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Old 11-21-2009, 09:20 PM   #21
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Thought about making it street legal, but shot that down. Wouldn't be hard.
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hmmm, quit giving me ideas to hack up my 90 in the garage!!
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:35 AM   #23
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Thought about making it street legal, but shot that down. Wouldn't be hard.
What would be required?
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:47 AM   #24
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What would be required?
2x
Can you make a custom "tube buggy" street legal?
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:55 AM   #25
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I think it would be more difficult since it's a modified previously street legal vehicle. Things like bumper supports and the likes would need to remain to meet pedestrian safety. At least I think that's how it works. Lots of stuff got chopped and would probably fail inspection.

I think just taking that chopped up thing and welding some metal or bolting on some fiberglass panels over the cut up fenders would look pretty cool. Make it look finished at least. It could be made to look decent like that, with a tube cage.
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:13 AM   #26
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What would be required?
My guess would start with headlights, blinkers, taillights, rear view mirrors, windshield, top (yes we had a guy in Jersey fail because he left his convertible top down thru the inspection line).....
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:50 PM   #27
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yes we had a guy in Jersey fail because he left his convertible top down thru the inspection line
Thats screwed up. When i took my NA 3 years ago (top down of course) it passed green and the guy never said anything about the top

I wonder how the fm westfield passes.
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:10 PM   #28
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Thats screwed up. When i took my NA 3 years ago (top down of course) it passed green and the guy never said anything about the top

I wonder how the fm westfield passes.
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Because it's a "kit car" and and not a severely modified production car.
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:11 PM   #29
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ah i see, so how do you make a kit car? meaning how do u get title.. vin.. make it street legal etc..
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The battery is relocated to where the passenger seat goes and enclosed in an ammo can, as is the fuel filler. And, yes, it passes tech

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Reminds me of an old Manx-style dune buggy. I'm liking it...
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:08 PM   #32
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Good Idea. Thanks bruce
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Reminds me of an old Manx-style dune buggy. I'm liking it...
exactly, and they can be made street legal. even after cutting a section out of the frame and welding it back together and dropping a fiberglass body on it, after all that it's still registered at a vw bug
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:37 PM   #34
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I have a mold for a Manx bug. Maybe I should see if it fits ha.

When I use these parts for my locost, then I will worry about being street legal. For now I am just going to use it for autocross.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:03 PM   #35
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The battery is relocated to where the passenger seat goes and enclosed in an ammo can, as is the fuel filler. And, yes, it passes tech
We need more pics of the beast.
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very cool.
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YouTube - The Beast Autox

This was with NT-01s before the Hoosiers
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YouTube - The Beast Autox

This was with NT-01s before the Hoosiers
sounds a bit like a Subaru.
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You should go post your pics on that VW Wheel thread on hondatech and tell them that your Miata had a buzzing noise that was driving you crazy, so you "fixed" it.
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I wonder... How much does this weigh?
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