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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 12:42 pm    Post subject: Smisek Stark (NEW Kit!) Reply with quote

Built in Oregon by Brandon Smisek on A FULL LENGTH VW PAN, this new car has some nice lines. Cool From reading the posts, it's not available yet, but will be soon. Very Happy

Here is a link to the build on the FB page: https://www.facebook.com/smisekstark

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From a 1/4 "foam idea":

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to a 3d model:

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to foam:

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to clay:

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and a mold:

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There is even a video of it from a few days ago:

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Brandon has some serious skills. Smile


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to keep an eye on this project, this looks practical for daily use!
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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool...
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking kit....THe only thing I don't like about it is the way you have to get in and out.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that side window looks small and the back window doesn't look to easy either. LOL Tom
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SiggyManx#33 wrote:
Great looking kit....THe only thing I don't like about it is the way you have to get in and out.


I believe the plan is for the doors to be functional. Wink

Here is an artist rendering of different set ups the builder just posted today:

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, he doesn't look 5'2 like whoever must have designed a lot of the kits back in the day Rolling Eyes , Is it on a full length pan?
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

donbarnes wrote:
Well, he doesn't look 5'2 like whoever must have designed a lot of the kits back in the day Rolling Eyes , Is it on a full length pan?


Here is the response from the FB page:

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I just thought the baja bug could use a fresh look. It fits a stock type 1 pan so no worries.
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to produce a kit car body for the stock vw type 1 pan as an alternative to the meyers manx or the baja bug.


And you are right, the builder doesn't look 5'2" and it looks roomy inside:

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like this, if the doors work. One glaring thing I see missing is provisions for windshield wipers. It's got a roof, it needs working wipers for all season fun in the Pacific Northwest. 'Cause guess what -- it really does rain a lot of days of the year up here. Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like an interesting option...

I see a VW engine fitted to the car and looks like a two seater roadster configuration, but do you know if it is based on a shortened VW type 1 platform or it needs a custom built chassis?
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guz Motorsports wrote:
Looks like an interesting option...

I see a VW engine fitted to the car and looks like a two seater roadster configuration, but do you know if it is based on a shortened VW type 1 platform or it needs a custom built chassis?

From what I can tell based on fb info, looks like a full length pan.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guz Motorsports wrote:
Looks like an interesting option...

I see a VW engine fitted to the car and looks like a two seater roadster configuration, but do you know if it is based on a shortened VW type 1 platform or it needs a custom built chassis?


I edited the first post, to reflect that yes, it is built on a full length VW pan. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a shot of the rear seat/storage area:

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spoke with him a few years ago about maybe producing his kits, but hadn't heard anything about it until now. It looks like he's doing a good job. Hopfully its a popular kit.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is cool. How ever it does kinda look like a scaled down Honda Ridgeline.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The body has some decent lines to it & could do well - target price will be key...

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it custom glass? or is it out of something?
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shoyrtt wrote:
Guz Motorsports wrote:
Looks like an interesting option...

I see a VW engine fitted to the car and looks like a two seater roadster configuration, but do you know if it is based on a shortened VW type 1 platform or it needs a custom built chassis?


I edited the first post, to reflect that yes, it is built on a full length VW pan. Wink


Thanks for the answer ElijahTurtler and the first post edit Shoyrtt!!

Can't miss it now and I guess I need glasses bacause I didn't see it the first time.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheel closeouts under construction:

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