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yankee1919
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Empi Sportster Roll Call Reply with quote

I wanted to know how many Sportsters are on the road(a) working on it(b)
under a tree or in the mud(c)
Please supply some pics any info.

As for my self Sporty is a daily driver, ok she needs a little tlc and oil. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey... Did you read the forum title? "Fiberglass" Buggy/Kit Car... ?
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(Just teasin...) Come on, any sportster owners out there?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the plans for one.
Planning on getting the pieces cut and bent.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This genuine original has been for sale for months.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=903743
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think sporties have gone out fishing! I know they are around, I have to wait to see.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tony,

Just for your record keeping, there is this very nice one built and owned by the original guy up here in Spokane. It has a 36hp motor and was done along time ago.

He owned a VW shop here for well over 30 years. I would like to get it but as of now it is not for sale Wink

Taken next to my buggy in 09 at VW event.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:00 pm    Post subject: empi Reply with quote

got this off a fellow club member,assembled in the early 60's
bus trans,30 hp motor running and knocking...lol
got it to cruise on the frozen lakes this winter/trails the rest of the yr ,not to forget.......teach the daughter to drive


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after 7 days....pretty much every seal/fluid/40 ho now/boots/brakes/seats.......most from left over parts
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next bigger tires,have the rims and let loose!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this EMPI Sportster about 2 weeks ago in Lee Vining, CA

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks very cool. I really like that "groovy" color scheme.
Lets keep it coming.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a yellow Sportster that's sitting in my garage, patiently waiting for some tlc. Once I'm done with a couple of other projects, the buggy will get my full attention. Some photos of it are in the gallery.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is one in Belton, Texas owned by Paul Smith. It is blue and has a matching trailer that was built using the same lines as the Sportster.

It is up for sale. $3,000 for both.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The brown and white one looks like Scott Drolet's from the Manx Club. Clean looking EMPI.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found this for sale. Its a few hours away, is this a fair price?

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/ctd/2007831299.html
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:23 pm    Post subject: Empi Sportster 4 seater Reply with quote

I own the first 4 seat Sportster made. My vin # is 004. Its the 4th Sportster made and the 1st full pan Sportster. Its very unique being the first. My Sportster also has a Patent pending tag. My Sportster was made at Empi of Riverside by Dean Lowery and Lee Leighton. Its original paint. My kids learned to drive in this Sportster. I took it to Buses by the bridge many years ago and gave many rides at The Lake . I really like my Sportster
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a follow up, any one working on some more pics?
It would be fun to have a holiday theme pics.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:41 pm    Post subject: EMPI Sportster ...for sale Reply with quote

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1063580

I have one for sale if anyone here has an interest.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice wide 5 ET Mags! That's a genuine Empi made Sportster for sure. The engine cage and roll cage were homemade additions though.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:28 pm    Post subject: How many Sportster are out there? Reply with quote

I just found an Empi Sportster on CL in Phoenix AZ a few weeks ago. Had a friend down there pick it up for me and stick it in his garage. Have some pictures but havent been down to get it/see it in person yet. Am an old hand at Willys Jeeps (look up Jim Boswell on CJ3B page) and military vehicles, lots of vintage 4x4s but am new and having fun with the VW stuff. Have been researching the sportsters a lot, not much out there, appears I have scored a very old school rig with lots of vintage parts. I also just bought a Cuma fiberglass bodied buggy, very cool body style, have it here in Durango but its been too freakin (-20 at night) cold to play outside. Titled as a 66 VW.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New year need more pics! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:42 am    Post subject: How many Sportster are out there? Reply with quote

got it, thanks, was helpful...

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