tractor conversion

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The bug pickup video sucked! I kept having to stop and rewind!

Here's a couple odd ducks! ...and a rust bucket! But its still on the road so All from the AZN media source.




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we had quite a lot of those doppelkabiners back in the day.
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Those pickup's and conversions to pickup's are starting to grow on me. But they are too small to be of real use to me....

This one is pretty cool, never seen one in "box truck" form before. Edit: Wait maybe this is one of those off the shelf fiberglass conversions like the sedan delivery kit that I like so much. I believe they do sell a box truck version. My mistake.


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Those pickup's and conversions to pickup's are starting to grow on me. But they are too small to be of real use to me....
Okay — Use case. What's the use case? How big would be too big?

I like those last three, especially the middle one. It needs a fifth wheel hitch, with an Art Deco teardrop.

Fingie — Perfect for if you can only have one vehicle; you get seating for 4/5, an open bed and a lockable trunk. All it needs is Tesla wheels, tires and drivetrain.

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I'm conflicting in that I don't drive that much. But when I do, I'm always hauling stuff, whether its a class 4 trailer, or hauling bulky items. So I don't need a car since I drive less than 10k miles for me yearly. But when hauling stuff, I might drive halfway across the country a few times in a month. Its all random.

In reply to the box truck image. I was just thinking that a teardrop camper towed behind that would help it in aero, which would be kind of cool. On the red pickup, a 5th wheel teardrop would be cool with that retro style.

Since we are talking about hauling-



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If the red pickup had a hitch that had an intermediate rectangular frame with two pivots; then the trailer and the tow vehicle could be connected by a rectangular bellow, like an articulated bus. You could crawl back and forth.

EVTV uses the 'big block' Tesla drivetrain and would drive, with some (back-ordered) dashboard gauges.

EV West have a 'small block' Tesla drive. They have plans to replace the Tesla controller and use the OEM power inverters. Big plans.
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