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Old 04-15-2017, 08:47 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I love this one! -lol






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Old 04-15-2017, 01:00 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Eureka!
Guess What's Under The Hood Of This Orthodontist-Designed Car

I found a JPG in backup and instead of re-upping it, I did a site search on Jalopnik. I was thinking of the Emis Art. But since then I've learned of the Polski Fiats in Cuba. So, yeah, no.



Check out the Lotus-style backbone frame in the lower right.

Chopstix You seem to see the Beetle as a starting point for [questionable activities]. I see it as the center of a constellation that can be viewed along various axes. Like fit-and-finish vs patina-and-parts




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Old 04-15-2017, 03:28 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I find all the creative uses for VW's (mostly beetles) to be very interesting and humorous. I have a morbid fascination with them. I've never owned one, or even driven one. But I purchased a variety of service manuals for them to learn more about them. I tried to buy a couple different ones over the past few years. But I got out bid at the last minute on everyone. (3 door wagon, type 3 sedan, a couple beetles) So I ended up with a different project car that I'm not ready to disclose yet.



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Can't make head or tail of "Vindaloo Smeg!" or "Location: Spam in a Can" but at the Bug Run I've seen trailers full of Baja bugs at $500 per. If you haven't started yet, now's the time (actually June the 3rd).

32nd Annual Northwest Bug Run Presented by the Rose City Volksters

That's where I got the Marathons I showed in #22 for $25 each. And four Moon disks for $5.

That semi-trailer you showed in #20? Here's a picture I drew in the 1970s, similar except two front ends back-to-back:



What do you think of this? Koral Rot is my favorite red. With front fender skirts and a Jim Dandy roof rack this would be pretty well perfect.



thesamba obsesses over them, 14 pages worth.



Compare the fittings on the "J" RACK / Foreign Concepts VW



OTOH I think the longitudinal wood slats would be quieter than the lateral hollow tubes. My rack moans at 45mph.
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:19 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I'm in the mid west, so that car show is a bit far for me. As for the red bug, I don't like roof racks. But the rest of the car is pretty cool. The bug culture has some aspects that I like, and others I don't. For example the under dash shelf is kind of weird to me. But they are super popular with most bug people. A VW scripted muffler = big money, where as its not important to me at all. Its this kind of stuff that I don't relate to. I would put value in disc brakes, an overdrive trans, wider fenders to cover wider tires, and a larger EFI engine.





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On the Samba, they would call pretty much everything in this thread an "abortion." But hey, de gustibus non est disputandum and all that.
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Everything is compared to Snorkelstang, on a scale that goes up to eleven.

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I see it as honoring all things Vdub, good, bad, to each their own.



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Old 04-16-2017, 08:48 PM   #49 (permalink)
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That might be one of the strangest VW-based projects.
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Another single cab-on-V8-chassis. What do you think of this one? It has the whole VW:



But; getting back to the Emis Art
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Emis was born in Rio de Janeiro, and its founder and owner was E duardo MI randa S antos (hence the name of the company). Many years later, the factory was transferred to Porto Alegre, where today it is the only gaucho buggies factory. Initially it produced buggies in Rio de Janeiro, but also produced an urban minibus of mechanics Volkswagen : the Emis Art. Although it is not a buggy, the fact that the Art was manufactured by a company specialized in buggies makes this vehicle must be in the List of cars that changed the concept and style about cars of reduced size for the following years.... Some call it the "smart Brazilian of the 80s".
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&u=http://brasilforadeserie.blogspot.com/2011/03/emis-art.html&prev=search


https://sites.google.com/site/exoticcarspage/microcarros/emis-art

Cute little bugger.


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Look at that chassis, it's a sheet metal monocoque like a Lotus Elite or XR3. Mit Beetle front end and drivetrain. I'd like to see this chassis under a Myers Manx or something.

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