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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:53 pm    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

"the party barge" perfect for people transport at shows. 65 bus chassis, I had heard that is was a parts transporter at a VW warehouse.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:38 am    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:44 pm    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

when they developed the pancake engine why did vw never put it in the old type 2s and increase the practicality?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

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when they developed the pancake engine why did vw never put it in the old type 2s and increase the practicality?


I guess the trade off would have been a much smaller treasure chest on single cabs. I love that mine is so tall and cavernous.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:01 am    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

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Some people think they stopped making beetles after 1957. Some people think they stopped making buses in March 55, or August 58, or August 63, or July 67.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

Needs another window in the middle

And a rear door?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:33 am    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

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Some people think they stopped making beetles after 1957. Some people think they stopped making buses in March 55, or August 58, or August 63, or July 67.
Some think that if your beetle has a padded dash, it's an engine donor. Some think that if it has push button door handles, it's a boat anchor.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:19 am    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

That tank Thing is amazing and I need it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

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Ironically, we recently started working on our '74 Thing and talked about how cool it would be to do something like this hahaha. I think replacing a few boots, brake shoes, and battery will be less consuming...haha
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:18 am    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

I think very little besides the tin is VW on that Thing. I've been looking at the pictures to see if i can figure out if its a Bombardier or something under there, but it doesn't look like any of their vehicles I've ever encountered. The side by side engine/driver layout reminds me of an Aebi tractor, but as far as I know none of their vehicles of this size are tracked. The Jeep engine and the fact that it's in France makes me wonder if it's some sort of WWII vehicle. That's a Hurricane engine that was made after the war (early 50s and on I think) but they could have replaced an old Go-devil engine if it is WWII vintage. Except for the temp those look like WWII era gauges too. Or it might be scratch built.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

It is a Kübel chassis on a Hawk-Loader.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

Thank You!

It was driving me crazy. I didn't consider it could be a self propelled missile system. I was trying to figure out if it was a heavily modified Studebaker Weasel or something.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

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Thank You!

It was driving me crazy. I didn't consider it could be a self propelled missile system. I was trying to figure out if it was a heavily modified Studebaker Weasel or something.


couple cool videos of it

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and some build pics on @speedfactorycustoms instagram
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:40 pm    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

zabo wrote:
FarmerBill wrote:
Thank You!

It was driving me crazy. I didn't consider it could be a self propelled missile system. I was trying to figure out if it was a heavily modified Studebaker Weasel or something.


couple cool videos of it

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwIRdLLIEZ1/

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv9vz-boIl7/

and some build pics on @speedfactorycustoms instagram


So fantastically cool. What a machine!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:16 pm    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

^^^ Where does one find white wall mud tires?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:27 pm    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

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^^^ Where does one find white wall mud tires?

Portawalls.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

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^^^ Where does one find white wall mud tires?

Portawalls.


With big logos? Only seen smooth ones so far.
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