Not sure just where you live but from experiance, VWs handle great in snow, but the heaters leave a LOT to be desired. Western NY is famouse for winters, and Ive been here all my life. We used VWs as winter cars when I was a teenager. That is, when we could see out the windshields. I would suggest that you find a way to install an electric heater in the dash, like the ones you can get from Harbor Freight for $12, and get it set to use as a defroster. The heater comes with a fan built in and a mounting plate to fix it permanantly. You would only need to figure out a way to get the power switch to be where you can reach it. Would a Bradley be a good choice for a winter car? I would think it to be too light, ergo traction problems. Might be better off to pick up a cheapo beater for nasty weather.
To not even try is to give up before you started. What a waste.
Being from upstate NY in the Catskills, I went through many winters with my V Dub buses & split window sedan. The heat in the sedan was always good once the engine was warm. The bus was another story. I solved that problem by bringing the two tubes from the heat exchangers inside the bus and joining them into a "Y" attached to a 12volt blower motor and then through a 3" stove pipe connected to the heater and defroster outlets up front. It worked really well. In addition, I had a temporary partition that sectioned off the front two seats for the winter months. Plus and this was the BIG ONE, I always used 4 studded snows on each of them, and when it got really bad, I used 4 chains on each. Sounds crazy but I had to get to work no matter what!
If your Camaro, is as nice as it sounds, I don't think that's such a hot deal, unless the GT40 is in drop-dead great condition, and you are totally bored with the camaro.
Nearly complete kit car (read as needs lots of money and or time to finish it) on a vw chassis for a fully functional and drivable camaro? Probably not. Unless the camaro is a 2nd car and not needed for transportation or is in need of lots of work itself. If that deal doesn't work out, I have a vintage 1974 bradley gt that is nearly complete that I would trade for your 95 convertible camaro. ;D
Post by killnjuggalo on Feb 14, 2011 11:17:05 GMT -5
the deal fell through, and thehag, i would love to take you up on that deal lol, but i was on my home from ysu today and someone rear ended me. their insurance company will be paying for the damage but he hit me so hard that my quarter panels buckled in. once a car has been hit you can never get it exactly right again. ie the frame will never be exactly straight. if you dont care about it being in an accident send me some pics... lol. the guy who had the avenger told me that he most likely wasnt going to trade because he didnt want something that has ever seen rain or snow, nevermind the camaro was in perfect condition.
Sounds to me like you ended up better off, although Im sorry to hear about your 1/4 panel-bender. Hope you are not too beat up! Anyways, the comment about the guy wanting a car that has never seen rain or snow to trade for a kit car bugs me. MOST cars are purchased to be driven, arnt they? Ive owned over three hundred cars in my 29 years of driving, and MOST had seen snow, ALL had seen rain. Where do you even find a car that fits this description? Ive seen pictures in old books of the storage yards at the big three, and , hate to tell ya, ALL were located outside. Some pics were taken in the rain! Well, hope he finds somthing. Doesnt sound like he drives his much.
To not even try is to give up before you started. What a waste.
kitcarguy: sandy they should just be normal batteries.
Jul 5, 2018 13:10:41 GMT -5
baron: Hi All! I am building a Baron kit that was never completed. I am currently working on the VW chassis. I have rebuilt the engine and getting it set up to the car. My tranaxle has been sitting for 40 years. What is the best way to clean its insides?
Jul 8, 2018 19:43:23 GMT -5
4bettsmotorsports: My Bradley gt 2 is on eBay for 6 more days
Jul 17, 2018 17:47:50 GMT -5
dakota: hey does anyone know what wind shield glass is in the gtll? I know its a corvette but I don't know witch year
Oct 7, 2018 14:57:50 GMT -5
leonardabell: Dakota, if you are looking for a GTII windshield, you may be SOL. They were made just for those cars and scarce as hens teeth.
Oct 12, 2018 16:32:08 GMT -5
recog: YES, check with skip20... Have to buy a body to get glass... Thinking about buying a spare body myself... UGH !!!
Oct 15, 2018 6:44:52 GMT -5
glfourniercomcast: I have a Bradley GT with wind shield and other glass doors, would like to sell whole car but if I have enough interest in parting it out I would do so. If interested in parts or whole car call me at 941979-7503 ask for George.
Oct 25, 2018 14:04:52 GMT -5
jchr7485: Hello peeps! Just wanted to let all Bradley fans know that I've got my late father's BGT1 up on E-bay and CL. Would have felt bad about getting rid of it without letting current fans know, just in case. Love the car, just have a few too many. Have a gre
Nov 5, 2018 8:01:17 GMT -5
jchr7485: BTW- Anybody have a spare rear window?
Nov 5, 2018 8:43:13 GMT -5
coach: i have a 78 Bradley GT ( rolling Project ) for sale in NC $1500 call 336-684-6894 for pics Mike
Nov 15, 2018 12:28:59 GMT -5
vw2themaxman: I have a bradley GT2 for sale need some work chicago area reply for pictures $2500
Jan 6, 2019 23:38:40 GMT -5
cocacoladodge: Does anyone know if Skip20s family has plans to keep his projects or undecided at this point? Who to contact? Heck he was one of the first to talk to me on here, I feel like a good friend is gone before his time.
Feb 23, 2019 18:54:39 GMT -5
modnar: sorry things happen, moved, been off line, crazy times. hope you found a rear window.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:20 GMT -5
modnar: again sorry for not answering.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:34 GMT -5
jdawg01: Anyone have spare rear window and a driver's side window as well or no where or a distributor?
Apr 1, 2019 13:08:27 GMT -5
bhackler: I have Bradley GT2 in Nashville has been sitting in garage for 30 years at least. Have all parts to complete assembly except windshield of course. Sitting on nice 1969 beetle floor pan with rebuilt engine. Doors and glass never installed $1500.00
Apr 9, 2019 9:18:08 GMT -5
bradleycrazy1: Hey, you still have the garage of parts?
May 9, 2019 20:00:51 GMT -5
wantabradley: Any body have a rear window for sale?
May 15, 2019 8:24:10 GMT -5