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drs1023
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:20 pm    Post subject: What is this thing? Reply with quote

What is this kit car? Looks like a lot of work, but it might be fun to build and it's pretty unusual. I need to see if there are parts available anywhere.
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This is a CL special in Georgia.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a close relative of the Amante GT

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=567828&start=0
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is an amante GT
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check Atlanta CL for description. Type in VW Rome. Worth his price?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends what the paint is hiding. Nothing like spraying everything including the steering wheel. Lazy ass....
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Letterman7 wrote:
Depends what the paint is hiding. Nothing like spraying everything including the steering wheel. Lazy ass....
d'oh! X2.
Not sure what the glass comes from so not sure how hard it is to come by. If the glass is easy to get it might be worth it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a complete manufacturers brochure on this site.

http://www.forgottenfiberglass.com/1/the-1969-gazelle-amante-gt-hebina-plastics-voegele-industries/


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always wanted to make a Tera-Soar clone from one of these. At that price it would be a no-brainer.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would already be sitting in my driveway if it wasn't so far away. Good thing I didn't see that before the holiday weekend.

It's even in the version I like best with full windows and the recessed scoops though I'd probably shave the spoiler.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John, you'd put everything in your driveway! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windshield & back glass come from an AMC vehicle; a Marlin, IIRC. I don't recall the provider of side window glass.

I'd bet that this is same car... http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1511067

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just acquired this little Amante GT. Looking forward to bringing it back. It's an easier project that the 73 Bay Window I traded for it, so I'm stoked!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would love to see what you do with it! Keep us posted! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

monkbonk wrote:
I've just acquired this little Amante GT. Looking forward to bringing it back. It's an easier project that the 73 Bay Window I traded for it, so I'm stoked!


I was working on it, just couldn't make it work. Even had a frined from Rome trying to help me with a pick up/ storage for a couple weeks.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I ever decide to sell it, it will reappear in the classifieds here first. I'm going to keep it with theSamba if at all possible. You can have first dibs on it should I lose interest.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

monkbonk wrote:
If I ever decide to sell it, it will reappear in the classifieds here first. I'm going to keep it with theSamba if at all possible. You can have first dibs on it should I lose interest.


kewl! Thanks! I rarely have good timing when it comes to these things.
Last time I was actually pull the trigger on a quick deal was when I got my FireAero
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