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Post by VW12step on Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:44 pm

This looks like SERIOUS fun! Click this... Downhill Challenge

I was thinking that we certainly have enough crazies and mechanical skills to have an Aircooled Airheads VW-themed entry.

It's in Nov, so we have a little time to pull parts together and see what we come up with.

Limit of 250 pounds for the car, the rules are at the bottom of the myspace link.

I can donate a very banged up Beetle hood and some bike wheels to the cause...

Anyone interested?

If we get a car together maybe we can challenge another GA club to come up with one??
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:53 pm

Lets build one!

Check out this one -> Kid VROD


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Post by 59suicide on Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:57 pm

Ha thats awsome, I might even have to get my shop build one to represent the Marines of GSE Laughing Cool
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:48 pm

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Post by VW12step on Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:46 pm

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:Lets build one!

Check out this one -> Kid VROD

Damn! I want one of those...but I think it might be over the #250 limit.

But I'll bet we could do something like it lighter weight...bike wheels with fake Beetle hubcaps?
Rag top for the driver's head to poke through? (Of course, after watching the videos we might need a rollcage!)

Ideas to keep it under 250 pounds?
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:49 pm

no roof at all keeps the weight down and amount of work down
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Post by VW12step on Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:04 pm

what kind of frame? Wood or metal? they make wide whitewall bike wheels don't they!
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:06 pm

i say tube chassis with aluminum pans

yeah they do make wide whitewall bike tires
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Post by VW12step on Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:10 pm

Hell, we could even make a little bus...wooden frame, glass cloth and a little resin...
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:14 pm

VW12step wrote:If we get a car together maybe we can challenge another GA club to come up with one??
I smell a little match race at Y U Bugg'N next year.....
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:24 pm

I think it is about time to get started... Very Happy

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:40 pm


Not my build stole the idea from the samba, but it is what I am going to use. Here is the idea and now to figure out how to make the spindles for the bike wheels.

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Post by svkustoms on Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:43 am

since its a down hill change the car needs to be built light then put wieght tin the front to bring it up to 250 then a heavy driver also near the front
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Post by svkustoms on Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:44 am

oh yeah I can weld and frabricat so let know if yall need some help
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:50 am

What do you think about those over sized rollerblade wheels?

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Post by svkustoms on Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:10 pm

speed les contact patch=less rolling restance.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:22 pm

Mine will have bike tires all the way around.

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Post by fluxcap on Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:29 pm

I was reading that they are required to have brakes. I think bike wheels would work great, cause you could fab up a mount for standard bike brakes. I'm not sure how you would rig up brakes on other wheels, though I'm sure there are many other ways it can be done. If this is going to be for Y U buggin 3.0, I may give a whack at making something.

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Post by svkustoms on Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:29 pm

that will work to and they are cheap
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:34 pm

fluxcap wrote:I was reading that they are required to have brakes. I think bike wheels would work great, cause you could fab up a mount for standard bike brakes. I'm not sure how you would rig up brakes on other wheels, though I'm sure there are many other ways it can be done. If this is going to be for Y U buggin 3.0, I may give a whack at making something.
Thats what I was thinking on the brakes.

Oh yeah it is on for Y U Bugg'N 3.0

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Post by VW12step on Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:37 am

I'm tryin' like hell to finish my Beetle this weekend...then I'll be able to put some time in on something for the downhill challenge. Bike tires seem like the way to go...

Bryce, if you're going to be up toward Morrow over the weekend I've got that wheel...and I can pick-up the stickers and shirt.

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:31 am

Nope I wont be around Morrow this weekend as I will be in Helen in a few hours for the whole weekend.

Good luck on getting the bug together!

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:18 pm

I dont know if I will make it to the downhill challenge if it is the same weekend as bulli and bug jam....

I am still going to build a car though.


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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:42 am

Never mind it is November 15. I will make it.

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Post by bumblebuggy on Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:18 pm

Methinks we should submit a "Mini Rancher" in the competition. How cool would it be to roll a mini lime green bus out of the big lime gree bus? Seems pretty easy...couple sheets of plywood, some lawn mower wheels, and I could use one of my buggy seats to fit in there. Then we put Gordon in there and give it a good shove! alien
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