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post #16 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-04-2018, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Oh hey neighbor, just browsed to your post: https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/p...436737134.html
Haha, just PMed it to you a minute ago as well
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It'll be easy to replace the battery
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It'll be easy to replace the battery
That is for sure!! We'll probably go with a smaller motorcycle type AGM battery as well for some weight savings. Hoping my kerosene heater will get the garage up to a comfy temp tonight so we can start tearing into this thing and get some pics up.
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Spent 6 hours Saturday tearing the car down. Still have to finish removing the bonded on quarter/rocker panels and the rest of the interior but the car came apart pretty easily
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More progress pics
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Final set of progress pics
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My opinion : So what I gather from this is that you are taking a perfectly good car and stripping it down to junkyard material so you can emulate those idiots on Roadkill how sad ! To add I've always felt that the purpose of this forum was to maintain ,upgrade and preserve Kappas not destroy them oh well to each his own .

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Here is what were shooting for with the final product. A naked, street legal Kart. And yes, we love those idiots on Roadkill
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Wow, you guys are going like gangbusters! BTW, do you deliver?

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Was there any type of structure under or around those humps? Your pictures show nothing exists!

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Was there any type of structure under or around those humps? Your pictures show nothing exists!
Nope. Nothing other than shown in the photos - a lightweight double bump piece of square-section tubing. Nothing sufficient to support the car after a rollover.

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Wow, you guys are going like gangbusters! BTW, do you deliver?

I could deliver, I do have a truck and a trailer
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Nope. Nothing other than shown in the photos - a lightweight double bump piece of square-section tubing. Nothing sufficient to support the car after a rollover.
Correct, you would not want to roll over in this thing without a proper roll bar/cage.
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My opinion : So what I gather from this is that you are taking a perfectly good car and stripping it down to junkyard material so you can emulate those idiots on Roadkill how sad ! To add I've always felt that the purpose of this forum was to maintain ,upgrade and preserve Kappas not destroy them oh well to each his own .
I'm enjoying this thread!

It's a low price/high miles car and the parts being stripped off will help keep other Sols on the road for years to come. It's a worthwhile endeavor!

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Here is what were shooting for with the final product. A naked, street legal Kart. And yes, we love those idiots on Roadkill
While I respect any comments about saving these cars and I wouldn't do this to my GXP, I do find it interesting and entertaining. The picture that you posted of your "goal" is pretty cool. It isn't like these cars are "collectible" and I remember tearing up some cars when I was young. I had a friend who put a small block chevy in an Austin Healey (in the 60s) and I read about this chicken farmer in Texas who put a ford V8 in a perfectly good (and now collectible) little British car. That chicken farmer ended up putting an even bigger V8 in that little car, added huge tires and cartoonish fender flares that some people seemed to love. I liked the original little British car better. So to each his own and have some fun.
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