Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

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Retrovans MeFusco Beetle Truck Project

Post by retrovan » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:35 pm

Retrovans Latest Project , Un-Titilled

Edited;- Renamed the tread to the name of the Beetle Truck called MeFusco

So decided to start a thread for my latest Project. :shock:

No its final outcome will not be revealed, Yes I will tell you what I am collecting and and No I will not place photo's till its done and recognizable.

Yes Sean, there will be a lot of

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No will be using scrap parts so as not to deny someone a project.

So here are the parts I have so far;-

Rusty Beetle Body (road side display saved)
A type 4 2lt motor in sorry state
Type 4 Gearbox in unknown state
4 Pro-white rims with 195x 80R / 14 C tyres
Renault Scenic Back axle assembly with disk brakes
Opel McPherson struts with disk brakes
Opel steering rack
Corsa Power steering wheel assembly complete
Rusty split bus rear corner units
Lots of Laser cut steel sections.
and an overhead gantry with chain block.

Info collected so far;-

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So I will add onto this project list with requests, ask advice and share parts obtained for the project.

Till next time. :wink:

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2019 MeFusco Beetle Truck

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Re: Retrovans Latest Project, Un-Titilled

Post by retrovan » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:42 am

Have move some of your comments to the new thread, as they will make good reading as this thread extends and grows.
64 Notchback wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:23 am
To quote a line from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

" I see you shiver with Antici.......pation" :):):)
Tony Z wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:00 pm
Haans wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:20 pm
Ok,... I'll try andhold out.

The list is confusing,......and surprising

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looking at the list, my guess is one of two things...
race car of sorts - but I think that is beyond his age bracket :flash: and he isnt going to use pro-whites on a track
so it is likely a rock crawler of sorts so he can easily cruise over Sani Pass next time.

my guesses anyway
retrovan wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:06 pm
Haha I like the way you guys think.

:shock:

But no!

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Dawie wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:42 pm
Or something front weel drive...
Maybe totally different, like the Dymaxion car.
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Dawie wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:48 pm
Then there was someone who swopped around a beetle's body on its chassis, so that the rear window became the windscreen.
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Post by retrovan » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:51 am

Thanks for the idea for the next project,

You have the front wheel drive right, well spotted.

But No

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Re: Retrovans Latest Project, Un-Titilled

Post by Terry Phillips » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:32 pm

It sounds like a Gamorse ? to me but I am sure the mad scientist has a plan up his sleeve. :lol: I would say its got to have good looks if you are fitting new tyres and pro white rims and a nice blue if thats the colour in the picture.

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Re: Retrovans Latest Project, Un-Titilled

Post by retrovan » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:59 pm

Haans wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:37 am
:huh: What we do know is,...... 1.mid-engined
2.VERY good brakes,....according to the list
3. With GOOD brakes come a lot of power !!
4. Retrovan is a air cooled fanatic! So,....it will be aircooled!

Start colouring in this picture !

Let's start a thread what it will look like !!!!!,..........I don't know how,....help is required

Haans,.....and yes I have plenty to do,.....but this niggles me !!!
HI Haans,

You welcome to draw pictures here, would love to see them.

Maybe photoshop will work...... :wink:

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Re: Retrovans Latest Project, Un-Titilled

Post by buggyfan » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:54 pm

Mid engined so that he can fiddle with the twin 34 Ict Webbers while driving
http://www.aircooledvwsa.co.za/viewtopi ... tt#p269451" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by retrovan » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:56 pm

buggyfan wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:54 pm
Mid engined so that he can fiddle with the twin 34 Ict Webbers while driving
Will be on the order list

Nice call. .

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Re: Retrovans Latest Project, Un-Titilled

Post by Terry Phillips » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:03 pm

Moon Buggy.

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Re: Retrovans Latest Project, Un-Titilled

Post by Terry Phillips » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:54 pm

Maybe this
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Re: Retrovans Latest Project, Un-Titilled

Post by Vintage man » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:18 pm

Following ? ?

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Re: Retrovans Latest Project, Un-Titilled

Post by retrovan » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:42 pm

Terry Phillips wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:03 pm
Moon Buggy.
Terry Phillips wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:54 pm
Maybe this
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No.. neither of these stabs in the dark

Will be a type 4 motor with 34 ICT carbs front mounted engine with front wheel drive , not 4x4.

Via a type 4 2lt gearbox

The sharp observers of you all, would have noticed the steel for the chassis on the Fleetline in my Fleetline thread, here it is again....

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Also here is the Beetle body that I started with, half of which I had to dump. :shock:

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Till next post

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Re: Retrovans Latest Project, Un-Titilled

Post by 64 Notchback » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:09 pm

Sand Rail or Sand Master or Deserd Racer

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Re: Retrovans Latest Project, Un-Titilled

Post by Haans » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:26 am

Whhaaaat?
Front wheel drive ?

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Re: Retrovans Latest Project, Un-Titilled

Post by jolas » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:15 am

buggyfan wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:54 pm
Mid engined so that he can fiddle with the twin 34 Ict Webbers while driving
:lol:
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Re: Retrovans Latest Project, Un-Titilled

Post by Donovan D » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:46 am

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Thats my guess, but why the front wheel drive then. :?: :?:
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