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THC4MEParticipantJanuary 29, 2022 at 11:47 amPost count: 10
This thing is so cool. With the tesla motor installed, the chassis looks like a scaled up 80’s Tamiya. I tried to find a google search a classic Tamiya that used a torsion/swing arm rear set up. To my surprise, I could find none. All Tamiya models with rear torsions that I found used traditional lower control arms (i.e sand scorcher and much rarer “fighting buggy”)
Sorry for the geeky digressionTHC4MEParticipantJune 22, 2021 at 7:40 pmPost count: 10THC4MEParticipantApril 26, 2021 at 11:38 amPost count: 10
SUPER awesome sick original low hour 1987 QUADZILLA in KSL…. OMG…. https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/63565872
That quadzilla is wet dream material. Not too many clean & stock examples in existence. Most were ridden hard and put away wet until trashed. The color scheme looks like something Vanilla Ice would have ridden in the height of his fame- “word to your mother”THC4MEParticipantApril 20, 2021 at 8:21 amPost count: 10THC4MEParticipantApril 17, 2021 at 9:48 amPost count: 10
KCW makes air-cooled VW & Porsche dreams a reality- not just for project owners, but also for the 100’s of lurkers checking in every day. In my opinion, this 912 is up there with the coolest KCW projects that I have followed along with (daily lurker since 2012). It combines the 2 hallmarks of KCW design & workmanship= form + function. Thanks for keeping the website going for all you the KCW fans out there!
But Franz’s disparaging remarks about any Toyota Tacoma breaks my heartTHC4MEParticipantFebruary 28, 2021 at 2:38 pmPost count: 10
Agree RC10’s are the shit. I think a lot of us car guys in their 40s got their start with Associated, Tamyia and Losi back in the day. This is my 1990 RC10 Championship Edition with the stealth tranny. I wanted this thing so bad when I was 13, I saved up every dollar I could earn until I could buy it. I can still remember the boner I got when I opened the box for the first time. Man, I wish I could re-live those days.
Mine had been sitting in pieces in a shoe box for over 20 years. My wife was giving me the (well deserved) silent treatment a few weeks ago. I used the opportunity to take a few bong hits and run it all through the ultrasonic for a shelf queen re-assembly. For a few hours, I felt like I was a kid again!
As a long time lurker, it warms my heart to see JJ recover from his back issues well enough to build and race this oval. Best wishes to the whole KCW crew for continued success!THC4MEParticipantJanuary 31, 2020 at 10:29 amPost count: 10
The list of “most epic builds” listed by Franz above is like a KCW greatest hits album. These are the threads that keep us lurkers up too late staring red eye’d at a computer screen. JJ’s 356 bent window was one of my favorites! Thanks for all your work digging up the lost tapes- I think there are many people who value KCW history.THC4MEParticipantOctober 31, 2019 at 6:43 pmPost count: 10THC4MEParticipantSeptember 26, 2019 at 8:36 pmPost count: 10
I’m no hipster, but I’d happily pay to camp at the KCW compound for a few days in my 04 Tacoma !
I’ve been a daily KCW lurker since 2012. When the old site went down, I went into total withdrawal. my wife said that I was moping around like my dog died. I have the highest respect for the craftsmanship, experience and dedication that JJ, Franz, Pat and team bring everyday! As anyone who toils on these old shit boxes knows, what the KCW team does everyday is astounding in both volume, pace and quality of work. It takes a lot more than a hipster beard, an Instagram account and buffalo plaid shirt to make VW dreams come true- it takes YEARS of actual EXPERIENCE and cumulative KNOWLEDGE that can only be obtained by DOING WORK everyday!
I feel that i can speak for the many faceless KCW fans, when I say thank you for doing what you do; and thank you for the site and community that has grown with it. Best wishes and many more years of success.