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  1. #276
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    21 window 125k electric conversion.

    http://www.oldbug.com/zelec21.htm

    They didn't touch the frame or body panels underneath. Hey, what'd ya want for 125k

  2. #277
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    Quote Originally Posted by SB View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    21 window 125k electric conversion.

    http://www.oldbug.com/zelec21.htm

    They didn't touch the frame or body panels underneath. Hey, what'd ya want for 125k
    Damn! This thread just gets better.21 window E bus would be the dream.

    My buddy dug a 55 panel out from behind a landscapers shop in banff. Thing sat there hidden in the bushes filled with junk storage. Emptied out the junk , through in a 1500 and drove away(super flat in the industrial compound). Bearings and brakes later. Buses will go through anything with power to both wheels and engine/trani over the rear axles. Super low gear in the 55 trani. Top speed was 45-50mph. Itd be ez to crawl down the mountain in 1st. I helped put the poma quad lift in at goats eye(sunshine village) and in the fall as we were rapping up the install it snowed and I was climbing the ski out in fresh snow alongside the 4x4's. Bit sketchy on the down in packed snow and got more than a few funny looks but amazing traction on the up

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  3. #278
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    83 1/2 checking in. Still rolling.

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  4. #279
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    Have these been shared yet?

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  5. #280
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    I don’t think so. That’s cool though albeit a little off scale. Trani/engine/rear wheels are identical scale on a bus and a beetle. Trani is just flipped one way for the beetle and flipped upside down/right for the bus and the reduction gear spins axles the opposite direction but otherwise the same length

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  7. #282
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    Some mag should sweep this up. Was on Jalopnik’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe - yesterday.

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto...928826482.html
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  8. #283
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    Looks super clean

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  9. #284
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    Never a euro fan

  10. #285
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    Anyone know the VT'er who built the cabinetry in this one?

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifi...php?id=2297545

  11. #286
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    Was looking at Beetles and vans today on a couple of website.

    Thinking about doing moar road trips in the future now that I am soon to be retired.
    watch out for snakes

  12. #287
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Anyone know the VT'er who built the cabinetry in this one?

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifi...php?id=2297545
    Having taken one down to bare metal for a complete restoration, I would run away. Who knows what condition of the underside was like before being covered up.

  13. #288
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    Having taken one down to bare metal for a complete restoration, I would RUN away. Who knows what condition of the underside was like before being covered up.
    x2 Lotsa lipstick on that pig!
    Scientists now have decisive molecular evidence that humans and chimpanzees once had a common momma and that this lineage had previously split from monkeys.

  14. #289
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    Quote Originally Posted by skivan View Post
    Having taken one down to bare metal for a complete restoration, I would run away. Who knows what condition of the underside was like before being covered up.
    Oh, I'm not looking to buy it, thanks though.

    It looks like a pretty cool set up though...except the potential added weight factor.

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  16. #291
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    Identical to mine except i had bolt on cookie trays to scoop air into the engine vents
    #sootech

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