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Old May 24th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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Re:: Anyone ever run one on the street   

I know the chassis is mainly used for drag racing. I was wondering if anyone has experience in running one on the street as a weekend driver or a quick jaunt to the store or to shows a couple hours away. I am debating building one after the econo is done and was starting to do some research on what i would want to build.

http://www.ronlummusracing.com/chassisrollcage.html
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Old May 24th, 2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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Got the Buggy finished ?
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Old May 25th, 2012, 02:43 AM   #3
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Nope but thats hers. lol. I know thinking to far ahead again. lol
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Usually the fullframe street car in the magazines are full show. I'm sure you could build a more practical version. Especialy if you stick with all VW suspension. Just gotta climb over some door bars and deal with the echo of pebbles bouncing off all the metal work.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 05:58 AM   #5
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I've heard of it done but for an SCCA car that was also a light daily driver. I'm not sure about flex/ stiffness and how the chassis would hold up to daily road stresses vs. straight line acceleration/ braking. Would be cool though! I've seen their work up close. DAMN!
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Old May 25th, 2012, 10:32 AM   #6
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Check out pics of Tim Scheller's turbo bug. Are you set on buying a new chassis or a used one? There's a lot more cost building one of these the starting with a clean chassis and adding one of RLR's full cages.

If your not going to be installing a 400+hp engine/trans package, i would reccomend the stock pan/roll cage package.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 03:30 PM   #7
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Just needs to be drivable with about 250 or a little more hp. I like the full tube chassis capabilities if things change for the intended use of rd or strictly track use. I have been on the lookout for a good chassis when i have money available but the deals come along after the money is alloted for other things. I always wanted to run with the big boys.
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I would say, ask on the STF drag race forum.

A mild steel pan car, would be easier, less expensive, and reliable.
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Do a super street pan. Raise the front and rear suspensions and make it look like a chassis car.
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