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Old 12-19-2006, 03:58 AM
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They do exist!! http://www.phoenixeaa.com/classified...0101/main.html
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Old 12-19-2006, 09:00 AM
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Whats is that thing?
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Old 12-19-2006, 09:15 AM
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1955 Kit Car VW Chassis Jeep
personal conversion
SOLD! ($8,000 on 1/18/06)
Kit Car VW chassis 1955 Jeep with 4 speed tranny. Curtis 120 volt controller with 2 cooling fans. 9 inch Advanced DC motor. 10 12v Trojan deep cycle wet cell batteries (about 2 years old). JC Whitney Jeep seats. Range about 30 miles. Room for more batteries or change to 6 volt high amp hour for more range. Very well built with torsion bars to stablize VW suspension. Has nice low center of gravity battery box under center of vehicle for very good high speed stable ride. AMP meter, volt meter and charge percentage. Speedometer. New tires earlier this year. Has a shade top and PVC roll cage looks. You could install real roll bars if needed. Over 14,000 invested and runs strong. It has lights, brakes, etc. and can be registered as a kit car manufactured vehicle, but has not been registered. Also it has front disc brakes and mag type wheeels that are black spoke american wheel type and look very sharp. The front windsheild has a crack in it on the drivers side.

Also included with the vehicle are crimp tools, a tow bar, battery jack, and various other items.

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Old 12-19-2006, 07:07 PM
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Looks like strange, but may be quite functional...
MMM I kinda doubt that. The shocks are vertical at ride height, that will give it a decreasing spring rate, not exactly ideal, ever. I havent made a SW model of the design, but it also looks as if the upper arm thing will strike the upper body of the shocks, he has a lot to break in that combo. What about braking forces? That long of an upright, with that long thin arm may very well fold under a severe braking instance, not something I want. But maybe it was built that way so he can skip out on Cali's fender flare laws or something.

Thoughs anyone?
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:21 PM
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Fair points. I don't know that much about pre-runners, never put much thought into them, and didn't take the time to do my full web wheeler analysis either. It just struck me at first glance how the travel geometry would work out. The shocks are more vertical than ideal, certainly far too vertical for typical suspensions. But with long arms, the wheel travel is much more vertical than normal, so the diminishing shock rate due to geometry is not so bad, and shock placement as shown may have been dictated by things that are not obvious (including convenience for a test run?). As for breaking and other forces, I wouldn’t begin to even guess without knowing a lot more about materials and other info. As I said, my only point was that this may not be as doofus as it looks, and I’ve sure seen worse, particularly when someone was just prototyping to play with an idea... I tend to give the benefit of the doubt where possible, though I've often been proven wrong in doing so. <shrug>
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Old 12-19-2006, 07:26 PM
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Oh, also note that the inner pivot of the upper arm is above the outer pivot. So that arm is going to be moving away from the shock on it's initial climb, just like the bottom arm is doing on the other end. So I don't think it will hit the shock. However, as you said, I wouldn't be too thrilled by the kinked dog leg vertical if it's as weak as it looks. Notice the dimple bend?
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:00 PM
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PVC roll cage
AWESOME!!!
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:43 AM
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thats a vw (looks like king pin) front end from early beetles.
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:53 PM
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You are not a fabricator when your drive shaft looks like this:

I really like the neon
or you use lift blocks like this:

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Old 01-30-2007, 12:32 AM
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Oh man. Will that thing even move under its own power?
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Old 01-30-2007, 12:51 AM
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Oh man. Will that thing even move under its own power?
I can't understand how it could.....that is about the most rediculous thing I've seen
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Old 01-30-2007, 12:53 AM
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That was a bunch of years back up in Leavenworth, KS when I was stationed there. The guy didnt install his rear driveshaft until he got it parked in the spot for the show. The steering was pretty bad too but I didnt load those pics yet.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:59 AM
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The body work is also top notch!
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:19 AM
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you are not a real fabricator when...
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:26 AM
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Ha! Ha!

Just saw that on PBB

You beat me to it!
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Old 01-30-2007, 12:35 PM
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How about this guy? (sorry the pics are so large)
http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=899506




seperate person, but look at his specs (and his front spring shackels and stock axles)

Model: jeep xj sport
Year: 1997
Lift height 16"
Shocks: Bilstein
Tire size: 39.5's
Wheel Size & backspacing: 15 x 10
Notes: Custom front leaf spring conversion
Notes=Surco Roof Rack, Custom Front and rear bumpers, ramsey 8000lb winch, hellas, blue diamond headlamps, Rustys fender flares, 4.56 gears, tom woods cv driveshafts, arb rear locker, lockrite front, airaid tbs and intake.
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:38 PM
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i like the traction bars with the yellow splatter paint on them...mmmm the '80s are back! How much you think that driveshaft cost with those (80*) cv joints....? I wanna take it over the 'con :-D
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:57 PM
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Heres some more of the shit box and a close up of the steering:





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Old 01-30-2007, 09:06 PM
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oh no it's a flatfender...oh that's sad, my finace will cry now knowing a flatty has been defiled in such a way
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:07 PM
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