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Old October 12th, 2015, 02:12 PM   #51
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OH, and I sold this roller (no engine) titled bug for $300. Had a fair sized ding in the passenger door and the driver side door window was in the back seat.
Duh! Illinois sucks! That car would get 3k out here. I couldn't chop that one up, it's too nice.
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Old October 12th, 2015, 05:07 PM   #52
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There's a FREE 1966 in colorado I would kill for... Seriously you guys out west get are so lucky.. Your "shitty" cars are midwest gold.

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/d...262949426.html
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/h...238713591.html

I have the 1966's body and chassis seperated.. I got a guy buying the chassis from me for 600 after the title arrives... issue is the state of MN keeps on holding it up and taxing me.. Total cost for registration of a pan is up to 108 now!

The body's rough. I already cut out of the luggage tray and it needs a firewall which I have and the parts were it bolts to the front pan with... If somebody wants it let me know.. otherwise I'm gonna turn it into a camper A twin sized bed will actually fit in it! I would love to get my hands on a fiberglass kit car I could turn into a daily driver here.
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Old October 13th, 2015, 11:13 PM   #53
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There is a build thread on here somewhere of an all wheel drive beetle being built in Holland I believe using all wheel drive Vanagon parts.
I remember that one - pretty badass! Most of the cage/frame and suspension was completed if I remember right. I will go look for it
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Old October 13th, 2015, 11:20 PM   #54
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Found it. De Konjel is the project name being built by Dutch VeeRod.
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Old October 14th, 2015, 01:22 AM   #55
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Found it. De Konjel is the project name being built by Dutch VeeRod.
Taking a look at it now. Good ideas! I could go syncro but they are pretty scarce around here. Totally forgot I made comments on that thread.
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Old October 26th, 2015, 12:31 PM   #56
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Found it. De Konjel is the project name being built by Dutch VeeRod.
D3: Didn't realize where you live! My wife and I were there twice this year! Went to Bisbee to the breakfast club (Ohh, biscuits!) and to get some coffee! (Vixen's art studio is wicked too!!!) Been to soronita and Patagonia for food and the hummingbirds! Beautiful area!!!!!!
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Old November 20th, 2015, 11:23 AM   #57
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Been designing the chassis and suspension. A stock VW has a drum to drum measurement of 55-56". With my design, the tires are so narrow and tall, I can pull the wheels out about 2" on each side. I just ordered the rear hub supports so I can design the geometry off of them.
As far as the pan goes, there will be very little left stock. I'll be using stock pans but they will be pulled back on the "tunnel" about 10" as it looks like that is how much the body is shortened. I have to contact George yet. He should come over to this site!
Going to lower the seats a few inches and probably move them back a bit since the body is pulled back a good amount. The chassis is going to be lowered a good bit but the drivetrain is going to be crazy!
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Old November 21st, 2015, 12:42 PM   #58
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Did some math. Drum to drum at 57.5" Should work even better. It isn't much but the suspension geometry seems to be in my favor.
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Old November 23rd, 2015, 11:05 PM   #59
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Been trying to get registered on KCW but haven't heard from them. Could you give me George's e-mail? Thanks!
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Old December 7th, 2015, 12:08 PM   #60
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Went back to 55" as I would be able to use the same design on other vehicles.
I need to get a junkyard rear diff from a Subie so I can mock stuff up. It's going to be tight but the inner brake rotors should clear under the hood. Working on the a-arms but need to make sure they clear some of the inner fender and hood. Not sure how to hook up the springs/ shocks yet but I'm getting there.
Got the rear hubs figured out. It's a-arm all the way around. I'll have to figure out the radiator placement too; probably behind the seats in the shelf area. May have to run some unique ducting to it too.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 01:05 PM   #61
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"It's going to be tight but the inner brake rotors should clear under the hood."

Now there's a sentence you don't see often.

Glad to hear you're coming along on your ride.

I got the Wankel started an hour ago...again. The carb still hasn't fixed itself. So looks like I need to pull it off and check it out, as sumptin' ain't right...sigh.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 05:46 PM   #62
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I love rotary engines but damn those things are LOUD!

The AWD volksrod is all in the design stage. I have a lot of other things to finish first. I need to sell SOOOO much stuff. Thinking about moving too. Guess I'll have to change JiI to something else since it stands for Jeff in Illinois. I'd love it to be JitVI; Jeff in the Virgin Islands.
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"I love rotary engines but damn those things are LOUD!"

Back in the seventies, a guy running in RURA (Roads Unlimited Racing Assoc.) out here had a Mazda rotary in his buggy. At the races at night, you could hear him coming around the corners, he about drowned out everyone else. When he hit the jumps you could see the bright red glow of the pipes as he flew by.

The RE-5 is actually pretty quiet. It's a single rotor with a split exhaust manifold and dual pipes. At the front of each pipe is an air intake to keep the heat down.
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Old December 7th, 2015, 09:43 PM   #64
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An air intake for cooling the exhaust? Never heard of that before.

I Think I'll stick with the Subie though.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 07:21 AM   #65
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The AWD volksrod is all in the design stage. I have a lot of other things to finish first. I need to sell SOOOO much stuff. Thinking about moving too. Guess I'll have to change JiI to something else since it stands for Jeff in Illinois. I'd love it to be JitVI; Jeff in the Virgin Islands.
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There are certainly TONS of old broken down cars throughout St Thomas to work with. As we were driving across the island, my kid said St Thomas looked like a mash-up of Detroit and West Virginia. Its kinda like that throughout the caribbean actually. Since there are no junkyards to scrap them or recycle cars, or it's ungodly expensive to do so, they park em where they die and leave em to rot. We saw tons of old Japanese cars discarded all over the place. At least in Cuba they do whatever possible to keep a car running.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 10:23 PM   #66
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The bad part is is that the area is FREAKIN' expensive and setting up a shop down there would not be the easiest thing.
Maybe just a winter getaway home. (yeah, anyone got half a mil to give me?)
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Arizona.....just saying!
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Old December 9th, 2015, 03:36 PM   #68
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Yeah, but the health insurance is A LOT higher out your way. I'll check out those colleges you mentioned and see what happens.
Have been looking at houses out there. Not really found much in our taste. I've noticed a lot of homes have a main house and an extra "side" house. Have no need for that. Don't need a horse pen either. I'd just convert it to a shop. I'd like a place to start building sculptures again. Maybe we'll just find some land and build something cool...
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Maybe we'll just find some land and build something cool...
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Geodesic dome?
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Lets see ? Something like these ?
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Whoa! The third one just rocks!
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Never met you Jeff - but I can picture you tripping out the door and falling down the front lawn of any one of those!

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Hey jeff. Is it done yet.
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Old December 17th, 2015, 07:58 PM   #74
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What's the rush, it's the journey! The planning, the changes in the plans, the scrapped knuckles, welding burns and stitches. Anyway, on January 20th, I continue on into my 44th year with the Single Cab.
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