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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:40 pm    Post subject: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

Back in the early 70's there was a company located in Conn (I don't
remember the town). The company went under the name of VTW. They were at that time producing a VINTAGE STYLE 1927 Ford TRACK ROADSTER much like the Track cars of the 1940
This kit utilized a VW CHASSIS and power plant..

A while back there was one for sale on "The SAMBA" but it is long gone with no way of contacting the seller...

I'm seeking literature or information that anyone might have on this company.

I would also be interested in locating (with the intent to purchase) one of these kits in project status or complete....

Before I get a bunch of responses it is not any of the following
Maxi-Taxi
V-Rod
VolksRod

Any information that could be provided would be greatly appreciated...

Rags................
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

around 1985 a company called Averys in washington made a track t. it was on the cover of vw trends and hot vw's. that is the only one i know about.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2006 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With a little luck maybe somebody has the magazine and could scan the photo... I know that the manufacturer the Im referring to was operating in the Mid 70's.... I made a trip to their manufacturing site to see first hand the first car built.... WHO KNOWS.. maybe the idea failed and there was only a couple of these made.... If I could ever figure out how to put a photo on this message board... I have pictures of similar street rods built in the same style....

Thanks for the help....

Rich.........
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this from a google.com search:

http://www.replicar.ca/show_all_kitcars.php

there are a few VW based kits listed. if none make Track T's, they may know who does...

Good luck.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:46 am    Post subject: Photo Links to VWT Picture Reply with quote

Photo Link to a picture of a VWT Track Roadster.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=243283

or

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/otrr/detail?.dir=e95c&.dnm=eb98.jpg&.src=ph

Hope these links work....
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:11 am    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

Thread back from the dead!! I just picked up this Ave-T. I have done a lot of engine swaps and am leaning to an Audi V-6 auto or a EJ22 with a FWD trans out of a Legacy driving the rear wheels.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:57 am    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

Now that thing is cool. Looks like a Prowler or something Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:14 am    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

Oh god damn it... Speedway Motors sells the Track-T bodies for their chassis' for not a lot of money. Now I'm going to have to go buy one and build a VW version..... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

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Oh god damn it... Speedway Motors sells the Track-T bodies for their chassis' for not a lot of money. Now I'm going to have to go buy one and build a VW version..... Laughing

Speedway also sells the kits to mount a Ford style transverse leaf spring front suspension. I've looked at that several times. I think body style wise I would go with an older style T body, cut down 32 grill shell, and from one of the T restoration shops the kit for a wood T bed over a type 3 motor. Size wise it looks like a T body is a pretty close fit for a Bug frame, though the controls would have to be moved back (like on my Mini-T.)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:04 am    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

Bashr52 wrote:
Now that thing is cool. Looks like a Prowler or something Laughing


Bite your tongue.....Way nicer than a Prowler..(I hate those things Laughing )
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

Prowlers only came with a V6 and an automatic transmission! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:20 am    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

JiI wrote:
Prowlers only came with a V6 and an automatic transmission! Rolling Eyes
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EXACTLY and those goofy freaking front "bumpers" Sick There are quite a few cars that they missed it on.....The Prowler, SSR, 2000-2005 T-bird, I better stop - I just ate breakfast.....
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:25 am    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

At least it's not a Pontiac Aztek!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:08 am    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

I have drifted away from vw engines in the last two builds but after some soul searching this car deserves to have traditional power! The car came with all the original paperwork and brochures from Ave-T along with photos of the original owner dressed as Santa delivering presents at Christmas in the car. I am going with a 1776cc The car is down to the frame right now and I am reupholstering it in a dark camel tan. New instruments, carpet and a full cut and buff. Kept the wire wheels but went big tires rear little front.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:17 am    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:35 am    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

Did not like the whole 80's paint everything the same color so a lot more chrome when it goes back together. Windshield posts out for chrome, new chrome King Bee headlights and fabbed up these covers for the rear control arms attachment points out of a leftover air cleaner top.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

Bonanzace: kool car, and good call on leaving it aircooled. You can always ad a turbo or other power upgrades.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

Got the interior back this weekend. Another month and it will be done.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Seeking Kit Car Info VWT 27 T Track Roadster Reply with quote

Very cool and envious.....Just was reading this months Hot Rod and there was an article about Tom Medley and a pic of him with his Volks Rod....
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"John's car" 64 VW woodie - The first ever
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