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Old 10-11-2013, 08:44 AM   #1021 (permalink)
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I figure it's a blessing in disguise about the shipping costs, or I'd have a yard full of eco-cars from this guy I know...

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Old 10-15-2013, 11:09 AM   #1022 (permalink)
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For sale: electric tow truck

ForkenSwift does some light towing...



(I'm converting a 24 ft tandem axle travel trailer frame into a sailboat trailer.)



Buy me!
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:29 PM   #1023 (permalink)
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These trailer pics make me laugh.

(The sight made a lot of other guys laugh around the workshop, too.)


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Old 06-02-2014, 03:28 PM   #1024 (permalink)
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$750 -- come and get it!


Unethically outdated photo of a much shinier and much less rusty ForkenSwift

I went to move the ForkenSwift yesterday and... no brakes.

Rust, I assume. That seals its fate! It's not going back on the road this summer.

So!

Anybody want a low/medium speed electric car kit in a rusty blue box?

The car itself probably isn't worth fixing (floor), and I plan to keep some glass/panels/doors etc. for the Firefly convertible I have in cryogenic storage, awaiting restoration.

But you can tow/trailer the shell home with all the guts in place. $750! Do it! You know you want to. Another Suzuki/Metro clone platform in good shape would make for a plug 'n' play swap.
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:40 PM   #1025 (permalink)
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Awww... Sad day. Its the end of an era.
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:08 PM   #1026 (permalink)
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Unethically outdated photo of a much shinier and much less rusty ForkenSwift

I went to move the ForkenSwift yesterday and... no brakes.

Rust, I assume. That seals its fate! It's not going back on the road this summer.

So!

Anybody want a low/medium speed electric car kit in a rusty blue box?

The car itself probably isn't worth fixing (floor), and I plan to keep some glass/panels/doors etc. for the Firefly convertible I have in cryogenic storage, awaiting restoration.

But you can tow/trailer the shell home with all the guts in place. $750! Do it! You know you want to. Another Suzuki/Metro clone platform in good shape would make for a plug 'n' play swap.
The picture makes it look mint
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:14 PM   #1027 (permalink)
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* vehicle may not be exactly as shown.
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:41 AM   #1028 (permalink)
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Is it that hard to replace seals and pistons? Just curious.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:22 AM   #1029 (permalink)
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It's more likely corrosion on the brake lines under the car that lead to a fluid leak.
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:19 PM   #1030 (permalink)
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