Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Off-Topic Tech
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-28-2018, 06:48 PM   #521 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 13,875
Thanks: 3,407
Thanked 4,573 Times in 3,641 Posts
How about that wedge shape with the three dash pods where the Beetle had two? No storage though.

Today on JACG, the Porcheli:


Just A Car Guy: in 1949 the Reimann brothers built their own sports car, the Porscheli, from the remains of a Kübelwagen Type 82, since in East Germany there was no way to buy such luxury.

Quote:
But there were no sheet metal supplies, so, innovating as they must, they recycled 15 Ford truck hoods, also abandoned after the war, to build the body. They welded several of the pieces together to create panels, which were subsequently molded on the frame.

__________________
.
KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!
2019-11-12
_________________
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to freebeard For This Useful Post:
Xist (07-22-2018)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 06-28-2018, 09:40 PM   #522 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 13,875
Thanks: 3,407
Thanked 4,573 Times in 3,641 Posts
Fit, fettled and finished. Unless those were aluminum Ford hoods, it probably weights a ton.
__________________
.
KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!
2019-11-12
_________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2018, 02:41 PM   #523 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 7,311
Thanks: 0
Thanked 753 Times in 666 Posts
Sure that attempt to make a 356 replica wouldn't look so perfect as an Envemo Super 90, but it's still interesting to say the least. I wonder if it retained the hub-gears from the Kubelwagen or if they got rid of that.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2018, 02:43 AM   #524 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 7,311
Thanks: 0
Thanked 753 Times in 666 Posts
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2018, 01:29 PM   #525 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Ecky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vermont
Posts: 3,539

Gaptooth (retired) - '00 Honda Insight
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 54.26 mpg (US)

Such Fit - '07 Honda Fit Sport
90 day: 41.27 mpg (US)

Connect - '15 Ford Transit Connect XL
90 day: 23.93 mpg (US)

K-sight - '00 Honda K-sight
90 day: 40.97 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,309
Thanked 1,451 Times in 920 Posts
Recently read this on Jalopnik:

https://jalopnik.com/volkswagen-isnt...gen-1827491017

Quote:
Volkswagen Isn't Volkswagen
Or, in other words, modern Volkswagens are based off of a philosophy from their Auto-Union acquisition.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2018, 02:31 PM   #526 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 13,875
Thanks: 3,407
Thanked 4,573 Times in 3,641 Posts


Lost some Audi DNA when they went transverse-engine in the Golf/Jetta.
__________________
.
KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!
2019-11-12
_________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2018, 01:12 AM   #527 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 7,311
Thanks: 0
Thanked 753 Times in 666 Posts
There is some parts interchangeability between the valvetrains of some Mercedes-Benz engines from the '70s through the '90s and Volkswagen's EA827 engine. On a sidenote, it's not unusual to see Argentinians and Uruguayans refering to the EA827 as "the Audi engine".
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2018, 01:12 PM   #528 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 13,875
Thanks: 3,407
Thanked 4,573 Times in 3,641 Posts
The most expensive VW in the world:

Just A Car Guy: There is only one of the Back To The Future screen-used DeLorean in private hands, and, more remarkable, it's really a VW Beetle with the DeLorean body over it so it could take the rough terrain driving in the old west scene s



$440,000 — it doesn't have 2nd gear and needs a tune-up.
__________________
.
KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!
2019-11-12
_________________
  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to freebeard For This Useful Post:
Ecky (07-18-2018), Xist (07-22-2018)
Old 07-21-2018, 08:28 PM   #529 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 13,875
Thanks: 3,407
Thanked 4,573 Times in 3,641 Posts
This was always one of my favorites, because of a picture of it on it's back wheels throwing sand. But the reason I liked it was the wire wheels, now I see that that's a traverse spring front end that the knock-off wires were adapted to.


http://rollerman1.tumblr.com/post/175790002849

Here's a less minimal off-roader:


Guns, Oil, & Dirt | oa-ar15: Caterpillar VW Transporter
__________________
.
KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!
2019-11-12
_________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 05:23 AM   #530 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 7,311
Thanks: 0
Thanked 753 Times in 666 Posts
Ford engine in a Volkswagen, it actually doesn't surprise me...

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com