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  Topic: Installing suicide doors in a Berry Mini T4
neisman

Replies: 19
Views: 4401

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:33 am   Subject: Re: Installing suicide doors in a Berry Mini T4

I have restored 3 FG bodies personally and help correct problems on many others Dale

Thanks Dale,
I will look into Volksrods and street rods as well as here.

Let's get the knee question out ...
  Topic: Installing suicide doors in a Berry Mini T4
neisman

Replies: 19
Views: 4401

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:14 am   Subject: Re: Installing suicide doors in a Berry Mini T4
Thanks Finster.
However that is not the fix that you might think it is. My Dr. has advised me to put up with the bad knees as long as I can, because the replacements are not 100%.
Now, about those ...
  Topic: Installing suicide doors in a Berry Mini T4
neisman

Replies: 19
Views: 4401

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:42 am   Subject: Re: Installing suicide doors in a Berry Mini T4
I am considering buying a Mini T, but will need doors.
Has anybody here actually cut doors in one?
If so, I would love to hear about it.
Because my wife and both have bad knees, we must have doors. ...
  Topic: Light weight car
neisman

Replies: 45
Views: 1377

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:26 am   Subject: Re: Light weight car
Has anyone addressed driving technique?
The trans cooler on the Eurovans is not able to shed the heat effectively.
A better equipped tow vehicle is in order.
bnc
I popped back in and will try to ...
  Topic: Light weight car
neisman

Replies: 45
Views: 1377

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:26 pm   Subject: Re: Light weight car
Thank you everybody. I think I got everything that I am going to get out of this thread.
I am going to digest the information and move on.

Regards to all, Karl
  Topic: Light weight car
neisman

Replies: 45
Views: 1377

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:24 pm   Subject: Re: Light weight car
Toad doesn't denote a specific task that the vehicle is to be used for.

bnc

OK, as you wish.
  Topic: Light weight car
neisman

Replies: 45
Views: 1377

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:43 pm   Subject: Re: Light weight car


Please describe your intended use...

bryan
Drive it when the motor home is parked.. That is the job of a toad.
  Topic: Light weight car
neisman

Replies: 45
Views: 1377

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:53 pm   Subject: Re: Light weight car
I see nothing but failure written all over this one.

I appreciate your opinion.
  Topic: Light weight car
neisman

Replies: 45
Views: 1377

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:52 pm   Subject: Re: Light weight car
With the features you need only a couple ideas come to mind.

1. Chevy Sprint.

2. ld Datsun 1200 sedan

3. Japanese micro car.

Or a fiberglass T-bucket. I can make doors and install every ...
  Topic: Light weight car
neisman

Replies: 45
Views: 1377

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:43 pm   Subject: Re: Light weight car
If you put a Subaru engine in a buggy
Thanks Tom,
Yes, high on my list is Subaru power.
  Topic: Light weight car
neisman

Replies: 45
Views: 1377

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:40 pm   Subject: Re: Light weight car
For light weight with the opportunity for weather protection and easy entry, try to find a Manx Resorter or one of the copies.
Thanks Andy,
Because we live in PA and travel to warmer climates. My w ...
  Topic: Light weight car
neisman

Replies: 45
Views: 1377

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:37 pm   Subject: Re: Light weight car
Yeah, when I built my Bradley Gt

Doors are not easy on a Bradley.
  Topic: Light weight car
neisman

Replies: 45
Views: 1377

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:34 pm   Subject: Re: Light weight car
1953 VW (or pinto 4 cyl) based MGTD kit car.

Have you thought of adding a transmission cooler to the Winnie?

MG, great idea. I am researching them now. Mercedes also would probably work, but t ...
  Topic: Light weight car
neisman

Replies: 45
Views: 1377

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:08 am   Subject: Re: Light weight car
https://www.smartusa.com/resources/img/cars/electric/coupe/eq-nav-passion.png

Dale
Thanks Dale, I appreciate your thought.
I have looked into them, but with weights between 1775 lbs. and 2403 lbs ...
  Topic: Light weight car
neisman

Replies: 45
Views: 1377

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:01 am   Subject: Re: Light weight car


As the Winnie has a Max Tow Rating of 2k Lbs., I'd go with one of these...

http://topclassiccarsforsale.com/honda/491747-1993-honda-acty-van-street-g-limited-edition-cold-ac-low-mileage.html
...
  Topic: Light weight car
neisman

Replies: 45
Views: 1377

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:57 am   Subject: Re: Light weight car

As the Winnie has a Max Tow Rating of 2k Lbs., I'd go with one of these...

bnc

Thanks for your response.
Yes, that is the rated towing capacity, but in the real world that does not work out. ...
  Topic: Light weight car
neisman

Replies: 45
Views: 1377

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:49 am   Subject: Light weight car
I have a Winnebago 21B which is a 21' motor home built using a 2002 Eurovan cab, engine and transmission. I need a toad (Tow behind car).
However the transmission is very sensitive to weight and the ...
  Topic: Custom trunk hinges?
neisman

Replies: 6
Views: 385

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:59 pm   Subject: Re: Custom trunk hinges?
Flipping a switch raises the car Wink

The trunk still need to open further. If I cut them out of 1/4" thick steel I can make the part the tucks into the dash thinner and back further. This ...
  Topic: Full body fiberglass
neisman

Replies: 21
Views: 9811

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:07 pm   Subject: Re: Full body fiberglass
I Just grabbed the full production molds from Funcup USA.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1610054.jpg




Did this ever happen?
  Topic: What did you do to your Bug Today?
neisman

Replies: 7225
Views: 840510

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:46 pm   Subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today?
Pushed my 69 into a shed till I can find a body shop that will fix the horrible job done by a local shop.
 
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