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PostPosted: Yesterday 9:19 pm    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

And here is the ass-end , lots of reinforcement . Looks like a truck now except its not squared off. Home made taillights using some early 60's FOMOCO turnsignal beauty ring, plastic "bullet" marker lenses and custom receiver mounted to the support post that provides strength and rigidity. There was no way to mount stock lights, and I did not have to hack the factory opening ( that sounds bad...). Anyway it now runs and drives, I'll have a video ready by tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Yesterday 9:12 pm    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

Here is the graft from the panel to the needed area on "Gigantor". Turned out well.
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PostPosted: Yesterday 12:50 am    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:06 am    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

If I come across a Hawk loader I may have to take my 66 bug in a different direction.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:02 am    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

Yikes! That thing can move! When I worked in the ski industry we had Bombardier Muskegs for summer mountain/off-road work. I think they topped out at around 12 mph.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:45 am    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

Painted sidewalls. I did that on my bike when I was 12.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:19 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.
These sidewalls are complete with DOT and other markings. Anyone ever see that on “Portawalls”? Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

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zabo wrote:
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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

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!


Wow, super cool!!
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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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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 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 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

At a local cars & coffee.
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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 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

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
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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: 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 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 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 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: Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: VW abortions, homemade bastards, post em..... Reply with quote

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