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Old July 19th, 2018, 07:12 PM   #1
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Help me find my car! Sold it to a gentleman in Missouri, he won the rat rod class at Dragon nationals in 2016 or 17.
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Old July 20th, 2018, 03:31 AM   #2
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Why'd you sell it? And of course the next thought... build another one... I always liked that little dude. I have a shot of it saved on my phone even...

Did you just flip the front beam around on that or some other form of front extension? I don't guess I got to know much about it before never hearing about it again...
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Old July 21st, 2018, 12:27 PM   #3
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I didn't know you had sold it. I never saw how the steering was set up on yours. I have over 50,000 miles on my "Flipped style beam" now and still doing great.

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Old July 26th, 2018, 07:54 AM   #4
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Why'd you sell it? And of course the next thought... build another one... I always liked that little dude. I have a shot of it saved on my phone even...

Did you just flip the front beam around on that or some other form of front extension? I don't guess I got to know much about it before never hearing about it again...
I sold it to fund a patent and a trade show. I think I'm too old to build another! I flipped and raised the beam
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Old July 26th, 2018, 09:19 AM   #5
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I sold it to fund a patent and a trade show. I think I'm too old to build another! I flipped and raised the beam


What is this “too old” you speak of?
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Old October 31st, 2020, 05:48 PM   #6
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I have acquired my VR back! She was delivered to me at 3 am yesterday...for a measly 6400...pretty much the same since we parted ways, only a few things to tidy up before we turn it up.
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awesome! congrats man! :) saw your other post about getting #6 back :) I still have #2 sitting on my shelf, haven't drilled and tapped it for installation yet :P
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Thats great! 👍👍
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Awesome ! Glad you got it back. Now you can show more and give us updates... How's she looking nowadays? Picture/s?
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Awesome ! Glad you got it back. Now you can show more and give us updates... How's she looking nowadays? Picture/s?
Not much changed on it but he did lose my heated leather Mercedes seats...it had a built up car IRS..now a stock car irs is in its place. I think im going to blow it apart so I can go through it.
Im really fighting the urge to do some radical drive train...I love the idea of an automatic 6 or 8 mid engine...
Share some ideas with me...
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A mid-V8 a front wheel drive setup mounted in the rear seems like a hot setup. A looong time ago I fit the 455 Olds Toranado drivetrain in the back of a 66 Corvair. With a project too many, a house needing work and long hours at a demanding job, I sold it without getting it actually running. But it would have been fun.
A V8 in your great looking bug will be really cool!
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Being a Toyota nut, I've been looking into MR2 Spyder back halves to adapt to one I have out back... I Have also considered oddities similar to the "Das Speedster" as well, except with a different maker 4 cylinder inline mid as well... I like the old 2TC Toyota engines due to their Hemi design... STRONG engines. I had a '79 Corolla with a 2TC in it and it would SCREAM for a 4 door mini car... Just have to work out the Transmission situation to fit it comfortably as a mid engine application, but it would work as a front engine as well, in tribute to the "Das Speedster" design. It'd have to be a full frame design situation.
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I have a 914 side shift IRS 5 speed sitting here...
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Ooh, that sounds like a good start.
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Being a Toyota nut, I've been looking into MR2 Spyder back halves to adapt to one I have out back... I Have also considered oddities similar to the "Das Speedster" as well, except with a different maker 4 cylinder inline mid as well... I like the old 2TC Toyota engines due to their Hemi design... STRONG engines. I had a '79 Corolla with a 2TC in it and it would SCREAM for a 4 door mini car... Just have to work out the Transmission situation to fit it comfortably as a mid engine application, but it would work as a front engine as well, in tribute to the "Das Speedster" design. It'd have to be a full frame design situation.
Back when I sold it, I cut out to make room for a 2.5 subbie and decided that I found a way to me the subbie auto trans to work in a mid engine configuration while shortening it 7 inches...I may go back down that path...
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There are front wheel drive only Subaru configurations out there. I think their older models, though. Maybe a trans shop can remove the rear drive, like they do with the manuals.

We just sold our bought new 02 dodge caravan. I always thought that the V6 engine and trans would be a cool swap. It ran great, gave few problems and move the van with ease. I actually thought to be the odd ball out there and put one in a fiero.
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Its always been my belief that in the area of car tinkering, odd ball is always a good thing!
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At a stop at our local market four people came over to check out the Single Cab. A young woman had parked her 80s Vanagon nearby and is planning on swapping in an Audi engine. An engine adapter is being fabricated and shes going to be doing the work herself. Two guys had VW bugs at home and the third used to drive a 64 bus. Its fun meeting like this. We hung out for about a half hour. This is the first time Ive heard about an Audi swap with a VW tranny.
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So seldom that you can get back an old build that it sort of in Unicorn land. Congratulations !
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I didn't know you had sold it. I never saw how the steering was set up on yours. I have over 50,000 miles on my "Flipped style beam" now and still doing great.

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I did but I bought it back not too long ago after finding it!
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Any updates or new pics?

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