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Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 13th June 2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,924
Posted By The13bats
Re: Looking for Fiberfab Valkyrie etc

Hey John...now you got mr all excited...sound like just what I'm looking for,
I will go hit you in private for details,
Many thanks!!!
Cheers,
P.
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 2nd June 2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,924
Posted By The13bats
Re: Looking for Fiberfab Valkyrie etc

Damian I need all the help I can get many thanks! but I am seeking the V8 full frame Valkyrie...not the VW Avenger models,
I know Dan who offers the Valkyrie new...but cost wise....I might as well...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 1st June 2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,924
Posted By The13bats
Re: Looking for Fiberfab Valkyrie etc

I posted all over that I am looking, I really kind of hate ebay....sport bidders playing and running bids up many times being deadbeats....and of course shill bidders...that has happened to several...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 1st June 2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,924
Posted By The13bats
Re: Looking for Fiberfab Valkyrie etc

David,
Many thanks for looking out for me, I believe you are talking about the tittusville one, I talked with the selller, I was 45 mins away but I felt 5 K was too much for that car...what do you...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 15th May 2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,924
Posted By The13bats
Re: Looking for Fiberfab Valkyrie etc

Jim, thanks for the kind words and warm welcome,
I sure didnt mean it personal against this site....I haunt way too many car sites and "somewhere" the trashing and bashing of the low end and VW...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 15th May 2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,924
Posted By The13bats
Looking for Fiberfab Valkyrie etc

Hope this find you guys doing well,
before you start flaming me I know what a POS you think the Valkyrie is just try to understand that I have a passion for the early grass roots kit cars, Avengers,...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 12th May 2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

I have a website you might enjoy,

http://frost.bbboy.net/vwengineconversions (http://frost.bbboy.net/vwengineconversions)

Someone else thought the v6 chevy route
...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 8th May 2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

The car in this thread and the car on the Melson web site ARE the same car BUT Melson did not build the car, never saw the car in person and is not connected to it in any way,
Melson just used...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 8th May 2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

Bob...Don't believe everything you see on a website.....

I have spent many hours in emails and phone calls with Dan Melson...I deeply wanted it all to be the case...he said he had the old LA...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 7th May 2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

Bob,
Thanks for the kind words,

Not to rain on your picnic but I do not believe Melson/csi has built anything and I know they did NOT build the car this thread is about,
He sent me some...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 12th October 2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

CRC,
You are so very correct we never need to like everything out there but a big old curse of the online car forum is how some people get all obsessed with being all negative you know bashing and...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 11th February 2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,838
Posted By The13bats
Re: Is there an Auto tranny?

My project base is a Kellison GT40k that I will be adding custom touches to,

Admitted my project IS a red headed bastard here with all the wonderful clones and replicas but I have no other place...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 25th January 2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,838
Posted By The13bats
Re: Is there an Auto tranny?

I dont know why I am not finding the thread, perhaps some kind soul would take the nect step and post the link to it for me,
many thanks
P.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 24th January 2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,838
Posted By The13bats
Is there an Auto tranny?

I am curious is there a Transaxle that is automatic that could be used in a Mid engine car like the GT40?

I want something that the layout is V8 engine then diff then tranny and that tranny is...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 7th January 2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,818
Posted By The13bats
Re: What to use for headlights?

Can someone please give me the measurements of the glass front,
Up and down side to side and how deep I need to be sure they will fit my less than replica buckets
thanks
P.
Forum: The World Market - Share Parts, Sources, and Reviews 5th January 2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By The13bats
What looks odd?

Is it just me or the pictures or does this look odd like high in the roof the space from door bottom of window to roof?

eBay Motors: Replica/Kit Makes (item 250350403409 end time Jan-07-09...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 21st December 2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,818
Posted By The13bats
Re: What to use for headlights?

I guess I was partly being lazy and wanted replies that basically gave me a link to the headlights and mounts with prices and well you get the idea
thanks
P.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 20th December 2008, 01:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,818
Posted By The13bats
Re: What to use for headlights?

I guess I dont work the "search" right but couldnt find anything
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 20th December 2008, 01:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,417
Posted By The13bats
Re: Fiberfab Avenger

While this forum is mostly for the purist GT40 replica I learn a great deal here and apply many things to the mid engine Kellison GT40 I am building, I cant afford a replica,
There are a couple...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 20th December 2008, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,818
Posted By The13bats
What to use for headlights?

What is there to use for headlights?
Link if you have them,
Thanks
Cheers,
P.
Forum: All GT40 18th December 2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,645
Posted By The13bats
Re: Is this a Kellison offspring?

No joke about the asking price while the seller wasnt the most friendly fellow on the phone he made it clear he "KNOWS" this cars value and this is it
Forum: All GT40 17th December 2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,645
Posted By The13bats
Re: Is this a Kellison offspring?

You know David I figuered it was a joke but with the way the laws and things happen in the USA courts you never know
Forum: All GT40 17th December 2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,645
Posted By The13bats
Re: Is this a Kellison offspring?

I admit I shouldn't have called the seller asking him stuff with no intention of buying the car, but he knows nothing about it yet believes it to be top shelf high end,
I knew in my mind it was a T3...
Forum: All GT40 17th December 2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,645
Posted By The13bats
Re: Is this a Kellison offspring?

So I was correct about that being a 914 tranny,
I was under the impression the LA exotics came before the T3...?
I dont know of this "Randys demo" you call it did T3 make many cars that you know...
Forum: All GT40 17th December 2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,645
Posted By The13bats
Is this a Kellison offspring?

Greetings all,
I know you fellows are more into the clones and replicas than the wanna-bees but perhaps you will help me out with your expertise.

