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Old 04-20-2017, 03:28 AM   #61 (permalink)
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I don't want to share my hybrid project until I'm at a point where I can make real progress. As there's nothing spectacular about seeing a tube chassis collecting dust. Hence almost zero OEM hybrid parts will work on it, except maybe the battery packs.
So you have a frame? Do you have plans for a drivetrain or two? OEM parts include battery packs ....and charge receptacles, inverters, DC-DC converters, heaters, heated seats, and DOT approved windshields.

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But so I don't completely leave you hanging, here is someone else's car that is similar to what I've made. {Link}
to quote aurduinoversusevil, "Close enough for the girls I go out with". I invite you to peruse a thread I created in 2013, titled Messerschmitt.

I was, am and always will be fascinated by kabinenrollers. It ends with me putting down a deposit on the Arcimoto SRK. I want to get one and put on a body kit to convert it to something like this:



Let me know what you think either here or there, whichever. Ontopic:



Subaru boxer and 5-speed with Subarugears reverse-cut ring & pinion.

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Old 04-20-2017, 03:33 AM   #62 (permalink)
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I am quite conservative when it comes to the Kombi/Panel, and then I don't like extensive mods to its stock appearance. When it comes to driveline, even if one manages to fit 4WD on a T2, as long as the engine remains rear-mounted it's OK to me.

Just a random panel van that here in Brazil is still mentioned as a Kombi (I know it might sound quite odd, but it's Brazil anyways)


SP2 that I spotted at a classic car show in June 2012 in Florianópolis


Santana that I spotted in my neighborhood
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CR (may I call you CR?), thanks for visiting the thread. You may not have noticed that in Permalink #52 I bolded Porto Alegre.

That sounds to me like your location. See where this is going?

Production was 520-plus in the 1980s. Somewhere in you town is the most likely location for a surviving Emis Art in a local museum, car club or stashed in some shed or yard. Even if you couldn't find an example for sale, there is the possibility of photos and measured drawings. I think that monocoque chassis, let alone the body, is reproducible and would make a great https://www.google.com/search?q=side-by-side+UTV. Or rat rod or dune buggy.

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So you have a frame? Do you have plans for a drivetrain or two? OEM parts include battery packs ....and charge receptacles, inverters, DC-DC converters, heaters, heated seats, and DOT approved windshields.


I built the frame from an assortment of motorcycle parts with two wheels steering, one pushing. Its made from Yamaha atv and golf cart parts up front, and a Honda 750 frame on the back, all round tubular steel. The drive train will be electric with a homemade gas generator for driving distance reasons. The drive motor is a Warp7 motor, and that's all that I have for this project right now.

I saw one of those Messerschmitt like vehicles at the Volo car museum years ago. They are pretty cool, and actually similar to what I'm building.



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You may not have noticed that in Permalink #52 I bolded Porto Alegre.

That sounds to me like your location. See where this is going?

Production was 520-plus in the 1980s. Somewhere in you town is the most likely location for a surviving Emis Art in a local museum, car club or stashed in some shed or yard. Even if you couldn't find an example for sale, there is the possibility of photos and measured drawings. I think that monocoque chassis, let alone the body, is reproducible and would make a great https://www.google.com/search?q=side-by-side+UTV. Or rat rod or dune buggy.
I have seen a few surviving Emis Arts on the street, but it's nearly impossible to find one for sale. IIRC I've already posted pictures of them in that notable eco cars thread. Finding measured drawings of the frame would not be so easy, and by now all their automotive production has been phased out for a long time. But if I find anything I'll tell you
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I have seen a few surviving Emis Arts on the street, but it's nearly impossible to find one for sale... But if I find anything I'll tell you
Okey doke. Not that I could do much at this distance; maybe a crowd-funding campaign? A picked-over hulk minus all the VW parts would be perfect. Or even squared-up photographs of one with a yard/meter stick lying on the ground.



There exist measured drawings of the Empi Sportster. The other one I'd like to see immortalized in 3D is the Volkhart-Saggita V2.



Chopstix — That last one would make pedestrians step lively; but it deserves an headlight ring.

So what do you think would make the ultimate VW? I'm going to go with a monocoque backbone like the Emis Art, but rendered in Basalt fiber. Subaru 5-speed and 4-cylinder boxer. Wider polished aluminum front axle beam. The gas motor would have an altermotor for a KERS. BMW i3 19" wheels and tires. Body optional, but maybe a custom Randy Grubb deco-zepplin.
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Well, I had not seen the Subaru 5 speeds for Vdubs prior to your post. So obviously that would be very high on my list. (In fact that might put me over the top for buying one.) Beyond that I would go with a VW stroker 2.3L w/EFI, and IRS w/4 wheel disk brakes. If installed in a bug, I would go with no fenders for 10" wide 17" tires/wheels, w/coil overs, and adjustable sway bars. I would swap the bug center for the Baja twin headlight nose, and run shotgun exhaust like the white one below. I really liked the 3 door wagon, but it sold so fast that I never had a chance. I did bid on it, but it was well beyond my price range the next day.... Since we are talking "what-if's", I prefer the wagon over a bug. But the 3 door wagons are few and far between in my world. So I would take a baja bug as my second choice done up as described above.

Here are 3 of the 4 bugs that I tried to buy:
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Actually part of my comment above is not totally correct. I bid on 4 custom bugs, 2 stock bugs, and a couple type3's in different body styles. The other custom was a pickup conversion bug. Then on the What-If reply, another that I really like was a hard top Thing. There used to be a few of those around where I live many years ago as a local shop made/sold them. They make for a nice little 3 door wagon. But they are pretty rare these days in my part of the world.

Here's a little history revived:



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