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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2011, 09:35:41 AM »

Best surf mobile is in Capt Tims sideyard.

I would buy a VW van for sure, good gas consumption. Perfect place to rest when you are waiting on tidal changes, or a smog sesh. And if you have one or find one...a beach bunny hump sesh.

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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2011, 09:38:10 AM »

Dan, I agree fully. We rented a Jeep 4x4 in Cabo and THAT was the TICKET!! uncomfortable not too practical. But Gold in Cabo!
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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2011, 12:47:17 PM »

Worst surf vehicle was my Jeep (any of the 4 I've had).  They are awesome if you are going to a remote spot off road but let's be honest...aside from OBX when are you doing that?

Volusia isnt real remote per say, but I have helped my fair share of people out who got stuck.

I always wanted a wrangler or CJ series jeep. My wife shoots it down everytime I find a deal on a good used one.



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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2011, 01:40:18 PM »

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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2011, 02:02:36 PM »

no she had a pink corvette.
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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2011, 02:17:06 PM »

You wish.

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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2011, 04:17:06 PM »

I've had 2 CJ's and 2 Wranglers.  They were all awesome vehicles but horrible on gas!
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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2011, 07:11:53 PM »

A friend of mine who lives in Gville has an old deisal suburban type suv that he turned into a veggie oil powered mobile.  My initial release honda element has shown the first sign of cancer on the rear hatch. I am still waiting for my dad to release the '79 VW bus to me...someday.
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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2011, 08:02:01 PM »

Great thread.
My premier Surf hunter vehicle is a Show qualty 1969 Manx Dune buggy. Nothing is better than getting that bitch hot with a few
laps in the streets and then hunting the sand bars.
snatching 2nd gear rounding a corner is my personal favorite.
The buggy is the Surfrider car in the Cocoa Beach X mas parade.

My jeep wrangler is a pretty good grunt for finding waves.
Don't have to be very nice to it. just hose her off and she is good to go.

The alternate is my diesel trawler. Cruising the coast of Florida looking for waves while towing the Boston whaler is so fine.

Then there was the Grand Wagoneer (tin woodie) that I gave to Sneetek for Christmas...Fine Surfmobile....too bad she was abandoned.

 
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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2011, 08:58:17 PM »

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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2011, 09:48:31 PM »

That setup is sweet. Hes got everything in that mug.
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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2011, 07:16:19 AM »

I lived next to a guy in NC who was an engineer for Snow, the frozen veg company, up on the eastern shore of VA.   It was his vacation house in NC.

Up on the shore, he had a chicken house with no chickens but had a huge 2500 gal fuel oil tank for the heater.

He'd buy oil when it was cheap (spring / summer) and run it in his diesel suburban.  Same stuff, just no road tax.  About 1/2 of road diesel.

That suburban with the 6.5L and 33's was a total fishmobile and I was seriously in lust.

Oh well.  Unrequited love may be the best kind. 
Here's a pic, not the same one, but you get the idea. 

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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2011, 10:42:19 AM »

shadow, you have a picture of that van i used to drive?
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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2011, 12:33:50 PM »

Peg -
Had to google that Manx to find out it was a vw dune buggy.
My father in law had one built on a 1969 bug pan. 
We rebuilt the engine for my bus, a Type IV 1800, in his garage and made it
into an almost 2L with better cam, valves, dual Holleys, centrifugal advance distributor etc.

Pulled the 1600 out of the buggy and put the bus engine in and man!
That thing would all but pick the front wheels up off the ground.

Crazy fun, but weird,
driving it around the backwoods
of western Massachusetts?   ???

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Re: surfmobile
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2011, 07:15:10 AM »

9amdp,
1835cc, weber progressive 2bbr carb and the required K&N filter. Solid state ignition, external oil sump, ceramic header and pipes, custom fabricated dog house, pro street Tran....you know the drill.
Quick disconnect electrical so I can have the engine on the floor in 30 min. I find it much easier to just drop the engine for maintenance.
Slots with Firestone firehawk skins attenuated with gas coil overs.
Just completed a full frame off pan (Rat Rod satin black) paint . German steel hates the streets.
I will get some pics on here soon.
This years program includes another running the Tail of the Dragon in N.C. http://tailofthedragon.com/dragon.html
318 turns in 11 miles. VERY DANGEROUS (see death map) The buggy runs competitive times with any class.
Amazing how the shorten wheel base, rear engine handles the decreasing radius turns.
I do this in October with the fall colors.




 
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