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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Hmmm.....not sure what to think of this one Reply with quote

Nobody mentioned the name of this kit. It's a Vandetta. The back sedan delivery part anyway. The nose was not part of the kit. But I am sure I have seen that too. Part of a Baja kit. I will search through my old VW magazines. It was advertised for years.

Here is the scoop on the Vandetta. Always liked them myself.


http://fiberclassics.org/vandetta/

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Hmmm.....not sure what to think of this one Reply with quote

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Nobody mentioned the name of this kit. It's a Vandetta. The back sedan delivery part anyway. The nose was not part of the kit. But I am sure I have seen that too. Part of a Baja kit. I will search through my old VW magazines. It was advertised for years.

Here is the scoop on the Vandetta. Always liked them myself.


http://fiberclassics.org/vandetta/

Mike T


Hey thanks for the info on this kit!
That red one in the linked page looks phenomenal, maybe I should consider this a little more.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Hmmm.....not sure what to think of this one Reply with quote

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vwracerdave wrote:
That could actually look pretty cool if it were finished and painted another color. A different set of wheels would completely change the image. Then redo the interior to a simple single color. If it runs and drives it might be a worthwhile deal if you can get it for under $2500


I might actually look into it, it's definitely unique.
I asked in another thread about using my bonus check on a couple of other bugs that got shot down real fast on here... now it may come down to between this and this Corrado (always wanted one of those):

https://littlerock.craigslist.org/cto/d/volkswagen-corrado-vr6-28/6418472179.html


If it's between this and a Corrado, pick this. The Corrado had to be one of the biggest pieces of shit on the planet. IF you want a car that is expensive to fix, wait for parts and have your car sit in the shop for weeks on end, the Corrado is the car for you. I worked on half a dozen of them at an import shop I worked at, and there was a revolving door of them the entire time. One changed hands 5 times in 2 years because owners got tired of fixing it.

The guy selling the car is basically telling you it's a piece of shit and he's tired of fixing it.

brad


Yet all around the inernet are stories of previous Corrado owners regretting having sold theirs and wanting to buy another, and Corrados in good running condition commanding $15,000+ prices. I'm not saying they don't have problems, everyone knows they do, but if that one I linked's gremlins are electrical related (like the power sunroof for example) and unrelated to its drivability then it's a good deal. Call me naive if you want but I'm sure glad that I haven't developed this completely cynical attitude where I automatically think some seller is secretly saying this car's a POS just because they decided to post it for sale on CL. Same thing happened when I posted a bug for $800 that just needed a new generator and wiring harness- immediate response on here was "seller's hiding shit, it needs thousands worth of work done, it's only worth $400 etc.." WTF??? But yet, a 73 love bug for $800 that needs a TON of body/ structural work--work that most of us would probably have to farm out--and no motor, is worth it all day long?? Give me a break.


Your call, but in the add he says it needs a bunch more work, no secret about it. If you like spending hours of your free time tracing electrical problems and trying to find good parts then have at it. Just remember, these cars all suffered from similar problems so finding good used parts to fix those problems will be fun. You think figuring out autostick problems is fun, wait till you dig into a Corrado's electrical dungeon.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Hmmm.....not sure what to think of this one Reply with quote

It was Creative Car Craft that offered a Mercedes style hood. Not sure if the black one is has of those though. Can't see enough detail in the ad to be certain.

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I don't think the Vandetta kit needs this hood.

Glad I could help.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Hmmm.....not sure what to think of this one Reply with quote

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It was Creative Car Craft that offered a Mercedes style hood. Not sure if the black one is has of those though. Can't see enough detail in the ad to be certain.

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I don't think the Vandetta kit needs this hood.

Glad I could help.

Mike T


At least you know the glass work will be first class. CCC has always stood for quality fiberglass.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: Hmmm.....not sure what to think of this one Reply with quote

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At least you know the glass work will be first class. CCC has always stood for quality fiberglass.

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I hope it's better than their spelling! Very Happy

"A variety of top quality, custom, Volkswagon parts... " Rolling Eyes

Maybe they were just making sure they didn't bring the VW corporate lawyers down on their asses! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Hmmm.....not sure what to think of this one Reply with quote

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"A variety of top quality, custom, Volkswagon parts... " Rolling Eyes


Yeah that's incorrect--

it's "VOLTSWAGON".
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: Hmmm.....not sure what to think of this one Reply with quote

That's right up there with the complete down to part numbers and machining instructions Mercedes Benz supplied my friends father for swapping a small block chevy V8 into a 1959 190SL. He chose a 327 fuelie out of a 62 vette. That was done in 1965. Some things just shouldn't be.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Hmmm.....not sure what to think of this one Reply with quote

Dale M. wrote:
Not saying I really like it, but somebody did a lot of work on it, looks well done....

Dale


I agree, You don't have to particularly like something to appreciate the work that has been put into it.
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