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Old 03-21-2006, 04:28 PM
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VW Beetle Funny Car

Yes ,that is right, I am making a VW funny car for the street. I just bought a VW Beetle with a 327cu in/425HP,400turbo tranny,488 gears,Caged,with a lift up body. AND that is the problem? How can I lift the body the easiest,electric type lift? Or what. I want to be able to do it from the car. The car is not finished, So that is my plan. So tell me how to go about the lifting. Take all the advise I can get. Thanks MiMax

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linear actuators, expensive but work on 12v, and go up with the push of a button
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Well, in thinking about it, I can think of three ways-pneumatic, electric, hydraulic. I like the electric the best (fewer parts), but those actuators can be ugly (I envision the cylinders/actuators being in full view). If you have air bags you could run pneumatic cylinders off of that system (although I think the price of the air cylinders would be pretty expensive). Or, you can get some pretty good looking hydraulic cylinders these days, and run a 12 volt pump/resevoir combo (built for a woodsplitter-pretty compact-pricey cylinders though)-I would look for electric actuators-try Surplus Center-
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425hp 327? Normally aspirated?
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425hp bug!? Kill some ricers for me dude!
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linear actuators, expensive but work on 12v, and go up with the push of a button
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Well, in thinking about it, I can think of three ways-pneumatic, electric, hydraulic. I like the electric the best (fewer parts), but those actuators can be ugly (I envision the cylinders/actuators being in full view). If you have air bags you could run pneumatic cylinders off of that system (although I think the price of the air cylinders would be pretty expensive). Or, you can get some pretty good looking hydraulic cylinders these days, and run a 12 volt pump/resevoir combo (built for a woodsplitter-pretty compact-pricey cylinders though)-I would look for electric actuators-try Surplus Center-
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