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Old 07-24-2020, 01:52 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I always loved the look of the KG. An e-KG would be a nice project.
I've seen some nice specimens in Dallas. In the meantime though, used EVs have come to market, with regen, and all the range I'd ever need, for half what I'd pay for the conversion. It's a harder call.

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Hyper car!!! I've wanted to build something like this for 20 years!!!! I might have to now. I always thought it would be best to use a 700cc or larger shaft drive (or belt drive) motorcycle for the rear. But always thought using a Mustang II style front suspension would be better and help to keep a lower profile.

Is that a Goldwing fairing turned upside down on the front of that?
I found it in a boneyard in Breckenridge, Texas for $ 25, and the seller wasn't sure of its origin. It is a Vetter, and would have been a straightforward integration onto a composite body shell.Homage to Craig.
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nice fleet Phil. This thread prompted me into scanning in my first modder. the pic taken in '75 of my '73 pinto 1.6L 4spd., air dam, flex fan.
It is what Don Sherman of CAR and DRIVER did to a Pinto that got me going down the aero road in March,1974.
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Not sure about Texas laws and windshields but depending on size/height/mounting regs. you may be able to insert a flat oval glass into a cut out section of the canopy. That's what I've been considering for a similar project. Would hate to do it but it would help maintain much of the canopy's intentions.
The early 70s HONDA Hawk, Bonneville, LSR motorcycle did this to improve outward forward vision.
I have a few pieces of flat, DOT, laminated safety glass just for this contingency.
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I snapped these two when I bumped into Phil at Bonneville's "World of Speed" event. I was doing an aerodynamics science lesson with my 4th grade daughter, who we were homeschooling that year.





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Makes me wish I have a picture of my Superbeetle parked next to the T-100 (outside the Mexican restaurant at Bonneville Salt Flats). It was an interesting size comparison. They have a similar CdA.



I lost a cousin to a thoughtless cager when I was in high school. But now I'm contemplating an Arcimoto FUV. They have to call the full roll cage an 'upper frame' because lawyers.



This is important to me. I still can't find the 3/4 rear view of the one with the conduit and canvas box cavity. Randy Grubb's Volkstream:


https://autos.yahoo.com/volkstream-b...204730654.html

Plus, at Permalink #24 is possibly the first time I mentioned Polymetal.
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That was Bob Parson's Subaru-powered Vanagon, Yucatan Peninsula Special.
The photo might be imprisoned at PhotoBucket.
His 1970 Chevrolet C-10's angled, doped-fabric, tonneau cover was constructed identically. Kudos to wife Jacque, who's a master with a gear-drive sewing machine.

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