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    Re: Hoppa Street Buggy
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    Keep us "posted". This looks like a fun project to watch from beginning to end.

    Are you planning to register it for street use?
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    Did somebody say DAX?

    my home built Dax clone





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    oops wrong sort of Dax
    over here a Dax is a 500kg car with a supercharged V8 ........... like this



    but nice bike though
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    Quote Originally Posted by darwinpayne2000 View Post
    Keep us "posted". This looks like a fun project to watch from beginning to end.

    Are you planning to register it for street use?
    l will start a build thread once I get going, I have to buy a swb vitara/sidekick after around year 2000 as they switched to a power steering rack as apposed to the agricultural steering box used on the mk 1's also the rear axle is better located with a 5 bar link set up making it much easier to switch to a beefier axle if it needs it,
    once I have the vitara stripped I will need to tweak the fiberglass shell to fit on it nicely
    yes it will be fully road legal here in the uk, should be fairly rapid with 300 bhp and not much weight

    cheers Andy
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    Much as I hate PT cruisers, that looks like a pretty good match.
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    Interesting project!
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    I am still working on the planning bit really, lot of decisions to be made, like do I widen the body so as the strut tops come up in the bonnet ( hood) area or leave it up high as it is and cut out the arches and slide them down the body 3 inches both would work, I favour widening the body 4 inches or so but everything is interlinked like it screws up the windscreen so I have to fins another that is 4 inches wider than the fiat one it is supposed to use,

    I have made some moulds of the sides to make up some new sections so I can add the 6" into the length I need to make it the same wheelbase as the sidekick chassis,

    l have also acquired a later sidekick to use that has a power rack instead of a agricultural steering box, this has the benefit of a shorter section of chassis infront of the front wheels allowing the body to cover it easier

    going to use this engine out of my daily driver















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    the pics of the clay buck should have been in this post but photobucket is playing up
    anyway what I was trying to show was how much closer to the top of the bonnet the wings are on the fiberglass shell than they are on the clay prototype

    I might need to slide mine down a bit



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    well a pt cruiser front grill seems to fit ok,


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