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Old 06-04-2006, 09:06 PM   #81
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The newspaper article on his site - it's the Syracuse Herald. Syracuse NY is only about 200 km from here...

That car just rocks.

XFi, you get my vote for coolest link of the month.
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Old 06-04-2006, 09:16 PM   #82
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He could prolly affect FE 20mpg with cams, but mainly bad. The one guy has had success, but I doubt those results are typical.
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:17 AM   #83
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That is such a neat car! I generally need all four seats in my Metro, but if I was doing long commutes to work I can certainly see the benefit of doing something like this.
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I was thinking about those extra seats...

Maybe, for the times you do need them, the right side seats could be accessed by flip-up panels. A return to the old days of rumble seats. Add a removable bubble canopy, and Bob's your uncle.

The builder suggests the best way to do this kind of car is to center the passenger pod. But I think having it off to one side is more practical: he's got a lot of storage space under the right side.

They could offer pickup trucks like this. Tandem narrow box.
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Hey Darin...up for a road trip to check it out? Meet you in NY
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Maybe, for the times you do need them, the right side seats could be accessed by flip-up panels. A return to the old days of rumble seats. Add a removable bubble canopy, and Bob's your uncle.

They could offer pickup trucks like this. Tandem narrow box.
Can you imagine fabricating something like that? What's crazy is that I actually like the idea...

As for the pickup trucks I've noticed a construction company in my city that has a number of flatbed delivery trucks with a narrowed cab so longer equipment can be carried on the bed alongside the cab.
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Hey Darin...up for a road trip to check it out? Meet you in NY
Maybe?

I contacted the e-mail address on the site and got a reply: the site was put up by the guy's son, and I asked him if his dad would be interested in answering questions about the car. He said, yes, he would.

I've already e-mailed him a bunch of questions, but if you've got something you want to know, post it and I'll try to get the answer.

I'm not certain, but I got the impression that the father may not be into computers, so I offered to just phone him if it's easier than playing e-mail relay through his son.
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Funny I had emailed him too. Got a reply from his son also...keep me updated on any contact. I would SERIOUSLY be interested in seeing this vehicle! If you talk to him 1st, see if he would be up for a visit. A short documentary/link on this vehicle would make a nice addition to your site...
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:16 AM   #89
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I just noticed that 1989GeoMetro.com is our newest member...hopefully they've found this thread.
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Indeed, i had noticed that as well.
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