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Old 11-11-2008, 08:00 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:54 AM   #22 (permalink)
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They aren't that huge... certainly smaller than a Caravan...
That depends on your frame of reference. Remember that you're talking to someone who thinks his Honda Insight is a bit too big, and that Lotus Europa is more the proper size for a car :-)
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No, no! A Porsche 928 going backwards! Trikkoncepts said he was gonna build one...
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:56 PM   #24 (permalink)
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BMW Isetta, 1957

If you're looking for something smaller, perhaps the Isetta...




The front of the car serves as the door. My step dad bought one back about 1960. He said it would only go about 50-55, but you could pretty much go around corners at 50.

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Old 11-12-2008, 02:23 PM   #25 (permalink)
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No, no! A Porsche 928 going backwards! Trikkoncepts said he was gonna build one...
I still stand behind that Idea, and I am still trying to get it built, DAM YOU ECONOMY!!!

I will one day own a backwards driving 928s .. lol
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:41 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I still stand behind that Idea, and I am still trying to get it built, DAM YOU ECONOMY!!!

I will one day own a backwards driving 928s .. lol
hahahah I would PAY to see that!!!

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Old 11-12-2008, 05:20 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I have given this a bit of thought and I think the best way to build a very streamlined car with minimal changes to the vehicle's structural integrity is to use a convertible. It allows you to define more of the roof line and start tappering earlier to reduce overall length. I like the idea of a Miata b/c its reasonably light weight and the original version had a pretty small engine and a friend of mine got ~43 mpg out of his. I think custom fiberglass top could be made with a big hatch in the back. now I just need a garage and some time to follow through on the idea.
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I have given this a bit of thought and I think the best way to build a very streamlined car with minimal changes to the vehicle's structural integrity is to use a convertible. It allows you to define more of the roof line and start tappering earlier to reduce overall length. I like the idea of a Miata b/c its reasonably light weight and the original version had a pretty small engine and a friend of mine got ~43 mpg out of his. I think custom fiberglass top could be made with a big hatch in the back. now I just need a garage and some time to follow through on the idea.
My neighbor Bob had a Miata.After driving him to Lubbock,Texas in my CRX,he was so impressed with the mpg that he sold his Mazda upon returning home and bought a CRX to replace it.It was all grins from there on out.He did not consider the Miata to be a worthy candidate for mpg.Thats the only experience I have around the little Mazda.
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Frank,is that a fiberglass kit car on VW chassis? She's a real looker!
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We need to find you that house and garage! That photoshop magic has got me drooling.

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