I am the one into the Kellison GT40 K that went...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 15th October 2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,788
Posted By The13bats
Re: Looking for Kellison style GT40

Ron,
Thanks for the heads up, That car is the Avenger and not a very nice one, they slapped a coat of paint on it and some ghetto wheels to sell it, the fact it is a complete car but has no title...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 9th October 2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,788
Posted By The13bats
Re: Looking for Kellison style GT40

That's ok thanks for trying,
I get leads and then something or another spoils the deal,
I admit I am a pain in the butt to deal with, I am no purist, nit picker or tire kicker, I just know too much...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 8th October 2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

Very wise of you...
Price is one thing but I have lived with cars like a GT40 replica as my mode of daily transportation,
They are not fun in that way, these are for the most part hobbyist cars to...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 8th October 2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

Timbo,
They are pretty hot, I really only knew of them from my obsession with the GT40
I never really knew much about them and know far more about the Laser 917 than the real Porsche 917, I have...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 7th October 2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

Spydermike...that was one of the characters in the 70's movie Convoy,

Normally what I do when I see someone's hard work being bashed and trashes is try to defend or at least defuse it,

Of...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 7th October 2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,788
Posted By The13bats
Re: Looking for Kellison style GT40

Thanks Steve
That's what this hobby is all about I wish more people had your attitude about it all,

Here is a fun example,
I had an Avenger many years back and it was sitting in the front...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 7th October 2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,788
Posted By The13bats
Re: Looking for Kellison style GT40

Ian,
No short way to reply to that,

While have not known him long I have spoken many times to Dan Melson both over the phone and in private emails,
He has the T3 molds and was using the T3 body...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 7th October 2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,788
Posted By The13bats
Re: Looking for Kellison style GT40

Steve,
Sadly so many times peoples dreams get high and they buy things and believe it will be done in a weekend 5 years later covered in dust it is sold,
Too many grass roots kits lived this way...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 7th October 2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

Timbo,

Its a great car, that Laser 917 will spank it , sad but true,
I think we got lost in this thread,
I love your car it's beautiful and I am sure you love it too,
It's not a GT40 so I...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 7th October 2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,788
Posted By The13bats
Re: Looking for Kellison style GT40

Cool Roy,

I tracked down the "mikeDD" T3
That was a completed car it appears to be done very well but I would expect a more exacting replica body on a car that the price is 25K

Of course...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 7th October 2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,788
Posted By The13bats
Re: Looking for Kellison style GT40

Steve,
From what I have seen of resale prices of the few Kellison's I have seen they are not very pricey,
Was the KVA far less expensive than I am thinking they are,
The more a person does...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 7th October 2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,788
Posted By The13bats
Re: Looking for Kellison style GT40

Steve,
Feedback like your is invaluable to my research,

I do understand where you are coming from I tried to dance around these points, as not to upset any of the purists here who would just as...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 7th October 2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

Timbo,
Sorry I didnt praise your wonderful car sooner,

I saw your list of parts from other cars



then I saw the picture of the car you posted and have no idea how that all goes...
Forum: GT40s Wanted, and Parts or Services Needed 7th October 2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,788
Posted By The13bats
Looking for Kellison style GT40

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w47/the13bats/kellison-gt-40k.jpg


About 30 years ago I became obsessed with the GT40 I bought every book I could find,
I bought an Avenger and then a...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 4th October 2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

pur·ist (py‹r“¹st) n. One who practices or urges strict correctness, -pu·ris“tic (py‹-r¹s“t¹k) adj. --pu·ris“ti·cal·ly adv.

By simple definition any car built from this part or that from others...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 4th October 2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

Right on!
Its all about pleasing a person, I actually would love talk with the 917 owner, seems so much money time and skills were poured into the chassis suspension and drivetrain and so many...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 4th October 2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

A jag based GT40 can I see pictures sounds very interesting but not a purists dream so you relate to my last post,
Cheers,
P.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 4th October 2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

I agree that the Laser 917 ( and I own a nice one ) is in the same boat as the Fiberfab Avenger and Valkyrie and the Manta cars the Mirage and Montage, these are early grass roots kit cars for people...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 3rd October 2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

Timbo,
while we all admit the car is wicked overpriced it's far from crap.
The workmanship and engineering are in par with most all the cars belonging to the people on this forum, in fact if you...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 29th September 2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,658
Posted By The13bats
Re: How to view cars for sale or???

Ron,
Thanks for being so kind and cool both on and off the forum,
The first issue with me not using my full name is just my little trademark,
Actually not here where I am new but all over the net...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 28th September 2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,658
Posted By The13bats
Re: How to view cars for sale or???

Forgive me,
I go by "P" on the net in all the many forums I belong to,
Sorry for the confusion, It wasn't pictures but rather nothing was showing up when I clicked the for sale section, turns out...
Forum: Site Questions, Suggestions, & Comments 28th September 2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,658
Posted By The13bats
How to view cars for sale or???

I am in the market for a GT 40 kit car but I admit I am not bucks up enough to afford an exacting replica but rather I am looking for what I call a "Grass roots kit car" you know like the Valkyrie,...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 30th June 2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

people on the laser forum are always looking for cars so if you have any cotact info please send it on to me,

[email protected]

as anyone here knows building a really good replica takes big...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 29th June 2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

Cliff, I guess tone got lost in type,
I greatly appreciate what you said, :thumbsup:

Fred, I never said it looked right at all, I don't believe it does, :thumbsdown:

I never would call a...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 28th June 2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,142
Posted By The13bats
Re: "917" based on 914-6 for sale!!!

Cliff Beer ,
Thanks for the kind encouraging words.
Some hobbyists can be positive adding to the camaraderie and others have to just poke and slam, people in the car crafting hobby will always have...
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