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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by fogcutter, May 30, 2015.
Well a few pages back I posted photos of our west coast daughter's Cabrio. She is going at it at a steady pace.
Last week we were out there and I helped her with new suspension F & R and new shoes.
BTW, That's her ZX6R behind "cabbie" and Brian's KTM behind that. Across the street is their VW Alltrack for the winter season up at Tahoe. These two are auto, MC, bicycle and ski/snowboard nuts.
I'll have to find the film photo of the Cabrio I saw in front of a bike shop during one of my sales calls back in my repping days. Silver with cheapo tiger stripe seat covers and a fork mount bike rack rigged to the windshield header and the roll bar, a dry-weather-cool setup.
That's not a Manxster, it's an SR2. Equally cool.
Boy, that camper brings back some memories. I can still see my dad cooking breakfast on an old euro white-gas stove like a Coleman on that fold up table on the door. I wonder whatever happened to that.
Oh, man, those wheels/tire are perfect. And I hate black wheels.
Really only on white cars do they look "correct".
I agree. The other black accents (roll bar, grille and the thin trim pieces) have the black wheel centers look good on her "cabbie" as she calls it. Jen had thought of getting silver centers but that wouldn't have matched anything else.
havnt seen an SR2 before. I like the more raked windshield but would have to eliminate the funky headlights somehow.
I think the white rabbit would look better with white wheels myself. just black lugs and center caps. but I also dislike black wheels and especially the latest black moto rims trend.
im such a critic.. lol
YEah, that's what I meant!
I'm so over black. It's reminds me of something Keith Richads once said, (which we promptly named our last band after. We were huge New Barbarian fans). "Now, every tosser with a chipped tooth thinks he's a villain."
I'm so sick of posers driving blacked out Brodozer's with black wheels and illegally tinted windows and thinking it makes them some sort of bad-ass outlaw. Nope, you're just another poser reality TV wannabe.
Many a cool kit car back in the day !
Here's a Fiberfab Avenger GT 12 ( VW beetle based ).
I had one, a friend had the fiberfab Valkerie...... same body but channel frame and mid engine small block chevy with 300 HP into a corvair transaxle.
After driving my 1/2 finished Avenger a while I got in his Valk.
Sold the Avenger a month later. 75 HP just wasnt exciting enough.
Looks like this hasn’t moved in awhile (dirt pass in Colorado)
There was a nice Valkyrie running around here for a while. Haven't seen it in a long time. Valkyrie/Avengers are one of those kits that wheels/tires totally make or break the kit. I've seen so many with too narrow/wrong offset wheels and too high ride height that just spoiled the whole effect. That one is perfect.
Except for the mirrors. Sebring mirrors way out on the fenders like that are totally useless. It gives you a view about one square foot behind you. They need to be far enough back on the doors so they're not blocked by the A pillars/wing window to be of any use at all.
It could just be sleeping for the Summer
I'll throw one in. Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias' warehouse is pretty close to my shop in Signal Hill, CA. I never see his 'stuff' out, but I did catch this a few weeks ago.
These fooker's are irritating a shit, just fast forward to about 6:15, turn the sound off,
Needed a fuel gauge sender gasket to put the tank back in my Beck so I can get it up to SLC for the last big show of the season. As usual, there’s a plethora of cool stuff out at Vintage German before a big show.
That notch was the cream of the crop. Very tastefully done. I hope it’s up in SLC this weekend, I’ll get some detailed shots.
That pickup is my neighbor’s. I’ve posted about it before. It’s rare to see it without his R69s in the back.
Oh, and Rich is going to have his car hauler up there. I’ll get some pics of that, too. (hopefully he finishes his ramps so he can put his GTS on the back)
This is parked in the back lot of the local VW shop...
1968, 1969, or 1970....... 1971 and newer would have the flatter hubcaps.....( If those are the stock wheels, and its a US model)
(But you all know that)
Little open house at a local Porsche/VW aficionado tonite.
Fun fact, lol. '68 and '69 had the round reflectors, but only the '68 had the long stem rear view mirror. This one might still be a '69 because it doesn't have the round push button door handles.
Edit: I’m going with ‘69, the escutcheon around the treasure chest lock definitely isn’t a ‘68.