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Post by Phillip Gross on June 12th 2014, 11:18 pm

This has got to be the most awesome thing I've ever seen!!! Click the link and watch the video to see this engineering genius. Imagine the trips you could do with this thing.... Smile
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Post by joecool on June 13th 2014, 12:28 am

Big deal. Volkswagens could do this 50 years ago, at a fraction of the cost.

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Post by Phillip Gross on June 13th 2014, 6:51 am

You spend the week sleeping in the bug, and I'll take the rv. Laughing

Plus, from knowing a guy who used to do that with his bug, you've got to be careful how much you let the rear wheels spin so that you don't flood your carbs and choke the engine. Wink

7 knots seems fairly impressive to me for a [luxary] floating brick.
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Post by Mark Jones on June 13th 2014, 7:14 am

GRIN! Now that will pay for itself for me in one year with no park rental fee's...GRIN! Just pull out into the lake and camp. Ooooo NO...no campfire option. Rats. Will have to pay the fee... GRIN!

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Post by cmdrPaul on June 13th 2014, 7:41 am

That is really cool!
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Post by joecool on June 13th 2014, 12:48 pm

Phillip Gross wrote: You spend the week sleeping in the bug, and I'll take the rv. Laughing  

Good point. I restored a '73 bug convertible. While I enjoyed driving it, I wouldn't have liked spending a night in it. I sold it just before moving to Montana. Rag top season is too short up here.

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Post by Phillip Gross on June 13th 2014, 6:28 pm

joecool wrote:
Good point. I restored a '73 bug convertible. While I enjoyed driving it, I wouldn't have liked spending a night in it. I sold it just before moving to Montana. Rag top season is too short up here.
I've ridden in bugs a couple times and I always liked them. Felt like riding in an enclosed gocart. So you work on cars a lot? My first car was a '65 Malibu SS. It has the 327 with the #461 vette heads (camel hump heads) and a powerglide tranny. I don't know what parents let a 15 yr old drive a hotrod around... Laughing I thought I was Bo Duke in that thing! Never forget the night I decided to punch it coming up to the RR crossing instead of slow down. Broke one of the rear shocks. Dad asked how fast I was going when I hit the tracks. "About 35 or so...." I know he didn't buy it, but he let it ride.

It's still sitting in the barn out at dad's house. Needs a full restoration that I hope to get around to one day.
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Post by Mark Jones on June 13th 2014, 6:56 pm

Hey I had a 1959 VW Bug. I had the motor rebuilt and the head liner was shot so Iput in some of that long furry hair type stuff on the ceiling and every one that got in would pet it like a cat when they go in...had 2 big dice hang from the rearview mirror.

Froze in the winter and sweated in the summer. It was fun to run that bug up and down the creeks. It would float for a while as long as the door gaskets were good. When we got stuck out in the river... one of us would get out and walk down the running boards to the back bumper and jump up and down till we got some traction. Those were fun days. Care free and they didn't cost a bunch.

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Post by joecool on June 13th 2014, 7:04 pm

Brain freeze moment. My bug was a '71. I also had a 64 1/2 Mustang (generator instead of alternator) that was largely restored. Stock engine, candy apple red with mag wheels. I'd really like to get another classic, but they require SO much time and energy to keep running and looking good. Some day, a Kharman Ghia convertible might have my name on it.

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Post by ccm2361 on June 13th 2014, 9:40 pm

That is awesome!  Cool 

joecool wrote:Big deal. Volkswagens could do this 50 years ago, at a fraction of the cost.

But I've never seen a Volkswagen van that could float  Smile 

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Post by Phillip Gross on June 13th 2014, 9:45 pm

Although I've never had any VW's, I have had a '65 Corvair. '65 was the year that they went from the straight rear diff that gave Nadar his reason to hate them, to the independent suspension with half shafts that removed the safety issues from the first generation. Of course "Unsafe at any speed" had already done the damage and '69 was the last year of production. Too bad as it was a really fun car to drive and fairly peppy when the carbs were in sync. I always wondered how the car would look today if they'd pushed through and continued the line.

Of course, sometimes Americans just aren't willing to buy into something once they make up their minds about it. Reminds me of the turbo charged 4 cylinder Mustang SVO's in the 80's that Ford de-tuned so that it wouldn't be faster than the 302. They knew Americans wouldn't like it.

**As a side note, Ford is bringing back a turbo charged 4 cylinder in the Mustang for 2015.
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Post by Mark Jones on June 16th 2014, 1:11 pm

A buddy of mine in high school had a corvair. It had so much slop in the front end it would float from one side of the road to the next. We would be driving down the road and I kept asking him why he was over steering the car... he showed me the slop in the steering wheel. It was amazing we lived...GRIN!

I never had the opportunity for another ride in one.

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