Not really a "kit" car, but it is fiberglass!

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Not really a "kit" car, but it is fiberglass!

Post by vwfye » Thu May 19, 2016 1:03 pm

I have been fortunate enough to acquire the 1908s Little Giant Killer 3 drag car body and a rolling chassis to mod for putting under it. I pick the car up some 800 miles away in a bit less than 2 weeks. I'm hoping to have it back on the track by May of 2017. This was the car that got me interested in VW powered racing back in high school. I can't wait to actually go down a track in it!
Anyway, here is how she sits and then how she used to look.

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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu May 19, 2016 1:06 pm

Very cool! 8) You have a very interesting rebuild ahead

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Post by Piledriver » Thu May 19, 2016 1:31 pm

Awesome bit of history scored!
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Post by Steve Arndt » Thu May 19, 2016 2:59 pm

Is it Loyd Mosher's old car?

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Post by vwfye » Thu May 19, 2016 3:02 pm

Yes

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Post by Steve Arndt » Thu May 19, 2016 3:08 pm

Nice! Post some pics of the guts.

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Post by vwfye » Thu May 19, 2016 3:10 pm

There are no guts. I get the body and a pan. The car was a body and a mid-engine chassis.

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Post by Piledriver » Thu May 19, 2016 8:34 pm

Too bad the original race chassis isn't handy.

Even if out of date for NHRA rules etc, it might be worth redoing it based on that design.
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Post by vwfye » Thu May 19, 2016 8:38 pm

Yep... i inquired from Lloyd and the gent i purchased from.

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Post by Piledriver » Thu May 19, 2016 8:56 pm

vwfye wrote:Yep... i inquired from Lloyd and the gent i purchased from.
No pictures even?
...I mean rebuild like that design, no actual chassis needed.
From a historic value it would be OK to reroll frame from scratch to modern standards, esp if intent is to race.
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Post by vwfye » Mon May 23, 2016 5:10 pm

Piledriver wrote: ...I mean rebuild like that design, no actual chassis needed.
Huh? I am going to try and save the paint and run the body on a modified pan and as a rear engine car instead of a mid-engine. The goal is for it to be as visually similar as possible to how it looked in the 80s.

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Post by SCOTTRODS » Mon May 23, 2016 7:42 pm

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Re: Not really a "kit" car, but it is fiberglass!

Post by Piledriver » Mon May 23, 2016 7:49 pm

vwfye wrote:
Piledriver wrote: ...I mean rebuild like that design, no actual chassis needed.
Huh? I am going to try and save the paint and run the body on a modified pan and as a rear engine car instead of a mid-engine. The goal is for it to be as visually similar as possible to how it looked in the 80s.
I was just saying this might be the last time to get photos/dimensions etc in case you or anyone ever wanted to do a "correct" chassis for it someday.

Still very cool project!

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Post by SCOTTRODS » Tue May 24, 2016 6:42 am

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Post by vwfye » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:45 pm

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Working on the chassis/cage right now. Looks narrow and top heavy right now without the width of the floor.
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