physician
physician Reader
8/5/22 9:26 p.m.

This came up close to me for..

Looks like a beetle fiberglass body..

Not even have lights installed.. but used as a sandbox for years..

I dont eve  know what to do with it or where to store it but.. hey, 80$ (and thats canadian) i could build a sandbox for my daughter...

Anyone know what it is exactly?

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/5/22 9:38 p.m.

That looks like it might have been a carnival ride. 
 

Even so, I'd buy it for $80. 

physician
physician Reader
8/5/22 9:51 p.m.

Isnt it gig for a carnival ride? Wheelbase looks about beetlesque compare to the van

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/5/22 10:07 p.m.

It's hard to comprehend the size from the photos.

It doesn't look like there's a provision for a real windshield though, which is why I thought carnival. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/5/22 10:28 p.m.

This is pretty much what I was imagining:

 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/5/22 10:29 p.m.

It doesn't look like there would be room for a VW engine back there.

 

physician
physician Reader
8/6/22 7:59 a.m.

Good point. And it does not seems to have an access to the front or rear compartment either.

 

 

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
8/6/22 8:35 a.m.

Which honestly makes it MoRE desirable.  I would make it look as much like a carnival ride as possible while giving it good performance.   Get it painted sparkle paint, give it the name from one of these carnival rides.  Who hasn't wanted to really drive one of those growing up.  

Agreed that it is small for a Beetle based body, even with shortening the pan.

Carnival ride or maybe something like a Terra Jet.




 

PS- "Hyabusa" means never having to say the engine compartment is too small.

BTW, I really need to live in one of those small towns that allow people to drive golf carts on their public roads...

gumby
gumby GRM+ Memberand Dork
8/6/22 9:22 a.m.

For just $80, imagine what a guy could do with a body like that...

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/6/22 9:28 a.m.

+1 for sport bike power!

 

I'm hear to suggest snowmobile power versus sportbike power. 850cc will be more than enough and it'll be easier to setup getting the power to the ground. 

03Panther
03Panther UberDork
8/6/22 11:55 a.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

That looks like it might have been a carnival ride. 
 

Even so, I'd buy it for $80. 

Now you've gone it done it! 
I gotta start looking for a carnival ride body!!!

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) said:

I'm hear to suggest snowmobile power versus sportbike power. 850cc will be more than enough and it'll be easier to setup getting the power to the ground. 

No Traction

We die like men.

physician
physician Reader
8/7/22 8:00 p.m.

Oh terrajet were built in quebec near me (close to where i work)  but headlight dont say terrajet..

But..

I happen to have a complete gsxr1100w engine in the shed. 

 

So.. looks like i just need miata subframes and a pile of tubes to have a cool racecar! Making it legit on the road is a real pain up here..

 

I'm waiting for news from the owner and he does not seems so friendly.. we'll see!

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/7/22 8:46 p.m.
gumby said:

For just $80, imagine what a guy could do with a body like that...

Pretty sure I paid $80 for that body then sold the T top section to some dude on eBay for $150.  He said something about using it in a rap video.  I was like whatever I got cash.

In reply to Russian Warship, Go Berkeley Yourself :

It's not a traction issue, but a gearbox and shift linkage issue. Most snowmobiles run a planetary or cvt type box, which just simplifies the drivetrain to gear selection concerns. 

In reply to Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

Chains and shift linkages are easy- you can much more easily change a chain length than a Salsbury belt length.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/9/22 12:41 p.m.

Electric power? 

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