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The Ultimate Barndoor Race Project

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:35 pm
by Alex VW Heritage
Not sure if this is not cricket posting a link to another forum here, BUT

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http://ultimateaircooled.com/simplemach ... 204.0.html

This is an australian fellow who is building the ultimate pro street 54 Barndoor Single cab.

It will be running a supercharged autocraft engine and even Mike Cruz is interested. I think this guy will be re writting the rules on what times are possible in a bus.

He is planning on having this a street legal weapon, drive to the track and drive home job :D

If you havent already have a read of this thread, he should be out driving it in 2014 and I for one will be keeping my ear to the ground to here how he gets on.

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Re: The Ultimate Barndoor Race Project

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:34 pm
by tufty65
That's off the scale!!

Re: The Ultimate Barndoor Race Project

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:39 pm
by vwJim
Guess they've changed the road laws since I was last driving there. Thought modified vehicles were hard to get road legal?

Re: The Ultimate Barndoor Race Project

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:02 am
by rikki james
This should be interesting....

Re: The Ultimate Barndoor Race Project

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:07 pm
by Trint Eastwood
BAM!!! 8O 8O 8O :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Re: The Ultimate Barndoor Race Project

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:29 pm
by Philm
There is Grover,
My name is Phil and that is my Barny single that I plan to see how fast a full bodied commercial can get down the track.

VWJim, nothing has changed still impossible to get something like this registered and that is not my intension. the plan is to drive to the track, about 30 mins run a good number then drive home. I will get a permit somehow so I can do this. The reason is to prove it is a "steetable" van.

We're also have a few events like Sumernats and power cruise, these events are for heaven modified cars that have a chance to come out and play.

Look out Mike :)

Phil

Re: The Ultimate Barndoor Race Project

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:35 pm
by Aspro
Amazing project Phil. Hats off to you mate.

As a fellow Aussie I can confidently say you've got jack .... chance getting that thing on the road in Oz. You can barely f*rt (parp) in your car over there anymore.

Looking forward to the updates and the all important track times. Good luck with it buddy. :D

Re: The Ultimate Barndoor Race Project

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:12 pm
by Philm
Aspro,
Yep I recon I have a better chance of the hair growing back on my head, than rego.

the turning point was the roll cage, This was a must for me as running at 140mph in a tin can should not be taken lightly. Unfortunately the engineer said that's no good, roll cages are illegal on the street. yep that when I said "f@&k" it.

Grover should be complete and running in 2 weeks.

Phil

Re: The Ultimate Barndoor Race Project

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:17 pm
by RockStock
Wicked SC! 8)

Re: The Ultimate Barndoor Race Project

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:20 am
by Alex VW Heritage
Philm wrote: Grover should be complete and running in 2 weeks.

Phil
Hey Phil

My username on Ultimate aircooled is Jesus,

Awesome to hear you'll be up and runnign in two weeks.

Your truck is a proper inspiration along with Mike Cruz's, Cant wait to hear and see it run, make sure you get a friend with a video camera to join you so we can all share.

All my best,

Alex

Re: The Ultimate Barndoor Race Project

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:58 am
by SPLIT 1
Definitely Not Streetable!
Looks good and great work but could never be classed as Streetable in Australia.
Has it run yet??

Re: The Ultimate Barndoor Race Project

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:32 pm
by tufty65
SPLIT 1 wrote:Definitely Not Streetable!
Looks good and great work but could never be classed as Streetable in Australia.
Has it run yet??
Phil seems to think he can de tune it for street driving so what's stopping him? Is it a legality thing?

He had to rebuild the motor for some reason and is still having dyno last I heard.

Re: The Ultimate Barndoor Race Project

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:04 am
by Alex VW Heritage
I know Phil went to the super nats on new years day with the truck and took home a trophy too :D

Re: The Ultimate Barndoor Race Project

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:25 pm
by Menace
Alex VW Heritage wrote:I know Phil went to the super nats on new years day with the truck and took home a trophy too :D
8) 8)

Re: The Ultimate Barndoor Race Project

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:06 pm
by tufty65
Alex VW Heritage wrote:I know Phil went to the super nats on new years day with the truck and took home a trophy too :D
Was that for racing or for show and shine?