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#1 bowtiebutler956 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 03:48 PM

I know its not a GT, but I just had to have it. I had to go to Oklahoma for a couple days, and I thought I might pick up another GT to work on, but I ended up with this. I already have several off road buggies that my sons, and I go out riding on, but none like this. It started life as a chinese electric car, that very closely resembles a Smart Car. The previous owner decided to turn it into a buggy, but never got it finished. It has a complete coil over suspension, 4 wheel disk brakes, and a Honda GX340 11hp engine with a Comet 44 mag CVT clutch, and a forward/reverse gearbox. The 11hp honda, and Comet 44 are going to have to go, because its going to need more power than that to satisfy me! Its filthy in these pics, and is going to need alot of work, but it should be fun, and my kids are very excited. :thumbs:

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 03:56 PM

That looks like fun! Cool looking little budger!
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 03:56 PM

That's pretty cool! I bet you will get a lot of looks and people asking for pics! What are you going to repower it with? I think you should go with a big old Kohler!
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 04:27 PM

That's pretty cool! I bet you will get a lot of looks and people asking for pics! What are you going to repower it with? I think you should go with a big old Kohler!

I'm not sure yet Ryan, but a really big snowmobile engine would be nice! Probabally won't happen, but it would make for a wild ride!

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 04:29 PM

That's a pretty nice looking rig. You should drop a big ATV or motorcycle motor in there, like a 650 Yamaha single maybe. That would up the fun factor considerably.
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 04:31 PM

That does look like a lot of fun. If you could repower it with an old VW engine and trans-axle that would be neat and I think it would give you plenty of power.
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 04:35 PM

What is the weight of that thing? I would guess around 800. I cant see the 11hp honda being enough power to make it much fun as you think. Bigger is always better.
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 05:04 PM

Neat little off-road "car". I think the snowmobile engine would rock. If you could get it up 50-60 MPH, you might look into getting a plate for it again & turn it back into a "car"
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 06:22 PM

Needs a lift kit and boggers. LOL


Cool little buggy.
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 07:33 PM

Neat find! My first thought was 750 Honda - but a Honda Goldwing drivetrain with reverse would be very smooth and have an abundance of power. :thumbs:
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 09:34 PM

Neat find! My first thought was 750 Honda - but a Honda Goldwing drivetrain with reverse would be very smooth and have an abundance of power. :thumbs:

I think a Goldwing drive might be a little bit of overkill! :bigrofl: It already has a very nice forward/reverse gearbox in it, just needs more power! :laughingteeth:

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 04:06 PM

Now that is way to cool!! Keep us updated on your re-power. Thats gotta be a fun ride.
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Posted July 28, 2012 - 04:17 PM

Great looking buggy Matt!
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