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  1. xken's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    When my wife and I got married (1974) she did not drive; a couple of years went by and she finally relented that she would learn to drive if I got her a car that she could see all four wheels. A friend of a friend had a partially built kit car (kit, '64 VW chassis w/trans no motor). Started out noblely as a father/son project; the son got bored and realized that dad was mechanically declined. It had sat around in the garage for a couple of years. Needless to say I got a really good deal on it. First, I had to just about undo everthing done to it. Got the running gear sorted out; found a beautiful matched set (5) of Model A wheels and adapted them. Then relocated the body on the chassis to where it should have been. Then built some support structure for seat, dash, spare wheel etc. Found a '66 Karmin Ghia motor, I wanted her to be 12 volt versus the '64 6 volt. Wife made the bushing to adapt the 12v starter to trans housing. Built the dash out of a piece of 3/4 inch black walnut. Got the SW old style guages. I painted it Gray (her choice rather than red). Just like building a 1:1 Full Size Model aka (Kit car) model. Finished in 1977 and has be running ever since.

    She learned to drive (stick no less); once comfortable driving she graduated to a VW Thing (son was born). Both my kids learned to drive on this and terrorized the neighborhood in the process. Would take to church functions and give kids rides (and parents too) to raise money for church projects. Every now and then I take it out for a spin, just like driving a big go kart. Most people think it is a real car and are shocked when I tell them it is a recycled VW Bug. Guess I was Green ahead of my time. It is an assemblage of pieces parts, and a full size kit bash. It has an adjustable aero screen and fold down windsheild, the handbrake works through the original parking brake, I cast the knock-offs from my Jag and mounted then to the Model A hubcaps.

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    Ken, you're welcome to come to Kansas and terrorize my neighborhood with that little jewel anytime. Defnitely looks like a neat "sports rod" ( combination sports car and hot Full Size Model aka (Kit car) rod ).
    CHEERZZZ !!!! (M.F.)
    NEVER argue with an IDIOT, for he'll only drag you down to his level and beat you with experience !!!!
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    I could use one of those things here in Louisville. The only thing I'd need is a lid so I don't get wet when I drive it in the rain.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Get one of those sporty car hats Jeff........
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    Yeah, but how do I keep the rain out of my can of root beer?? I'll have to dig out my trusty boonie hat.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    You know better than to drink and drive anyway.
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    Hi xken
    Today I scrawl throu the real-car section an find your self made VW-Alfa hybride.
    I built a car like this in the early 80`s. Also on an modified VW chassis, but not with the
    VW engine. I use a 69` 1600cc ford engine wich I tune up to 150hp. I bought a 76`
    automatic Beetle with disc-brakes on the front axle. I`m not a lucky guy like you, that can
    use jag-wheels. I ordered a set of Apliance-wheels from UK. The radiator is a modified
    British-Leyland, the fan out of an Alfa Romeo. The steering wheel from a boat. Exhaust system is selfmade. It needs two years of work from stripping the Beetle to the first ride.
    In Austria it`s not easy to get cars like this street legal.
    I`ll show you some pics, if I can fix my scanner.
    I`m proud to see one of this cars across the ocean.
    little gŁ
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    Hi xken
    This is my baby. It look`s like the brother of yours.
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    Daniel, is it possible for you to blow up the pic`s ?????
    I can`t

    (here you go I added them to your post) Edit by scalemotorcars
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    Heres the only shots I have of my bugatti. I wasnt a happy camper the day they came to pick it up.
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    Can you share the details of the engine and running gear?
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  12. little gŁ's Avatar Active Member
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    Thank you Dan, for gaining up my pic`s
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    Dan, what was the base of your bugatti? I see it`s r/h drive. It`s a realy nice beauty.
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    Specs:

    Original Bugatti: Petrol tank, Emblems, headlights few other bits and pieces.
    Body: Handmade ~ 90% aluminum (those louvers are real buddy).
    Fenders: Fiberglass copied off originals.
    Frame: Handmade, running Triumph front and rear suspension. If I remember it was TR4 gear.
    Motor: Courtesy of a 60's Ford Cortina, slightly tweaked. OK tweaked as far as a Cortina can go. It hauled.
    Wheels: Vintage Triumph ~ TR3 I believe
    Brakes: No brakes, only the hand brake on the side actually worked. The juice brakes refused to stay functional and always leaked. Ever stop a car using a hand brake mounted to the outside of the body. Its a trip.....
    Everything else. Handmade.
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