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Sepi
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:38 pm    Post subject: KART - another type of VW Reply with quote

After having a vintage -52 and sleeper -59 bugs, I wanted to do something not so usual. Here in Finland it's quite a challenge to get a license for your own modifications, but after convinced the Trafic Safety Department I found a rotten Superbeetle with original technics.
I wanted to get to my KART as good handling as possible, so front struts from Kerscher and rear IRS with MBT coil over suspension + lots of German goodies for brakes and steering. This SB is originally a -74, but I swapped rack&pinion steering from-76. I had to keep from the original SB max 49% and this is now 44% - so let's hope no big engine damages will happen (-14%!)
And I have to keep the engine also as original as possible, so no dual webers at a moment.
So even we have lot of of rules and regulations, I surprized many "not possible in Finland" -sayers and now I have a street legal great handling and really fun vehicle. Recycling and giving another life to this old SB. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: KART - another type of VW Reply with quote

Bravo! Looks like a bucket load of fun!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:02 pm    Post subject: Re: KART - another type of VW Reply with quote

Wow, that is amazing and well done. Post more build pictures!

So cool
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: KART - another type of VW Reply with quote

Amazing- oversized gokart and 2 seats.Man you have some serious out of the box thinking with that car.Check out the seat belts.Credit to you.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:46 am    Post subject: Re: KART - another type of VW Reply with quote

That is a very unique car! Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: KART - another type of VW Reply with quote

This is really freaking cool.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:36 am    Post subject: Re: KART - another type of VW Reply with quote

I cant lie, I want to copy this Laughing
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