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Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 04:53 AM
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I found this Brandwood project in South Phoenix and brought it home today (just to N Phoenix). I know a little about the car and it's builder Jim Cunningham. I'm going to contact him as there a number of parts I need to get it rolling. Rear suspension is there, but no shocks. Fire suppression is still there with the nozzles attached. Missing the hood and front beam.

Anyone have any parts or info?

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Post Post subject: Brandwood Single seat project
Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 05:16 AM
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Nice. Brandwood aka Jim Cunningham. Did the cage for my car years ago, Like over 20 years ago.

Any one else out there have a Brandwood car? I know Lucky 7-11 has one.


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Sorry, you have to have a Facebook account to see them. I didn't have anywhere else to post them at the moment.

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Post Post subject: Re: Brandwood Single seat project
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Here is a link to the photos on Flicker:
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That should be a good project. Keep us posted on the progress.

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Nice find, my dad used to race sprint buggys with Jim in the early 80s he still shows up at BOR ocasionaly.


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YUP... And Lovein' It... Cool

Still putting miles on the Cow Bug after all these years...

Should be back in the saddle next weekend.... Wink


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Post Post subject: Brandwood Single seat project
Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 07:43 AM
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Got that Flickr link hanksgt. That worked for me. Cool old buggy. Brandwood always buiilt nice cars and this one is a very obvious and quite good imitation of a Funco SS2. There are small details like the scoop shapes at the front of the sidepods which define that this is NOT a Funco. Interesting points are:
- The VW Type 1 torsion housing
- The fuel cell bladders without solid shell or even mounts beyond the top ring to the fiberglass (What WERE they thinking?)
- The rear suspension is entirely a head scratcher...The torsion makes sense, the 3-link rear suspension makes good sense, the outer arm mounting on a pivot on the outside of the torsion cap...hmmm, wouldn't it have been simpler to have used a spring plate for the front trailing arm, shock mount and the torsion pivot?

But still, it's a very cool old car!


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