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In the 70s & early 80s there were a bunch of kit cars based on the Type 1 chassis .. . my dad built a Bradley GT II in 1980. it was an incredible car - weber carb, racing cams, bilstein shocks, lots of gauges.... etc.
I think in the late 80s there were some kit cars based on the Fiero, but flipping through the kit car magazines these days makes it look like kit cars are on the serious decline.
I wonder if it has to do with increased safety standards? people with less time these days?
I think it would be great if there was a kit out there based on the MkIV / 1.8t or Vr6 .... solid chassis, great engines, lots of aftermarket support (as there was for the Type 1).
thoughts?
-randy
 

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Re: VW kit cars (turbo_randy)

There´s still quite an amount of Bug based kits,
like the Wombat, formerly known as Hummbug: http://www.worldcarcompany.com/




[Modified by Eolair, 3:15 PM 11-27-2001]
 

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Re: VW kit cars (Iceman666)

Ummm...show me a link proving that it was even remotely VW-based. Cos the company that made it had them with front-mounted 302s.
 

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Re: VW kit cars (Verruckt)

these are all cool. . . and that spyder is beautiful.
BTW, this is a Bradley GTII:


those gull-wing doors were the best. unfortunately, my dad's car was totaled years ago... a minor accident, but the fiberglass body crumpled like paper.
-randy



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Re: VW kit cars (Rallybug)

That pic of a Ferrari replica is NOT like the one used in Ferris Bueller. The Ferris Bueller car was built on a tube frame by a Mark Goyette, and is not VW or 240Z related in any way. I'm holding the issue of Kit Car that talks about it right now:
"The Precision Design car was once put to the recogntion test when it appeared in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
The replica is now owned and marketed by Precision Design, who still builds if off a purpose designed tube frame, utilizing some Ford suspension components. The magazine car is powered by a 351cu Windsor http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif, but almost any V8 will fit. It's mostly a custom design, but smaller parts are sourced from Fiats, MGs, Mustang IIs etc. See more about it HERE

I've wanted to build one of these for a while, can you tell?
 

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Re: VW kit cars (Zwoobah)

I must agree, the Beck 550 Spyder is the coolest replicar out there(even if it's now handled by Thunder Ranch). A buddy in one of my VW clubs has a 2110cc turbo-powered one........ I think he's got issues. A car like that could make you sterile. Cool, but you'd have no kids to share it with.
 

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Re: VW kit cars (maximus_manx)

http://www.chamonixcars.com.br/showroom.htm
The site is in portuguese, it's a Brazilian kit manufacturer that exports to other countries including USA. Manual or Automatic trasmission. Costs about US$16k. They are also working on a car, not a replica, but also a kit car that will have the 1.8 T engine (200hp). Their replicas can have the 1.6(62hp) and 1.9(115hp) air cooled or on the 550S a 2.0 water cooled (125hp).
http://wj2d.100megsdns.com/
This page is about the Puma, a VW air kit car of the 70s...
 
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