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Old 04-09-2017, 10:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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When I think snow plowing, I think of one of these!



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Old 04-10-2017, 12:56 AM   #22 (permalink)
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They're bay windows!

On the Woodruff Special, there is a video of him getting in: Hands and knees, head first, get your butt over the seat, roll 180, and then swing your feet in. Not a grocery getter.

I'm down to my last two. The Superbeetle is very close to stock:



Shantung Gold paint (mostly). Adjustable Macpherson struts with the stock spring rate, stock width 165/50-15 tires (same height as a 145), carb downsized from a 34PICT to a 32 PICT, Perlux Ignitor on an 009 (Hall effect — no points or plugs). 40-liter range extender and Stainless steel stress bar:



LED headlights with aluminum tape 'eyebrows.'



And the wheels I want to powder-coat before they go on, OEM Marathon/Jubilees:



The 58 is a Canadian — big back window and semaphore pockets. but the build plate on the front apron was Baja'd away.




The aerodynamic lofting was removed and it's now waiting for a Lexus drivetrain.
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When I think snow plowing, I think of one of these!


That's a Fiat 126
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When I think of mowing lawn, I think of one of these:



Best VW might be the Swedish military obervation bus:



O'course, it's hard to beat a black convertible.

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That's a Fiat 126
My mistake, I thought it was a cut down Rabbit.




More power, smaller size!

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our family had a fiat 126.

Sadly, all have been lost to low-class rallying here, Like the fiat 600.
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That's a Fiat 126
I would have guessed some little Beetle-engined econobox from South America; Gogol or whatever.

So I spent the morning looking though Jason Torchinsky's posts on Jalopnik; when I should have concentrated on inventing new search terms. Anywho, Here's some of the things I found:

Jalopnik: These Design Studies For The Volkswagen Microbus Will Make Your Brain Hurt

The Most Beautiful Car You've Never Heard Of: The Tatra JK 2500

The Forgotten Beetle Four-Door Sedan That Volkswagen Never Made

The CIA Built Special Trench-Digging Volkswagen Beetles To Spy On The Soviets

The True Story Behind This Mysterious Mutant VW Beetle

This Fascinating Stillborn VW Prototype Would Have Been Revolutionary

These Communist Mid-Engined Prototypes Are Absolute Genius


A couple of commie chicks in their commie sports car.

Maybe it's Gurgel? No they were front-engined:


Gurgel May Be The Weirdest Car Company Ever
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There's some amazing links in that post Freebeard!



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I've been waiting for someone else to post. Thanks! I like the Beetle because it is modular. the Body, floorpan, [front and rear subframes in Type III], and drivetrain are separable. For the floorpan, I favor Inrekor:

SAE International -- mobility engineering


https://www.autoevolution.com/news/i...ial-24430.html

It's like Polymetal on steroids or something. Notice the A-arm front suspension and the rear trailing arms with coil springs. Compare to the stock upright shock and shock mounts. This would open up the interior space a lot.



This was introduced to Ecomodder by Giovanni LiCalsi at http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post406215

You can compare to full suspensions from http://www.coolrydescustoms.com/mendeola-products.html at (last I heard) $7K for front and rear.
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