how about a different type of altered
Posted 27 October 2008 - 03:21 PM
Posted 29 October 2008 - 04:49 AM
Posted 29 October 2008 - 06:39 AM
well george53, they have been built as street rods since the late '60's but i have never seen a dedicated altered before. now, i have seen some street rods built and run at the track. the trouble i see with that is, they weigh to much! you might say, what weight? if you use the vw pan and front end, it's really heavy for a drag car. at least to me anyway. i built a street rod one in '76, which was a ball to drive but not on the freeway. i built a tube frame like a v8 t would have, it only wieghed 1275 lbs and would bounce all over the place. it could really scare you, when the wind and a bump on the road would send you into the next lane. i figure i can get this altered to weigh about 700 lbs. with a mild motor, i don't see why 12 seconds isn't possible. anyway, it was fun and i have been wanting to build another one for a while now but, more of a coupe type. like this:
WoW Gary, What a cool idea ! Ya know, It seems so basic and simple, I'm suprised it hasn't been built in a 1.1 rod. Or has it?
this is the street rod one i built in '76.
i hope this answers some of your thoughts about vw-t's
Edited by flatheadgary, 29 October 2008 - 06:44 AM.