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Old 06-05-2013, 07:08 AM   #21 (permalink)
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This was in the Rochester, NY area BTW.

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Old 06-05-2013, 10:01 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:04 AM   #23 (permalink)
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This is a fun mystery! Posted to the front page.

I'm sure I'm not the only one questioning the design behind the rear wheels, and would love to know more about the builder's thinking there.

The front & greenhouse looks great, but that "reverse slope" behind the rear wheels raises a red flag as far as conventional low-drag shapes go.

And the soot on the back? Doesn't look like a "Clean Diesel (TM)".
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:37 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Considering the (apparent) quality of the build, it's surprising how little information is available on the 'net... Would love to learn more too!
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:44 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I'm a judge for the upcoming Shriner's charity car show & fundraiser on July 14th (979 Bay Rd Webster, NY). If anyone happens to get a chance to talk to this guy see if he can bring his rig down to the show. I think it would be awesome.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:51 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Looks to have independent rear suspension, leads me to think its not a MKIV VW chassis.
Could be fun to drive around. I always liked the thought of a custom built vehicle like this.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:38 PM   #27 (permalink)
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The only other mid-engine TDI configuration for home builders and tuner shops. Smyth VW Jetta Golf Based Mid Engine Diesel Kit Car not Factory Five Racing FFR | eBay
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:46 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I agree the rear slope does look a little too aggressive.
amazing with this high-quality and he's not somebody from here?
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:59 PM   #29 (permalink)
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The only other mid-engine TDI configuration for home builders and tuner shops. Smyth VW Jetta Golf Based Mid Engine Diesel Kit Car not Factory Five Racing FFR | eBay
That's just downright nifty!
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:09 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Not saying his mirrors are bad (especially compared to mine), but no exterior mirrors are better than having exterior mirrors no matter how small.
That kind of depends on your local laws, and law enforcement attitudes. One encounter with a cop who really needs to fill his monthly ticket quota could wipe out a lifetime of aero savings :-(

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