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Old 05-03-2017, 07:50 PM   #121 (permalink)
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Those Steyr 50 and 55 repowerings with Beetle drivetrains remind me of that Simca 8 which an uncle of mine had a few years ago with a similar setup. Notice the Honda CG 125 filling cap on the left hood.
What a cool little car that is!

(had to rummage through my personal pic's to find a bug to post, no its not my bug)


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Old 05-03-2017, 08:52 PM   #122 (permalink)
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So what do you think it is? I'd go with Squareback tail with Type I rear fenders and a side-hinged 3rd door.

This one's out of an Imgur album I created before I put albums here (inaccessible to the gen pop). The 'Haller Taifun' (Typhoon) had VW running gear. The scan is from online but I have a copy of this exact issue.



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So what do you think it is? I'd go with Squareback tail with Type I rear fenders and a side-hinged 3rd door.
It looks like everything that you said, but I have no idea on the door.
The side hinged door is the wild card in my book ( ? ).

Did you see the Bullet Nose I put on the previous page?

Those wheels look like prime ebay fodder! I can see the bidding war affording you a new house! -lol

I found these while searching side opening rear doors on type3's....



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Old 05-04-2017, 12:27 PM   #124 (permalink)
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Did you see the Bullet Nose I put on the previous page?
No, I'd missed it (And the notification?). Thanks.

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Those wheels look like prime ebay fodder! I can see the bidding war affording you a new house! -lol
Potentially. I'm currently living in a Southern Pacific Airstream that cost me $900; but I'd never be likely to reproduce that feat.

I checked thesamba, there's currently a single wheel for $350 and a set of four for $2000. I emailed two sellers last year, asking not if they sold and at what price, but what offers they had turned down. Neither responded.

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I have a friend who lives in a Vagabond trailer. His is setup with a dock port deck. Utility offsetting (not off grid) solar panels are in his future.
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His is setup with a dock port deck.
Dock port-deck? Dock-port deck?

Do you know who Stan Mott is? (He drove a go-kart around the world) He did cartoons about a 'car' called the Cyclops (for it's single headlight). When the New Beetle came out he did this, the Bug0tti, to show where they stole the roof line from.




Edit: I never get tired of watching Black Current at Santa Pod. The comments say a 1:08 second 60-foot time (no wheely bars, it just hooks up).

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Dock port-deck? Dock-port deck?
Different parts of the country have different slang expressions and culture quirks. A dock port deck is a covered U shaped deck for travel trailers. They are kind of common around the midwest near the major rivers. They allow you to drive the camper trailer out to travel. But then park it back in the "dock" in regular house mode so you have a large screened in deck surrounding the house. They are cool because they double the enclosed size, while keeping mosquito's out.

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Thanks. Google Image Search shows examples in marinas. Hence the confusion.

I'd thought about a U-shaped inflatable attachment to a travel trailer. My Clark Cortez had a rear entrance and I wanted to be able to back it up to a docking port on a house. But I never had a house I could modify and the motor home at the same time.



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Technically this German Beetle tank has VW ties, just research - Carl F W Borgwand and read about his history in making VW's and German military vehicles during WWII.

Image caption - A U.S. soldier sits on a Utah beach with a captured radio-operated German 'Beetle' tank in front of an army 'duck'.

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Here's a couple silly ones....







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Do you have any more images of this one? Or do you know how they made the rear/back wall of the pickup cab? It sort of looks like they used the back end of the bug roof. But I'm not sure since we can't see the whole rear of the cab.



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