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#1 OFFLINE   jackytwoshoes

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:24 PM

I'm really really sorry to create a whole thread for this, but I really really want it, mainly because INTERIOR. Also 2 STROKE. 

 

The bodywork is made from highly combustible cardboard isn't it? The fuel tank is above the engine ready to explode. The brakes, according to legend, don't work. The heaters don't work at city speeds. 

 

WILL I DIE? DOES IT MATTER? WHAT IS LIFE? 

 

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:27 PM

I think they are actually incredibly resistant to fire. I think the only way you can destroy this stuff is by grinding it in to dust.

They are loads of fun to drive and obviously two stroke cars are ACE. What are you waiting for?
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:29 PM

WILL I DIE: Yes, one day.

DOES IT MATTER: Probably. A bit.

 

Is it really made of cardboard, or is that some Top Gear-esque spaff made up on Facebook? Not sure, can't be arsed to google it. Either way, you'd probably die if you crashed it properly. So the trick is to not to crash. Or not to drive at all.

 

Do what makes you happy. If driving a yellow car made out of cardboard by tankies is what will make you happy, go for it.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:31 PM

Of laughter.
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:31 PM

i can imagine that they are slow, miserable things that leave a blue cloud of clag in their wake.

 

it is something called duraplast that they are made of. a sort of unholy mix of fabric fibers and the resin used in glass fiber, though obvs. no glass fibers are used.

 

and this stuff is all but indestructible, like, H-bomb indestructible.

 

so for this site they are perfect.

 

what are you waiting for, GET IT BOUGHT!


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:32 PM

Jesus wept - how many East Germans drove over the wall in these? Duraplast is impervious to:

Bullets

Knives

Machetes

Bill Hooks being wielded by drunken butchers

Rust

E-Coli

MRSA

And most forms of Ebola

 

Get it bought

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:33 PM

Duraplast, that's the stuff, chopped up rags and plastic. Will still be here after the end of humanity.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:34 PM

They're not really made of cardboard. It's cotton waste and other rubbish mixed with resin. 

 

Mainly though, they win because of RING DING DING. 


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:34 PM

I *might* have made an offer via the blue forum. 

 

What's a good price for these? I can't think straight because I've been looking at the interior for too long. 


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:36 PM

If you like it, buy it otherwise it will become a regret further down the line.
I don't think you will die in it. Don't think they are any less safe than some other plastic bodied cars. Can't remember ever reading a tabloid headline saying 'Strange eccentric man dies in reliant kitten' or some such.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:36 PM

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:36 PM

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:37 PM

They're not really made of cardboard. It's cotton waste and other rubbish mixed with resin. 

 

Mainly though, they win because of RING DING DING. 

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:38 PM

Can you get expansion chamber exhausts for these?
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:38 PM

Look at how ready to explode that fuel tank is 

 

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:39 PM

Can you get expansion chamber exhausts for these?

My first thought too.. there's a fruity sounding one on the tube. 

 


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:42 PM

These actually fared better in crash tests than the original VW Beetle. A trabbi is on my list of cars I want. I regularly check eBay for them.
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:44 PM

Ah that is where  the idea for coil packs came from... Get it boughted...


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:45 PM

People have definitely driven them and not died.


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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:48 PM

I know Barefoot used to own one, maybe PM him and ask if he died in it or not.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:48 PM

My Slovakian mate was in a crash in one when he was younger. Apparently the accident caused both front seats and occupants of front seats to fully recline. He hates them. But so do many other >40yr old Eastern Europeans.

No headrests could be dangerous and damaging on the neck though. Probably why I've seen a lot of of Trabbis with retrofitted headrests on the seats.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:51 PM

I've been in one on a tour around Budapest.  It was brilliant, surprisingly comfortable, very loud and that particular one had a horn off a bus fitted to it.  As has already been said, the engine note is quite unique and they're so simple that an MOT test shouldn't present many worries, presumably you just belt various bits of it with a hammer until it passes.

 

Have you bought it yet?  I think I want one but I'm too cheap to pay what they're worth now.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:51 PM

I know Barefoot used to own one, maybe PM him and ask if he died in it or not.

I think he died about 3 times.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:52 PM

Can you get expansion chamber exhausts for these?

I was thinking the same thing, Google threw this up when I searched just

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:55 PM

I think you should buy it and just start winning at life and stop worrying about dieing.
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:57 PM

I know Barefoot used to own one, maybe PM him and ask if he died in it or not.


I had one and didn't die in mine, not even from embarrassment.
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:06 PM

3 million Eastern Europeans with no other automotive choice can't be wrong.


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924: Likely to dislove a bit slower than anything elas on my chod for a gran list

 

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:12 PM

These are still very much a part of daily life for some out here,as are Wartburgs,Ladas and Gaz
There is a guy in a village around 25k away who apparently has 40+ in his garden,not that I've been looking...

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:26 PM

Probably got less chance of dying in this than a tower block wrapped in death plastic so crack on
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:31 PM

Buy it, after you have made sure that the steel bits which the elastoplast is attached to are in reasonable condition.


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