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Offline Ret.Bugtech

Re: Speeder

« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2013, 10:28:53 AM »
That one's a split window!
Most were. Mid-engine also, sort of.

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2013, 11:24:54 AM »
How 'bout this one?  Brand new, all aluminum 4 seater.  Weighs 150 pounds and has eurathane wheels.  6.5 HP engine with torque converter.  He says it will run about 40 MPH with 2 people, and about 35 with 4.  $4000 opening bid, $4400 Buy It Now.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271171464372&item=271171464372&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2013, 12:25:51 PM »
How 'bout this one?  Brand new, all aluminum 4 seater.  Weighs 150 pounds and has eurathane wheels.  6.5 HP engine with torque converter.  He says it will run about 40 MPH with 2 people, and about 35 with 4.  $4000 opening bid, $4400 Buy It Now.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271171464372&item=271171464372&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466
Not legal on 99.99% of the tracks we could ride on.  There is one of those on You-Tube. It has a little Honda engine. Cute if you like grass and weeds in your face ;D

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2013, 07:51:25 PM »
Cute if you like grass and weeds in your face ;D

Kind'a what I was thinking.  At 40 MPH, I think I want a little more metal under and around me.   ;D

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2013, 11:41:13 PM »
2 grand and a few hundred miles away, but it's a whole lot less rusty than most I've seen in this price range -- http://northernwi.craigslist.org/spo/3743571985.html

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2013, 11:45:37 PM »
Here you go David!  If this one runs, I don't think you'll find a better deal!  Of course, you might end up with more in gas to go get it than they are asking for it.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/for/3790612974.html

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2013, 12:45:30 PM »
2 grand and a few hundred miles away, but it's a whole lot less rusty than most I've seen in this price range -- http://northernwi.craigslist.org/spo/3743571985.html
wonder if 2 grand gets you the green thing sitting in front of it?

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2013, 12:54:00 PM »
2 grand and a few hundred miles away, but it's a whole lot less rusty than most I've seen in this price range -- http://northernwi.craigslist.org/spo/3743571985.html
wonder if 2 grand gets you the green thing sitting in front of it?

Dang!  I can't believe I didn't see that!  Yep, went back and looked and there's a green Thing sitt'n right there in front of it!

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2013, 09:52:58 PM »
I wonder if it gets the VW engine sitting in front of it as well....
or the hit and miss looking engine...
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Re: Speeder

« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2013, 10:18:20 PM »
I copied all of the pictures to my computer, blew them up 150% and brightened them up a little.  There is another, older looking speeder on a trailer beside the one that's for sale.  There is another vehicle in front of the Thing . . . it might be a Beetle, but I can't tell for sure. Behind the speeder and the hit/miss engine there is an old iron headboard and at least two railroad warehouse carts.  I've never met the guy, but I would say he has excelent taste when it comes to old rusty junk!

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2013, 06:23:07 AM »
That's the color my thing used to be,  miss the green

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2013, 10:46:58 AM »
I copied all of the pictures to my computer, blew them up 150% and brightened them up a little.  There is another, older looking speeder on a trailer beside the one that's for sale.  There is another vehicle in front of the Thing . . . it might be a Beetle, but I can't tell for sure. Behind the speeder and the hit/miss engine there is an old iron headboard and at least two railroad warehouse carts.  I've never met the guy, but I would say he has excelent taste when it comes to old rusty junk!
I'm surprised you didn't see the Thing. I believe that is a Bug back in the corner. This Guy has proper junk. I bet he has a Maytag Ice cream freezer in there somewhere ;D ;D

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2013, 11:38:00 AM »
That guy could be one of us!

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2013, 12:22:41 PM »
That guy could be one of us!

There is always a little glimmer of hope for them thar Yankee boys.

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2013, 02:01:41 PM »
That guy could be one of us!

There is always a little glimmer of hope for them thar Yankee boys.

I guess you all are just shy.  I emailed the guy and ask if he was a vw guy because of the thing.  his reply---"Yup, 40 year collection of VW parts and pieces, used to race of road, started collecting every VW I came across, have about 50 pieces in the collection, mostly all parts cars, except for the two things. Jim"
bet he was born in the south


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