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Old 02-05-2018, 02:55 PM   #451 (permalink)
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Nice aero mods on this one, though not very Eco....


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Old 02-05-2018, 11:03 PM   #452 (permalink)
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That looks more like a tube-frame prototype than an actual Beetle. Notice what looks like a fuel filler cap below the rear side window.
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Old 02-11-2018, 04:00 PM   #454 (permalink)
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I like that baja conversion. Its not that far from what I would build if I were in a place to have a builder project.

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Mine would be more boat tailed, like the BGW van, with this windshield:



Most likely the front pane would be a hexagon with shorter side triangles. Also likely that it would be perforated metal with the stock windshield behind it, with a flap that hinges at the bottom like a military scout car.

I need a model of that.
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Mine would be more boat tailed, like the BGW van, with this windshield:
Most likely the front pane would be a hexagon with shorter side triangles. Also likely that it would be perforated metal with the stock windshield behind it, with a flap that hinges at the bottom like a military scout car.

I need a model of that.
You could make it like a DuVall with split panes. It would be cool.
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The actual inspiration, beyond my Clark Cortex motorhome and myriad other vehicles with 3-pane windshields, is Dick Dean's Shalako:

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I was thinking of a 4-pane windshield with the center divider and the sides. Then it could better fit the roundness of the beetle. But the 3-pane makes sense as well.
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I like that baja conversion.
I've already seen something similar about 7 to 8 years ago.
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So I have no idea what this says. But it features a beetle, so I'm posting it here.


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