Funco SS2 Barn find

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Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by madmitch » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:23 pm

So I got this real Funco this summer thru my friends on STFORF and want to document its teardown and reconstruction. The story was to good to pass up on the deal. It was a build started most likely around 1977 by a guy in Tacoma, WA that had planned to race it in Baja but never finished due to his untimely passing from a heart attack.
The car was passed around to his survivors until it was exchanged for moneys owed to the guy I got it from. He put parts together and got the engine installed and running putting it on Seatle C/L when our sharp eyed stfer spotted and posted in heads up. I couldn't resist so I called the owner and struck the deal. Only problem was its a 1200 mile road trip. We packed up the 'burban and empty trailer and hit the road and called it a vacation visiting relatives in the Pacific Northwest along the way. First order of business when we got home was to see if it would run. It appears to be a fresh 40 horse class 9 in the day. It did!

Added a pic that my #1 Uncle sent me while he was on his road trip.

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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by TimS » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:27 pm

I'm excited to see it happen. Looked like a clean car from the pictures I saw. What are your plans with it? Complete teardown? Are you going to race it or make it a recreational car?
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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:31 pm

I've been waiting/looking forward to this said the blind man! I too am curious as to the direction you are heading on this one.

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(Another one came up but in Canada. Not sure about a good deal like the one you got http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pml/m ... 65384.html)

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Post by madmitch » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:46 pm

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Post by madmitch » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:55 pm

Custom seat with padding stuffed with styrofoam beans. Neat idea but don't plan on using it.Image
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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:56 pm

The deeper you get into it the better it looks. Wow!

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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by madmitch » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:58 pm

4 wheel hurst airheart disc brakes. 2 pucks on rear wheels, 1 on each front
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rear hub and disc
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Front hub and disc. Note wheel bearing nut and solid torsion bars.Image
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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by madmitch » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:01 pm

Clutch pedal was the only thing here
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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by TimS » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:13 pm

That cockpit looks pretty narrow. I just measured my buggy at 28" ID near shoulders. I'm guessing yours is about the same. Mine is cramped, and my elbows don't like me sometimes, but it's functional. Did it come with a fuel cell? What kind of wheelbase does it have?
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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by madmitch » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:18 pm

Weak point of the whole front end would have to be the vw tierod ends and then the stock, if I am correct,. trailing arms.

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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by madmitch » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:25 pm

'68 long swing axle. Shock horns cut off and S.A.W. triple shock spring plates and rear caliper bracket.
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Re: Funco SS2 Barn find

Post by madmitch » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:28 pm

Genuine Funco side shifter. I've been told they don't work well. We'll see.
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Post by CentralWAbaja » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:29 pm

I was starting to wonder if this thing was getting tucked back into a barn for somebody else to put back together in the future :wink:

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Post by bajaherbie » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:36 pm

crazy seat! is that all there is to the padding/support? :shock:
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