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Old 06-28-2014, 01:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Think I sold it when I bought my 59 Vette with a 71 Z28 engine and tranny, M22 with a 3.08 gear. Had to put that on a lift and check all the bolts about once every 6 months with lock washers.

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Old 06-28-2014, 04:41 PM   #22 (permalink)
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4-door hardtop station wagons were only on the market for a few years. This one has the Chrysler 300 cross-hair grille and probably engine. From Go Away Garage, I think there were more pics.

Were it mine, I'd suicide the back doors.

Edit: I was rummaging around in the albums and found this:


That very notchback pulling the '56 oval window. The notch, Otto, had a 5-speed, a 1776 (+10% displacement) and a rasta Grateful Dead skull on the nose. It pulled the lighter car just fine in 4th gear. Fifth really wasn't useable below 85mph.

All gone now, except the 5-speed, the Rader wheels from the Beetle and the Wink mirror. That's been on 4 or 5 cars now. The wheels are stacked in my living room; at a swap meet on Father's Day, I offered them for $1500 cash, but no takers.

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Old 06-28-2014, 05:32 PM   #23 (permalink)
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For classic VWs, my vote goes to a Karmann Ghia every time. One of the few cars that looks as good in 2dr sedan form as it does in droptop flavour.

Then again, that wagon up there is really my huckleberry...I love wagons, hardtop or pillared. Droptops are my fav, followed closely by wagons and hatchbacks. I really have never cared for 2-doors with a fixed roof, and 4-door notchbacks ("sedans"), the darling of America, are, and have always been, my least favorite. My dream family car is a '58 Chevy 9 passenger with a straight six, three on the tree, and overdrive. Split the manifold, bolt a blue flame intake on, weld in some Smithy's, drop the suspension about 1,5-2", and hit the road.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:41 PM   #24 (permalink)
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The VW bug chassie was a good platform for many other vehicles. I had a thing for the thing myself. Looks like the beginnings of the Hummer.
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I bought a Karmann Ghia just to give to my son; never had a Thing.
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Great taste. I have one in my GT4 garage same color
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:33 PM   #27 (permalink)
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The VW bug chassie was a good platform for many other vehicles. I had a thing for the thing myself. Looks like the beginnings of the Hummer.
Well... Both had 4-wheel independent suspension, the Kubelwagen had portal axles with hub-gears...
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The Schwimmwagen had four wheel drive, as well; but it was a monocoque w/o the separable floorpan.



Personally, I'd dump the portal axles and use boat ramps to launch it.

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